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Asda Smart Price Cheese & Tomato Pizza

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      19.08.2013 17:36
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      A nice cheap pizza that is easy to add to

      I am quite careful about what I eat and that means meal times can get a little boring for the kids and I end up having to make them something different, it also means they do not get to have junk food which is great for their health but as active boys I think they do deserve a treat sometimes.

      Often my youngest will say he wants a pizza when I am offering alternative dinners. A takeaway pizza from our local costs around £7 which I think is a bit much for one meal, so last time I was out shopping I decided to grab some Asda frozen pizzas at just 63p each!

      The pizza comes in the Asda own brand green and white colour box and actually I think looks quite yummy in the picture. It is a simple cheese and tomato flavour, sometimes my lot fancy a plain pizza and other times they want ham or something on it but the extra cost of buying a pizza with these extra toppings outweighs the cost of doing it yourself, so I have been buying these pizzas and then letting them make their own toppings by either adding extra cheese, ham, sweetcorn or tuna onto it.

      This has gone down really well because it means everyone can have the flavour they want and for the prize of one pizza from the takeaway everyone can have a pizza in whatever flavour they fancy. Nutritionally this is also a winner compared to other pizzas, half the pizza has 318 calories and 6.8g of fat. It cooks in 12-14 minutes in the oven so it is nice and quick which is great when I have had a busy day.

      Taste wise this is a yummy pizza, much more so than I was expecting considering it is from the value range, the toppings are generous enough not to have to add any more if you don't want other flavours in there and it is a nice soft fluffy base.

      These are a winner in out house!

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      14.04.2012 00:06
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      Great to use for a pizza base with your own toppings, but bland on it's own.

      Ahhh.. Asda Smart Price, perhaps the first thoughts that come to mind when I think of the brand is - cheap, don't expect too much, bland packaging, lack of ingredients, etc. Nothing could be further from the truth really, Asda Smart Price have an excellent range but it's just a case of finding out what works and what doesn't, and at 63p a pizza, I was determined to find out!

      ===Pizza, First Contact===

      After wandering around aimlessly for a good 10 minutes around my local Asda superstore (I'm a terrible shopper with 0 sense of direction) I finally found the pizza section and spotted the Asda Smart Price Cheese & Tomato Pizza, the packaging is plain which I expected, and has a large image of what I presume the pizza looks like when it is cooked, but images on packaging always looks better than how it actually comes out!


      ===Pizza, unveiled!===

      The pizza has sat in my freezer for a few days, it's a friday night, takeaways are too expensive, so I decide to build my own using this pizza as a base, along with the asda smart price mozarella cheese I bought, some chilli olives, and extra chillis and chicken, this is a beast of a pizza that I have produced. Into the oven the pizza goes, and what suprises me most is how quickly it cooks, it is a thin based pizza so they do cook extremely fast, it went into my pre-heated oven and was cooked within 10 minutes and that was with all the toppings which you would of thought would slow the process down, not that I'm complaining, I was starving!


      ===Taste Test & Overall Thoughts===

      I lack a pizza cutter, so this is going to have to be a knife and fork job, no traditional pizza eating for me, I cut the first square out of my pizza and being as ravenous as I am it lasts no more than 5 seconds!, I was pleasantly suprised when this tasted as good, if not better than a takeout pizza, I am certain aswell that some of my local takeout places use these as a base for their own pizzas, judging on how similar they taste.

      The tomato was spot on, not too much, and not too little. Asda Smart Price are a little stingy on the cheese, so I would recommend additional cheese to what is allready on there. I would definately recommend this pizza as a base to start with, it does need additional toppings to make it a bit more exciting as I can imagine it to be a bit of a boring pizza on it's own to be honest. The hard crusts that are leftover also make excellent dipping for tomato ketchup, mayonnaise, or just about any other sauce! Overall I would recommend this pizza for a starter base and definately add a few things to it, for 63p you can't really go wrong, slap some mozarella cheese on it and a few toppings and for about 3 quid you'll have yourself a pizza fit for a king or queen!

      ===Ingredients & Calories===


      Wheat Flour, Tomato sauce (26%) [Tomato Purée, Vegetable Oil, Sugar, Starches [Wheat Starch, Potato Starch] Wheat Flour, Oregano Pepper], Mozzarella Cheese (14%) (Milk), Water, Vegetable Oil, Yeast, Salt, Sugar.

      ===Nutritional Stuff===

      One half of a oven baked pizza contains:

      311 calories
      14.1g protein
      48.4g carbohydrate (of which 3.4g sugars)
      6.8g fat (of which 2.4g saturates)
      3.6g fibre
      0.46g sodium (1.2g salt equivalent approximately)

      ===Where Can I Get It?===

      Asda Stores, Smart Price Range - £0.63p.

      www.asda.co.uk

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        22.12.2011 01:03
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        Not the best pizza ever but what do you expect for this price?

        === The product ===

        This is a frozen cheese & tomato pizza from the Asda smart price range. This is a range of low cost food that is designed to be a no frills version of a product. This is a frozen pizza.

        === The packaging ===

        You will find this pizza wrapped in a clear cellophane and then placed inside a recyclable cardboard box. On the box you will find all of the usual product information, calories, company information etc. The pizza is protected in the box by the clear cellophane and this means that any grated cheese that has come loose from the pizza can be tipped back on so that nothing is wasted.

        === Ingredients ===

        Wheat Flour, Tomato sauce (26%) [Tomato Purée, Vegetable Oil, Sugar, Starches [Wheat Starch, Potato Starch] Wheat Flour, Oregano Pepper], Mozzarella Cheese (14%) (Milk), Water, Vegetable Oil, Yeast, Salt, Sugar.

        === Nutritional Information ===

        One half of an oven baked pizza contains:

        311 calories
        14.1g protein
        48.4g carbohydrate (of which 3.4g sugars)
        6.8g fat (of which 2.4g saturates)
        3.6g fibre
        0.46g sodium (1.2g salt equivalent approximately)

        === Where can I buy this and for how much? ===

        This can be purchased from Asda stores and www.asda.co.uk for £0.63.

        === Product quality ===

        The base of this pizza is quite thin but this just means that it cooks quite fast. There is a tomato based sauce on the base and this is spread quite thinly but is quite even across the whole of the pizza almost to the edge. There is not the thickest amount of cheese but it is ample and I can always add some more if I want to.

        === My overall opinion ===

        This is a pizza that I usually just buy to keep in the freezer as an emergency meal. It is ideal for when my nieces and nephews visit and I want to provide them with a snack. I love that the base is thin as I find that this goes wonderfully crisp around the edge which is perfect for my tastebuds. This pizza usually takes around 15 minutes to cook, slightly longer if I have added more toppings, and this is quick and simple. There is a small plain crust around the edge that is ideal for dipping in a barbeque sauce or something to ensure that nothing goes to waste.

        I like to use this pizza as the base of something a little more special. If I want to I can add some nice chopped meats like ham, salami or pepperoni and then I can just top off with some garlic powder, a few herbs and some more cheese, sometimes mature cheddar and sometimes something a little different for an extra kick. I usually find that it works out cheaper for me to pizza one of these as a 'base' compared to buying plain pizza bases, that is before I even factor in the pizza sauce and the cheese for the topping.

        This is not the best pizza I have ever enjoyed but it is certainly not the worst either and for the price it is an absolutely bargain. Sometimes I eat this as it comes in the box (once cooked of course!) and sometimes I do something a little more special with it, dependant on my mood and time restraints. The base can be crispy but can also be a little chewy if not cooked for quite enough time. The tomato based sauce is just a bog standard cheap pizza sauce and is nothing special, but again it is not the worst I have ever tasted. The cheese on this pizza is mozzarella so you don't get a ton of taste but you do have a string piece of cheese that is not too bland and is always a winner with the children when bitten in to.

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          28.08.2011 11:51
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          This pizza is a real winner.

          Introduction~~~~~~
          As everyone is probably aware the current climate isn't doing much for peoples food budget in fact there's been a big increase for everyone. So I'm on a huge bargain hunt and I've been looking at ways to cut my food bill as best I can, one thing I've had to do is bite the bullet and try the smart price range so I decided to start off easy and try their pizza as you cannot go wrong with one of those and at 63p if I didn't like it, it wouldn't have a huge impact on my pocket.
          I was pleasantly surprised at what was in the box as I was expecting it not to be up to much but hey you know what they say don't judge a book by its cover or in this case a pizza.

          The Packaging~~~~~
          Asda's smart price range is never going to win any points for their packaging as it's pretty dull, boring and not very eye-catching, for me (I don't know about anybody else) it also puts me off a little bit and that's why I always used to bypass them before and never look twice.
          The pizza comes in a relatively small cardboard box that's square in shape and quite thin, on the front it's clad in white and green with a rather pitiful looking picture of a pizza stuck on the front that looks like a bit of an after thought, it also reads simply cheese and tomato pizza with the Asda logo above and a small description of the item below. Opening the box the pizza itself was covered with clear plastic so tightly I couldn't get it off without using a pair of scissors but my initial reaction was hmm wheres all the cheese?

          The Taste Test~~~~~
          After my disappointing first impression at what was basically a tomato base with a few crumbs of cheese on and not too big either, it didn't look to bad. So I was resigned to whacking a bit of red pesto and a lot more mozzarella to make it look at bit more decent and edible.
          I put it in the oven for about 20 minutes and it came out a nice golden colour and looking quite tasty to be honest, now was the moment of truth cutting it was relatively easy although as with all pizza's the crust (which was very thin) can be tough to cut through.
          I managed to cut it into 8 small slices which is the way I like but you wouldn't be able to cut it into anymore than that, I took my first bite and boy was I surprised it was delicious! The base was crispy and not soggy, the tomato puree wasn't overpowering and the cheese melted nicely in your mouth, I ended up having 4 slices which isn't very good at 311 calories per half a pizza but hey it was a Saturday.

          The Final Word~~~~~~
          I will definitely be buying this again, it's great as a base to create whatever type of pizza you want and at the bargain price of 63p you cannot go wrong. So far I've been pleasantly surprised with all the smart price products I've bought but this one is by far the best, a real winner so next time you go to the shops pop it in your basket and give it a go!

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            27.04.2010 22:53
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            Amazing Cheap Pizza! You have to try it!

            I love pizza, in fact, I would go so far as to say that it is my favourite food. However, over the past few months I have become quite fussy over the toppings, partly due to my addiction to jalapeño peppers, so now, really prefer to have pizza topped with simply jalapeños and mushrooms; as this is not a combination that is easy found in the supermarket aisles, my solution is to buy a plain cheese pizza, and finish the job myself.

            Asda's smartprice pizzas are only available in cheese and tomato flavour, although they do come in two different sizes, and individual one that is good for a snack, served with some salad and a full sized pizza which can either be served between two as part of a main meal, or in my case, as a main meal for one.

            The pizza itself as you can imagine looks rather basic. The small Pizza is priced at 46p and the large at £1.19. They come wrapped in film with a label on the front detailing the cooking instructions - this label also informs the reader that the product is suitable for home freezing.

            Upon opening the product for the 1st time, my initial impression was 'Hmmm, there isn't a lot of cheese on there' but as I am pretty conscious about the fat content of pizza, and cheese in general, I decided to add my additional toppings and cook it rather than get out the cheese grater and a block of cheddar.

            The pizza takes 12-14 minutes to cook from frozen and I have never had to adjust the cooking times because of the addition of extra toppings.

            When cooked, and ready to eat, I was surprised by how good this product tasted. Unlike many, might I add, more expensive frozen pizzas the base remained soft with just the right amount of crunch, and not hard so as to take away the taste of the topping. The tomato sauce was rich and tangy and the flavour of the cheese still managed to come through despite it looking a little thin on the ground.

            Since buying these, the only make at home pizzas I buy now are from supermarket value ranges, this is not because they 'taste the same', as in the case of this product - it tastes better!

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              18.03.2010 15:21
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              Very cheap but very tasty

              I don't usually buy large sharing pizzas like this as my husband and I both like different toppings but occasionally, when money's tight or for a party, this pizza is most definitely the way to go.

              It is a crisp pizza base which is topped with tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese. It's frozen so it takes 12-14 minutes to cook in the oven which isn't long at all. It crisps up nicely around the outer edge of the pizza and the cheese on top has melted and turned really soft when it's cooked. It's quite a thin pizza but these larger pizzas usually are thin and I wouldn't have expected anything more from a Smart Price product anyway.

              This pizza is great as it doesn't have any toppings already included which means that I can add my own on top myself. I can put whatever I want on it and however much I want and I can even do half with one thing and the other half with something else so that both my husband and I can have our favourite toppings.

              This is a perfect pizza to buy for parties, whether that's a children's or an adult's party. It's something that can be cooked really quickly, you can add your own toppings, and share it out amongst everyone and the taste is certainly far from being value.

              As I've found with a lot of Asda's Smart Price products, this pizza isn't lacking in either quality or taste. When cooked correctly it has a soft base, a crispy edge and the tomato and mozzarella cheese taste delicious on top. I really can't fault this pizza - it's an excellent product and the best thing is that it only costs 78p!

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