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      30.05.2012 18:52
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      A good quality pizza that really needs oven cooking for best results.

      I like both deep dish and thin and crispy pizzas, but whatever type they are I like them to have plenty of topping. So when I saw a temptingly full looking pizza pictured on a box of Chicago Town's Deep Dish Pizza duo, I decided to buy a packet and see if they live up to their image.


      I bought the 4 cheese variety.There are others in the range but I haven't tried those. Chicago Town describe their pizza as "topped to overflowing" with tomato sauce and cheese - the four types used being mozzarella, mature cheddar, Monteray Jack, and Emmental. As I mentioned above, this frozen pizza comes in a twin pack, with each pizza being an individual portion. This makes it handy if you want a pizza and aren't going to share it with anyone else. I tend to buy and use larger pizzas normally, but they are next to impossible to divide up in their frozen state, so you have to cook the whole one or none of it. Having an individual sized pizza also helps if no-one can agree on what pizza to cook - they can all have something to suit themselves.


      First impressions were good. I could smell tomato even before the pizza was cooked, and there looked to be lots of cheese. You can cook it either in the conventional oven, or in the microwave. Apart from McCain's Micro pizzas, I can't think of many other pizzas that are suitable for microwave cooking, and with hindsight I can see why. It doesn't work very well! Unfortunately, I didn't realise that and cooked my first pizza that way. The process is at least easy, and quick, taking three minutes in an 800w microwave. You sit the base on a silver coloured card disc that is supplied in the box. I presume this is to help the base of the pizza crisp, as dough doesn't usually do this very well in the microwave. Once it has finished cooking, the pizza is really hot and I couldn't eat or slice it for a minute or two. Once it was cooler, I took my first bite - and what a let down! The crust was tough and chewy, and had no crispiness at all. The topping was o.k, and properly melted, but as I had to chew through the crust to get to it, I didn't enjoy it at all.


      Not wanting to waste the rest of the packet, I decided to give Chicago town another chance, and cook the second pizza in the oven. This takes 20 minutes so it is still quick. What a difference! It looked lovely when it came out of the oven, with the topping lightly brown. As soon as I cut into the crust and through the base, I could tell this was the only way to cook one in the future. They were crispy, and light, rather than doughy as some thicker crusts can be. The cheese is plentiful and gooey. It seperates into strings but not so much that it is difficult to eat. It is nice to see a deep dish pizza that really is deep. I would like to have detected more of the tomato, as I could see plenty of it but the flavour wasn't there. The good cheese taste makes up for that a little though.


      I found one a perfect size for a snack or a light meal. They are filling despite their smaller size. I didn't feel the need to add any other toppings, but you could do, if you were prepared to pile it up and open you mouth wide as they are already deep! However you eat it though, please oven cook it.


      Chicago Town pizzas seem easily available in the different supermarkets. What varies a lot is the price. I have bought these a few times now, and I have only once paid full price. They are frequently on offer in Iceland for £1 for the twin pack, and the same offer has also been in Tesco and Sainsbury's.The only time I paid full price I spent £1.98 in Waitrose. So it is worth keeping an eye out for deals.


      I would recommend these to those looking for a deep pizza, with a good crust and flavour, with the proviso that you stick to oven baking though. It is worth taking a few extra minutes in cooking to get a proper crust and base.


      [This review is also on Ciao under my user name.]

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        18.04.2011 10:32
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        Recommend for kids in particular; great taste, no waste.

        I sometimes buy these deep dish pizza's for the kids. I will occasionally have them too. The taste is lovely; cheesy/tomatoey, juicy and i love the dinky little mini pepperoni's. There's lots of them too on each individual mini pizza.

        You get 2 pepperoni pizza's in the box. With some large deep pan pizza's i have found that the outside crust can sometimes be too doughy or too much of it, meaning i just leave it on the side of the plate (a bit like kids leaving the crust of bread). With those type of pizza's my children will often leave the crust; they say its just too filling/too much and plain. Thats why these little ones are an ideal choice for kids. My kids sometimes have them for lunch on their own or dinner with a jacket potato and sweetcorn.

        What i also like about these ones is that they are microwavable (i actually always cook them in the microwave); so if you are a mum or dad on the go, they are ideal. You only need to cook them for 3 minutes in a microwave, then leave them standing for one minute. They come out tasting great! You can also bake them in the oven which takes about 20 minutes.

        You can quite often find these on a special offer (particularly at Iceland); Ive just bought these ones for only a £1.00 for the two. At only 50 pence each thats really good value. I think the usual price is about £1.80

        The packaging draws you to the product too; the chicago town picture is in the top left hand corner. The box says the pizzas are 'full of taste from brim to base' I would actually totally agree with this statement. On the right hand side of the box is a picture of the cooked pizza, almost split in half; it really looks tempting and is true to the product. the size of the pizza's is 170g each. On this box the special price of £1.00 is actually printed on it, so it may be the case that this will be on offer for a while. Iceland are really good like that. There offers will last for weeks and weeks sometimes. The box warns consumers that the filling of the pizza will come out very hot (when done in a microwave). This is of course, true, so be aware when giving it to the kids. You wouldn't want them burning their little mouths.

        There are no artificial colours, flavours or hydrogenated fat. However, the pizza's are full of calories (as to be expected) and one pizza has 462 kcal in it. They do have some protein in them though (18.4g per pizza), but have carbohydrates, fat, sugar and salt so they arn't exactly healthy and they are a no no if you are on a calorie controlled diet.

        In moderation, these are largely ideal for the kids. Mine really do like them and i always get them when they are special offer.

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        09.05.2010 17:17
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        awsome!

        I don't buy Chicargo Town The deep Dish every week, but always pick a couple of packs up when they are on offer. In Tesco they often have offers on these.

        Each 340g pack contains two deep dish pizzas (2x170g). This week they are on offer in tesco for £1 per pack, normally £1.89. Although I pick them up when they are on offer, I do think they are worth the full £1.89.

        The box is a cuboid shape, it's mostly black in colour with a picture of a pizza on the front and deep dish written large. You will find them in the freezers in most supermarkets.

        The pizzas are round in shape, not too big in diameter, but very filling. They really are a deep dish, with lovely sofy dough, that is quite crispy around the edge (even if cooked in the micro). The pepperoni is the latest topping for me to buy, and it has substantial topping, plenty of pepperoni and lots of cheese. Really tasty.

        I cook them in the microwave. They need to be placed on the silver disc (supplied in the pack) and cooked for approx 3 mins on full power. I can't believe that something that cooks so quickly can be so tasty. Really handy for a quick snack, even if you are quite hungry. They can be cooked in the oven from frozen but that takes 20 mins at 190 degrees, gas 5.

        They do also have a variety of toppings, four cheese, pepperoni, and meat combo (in the double packs).-they are all nice.

        Hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

        Each pizza contains 462 calories and 8.8g of saturated fat, which I think isn't too healthy. Mind you, saying that, since when has pizza been healthy? If you add a little salad to your plate, you might feel a little bit better!!One pizza is enough to fill you as a main meal.

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          31.03.2010 14:12
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          Great in moderation (purely for health reasons)

          The 'two packs' of Chicago Town microwaveable pizzas are mouth-watering and possibly the best tasting food you can prepare from frozen in under three minutes (take about half an hour in an oven).

          With the pizzas being frozen, each pack could last you years if you wish (although I doubt you'd wait that long) and the ease at which they're prepared makes them ideal for a quick meal. Each individual pizza costs less than £1 each, which is a bargain when you compare them to rival products (excluding own brands) and especially so once you consider the taste. Once taken out of the box, each pizza is on a microwaveable 'plate' and individually wrapped in plastic. Simply remove the plastic and put the rest in the microwave and they're ready in around 3 minutes, depending on the power of your microwave.

          Once cooked the soft (cook for a bit longer if you like crunchier base) pizza is suitable for being the main part of any meal (with a side if you wish) or a great mini meal on their own. I've tasted each flavour that I've seen in the shops and each one has lived up to expectations, but my personal favourite is the pepperoni flavour.

          It is not all great with these pizzas however as, like any pizza I've ever came across, they're not the best for your health. Packed full of carbs, salt and other ingredients your body could do without too much of, eating too many of these won't be good for you, but then again you must remember that this isn't a salad but a pizza, what do you expect? If you're going to be eating 'junk food' anyway then these will be a welcome addition to your shopping basket but if you're hoping for 'smaller pizza = healthier pizza' think again; pizza is pizza and this is the same as the rest in that department.

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            16.03.2010 15:09
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            The best individual frozen pizzas

            We love pizza in our house and Chicago Town is our favourite brand of frozen pizzas. Their deep dish pizzas are the best as they are small individual pizzas which means that you can have different toppings for different people in your house and don't have to worry about making something else for those with different tastes.

            They have a few varieties of these deep dish pizzas including:

            ~ Four cheese
            ~ Pepperoni
            ~ Ham and pineapple
            ~ Barbecue chicken
            ~ Supreme
            ~ Meat combo

            There's something for everyone here including fussy eaters, meat eaters and vegetarians.

            Each pack contains 2 pizzas which all take around 15 minutes to cook in the oven. When you're cooking these you can smell a delicious scent coming from the oven so luckily you don't have to wait too long before you get to eat it! The outer edge of the pizza turns crispy and the base of the pizza, which is quite thick, remains quite soft and doughy like large deep dish pizzas.

            My favourite variety from those that they make is the pepperoni as it's more spicy and much more full of flavour than the others. I usually love chicken on pizzas but I'm not too keen on the barbecue chicken one as it doesn't have much flavour to it. The pepperoni one seems to have a spicier tasting sauce than all of the others that I've tried which is why I prefer that one. The four cheese one is good enough for those who like plain pizzas with tangy tomato puree and lots of cheese on top but it's far too plain for me personally.

            For a pack of 2 individual pizzas it costs £1.87 but I do think that almost £1 for a small pizza is quite a lot. Iceland often has these on offer for £1 though, as do other supermarkets occasionally, so I make sure I buy a few packs when I see them at this price.

            We've tried quite a few different brands of frozen pizzas but Chicago Town always comes out on top. They are full of flavour and spice and the base and toppings are all just delicious.

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            25.02.2010 17:34
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            Give me freshly baked any time!

            I enjoy a good pizza and I have tried pizza`s from everywhere including from pizzeria's in Italy and i stand firmly by the fact that a real pizza and a frozen pizza from the likes of Chicago town are two completely different things.

            My son went out of his way to get me to try these Chicago town deep dish pizzas convinced that I would enjoy them but as I kept telling him, these are not real pizzas and they might taste ok but they will never be something I would choose.

            I gave them a go to satisfy my own curiosity and to shut my son up and my opinion is simple, these taste not too bad (I tried the pepperoni ones), they are quick and easy to cook and they are decent quality if frozen pizza is your thing but if you like fresh delicious pizza then you will be of the same opinion as me, "these are no substitute".

            They come in a variety of flavours and they are easy to cook you can either pop them in the oven or even god help us the microwave, microwave pizzas I ask you?

            I haven't tried them in the microwave but even my son who likes these says that they go soggy and are nowhere near as good done in the microwave.

            From the oven I thought the crust was a little tough but otherwise the pizza base was ok, there was far too much very strong tasting tomato sauce and the cheese was nowhere near as nice as you get on freshly baked pizza.

            These normally cost around £1.60 for a box containing two pizzas and there is no way I would pay that for these, perhaps at about a pound per box I might be tempted to have them in the house for snacks but certainly not as meals.

            There is around 500 calories in one of these small pizzas and that too me seems very worrying, I know pizza is not a healthy food by any stretch of the imagination but 500 calories in one of these when I would need two to feel satisfied seems very high to me.

            On the whole these might make decent snacks but they are not something I would recommend and if like me you enjoy good fresh pizzas then you will not be impressed by these.

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              18.02.2010 16:56
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              Buy a pack when you next shop

              If this was served on a plate in a restraunt, you would never think it was a pizza from a supermarket. These Chigargo town pizzas are out of this world. These pizzas are 5 inches and come in a twin pack so you can save one for another day but the chances are once you eat the first one you will want the second one.

              Ive stocked up on lots of these pizzas as Tescos had an offer on for just £1 per pack reduced from their normal price of £1.79 which means thats just 50p per pizza which is a great bargain. All of their range are delicious, they have pepperoni, meat combo and probally my favorite ham and pineapple.

              To get the best out of these pizzas its best to oven cook them which will take about 15 minuets normally, but if you are in a rush then you can microwave them for about 3 minutes but makes the pizza abit sloppy.

              They taste just as good as take away pizzas, sometimes even better. They fill the pizza deep which is proabally one of the main reasons they taste so great. The crust is always soft awel as sometimes I find after cooking a pizza in the oven the crust becomes hard and isnt nice.

              In conclusion, they have to be one of the best pizzas ever. They are great value for money especially since supermarkets will charge like £2.50 for their own pizzas which are no where near as nice. If yourve never tried these pizzas before then you dont know what you are missing.

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                07.02.2010 14:43
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                I recently saw these on offer at Morrisons and so picked up two boxes as they looked like a good alternative to the big pizzas that I normally buy.

                The actual product is quite different to the pizzas that you would normally get and this makes it much more convenient. The packaging is not square as you would expect with pizza but a rectangle because this particular product has two half the size pizzas, this is definitely something that made the product appeal to me as when I try to have a whole pizza I often end up stuffed and leaving some so this reduces waste and will end up cheaper in the end. Another reason that it ends up more convenient is that you have the choice of cooking it in either the microwave or the oven and as I wanted something quick to eat I went for the microwave option and had a nice pizza in under 5 minutes.

                You can get them in a variety of different flavours including pepperoni and margarita but the flavour that I chose was called supreme which had ham, red peppers, green peppers, onions, lots of cheese and pepperoni but all in very small chunks to compensate for the smallness of the base. All of these things work very well together as toppings and there was a lot of them which totally filled the base. The base is tricky to get right because it seems you have to put them in the microwave for an exact amount of time that the box doesn't seem to get right! You can either put it in for 3 minutes or 3 and a half depending on your sort of microwave, the first time I made one I put it in for 3 minutes and the base failed to crisp up and was a bit soggy but when I put it in the second time for longer it was much better.

                When they were on offer, they were half price from about £1.60 to 80p which I thought was very good value considering how convenient they are and that you get two, so I would stock up while they are still at this price! There is around 500 calories in one which might seem a bit steep since they are a bit less than half size but then some of the supermarket pizzas I've bought have had over 1000 calories in!

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                06.02.2010 16:17
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                Good space saving pizza and dough bowl all in one!

                THIS IS A REVIEW SPECIFICALLY OF THE PEPPERONI DEEP DISH PIZZAS-

                I bought a two pack of frozen Chicago Town Deep Dish pizzas in Morrisons recently on offer at 89p. I like to buy an assortment of quick meals to keep in the freezer for Mr Norton to eat and as we had seen the TV advert for these and said they looked quite nice, I was delighted to see them on offer so snapped up a box.

                The normal price is around £1.80 for a box of two as these were half price in the offer. For your money you get two small pizzas in a rectangular box. The pizzas each measure around 5 inches in diameter which is quite small, but you have to remember they are quite deep (around an inch) so they are thicker than your average pizza. Just remember thay are more 3-D than your normal flat pizza.

                Cooking instructions:
                Cook from frozen- do not defrost. Oven cook- 190 degrees, gas mark 5 for 20-22 minutes. You can also microwave these for 3-3.5 minutes for a 750-800W microwave with one minute standing time. We cooked ours in the oven so I cannot comment if they come out well when cooked in a microwave. I'm not sure if they would crisp up enough in a microwave..?

                Nutrition (Pepperoni variety):
                Per Pizza: 462 calories, 21.5g fat (8.8g saturated fat) 2.3g salt.

                Warnings:
                Contains milk, wheat and gluten.

                Mr Norton cooked one of these in our old shoddy oven and for once he did not need to add loads of his own ingredents - normally if we buy a frozen pizza he ends up adding sliced onion, more peppers, more pepperoni, more cheese etc but with this the amount of topping you get is generous. I was impressed that they use scaled down pepperoni pieces (like a cut up pepperami) so the whole pizza looks more in proportion (it would have looked a little odd if they had put massive bits of perreroni on such a small pizza). That makes it actually look bigger than it is and quite cute (if you can describe a pizza as cute looking this is it).

                When it came out of the oven, Mr Norton cut it into slices and gave me a piece to try. I was impressed at how when you look at the cooked pizza cross section Chicago Town are true to the TV advert- they do use the pizza base as a dish so it is turned up at the edges like a bowl and they then fill this make shift bowl with tomato and loads of cheese and the topping.

                I don't normally eat a lot of pizza but this one did impress me. The cheese and topping was generous and even Mr Norton with his one pizza minus one slice to me (for dooyoo research purposes obviously!) found the pizza filled him up enough to not go back and cook the second pizza the same night (which was an option as they do look small when you open the box).

                It says on the box you can serve this with chips/ salad. Certainly if I was to cook one of these for myself, I would probably eat some of it then have to go back later for the rest, there is no way I could eat the whole thing plus chips. If you were having chips or something with it, you could even cook one pizza between two of you to share.

                Overall
                I will definitely by buying these again- I am curious to see what other varieties they have in the range as I only saw pepperoni in Morrisons. If I can find these on offer again, I may fill the freezer with them as they are just the perfect size, they don't take up the whole freezer like normal frozen pizzas do and they would make a hearty meal. The base went nice and crispy around the edges and there was loads of topping without there being too much dough/ base. Very impressed.

                The only drawbacks are the fat and salt content but this is a pizza after all so if you have to watch your salt intake or fat intake then I doubt you would be buying a pizza in the first place.

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                  02.02.2010 17:29
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                  nothing can beat it

                  chicargo town pizzas are the best supermarket pizzas you can buy. They are quite small but come in a twin pack. They are around 5 inches each and are wraped up seperatly which is useful because if you only want to eat on you can save the other one for another day.

                  They normally retail for about £1.79 but at Tescos they have been selling them for £1 on special offer. I always buy the meat combo as this is my favourite on but their other varietys are ham and pineapple and pepperoni.

                  I normally cook these in the oven but the last few times I have tried them in the microwave and have liked them. In the oven they take about 15-20 minuets but the microwave take about 2-3 minuets. If you prefer your pizza more crispy then cook them in the oven as the microwave makes them abit soggy but I like them this way.

                  The taste is out of this world. You can taste all the flavours as you bite into them. They are deeply filled which means you get even more flavour.

                  In conclusion these are one of the best pizzas there are and think that they taste better than alot of the restraunt pizzas. If you dont believe me then try one for yourself.

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                    28.01.2010 21:13
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                    No... We are not in Rome!!!

                    I purchased a box of Chicago Town Deep Dish Supreme Pizzas, just yesterday. The box contains 2 x 170g personal pizzas. I paid 93p for these in Morrisons, which is half price, so expect to pay £1.86 (approximately).

                    I am feeling sick as a dog with a virus today and have 'starved my fever' and hence became 'starving' this evening. I knew I shouldn't really eat but microwave zapped one of these beauties for 3 minutes, as per the instructions, to feed my hungry belly.

                    The Supreme has the following toppings:
                    Mozarella cheese
                    Pepperoni
                    Reformed smoked ham
                    red & green peppers
                    onions.

                    *Nutritional Bits*
                    Each 170g pizza contains:
                    411 calories
                    15.8g protein
                    49.4g carbs
                    16.7g fat
                    1.8g salt

                    *My Experience*
                    After cooking per instructions by microwave (this can also be oven cooked), I was disappointed that the edge of this small pizza were quite hard in places, like it had been overcooked. It semlt delicious though and I was salavating waiting to bite into it.

                    The tiny pieces of pepperoni are spicy and this gives a nice kick to the other ingredients. I can really taste the tomato on the base of this pizza and find that the combination of flavours works well.

                    Unfortunately, I was not pleased with the texture of the dough, it was hard (not crispy - just hard) at the edges and doughy and stodgy in the middle.

                    This is no Italian special and as with most frozen pizzas is not authentic. It also has a HUGE calorie / fat / salt content. On that basis I would not buy this again. Sadly the flavour is lacking and hence, it is just not worth it to me.

                    Great price at the moment though!

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                      21.01.2010 20:36
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                      Although I like home delivery and Restaurant Pizza, it's nice to have a bit when your relaxing at home. These ones are Microwaves ones, and although I don't often have this for my tea, I have on the odd occassion had them, but they are more a quick snack when you don't have much time.

                      These are normally around the £1.70 mark, but before Christmas they were on ofer for £1. My wife stocked up, as she loves a good bargain. These are in the freezer section and come in packs of 2 Pizzas.

                      The Pizzas aren't that bit and I could eat both of them with some Chips. They are quite filling in a way, but I think that's more the Deep base on these.

                      These cook for anything up to 3 minutes per Pizza depending on your Microwave watage. You cook these on a little tray which is meant to make the base a bit crispier. Anything I cook on this, the Cheese ends up going over the side and I have to clean the mess up by scaping it away.

                      The Pizzas are lovely. The base is thick and goes far up the side of the Pizza to make a bit of crust. The Cheese is a nice subtle but a bit tangy as well. The toppings are nice as well. You get Cheese and Tomato, Pepperoni and Ham and Pineapple. I like the Pepperoni ones probably the best as the Meat is a little spicy, but nice and tender as well, and I like the Ham and Pineapple as it is a bit sweet with the Smokey taste of the Meat.

                      Nice tasty little Pizza.

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                      07.12.2009 13:25
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                      Great for being on the go

                      Chicago town deep dish pizzas are great for running through the microwave if you are in a hurry or even having as a meal as these are smaller than a normal sized pizza but still pack planety of taste regardless of their size

                      The look?
                      These are about a handful in size, these have little cubes of pepperoni and loads of cheese on them, the cheese soon starts bubbling away. You can see what they look like on the outside of the box and these remain like this even when you have finished cooking them.

                      Price?
                      Two pizzas will cost you around £1.87, 55 pence per 100 grams is what this equates to

                      About the Taste?
                      These are absolutely delicious, each one is packed full of flavours. The pepperoni is chopped instead of sliced so this adds more taste to the pizza than maybe sliced pepperoni would. The cheese is great too. The base has a doughy bready taste to it and is quite soft in taste. These really do taste cracking.

                      Healthy?
                      Traffic lights have the sat fat on red, fat and salt on yellow and sugar as green. They are 313 kcal per 100 grams. Per pizza is 515 kcal which is fairly high.

                      Conclusion?
                      Absolutely amazing tasting, high in calories surprisingly, great for snacking

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                        20.11.2009 20:09
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                        Chicago Town Four Cheese Deep Dish Pizza

                        Admit it, everyone loves a good pizza. Even more so if it can be ready it 3 minutes. That'll be the popular Chicago Town Deep Dish pizza then (yes, you can throw it in the microwave!)

                        Chicago Town do of course do 'normal' size pizzas that are around 10 inches in diameter but they also produce small, individual sized ones that come in packs of two and in a variety of flavours - four cheese, pepperoni and meat feast and three types I've tried, and to make sure I don't isolate vegetarians, I'll stick to describing the four cheese ones here!!

                        They come in black cardboard packaging with a rather delicious looking pizza etched on the front. They can be found in the frozen aisle of any half decent supermarket. When you take them out of the packaging, they are individual wrapped in clear plastic, which adds to the waste material count.

                        The pizzas have a prominent crust, which ensures the cheese doesn't spread over the sides when you microwave them - of course, you can put them in the oven which take about 20 minutes at approximately 190 Celsius, but that's just foolish when they can be ready in three minutes on high power in the microwave!

                        They come with a foil tray underneath the pizzas which help heat them through thoroughly and ensure you don't have a burnt outside and frozen inside. But at times you will get the odd bit of rock solid crust from the microwave 'over-heating' parts of the crust. This will often be down to your microwave though rather than the quality of the product.

                        So, once it's all cooked and ready to go - be warned it's extremely hot - once you get into it, you'll see there's a rich tomato base to the pizza, which can often be missing in pre-made frozen pizzas. Having microwaved it, the base can be a bit chewy and soft compared to cooking it in the oven, but it doesn't sacrifice the quality too much. The cheese flavours are strong and just what you expect from a 'four cheese' pizza - not bland as many basic cheese and tomato pizzas can be.

                        Here are the ingredients for the four cheese pizza...

                        Wheat Flour, Tomato Puree, Water, Mozzarella Cheese (12%), Mature Cheddar Cheese (4%), Monterey Jack Cheese (4%), Vegetable Oil, Cornflour, Emmental Cheese (1%), Sugar, Yeast, Salt, Modified Starch, Rice Flour, Spices, Garlic Powder, Oregano, Colours (Paprika Extract, Beta Carotene), Pepper Extract, Basil Oil, Flavouring, Pepper Oil.

                        Please note that they contain gluten, wheat, lactose, milk and yeast, so anyone suffering those allergies make sure you steer clear! They contain no artificial colours, flavours or hydrogenated fats though.

                        Each pizza consists of 432 calories and 18.8 grams of fat, which is quite a bit considering the size of them, but then again if you take into account all the cheese on top of the pizza, it's to be expected.

                        They're currently on offer for £1 in Sainsbury's, but normal they'll set you back around the £1.85 mark. When they're on offer though they're a great addition to the freezer and ideal for a quick, different lunch...unless you're still on that diet!

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                          22.10.2009 23:43
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                          I could eat these every day mmMMmmm!!

                          Chicago Town pizzas are amongst the finest pizzas you can buy!! They can be found in the frozen foods section. They are free from artificial colours and free from artificial flavours, which is of coursea bonus.

                          They come in 2 types, mini individual pizzas and larger pizzas suitable for two to three people.

                          Varieties include four cheese, pepperoni and meat feast.

                          Packaging=
                          Square, deep black box easily identifiable with big picture, also ingredients list and comprehensive cooking instructions. Pizza inside is sort of shrink wrapped in plastic.

                          Appearance=
                          Not a typical base pizza, as the base on Chicago style pizzas comes up sort of like a pie with no lid. Well topped, with topping evenly spread out although if these have become shaken in transit they just need a reshuffle to make it all even again.

                          Cooking=
                          Keep frozen until ready to cook. These are guidelines only. For best results, oven cook. DO NOT USE DISC IN CONVENTIONAL OVENS.
                          Oven cook - Preheat oven to 190°C / 375°F / Gas Mark 5. Remove your pizza from all packaging, discard the cardboard disc and place directly onto oven shelf. Bake for 20-22 minutes at the top of the oven. Check your pizza is hot throughout before serving and that the cheese is melted and lightly browned. This is for the mini pizzas, larger will take a few extra minutes.

                          Microwave - Remove your pizza from all packaging. Place microwave disc, silver side up on a microwave-safe dinner place. Place your pizza on silver side of disc. 750W or D. Heat on full for: 3 1/2 mins. Stand for: 1 min. 800W or E. Heat on full for: 3 mins. Stand for: 1 min. Again this only applies to mini pizzas larger family ones are oven only!

                          Taste=
                          Crunchy base underneath and lovely crunchy heightened edge crust. Plenty of cheese and a lovely sauce. Ingredients and toppings are really nice, have tried them all and found them all to be extremely tasty. Cheese is good, not at all sickly.

                          Price=
                          You can sometimes grab these on offer, priced very reasonably, the little ones can be purchased for apack of 2 about £2 and larger ones going towards £3. Price is justified for a great pizza which does not scrimp on ingredients or quality so it seems!!

                          Summary=
                          Grab some, cos you will love them, and so will the family!!

                          Just some more information which may be of use.

                          I cannot provide all the ingredients and calorific values as there are so many different varieties and options.

                          The mini pepperoni variety however contains, Wheat Flour , Tomato Puree , Mozzarella Cheese (14%) , Water , Pepperoni (11%) (Pork, Pork Fat, Salt, Dextrose, Maltodextrin, Antioxidant (Ascorbic Acid), Spices, Herbs, Garlic, Onion , Smoke Flavouring, Preservative (Sodium Nitrite)) , Vegetable Oil , Cornflour , Sugar , Yeast , Salt , Modified Starch , Rice Flour , Spices , Garlic Powder , Oregano , Colours (Paprika Extract, Beta Carotene) , Pepper Extract , Basil Oil , Pepper Oil , Flavouring.

                          Typical values Per 100g Per Pizza
                          Energy 1193kJ 1936kJ
                          285kCal 462kCal
                          Protein 11.3g 18.4g
                          Carbohydrate 30.1g 48.7g
                          of which sugars 2.5g 4.0g
                          Fat 13.3g 21.5g
                          of which saturates 5.4g 8.8g
                          Fibre 1.5g 2.4g
                          Sodium 0.5g 0.9g

                          What is 'Chicago Style' pizza?

                          Chicago-style pizza is a deep-dish pizza style developed in Chicago. Chicago-style pizza has a buttery crust up to three inches tall at the edge, slightly higher than the large amounts of cheese and chunky tomato sauce, acting as a large bowl. The term also refers to "stuffed" pizza, another Chicago style. While in Chicago most pizzerias serve thin-crust pizza, generally in a style characteristic to the city, the term Chicago-style pizza is used to describe this deep-dish style of pizza. (Copyright Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia).

                          Thank you for reading x

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