“ Brand: Asda / Type: Pizza „
I tried this Garlic Pizza Bread for the first time the other day and loved it so much that I've already brought another one to keep in the freezer and I reckon I'll get through LOADS of them because they're so yummy! It's a dead simple idea, a pizza base with a cheese and garlic topping. It's not pizza because there's no tomato sauce and you can deffo tell that it's garlic bread even though it looks like pizza! lol It's wickedly soft, the edges go a tiny bit crispy but not much so it's got a delish floppy texture that is a proper nice change from the crispy garlic baguettes I usually get. The flavour is wicked. It's not mega strong tasting of garlic but there's just enough, sometimes garlic bread has got a load of herbs added and that makes them taste TOO strong but this is just right. There's not a massive amount of cheese either but it's like the garlic and there's just the right amount..... god I feel like I'm encouraging Asda to be stingy with their ingrediants! I love this garlic bread and am soooooo glad I found it. I love it being shaped like a pizza so that I can cut a wedge of it and I think the soft texture is wicked because it gives it the same sort of feel as eating pizza. It's obviously dryer than pizza because of it not having the tomato sauce but one thing I like about it is that the garlic bread isn't madly greasy. I've always loved garlic bread but recently have been getting a bit sick of the soggy greasy feel of the garlic butter on each slice, this isn't like that and even though there is a slight greasy texture to it it's nothing like all the oil that poured out of the Tesco garlic baguette I had the other night! Recommended.... delish garlic bread that looks like pizza!!!
One of my friends from work recently had a baby and we often go round for lunch to eat food and have a little cuddle with him. She is incredibly organised and always has lunch ready for when we get there, and last week she made us pizza and this garlic bread. I rarely eat garlic at home as my husband really hates it, so she knew I would like any opportunity to have garlic when he isn't around!! I was really impressed with this product. I tend to avoid asda as they are always too busy for me but if I ever go in one I will definitely be purchasing this for the days when my husband isn't home! It is basically a thin based pizza with a cheese topping. There is no tomato sauce though. It reminded me a bit of the garlic bread that you get from dominoes pizza. The base was very thin and crispy, but still soft towards the middle, and the topping was beautiful. The cheese was quite mild, and there was a lovely garlic undertone, which when you have been deprived of garlic for so long like me, is really a pleasure to eat. The cheese stayed soft on the top but wasn't stringy. This did leave a bit of grease on my hands, but not a huge amount, and I think with anything cheesy and warm you can expect a bit of grease. I even took some of this home and microwaved it later on (much to the husbands distaste) and it was just as good as earlier. This is a great alternative to those crunchy hard French stick garlic breads, and I doubt if it is very expensive. If I was serving garlic bread to people this would be the one I would choose.
My friend being a Vegetarian I find her really hard to feed! I love pizza as often as I can have it but she won't go for anything I like of course with me being a meat eater! However as I'm staying with her at the moment I tend to go for Veggie options more often than not but the other day I thought to myself you have your boring Margarita I'm having a pizza loaded with all sorts for once! In the end though I relented. Well sort of! I got me what I really wanted for a change and then spotted this garlic bread pizza on offer for any 3 pizzas out of a selection for £4.00 and treated her to one (on it's own expect to pay about £1.50 per pizza). The Packaging: Dark green box with a photograph of the pizza on the front of it and I am told that it is Asda Cheesy Garlic Pizza Bread and that it has a stone baked feel to it, the size is stated which in this case is 210g and there is an at a glance nutritional chart on there too. On the back of the box other information given includes ingredients and allergy advice, cooking instructions and a full nutritional value chart is displayed and contact details for Asda are given. Nice informative packaging this is of course and inside the pizza bread comes in a sealed see-through plastic covering that is very simple to remove. The Pizza Itself: Well you buy this frozen and it's large, round and flat. All you do is cook it from frozen in a pre-heated oven for about 8-10 minutes and then of course it's ready to eat (give or take a minute or so). When I took the pizza out to cook it however it looked really plain. Small amounts of thin layers of mozzarella was apparent and that's it. Through cooking though it went golden brown and the thin base didn't crisp up but was a slighty firm bread and the pizza had a nice floppy feel to it. Smell wise well it smelt of garlic of course. That garlic seemed to be ingrained into the bread. The base was bread like and a bit plain meaning it really had not a lot going on it apart from a garlic taste. The cheese topping was only mozzarella and it was a bland cheese and although it melted you couldn't taste it as such only see it. Lets put it this way it was more of a garlic bread with a hint of cheese than a pizza at all. My mate had a little of it and after a couple of minutes went to get some more to nibble on. In record time out on the worktop it had gone incredibly hard and she binned it so you have to eat this the moment it is cooked and with no messing about at all. Verdict: A garlic bread is what this should be called opposed to calling it a pizza. Ok it looks like pizza, though I felt (after consuming half of it with my mate along with my pizza lol) that it was totally boring. This would be ok served with a meal but on it's own prepared to be bored rather than delighted! Nutritional Information Per 1/2 Pizza: Calories: 398 Sugar: 3.4g Fat: 19.3g Saturated Fat: 6.3g Salt: 1.2g Only available in Asda stores.