“ Brand: Chicago Town / Type: Other Ready Meals „
Whilst browsing in Tesco I came across these pizzas on offer, I dont often buy Pizzas and when I do I usually buy own brand, but as these were on offer I thought I would give them a go. Its a thin base pizza with no crust - as the title really. Usually I dont really like thin base pizzas, I much prefer a thick base, but this Pizza didnt disappoint me and I have bought it again since. It cooks really quickly, and its really tasty. I have also tried the cheese one and its lush, they use more then one type of cheese to give the pizza plenty of flavour.
I opened the box and all the ingredients were layed on the pizza nicely, rather then some of these where you have to rearrange them abit to even it out abit.
As I said I have since bought this pizza and paid full price for it, I wouldnt buy it all the time but it is yummy for abit of a treat, when you can afford to not just buy own brand.
The packaging is lovely and colourful and very eye catching too!
I had the chicago edge to edge Miami meaty is really great as with all the Chicago town range is, they have been around long enough to have researched what does and doesn't work
This is a pizza that has topping to the edge of the pizza, this leaves no crust exposed so in affect the pizza may look smaller due to the topping but if you do not like the crusts then its just wastage anyway. These is a good balance of all the toppings, a good amount of each with a little less onion.
£2.59 for this pizza, around 32.7 pence per 100 grams
About the Taste?
This is a really really nice tasting pizza, with a good amount of salami and pepperoni providing some good flavours. A fairly soft base if you cook it for the right time. These I find are very garlicy as are most Chicago towns.
Sat fat and salt are on the traffic lights as red with the sat fat giving out 6.7grams per 100 grams, fat being amber and sugar being green, not great for you but it is a pizza I suppose
Really great tasting pizza, great meatyness to it. Cant grumble at all 10/10 for me
I've just had a wicked pizza for my tea with garlic bread and I really enjoyed it for a fraction of the price of phoning for a Pizza Hut. Chicago Town have used a thin and crispy pizza base for this Edge To Edge pizza and they have put the cheese all the way to the edges of the pizza and that's how it gets it's name because it's pure topping without any crust and that's wicked because the crusts of a pizza are so boring even with a dip.
I had the 3 cheese one and it was yummy. The base is thin and it's not crispy exactly but the cheese crisps up a bit where the edges are thin and that gives it a nice crunch when you eat the pizza hot and straight out of the oven. The cheese is mozzerella, cheddar and monteray jack and it looks dead cheap before it's been cooked but afterwards the cheese all melts nice together and it completely covers the whole top of the pizza so that you can't see the tomato sauce hardly.
The tomato sauce is nice but it didn't taste of herbs as much as I would like it to because I like the tomato sauce to be a bit spicy but this one is just plain tomato flavoured and is nice and rich and gives the pizza a proper nice flavour. I think the cheese is delish too and I don't think there's much in it between this one and the thin base pizzas from my local pizza take away place and they cost loads more!
Even though I like not having a whole pizzas worth of crust I did miss it a bit because I hadn't got anything to dip into my blue cheese sauce, I wish they'd make a pizza that had a crust on half of it and was all the way to the edge on the other half! That would be brill!
The base is nice and is dead thin and has got a wicked doughy flavour and I think the good thing about there being no herbs in the tomato sauce is that you can taste the base of the pizza. It all goes together to make a proper nice pizza that doesn't taste plain like most cheese and tomato pizzas do because I usually go for pepperoni or another meat pizza because I usually think cheese pizzas are boring but this one doesn't at all because the flavours are so strong.
This was £1.29 in Cooltrader and that's a bargain because all the Chicago Town pizzas are dear in the supermarkets and I reckon this one would be about £2.50 or even more in some places.
While browsing in Tesco's yesterday, my partner and I spotted a half price deal on this edge to edge pizza. We often steer clear of this kind of product because it's not really very good for us, and it can be expensive. We weren't very pleased with the product however...
The packaging is nice and colourful and does show a nice looking pizza with food from edge to edge of the pizza as promised, but it was just a bit of a disappointment. I wasn't aware the pizza was going to be a thin crust and so having got a pizza for the two of us, we were quite disappointed because there wasn't that much for us to eat! There was a lot of topping on the pizza, and a good evenly distributed variety, but it certainly didn't reach from edge to edge. Where the crust usually is was just a lot of tomato paste, which was disappointing.
Taste-wise the pizza was nice and the meat was of a reasonable quality, but i'm not sure that it was worth the calories! It felt really very greasy and I have certainly had better own-brand frozen pizzas. At half price though I can't really grumble, I just won't be buying it again.
The packaging is nice, and it's a good idea to have the toppings going all over the pizza, but the reality is that the only topping all over the dough is the tomato paste! Not great value for money although it tastes nice.
Whilst we were in the supermarket this morning, we came across the end of freezer special offer section. There were Chicago Town pizzas on offer at half price for £1.24 instead of £2.49. A pizza is always a good thing to have on standby in the freezer so into the trolley it went.
Sadly it didn't last long in the freezer as a standby as we've eaten it tonight for dinner. When we bought it none of us realised that it was a thin and crispy base. Usually all the family prefer a deep pan, but never mind we had it now so it had to be eaten.
It did have a distinguishing feature however and that was that there was no crust. The topping went from edge to edge. I like lots of topping on my pizzas and often leave the crust so was quite pleased about this too.
The packaging of the pizza is standard that you find in all oven pizzas. Inside the brightly coloured cardboard box the pizza is wrapped in shrink film, and you just have to cut it off before placing on an oven proof dish and popping in the oven for 20 minutes or so at 200 degrees.
Frozen, the pizza looks quite appetising. It looks almost like something I would have made, with a very thin base, covered in lots of different toppings.
This particular pizza, the New York Delicatessen has ham, pepperoni, onion, cheese and mushrooms. It looks much the same as a pepperoni pizza you can buy in any brand but it was nice to see mushrooms included.
I always check my pizzas often when they're in the oven otherwise I forget about them and they burn! Being a thin crust pizza I didn't want to leave too long either and I found that once I turned it once on the shelf during cooking time, it was done to perfection in twenty minutes.
The down fall of the pizza having no crusts is that some of the topping spilled over the edge and melted against the baking tray, making the pizza stick. I had to prize it off with a knife to slide the pizza onto a plate.
There was ample topping included in the pizza, and I found it slightly messy when cooking as the pepperoni slices didn't want to be cut and the base almost crumbled slightly when it came into contact with a knife.
Saying that I did manage to eat mine with my hands. I prefer pizza with hands rather than a knife and fork, but I appreciate some people are the opposite...
The taste test is always the best. I found the base of the pizza to actually crumble in my mouth apart from the pieces near the edge that more crunched as I bit into them. There was generous topping to munch through and the onion was a prominent taste when I was eating along with smoked ham. The pepperoni seemed to be quite tasteless in many ways compared to the other flavours. Sadly the mushrooms were very small and almost non descript as well, but I could taste them every now and again.
Overall it tasted like a pizza I would make, but a lot nicer. I liked the fact there were no crusts, but I'm not sure I would be prepared to pay full price for this as there isn't a lot to go around and isn't as filling due to the lack of dough involved.
For allergy information this pizza contains gluten, milk and wheat. Per ¼ of the pizza you will be provided with 218 calories and 11.8 grams of fat. Overall not a massively bad pizza compared to some in terms of nutritional content.