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My boyfriend really is a creature of habit! For as long as I have known him he would only eat a margarita pizza whether it came frozen, take-away or eating out and God help anyone if any tomato is on it either! However over the years I have gotten really fed up of this and have gradually tried to introduce him to new foods to which at first he was really resistant to. I bought this the other night in Asda costing £1.17 per pizza and told him when I served it to like it or lump it. He ended up loving it so much that I ended up stocking my freezer up with a few of them after he couldn't stop going on about how tasty they were! The Packaging: The cardboard box is red in colour and on the front of it there is a photograph of the pizza on there and we are told that it is Asda 'Chosen By You' Deep Pan Pepperoni Pizza 'Generously topped with a spicy tomato sauce, creamy mozzarella and sliced pepperoni' and to cook it from frozen and that it contains no artificial colours, flavours or hydrogenated fat, there is an at a glance nutritional chart shown and the weight is stated which is 399g. On the back of the box other information listed includes ingredients and allergy advice being given, there are cooking instructions listed (22-25 minutes from frozen in the oven), there is a full nutritional chart shown and contact details for Asda are also listed. Inside the pizza is wrapped in a see-through plastic bag idea and all in all the packaging is informative enough and easy enough to open etc. The Pizza: 10 inch in diameter this is a rather thick pizza made from a crispy, crunchy bread like base that is golden in colour once cooked, then generously topped with plain tasting tomato puree with thin slices of mozzarella over that and an abundance of dark reddish coloured thin pepperoni. Cooking it is as easy as the cooking instructions suggest and so its easy to get the cheese melted and everything heated up nicely too. This is tasty enough. My boyfriend loves it cos it is reasonably plain in flavour and he loves the thick plain flavoured deeply crunchy base. Me however...well I find the the base a bit too crunchy and hard work on my mouth and teeth and although the cheese is creamy, again to me it is rather bland and there really isn't enough of it. The pepperoni is spicy though and adds the most of the flavour. It goes a little crisped up through cooking it and leaks a slight orange fat but does taste nice and to be fair there is a lot of pepperoni on this! This is a good, economical pizza, a bit tight on the cheese but other than that is tasty enough for the price it costs and at least my boyfriend will eat this anyway! Nutritional Information Per 1/2 Pizza: Calories: 504 Sugar: 5.9g Fat: 21.9g Sat Fat: 9.0g Salt: 1.2g Only available in Asda stores.
We bought one of these earlier on to have for lunch. I was looking for something quick and easy for lunch and as we are big pizza fans and hadn't had one for a while I decided to look in the frozen section of our local Asda. I would usually buy a branded pizza on special offer but as money is very tight at the moment I went for something a little bit cheaper which was this deep pan pizza from Asda's own range which cost us £1.17 but is also in a 3 for £3 deal. The box has changed since the picture above was added, it is now a deep red in colour with a black band around the top stating that it is part of the Chosen by You range. There was also a thin crust pizza available for a similar price. To cook the pizza you simply pop it in a pre-heated oven at 190 degrees for 20 - 25 minutes. I found that 20 minutes was plenty for ours as the cheese was a golden brown colour and the pizza was starting to go a bit darker round the edges. The first thing I noticed when I took the pizza out of the oven was that there was an awful lot of fat on the top, so much so that I did dab it off with a bit of kitchen paper because the amount there was just too much. Other than that the pizza did look appetising, the cheese had gone a golden colour and there was plenty of pepperoni. I cut the pizza into 6 good sized pieces so I would say it would feed up to 3 as part of a main meal. Biting into the pizza I noticed that the base was quite soft and not at all crunchy. This was quite nice but also quite doughy - you couldnt eat too much of it! There was plenty of sauce one the base and this was very spicy, it had a real kick to it which was much stronger than I am used to. Initially I thought this was very nice but after a couple of slices my mouth was beginning to feel a bit hot. There was not enough cheese in my opinion, I found that there was only a little offering on each slice of pizza but there was a good amount of pepperoni with 2 or 3 large slices per piece of pizza. These tasted nice and had a nice strong flavour but were not too spicy. I thought the pizza tasted ok. I would have preferred the sauce to be a bit less spicy and there to have been more cheese but otherwise it was a good pizza. Half a pizza provides you with 491 calories, 5.9g sugar, 21.9g fat, 9g saturated fat and 1.2g salt. Now this seems to be quite high, especially as a lot of people would have the pizza with other ingredients to form part of a main meal. However, we are all allowed a treat every now and again! I'm unsure whether I would buy this pizza agan. I probably would if there was nothing else for a similar price but if I could pay a little bit more for a branded pizza I would opt for the branded one. It was an ok pizza I just found that the sauce was too spicy and there was not enough cheese.
We eat the odd Pizza in our house. We tend to stick to the usual ones most of the time, but can be swayed into trying new ones especially when an offer is on. I think these normally cost around £1.20, but was rollbacked to £1 and also part of Asda's 4 £1 items for £3, so it was worth a buy. I'm sure we've had this before at some point. This is in the freezer section. The picture of the box is a bit different than the Dooyoo one. Not sure if that is the fresh Pizza picture. This is in a thin cardboard box. It's a reddish colour and has a nice picture of the Pizza on the front. It looks nice and cheesy with a good scattering of pepperoni. The Pizza is in a cellophane wrapper. This cooked in the oven in around 20-25 minutes. Wasn't paying attention to the time, as I kept opening the oven and turning this around. This gave is a little brown colouring on the top. The base was crisp enough and the top of it still nice and soft. This Pizza was alright. It wasn't exciting just being the Pepperoni. There wasn't a huge amount of pepperoni slices on this, but every bite you took still had a bit of pepperoni on it. The circles of them were quite large and although a bit greasy, not too greasy. The Cheese was nice but this wasn't too cheesy either. Don't have 1 of these to hand, but it is pretty high in calories and fat. Then again Pepperoni Pizza's tend to be anyway. This was alright, but not my favourite frzen Asda Pizza. I would say that is the Meat Feast, as at least you get all the different toppings on it. Perhaps worth a try, but you can get nicer for the same price.