“ Brand: Asda / Type: Pizza „
I do love a good pizza and although I assume pretty much a vegetarian diet these days (as I'm staying with my mate for a while who is a veggie and so I pretty much follow her diet as it's easier to do so lol) I did spot this when we were out shopping the other night in Asda and being only a pound for a pizza that looked nice on the boxes photograph I decided to treat myself to it to gorge on all by myself for my tea!
Large square box with a photograph of the pizza on the front and I'm told that it is Asda Mega Meat Feast Pizza 'A deep pan pizza base with a rich tomato sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni, spicy chilli minced beef and ham' and that it is 375g in weight and that you can only oven cook this, there is an at a glance nutritional chart on there and the best before date is clearly displayed. On the back of the box other information given includes ingredients and allergy advice, cooking instructions are given as the storage details, a full nutritional chart is stated and contact details for Asda are also listed. Nice enough box and inside the pizza is sealed is a see through bag and easy to open etc.
The Pizza Itself:
When you get it out the box and take it out of it's wrapper it actually looks rather good in it's appearance to be fair to it. It's a large round pizza and feels heavy as it's really thick. Bought frozen you can see the toppings on it and then all that is left to with this of course is to cook it in the oven (from frozen for best results) for 22-25 minutes and that is that!
Sadly though I wasn't keen on this pizza at all. The base is thick and didn't crisp up through cooking and actually felt like soggy bread. It was bland and really rather chewy and hard work to consume. The toppings were also bland. Sat on a minimal amount of cheese that there wasn't alot of and tomato sauce that had dried and sunk into the bread the toppings were bland as well as the base! The chilli beef pieces were frazzled, chewy and dry, the ham flavourless and the pepperoni had little flavour to it either....not even a hint of salt to it! All in all this tasted like an economy pizza though it looked golden and well cooked and full of promise however looks can always be deceptive of course!
Soggy base, not enough cheese, and the tomato sauce and toppings not having alot of flavour makes this a really boring pizza to say the least and it needs some onion or something and a thinner more tasty base....not to mention some cheese I could see! Not for and I won't be eating this again...even my friends dogs turned their noses up it and believe me they are not fussy creatures lol.
Nutritional Information Per 1/2 Pizza:
Saturated Fat: 5.6g
Only available in Asda stores costing a pound a box.