“ Brand: Goodfella's / Type: Pizza „
I am a big fan of takeaway pizzas such as Domino's and Pizza Hut, so if I'm going to have a pizza at all it would tend to be from there. I'm not often impressed by frozen pizzas; I suppose they aren't big enough and don't have enough cheese for my greedy tastes!
But takeaway doesn't always suit my budget, and Goodfella's Thin Pepperoni was on offer in Tesco today (£1.34), plus I really wasn't in the mood to cook, so it caught my eye and seemed to be the solution to my hunger.
It really wasn't very big, easily enough for one person, but despite my greed it did keep me full for about the next five hours. I suppose my eyes are bigger than my belly... There was a generous amount of pepperoni, which was tasty without being overpowering. The amount of cheese was also just right. The biggest problem was probably the aesthetics of the pizza - it looks smaller than you would expect from the packaging.
The preparation was simple as it only required 15 minutes in the oven.
I probably wouldn't rush to buy this again, especially at its regular price (£2.68) but I have no major complaints. I was reminded that frozen pizzas are really not my thing, and I'll probably stick to what I know from now on to avoid disappointment!
I cannot say that I am a fan of Pizza's but I do like them occasionally although I am particular which toppings I have. Whichever the make of Pizza, it is essential that it has Pepperoni on it! If I am eating out at a Pizza Restaurant, then I usually would have Pepperoni, Spicy beef and plenty of jalapeno peppers!!
I am always on the look out for deals on Pizza's and you can find them quite frequently on offers. Both my children like Pizza occasionally and luckily they also quite like Pepperoni pizza's. It is not that often that I buy these Goodfella's stone baked Pizza's but sometimes you can get them at quite a reasonable price.
The one I have here is a thin pepperoni pizza with Tomato sauce and Mozzarella Cheese. There is 340g of the product in the box. This is usually enough for my both of my children and they often have their Pizzas with Chips. I would suggest that this may also be enough for 2 adults as a snack or with Chips or jacket potato as a larger meal. However, for some people this size Pizza might only be enough for one.
The crust of the Pizza is described as being 'light & crispy'. I would agree with this. However, in my view, it does turn out a little bit too crispy. I usually like the crust like this, but it basically turned out a bit too hard for me. The topping of the Pizza is good; the Cheese is plentiful and there are enough Pepperoni rounds covering the Pizza. The sauce itself is very tomatoey and tasty.
It only takes just over 15 minutes to cook this Pizza in the oven.
Per quarter of the Pizza there are 251 Kcals; so as expected it is quite fattening!
Wheat Flour, Water, Mozzarella Cheese (19%), (with added starch), Pepperoni (10%) (Pork, Salt, Dextrose, Antioxidants, Rosemary Extract, Sodium ascorbate, Citric Acid, Colour, Paprika Extract, Garlic, Pepper Extract, Ginger Extract, Smoked Flavour, Preservative; Sodium Nitrite), Tomatoes. Vegetables Oils, Yeast, Salt, Sugar, Garlic Puree, Starch, Oregano, Basil, Black Pepper, Flour treatment agent, Ascorbic Acid .
You can currently buy 2 of these Pizza's for £4.50 at Asda.
This is a fairly nice tasting Pizza but not the best I have had; worthy of 3 Dooyoo stars in my opinion.
Pizza is probably my favourite junk food. It is bad for you in the best and most tasty way possible! I prefer plain-ish pizzas without too many toppings, and this Pepperoni Pizza looked right up my street. I decided to stray away from my usual Goodfella's deep pan pizza and chose this Thin Crust Pepperoni as it was on special offer at a reduced price. The RRP is £2.49 and this pizza can be bought from most supermarkets. There is also plenty of choice as there are other pizzas in this range with different toppings.
Goodfella's passion for pizza...
"For us... pizza is a passion. Our time honoured methods are closely guarded secrets. Like how we use special stones to freshly bake all our wonderfully light bases. Or the signature sauce we make from the succulent tomatoes we choose every harvest. Or how we blend freshly milled flours, or fabulous select cheeses... Everything we do is dedicated to your pizza pleasure."
This pizza comes packaged in a cardboard box with cooking instructions on the back and the pizza itself is wrapped in a plastic covering which must be removed before cooking. One particularly nice feature is that Goodfella's encourage you to recycle the box and include this as a step in the cooking instructions!
Product description: "Bellissimo - Stone baked base topped with our signature tomato sauce, fine mozzarella and pepperoni."
Upon first appearances after unwrapping my pizza I thought it looked good and there was a generous amount of pepperoni topping it. Some of the pepperoni had come loose within the packaging and I had to rearrange the pieces on top of the pizza base. This wasn't too much of a problem as the pieces of meat were still frozen, and it allowed for the covering to be a bit more even ready for it to be sliced after cooking.
Frozen pizzas are incredibly easy to prepare. For best results you should always cook from frozen. It takes just 15-17 minutes to bake this in the over at 190 degrees C / Gas Mark 5. This is perfect for a quick meal when you're pushed for time or lacking energy. I normally have pizzas stocked in the freezer ready for when I need a quick meal in between finishing work and going out later in the evening. Afterwards when I removed the pizza from the oven the cheese had a lovely golden colour and the pepperoni had cooked through nicely. The base was still pale and did not appear very crisp, but I thought it might crisp up after being allowed to stand for a minute and cutting.
The pizza weighs in at 340g, but it looked quite small after I had cut it into slices. I needn't have worried as I couldn't actually finish eating the whole thing! The base felt limp and was a bit on the soggy side, which is surprising as I usually find the thin base pizzas to be crunchier than normal. The tomato sauce was nice and flavoursome, but after eating a few slices it started feeling a bit on the sickly side. I had to leave a couple of pieces as I had had enough of the sweet taste (don't worry it wasn't wasted, my partner finished it off!). The cheese and pepperoni were both good quality ingredients and went really well together. These toppings were the best bit of the pizza and it was let down by the sad base and the sickly sauce.
I think this is a fairly average pizza. I wouldn't buy it again as I was a bit disappointed in the base and I usually love Goodfella's pizzas as they are good quality for this type of product. From now on I'll be sticking to my favourite Goodfella's Deep Pan Pepperoni, the base is far superior and makes for a much more satisfying pizza experience!
Nutritional values per 1/4 pizza:
Energy - 973kj - 232 kcal
Protein - 9.5g
Carbohydrate - 26.7g - of which sugars - 3.1g
Fat - 9.6g - of which saturates - 4.3g
Fibre - 1.6g
Sodium - 0.38g - salt equivalent 1.0g
Ingredients: Wheat Flour, Water, Mozzarella Cheese (19%) (with added Starch), Pepperoni (10%) (Pork, Salt, Dextrose, Spice Extract, Smoke Flavour, Garlic, Paprika, Antioxidant: Sodium Ascorbate, Citric Acid, Preservative: Sodium Nitrite), Tomatoes, Vegetable Oils, Yeast, Salt, Garlic Puree, Starch, Dextrose, Oregano, Basil, Sugar, Black Pepper, Flour Treatment Agent: Ascorbic Acid.
We usually have a couple of pizzas in the freezer for if we're don't have time/ don't have the energy to cook a meal. Normally we'll buy Sainsbury's own pizza as they're such good value and just as good quality but this week Goodfella's pizzas were buy one get one free so we bought a couple.
The pizza's are £2.49 each, which isn't a bad price anyway but if you're getting two for this price it's hard to turn down. The offer includes 4 different pizzas from the 'Goodfella's Thin' range, I think this may be on promotion because it's a new range although I aren't sure. The other pizzas are Margherita, Chicken Provencal and Ham and Mushroom, so something for every taste.
The Pepperoni Pizza is 340g (the others vary slightly) and I would say it would easily serve 2-3 people, certainly 2 adults and 2 children would get a good meal out of this with some wedges or salad on the side. The stonebaked base is topped with Goodfella's 'signature' tomato sauce, mozzarella and pepperoni. Like nearly all pizzas it comes in a square box and it cling wrapped on a base inside the box.
This pizza comes frozen and is to be kept frozen, so of course you cook it from frozen. They do advise that you spread out the topping, ours wasn't too bad but we did just move about a couple of pieces of pepperoni. Then you pop it in a pre-heated oven at 190°C/Gas Mark 5 for 15-17 minutes ensuring that your pizza has gone nicely golden.
When you take the pizza out of the oven it smells delicious, especially the pepperoni! It was easy to slice, and we couldn't wait to tuck in. The thin base had become nice and crispy without being hard and it wasn't stodgy at all, just right. The tomato sauce was delicious too, it was well spread over the base and had a lot of flavour to it and it creates a really good base for the cheese and pepperoni. The mozzerella was like any other, it was generous though, my dad usually adds extra cheese to most pizzas but he didn't need to add anything to this one. The pepperoni was what really made the pizza, the spicy oil from the pepperoni has sunk into the base slightly, not making it greasy but just added a lovely flavour. Again, the portion of pepperoni was very generous and tasted good quality, slightly spicy just added a nice flavour.
Nutritionally this pizza isn't too bad, in one quarter there are:
Sat Fat: 4.3g
Contains Gluten, Wheat, Milk and Nuts.
Overall, I think this pizza is a good buy, we also bought the Margherita in the offer and I can't wait to try it, the pizza is really good value, especially for the quality and I would definately recommend it. The flavours and textures are just right in this pizza, with the soft mozerella balancing out the slight spice of the pepperoni.
We had this the other night for tea as I could not be bothered to cook and we were looking for something quick and easy to make. We are big fans of pizza in our house so have tried most brands before however we had not tried this particular pizza, I think it is a new range from the Goodfella's range as I do not remember seeing thin based pizzas from them before.
This is a frozen pizza. We bought it from Tesco last week when it was on offer for just £1.24, it still is until the end of may. There is also a deep pan version which is not included in the offer. The deep pan version has the addition of peppers but as I do not like peppers we stuck to the thin version. Margherita versions are also available in both deep pan and thin crust.
The pizza weighs 340g and is a good size (probably around 12 inches), it would serve 2 as a main meal or 3 or 4 as part of a meal or snack. There was a good amount of pepperoni on the pizza however it was not spread around very equally. This was not a problem though as we simply moved it. There was a lot of cheese on the pizza which to me is always a good sign!
You must oven cook this pizza from frozen. It takes 15-17 minutes at 180-190 degrees (depending on your oven). When it was cooked it smelled lovely, you could really smell the melted cheese and pepperoni. The pizza looked very appetising, the cheese was bubbling and it looked lovely!
Cutting up the pizza was easy, I am pleased to say none of the topping slid off and it cut easily and neatly. Biting into the pizza the first thing I noticed was the lovely taste! The pizza tasted strongly of cheese and pepperoni and it tasted very fresh. Both the cheese and the pepperoni had quite a strong taste and the pepperoni was quite spicy but not overbearing. The base was also really nice, it was quite chewy but complimented the toppings well.
Goodfellas recommend that one serving is a quarter of the pizza, each quarter contains 232 calories, 3.1g sugars, 9.6g fat (4.3g saturates) and 1g salt. Now this is not too bad for pizza, I think a lot of the calories are lost through having a thinner base, however there is quite a lot of salt in there so I would recommend only having it as a treat say once a week or so.
If you havent yet tried this pizza I urge you to give it a go, especially whilst its on offer for just £1.24! It tastes very nice with strong flavours and its of a very good quality, I usually opt for a fresh pizza but this is of equal quality. It tastes great and is a quick and easy meal for a treat once a week - great for everyone!