“ Brand: Goodfella's / Type: Other Ready Meals „
Price & Availability
I picked this up on a bit of a whim from Morrisons, thanks to those good old end of isle promotions that they strategically place around the store. I picked this up for £1.25, however I think they normally retail for around approx the 2.50 ish mark. As stated I purchased mine from Morrisons, although I presume most of the popular supermarkets would stock these also. Another key reason why I was drawn to this pizza, is the fact it's a stone backed thin crust. Pizza's tend to have a reputation of being thick and gooey were the cheese is like string; however I personally don't enjoy these types. I'm more a fan of the classic thin crust, true Italian style pizza. It appears that more store bought pizza's seem to be going down this route, and promoting themselves as being on a thin base (as though they know this is what the consumers want)
What's it like?
This pizza is pretty much the standard size, the best way to describe it is by telling you that the box is 9 x 9" square box and provides 8 slices of pizza. Each ¼ = 256 calories, ½ pizza = 512 calories and the whole pizza = a whopping 1,024 calories (shocking after you type this after I've already eaten 2 ½'s on 2 separate days)
The photo on the box looks appealing, but sometimes this never actually represents the product when cooked, however personally this does turn out how it looks on the box which is good. Cooking states 15-17 which again is a true representation, and the guidelines sates you can just pop this onto the oven shelf itself, which any need for a tray.
The taste is very nice, this is only a cheese and tomato pizza, however I enjoy these when they are plain better. I personally really enjoyed this so much so I will definitely be repurchasing this again, whether it's on offer or not. I did notice other varieties on the shelf also, there were Pepperoni, and I vaguely remember seeing a chicken one as well, however I can't be sure on this.
Asda is selling this at the bargain price of £1.02 at the moment. The Pepperoni one is also on offer, but as usual that goes out the freezers quickly when on offer. We aren't the biggest Plain Cheese Pizza fans in our house. They are alright, but perhaps a bit boring and sometimes we get one and pop some Smoked Sausage on top to liven it up. Last night we had half of this one each, and half of an Asda Meat Feast. That way we get a bit choice.
This is a very thin Pizza and I would say it is a 9". The base seems slightly floury, but in a nice way and the scraping of Tomato base seems generous enough without being too much. The Cheese on top covers the area well and is tangy and tasty.
There seems to be 2 kinds of Cheese in this. There is the Mozzarella which is creamy and a more subtle taste, and there seems to be a lighter Cheddar tang to this, which is nice and a bit more flavoursome. It is certainly Cheesy, but not too much even with the 2 kinds on here.
Once cooked in the oven the base is crisp, and the topping tasty, tangy and oozing over the top. One of the nicer Cheese and Tomato Pizzas out there and 1 we would recommend.
I find pizza a very quick and convenient food , especially if i have been busy and in a rush its fast and simple just to remove from the packaging and place in the oven. So when these were on offer at Asda for £1 instead of the regular price of £2.48 i decided to grab a couple after all Goodfellas are supposed to have a good reputation.
However when i bought mine got home after a long days shopping and unwrapped to place in the oven i was really annoyed at the topping, there was roughly 30 pieces of grated cheese and hardly any tomato topping on the base.
The base is extremely thick and i felt that the topping did not compensate for that so much so instead of making my life easier it made it a bit of a rough patch this particular day as i knew there was no way my kids would eat it , they have had more cheese on a slice of toast, so what i thought would be a a 3 minute job of unpacking and placing in the oven turned more like in to 15 minutes,
I had to take the tomato puree out of the cupboard and cover the base , which was easily done as there was hardly cheese, then i had to get a block of cheese out of the fridge and had to grate it which took me ages to locate the grater so after all the messing around i finally placed it in the oven.
I followed the cooking instructions too which i thought were all wrong as when i removed the pizza from the oven, what was supposed to be a nice deep pan pizza was still rather doughy so i had to leave for a further 10 minutes, and even then it was still doughyish in the centre,
And thinking logically even if i had not of added extra topping the topping that was already in place would of been burnt and in turn made the pizza inedible, so accounting for the extra topping would not of made an issue with the cooking times
All in all this pizza to me was a waste of time , at first i thought this may of been a one of issue with the pizza but even the second pizza was exactly the same, fair enough i had only paid £1 per pizza which is a bargain but for the extra time it takes to add the topping and then the fact that i have had to travel to the supermarket to buy it i would seriously of been a lot better off getting the flour out of the cupboard and making my own base.
Because in theory that is exactly what i was getting from Goodfella's , as i had to add more of the topping to get a pizza worth eating.
For goodfellas to be voted "best pizza in the world" (according to their website) i would like to know who voted, seriously it is not the best pizza in the world, maybe the best pizza BASE in the world as that is all you are really getting.
Some might consider the price of a simple £1 great for a pizza , but trust me it is easier to make your own as i said they are on offer at Asda for £1 from the normal £2.48 which is a price i would refuse to pay for this pizza now i have tried a couple, its a shame really because the adverts for the pizza look really inviting , its just a shame the product does not live up to this.
We are a huge fan of pizza especially the fresh one's but they seems to be expensive so we decided to try any frozen pizza offer available on the market. And we came across with Godfellas Delicia Margherita Pizza which were on offer for just £1.24, quite cheaper than tesco's own brand, actually a lot of varieties were on offer but you just cant beat it, it's actually the cheapest one available that time. Definitely a bargain that I can't resist!
It comes in a green colour box that also contains nutritional information, cooking, storage instructions and ingredients. And of course it has a large picture of pizza itself with it's brand labels and design. The pizza is square with good portion of toppings, weigh 315g and about 9 inches ".
The pizza base was lovely and really crispy with a right thickness. The tomato topping is very tasty and not too sweet. The combination blends pretty well with quite thick cheese spread that made up of Edam, Montery Jack, Cheddar and Mozzarella.
For me, this is the downside because other competitor offer a lot lesser than Godfellas, as you can get more pizza for that price, but it was definitely woth a buy if it's on offer.
As for comparison with other frozen pizza, Godfellas have a much better taste and texture, quite delicious and I felt that it's a great value for money considering the amount I paid for it. Goodfella's pizza was quite an enjoyable snack, especially those yummy cheese. The Margherita pizza is also suitable for a vegetarian diet and can happily feed two to four people. The Cooking time from frozen is approx 14-16 minutes which I find to be a plus, a good alternative for a quick meal as well. With regards to it's nutritional content, half of this Pizza has 415 calories and 16.4g of fat which isn't the healthiest option for a meal but for a fun treat snack, I wouldn't worry too much about that as it isn't bad as long as you eat in moderation. Overall, It's still perfect to have, good for sharing that can be enjoy anyday of the week.
Good Fella's Delicia Margherita Pizza
Now i am a huge pizza fan both fresh, and frozen you just cant beat it, and i have tried a hell of a lot of different brands pretty much all of the ones tesco and asda sell to be honest.
The Good Fella's Delicia Margherita Pizza usually retails for about 2 pounds fifty in the majority of super markets, but it can usually be found on offer for either buy one get one free or i have also seen it on offer for a pound too which is a bargain.
The pizza its self is square instead of round which makes it easier to share as is pointed out on the box. The box is mainly green with a large picture of the pizza on the front and as you can see it looks delicious.
It takes around 20 minutes to cook in the oven and will happily feed two to four people depending on how hungry you are. The pizza base is nice and soft and the tomato topping is very tasty. They also place a lot of cheese on the pizza which is great some company's lack this but this defiantly is not one of those.
All in all its a great cheese and tomato pizza!
These are currently on offer at Asda for a bargain £1 just now instead of the ormal price of £2.25, so I just had to get one. I normally plump for the Pepperoni one, as Cheese and Tomato Pizza tends to bore me a bit, but now and again I fancy one, and I even stretch to a Ham and Pineapple one when the mood takes me.
These are found in the freezer section and weigh 315g. Not the largest Pizza, I would say a 9", and I could eat one with a whole Garlic Baguette, which I don't think is that difficult for tea.
The box looks alright. It is mainly green in colour and has a large picture of the Cheese and Tomato Pizza on the front. It looks quite thin, but really Cheesy.
Cook this in a 190o Oven for approx 14-16 minutes. I find this time scale alright, and I often put on the bottom shelf for about 5 minutes. This lets the base crisp up nicely.
Half of this Pizza has 415 calories and 16.4g of fat. Since I mentioned I can eat a whole 1 of these and the Garlic Bread on top, then I guess it is no wonder I am trying to stick to a diet.
So how does this taste? It is lovely. The base is thin, but Crisps up easy enough. The Tomato Sauce is thick enough, but it gives more of a hint rather than it dripping with it and there is a slight Herb-y taste to it as well. The Cheese on top is quite thick spread and made up of a blend of Edam, Montery Jack, Cheddar and Mozzarella.
I'm not quite sure if this is worth the right price of this, as you can get more Pizza for the money, but it is such a nice tasting Pizza. I have a few in my freezer due to the offer that is on, and suggest if you see this on offer, then it is certainly worth a buy!
It was whilst I was doing my online shop recently that I noticed the Asda promotion that was concerning a whole variety of frozen food items. As I knew my freezer was a little on the empty side following the Festive season, I decided to have a look at the offers and see if I could restock my freezer a little.
One item that I noticed was on offer was the "Goodfella's Delicia" Margherita pizza for only £1. I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with frozen pizza in general but this is the sort of thing that my partner will heat up for himself and I knew it wouldn't go to waste or anything of the sort.
When the pizza arrived alongside the rest of my shopping, the first thing that struck me about the pizza was the size of the box. I could tell straight away that this little frozen pizza would feed both my partner and myself quite nicely (when served with some garlic bread etc) and I was impressed with the fairly generous size.
When it came to cooking the pizza all I had to do was preheat my oven and pop the pizza in. The instructions actually advised that the pizza should be placed directly onto the shelf in the oven and this would make the base of the pizza nice and crispy. I followed these instructions as I like my pizza to have a nice crisp texture and I am not a fan of those soggy, stodge-filled 'deep pan' pizzas that are so common nowadays.
My first impression of the pizza when I removed it from the packaging was that there was a good helping of topping on top of the pizza base. This consisted of cheese only as it was a Margherita pizza but I find that frozen pizzas in general are usually quite stingy in terms of their toppings!
Another bonus to cooking the Goodfella's Delicia pizza was that it took just a jiffy to cook to perfection and from frozen the cooking time was just under 15 minutes. This suited me down to the ground on the occasion that I cooked the pizza as I had a hungry fiancé to feed!
There was no noticeable smell I was aware of as the oven was cooking, but I could see that the cheese on top of the pizza was starting to brown and melt nicely.
When I removed the pizza from the oven after the relevant time I could see that the cheese had melted all over and the base had turned from a pale whitish colour to a golden yellow. Satisfied that the pizza was cooked properly, I began slicing it up. The first point I will comment on is the fact that the pizza was SO crispy that it was quite difficult to slice up without using a bit of force. I have problems with one of my hands so this proved a bit difficult for me personally although I did manage in the end.
The taste of the pizza was really quite delicious and I felt for what I paid I got great value for money. I had been half expecting a really cheap and nasty frozen pizza but the Goodfella's pizza was neither, and in actual fact I thoroughly enjoyed it! The cheese in particular was of a very high quality in my opinion, and I liked how I could easily taste the tomato in the base coming through whilst I was eating it.
The base was really crisp and thin, which led to the pizza appearing to be a bit lighter than I would usually expect from a frozen pizza.... A welcome surprise indeed.
I thought that the overall taste and flavour of the cheese and the tomato on this pizza were of a really high quality and I was pleasantly surprised. Both my partner and I thoroughly enjoyed the Goodfella's Margherita and I will most definitely be buying it again.
The nutritional information on the back of the box informs me that half of the pizza will provide me with 415 calories and 16.4g of fat which of course is not the best news, although I tend to find that most convenience foods such as this one are on a par and none are tremendously good for you.... It's called junk food for a reason after all!
The Margherita pizza is suitable for a vegetarian diet. There is information on the packaging regarding wheat, dairy and gluten so that consumers can make an informed choice about the suitability of this product.
The Goodfella's pizzas are available from supermarkets such as Tesco and Asda. I paid only £1 for the 315g pizza but they generally cost more than this when they are not on offer.
I will be buying this again and can only award it top marks... Delicia indeeda! :-D
On a recent trip to our local Sainsburys store I noticed that they had Goodfella's pizza's on offer for less than the Sainsburys own brand. At just half price, £1.24 this was a bargain that I had to have!
We normally don't buy pizza unless in need of a quick fix, prefering instead to make our own. However having discovered that my better half had invited friends over for a buffet that day I was starting to panic!
The pizza itself was nice. It cooked quickly (just 15 minutes from frozen), and the base was nice and crispy, and just the right thickness. The topping itself, was also very nice. The tomatoe sauce wasn't too sweet and the cheese was very nice, not too strong but not cheap tasting either. My criticism here would be that the person who did the topping to this pizza was obviously feeling a little mean that day as there wasn't a lot of it! I did find also that the cheese did go slightly oily on the top which doesn't look nice or feel nice in your mouth! a quick dab with a sheet of kitchen roll did the job though!
I would buy this pizza again if it was on offer but I certainly wouldn't be paying the full price of £2.49 on it, it's just not worth it when comparing it to the Sainsburys own brand or even better my other halfs homemade one! yum yum!
My mum is ill at the moment so it meant I could choose what I wanted for tea and cook it for myself so it had to be pizza!!
Usually that means whatever's on offer at Morrisons and it was this Goodfella's 'Delicia Margherita' pizza which says it is original stonebaked on the front, yum!
The pizza is huge for one person but I'm a growing girl and it is only thin crust too ;)
This is suitable for vegetarians as it used veg oil and cheese at the main topping too, plus tomato of course...
Goodfella's say their product contains no artificial colours or flavourings and is packaged in a big square box but the pizza is round and must be the twelve inch size.
Made in Ireland and weighing 315g it is really good value as we only paid a pound for mine :)
The calories are high with 415 per half a pizza and 5g of sugar, 16.4g of fat and 1.9g of salt - not healthy which is why I get to eat a full one on my own as my mum won't touch it, lol!
The pizza topping is made out of mozzarella cheese, basil and tomatoes and stone baked. In your own oven it is just a matter of baking it for 12-14 minutes on Gas 6 and it comes out all bubbling and smelling gorgeous!
It is very easy to overcook one of these so be careful and also be careful not to burn your mouth as this is boiling for the first few minutes.
Bake from frozen for best results and enjoy the 23% mozzarella cheese and 2% Monteney Jack cheese, 2% cheddar and 1% Edam cheese - yum!!
The taste is fantastic, full of rich tomato paste and loads of dairy flavour I could eat one to myself...ohh I did, lol! Five stars from me; I love the thin crust but be aware it contains gluten, wheat and milk.
Five stars from me, one of my favourites is this Delicia :-P
Pizza over the last few years has become more and more popular, and getting one delivered to your door is simplicity nowadays. The main two suppliers of delivery Pizza's are Dominoes and Pizza Hut, both serving good Pizza with lots of trimmings should you require. They are however quite expensive compared to the Pizza you can buy in any supermarket, even if you take into account the massive savings they frequently offer on orders over a certain amount. I'm guessing most of you like me are now looking for the cheapest way to feed your family yet still give them a decent meal. If Pizza is your choice for the day then I suggest the supermarket is the place to go, I'm in no way particularly pointing you towards the product on review although you could do far worse.
Goodfellows are frequently advertised on TV, which in itself is no great boost to confidence since if a product requires such aggressive advertisement then it probably means the sales are down and an effort is being made to highlight the product to the consumer again. I sometimes feel that if this is required perhaps the consumer has tried and not particularly liked the product, and hence failed to make another purchase.
For an outlay of around £2.40 you can get one of these Delicia Margherita or Pepperoni Pizza's and in all honesty you most probably will not be disappointed. The quite large Pizza will probably feed three comfortably provided there is some chips and other some other side dishes on hand. This all might not sound too enthusiastic and rightly so. There is plenty of cheese and the crispy base is still of reasonable thickness, but by adding a few extra pence to my £2.40 I could quite easily have bought a store made Pizza, which is made in store to my specifications with more toppings and is slightly bigger. The Delicia does taste quite good and does what a Pizza should and fills you for a while, but there are no lasting lingering flavours, the cheese is Ok but nothing special, and I found in general the whole experience was rather bland. I've purchased many of Asda's in store Pizza's and in my humble opinion they are of far better quality than this Goodfellows Delicia.
The packaging and label did give a pretty clear indication of the contents, and although it was reasonably nice it too was none too impressive. I wouldn't go quite as far as saying I was disappointed, but I was perhaps expecting a bit more oomph from this Pizza, my expectations were most probably hyped by the advertisement to an extent where they were never going to be met, or at least not for £2.40. A good Pizza at a reasonable cost, but for your dosh there are undoubtedly some better offers available in both ASDA and Morrisons. It is a good job we are all different or it would be a boring old world, many of the reviews I have read on this Pizza praise it, I unfortunately cannot go anywhere near the praise department, it was good but nothing special.
I am a complete Pizza addict and like to try most cheese and tomato or vegetarian pizzas. I generally have a few favorites and then buy whatever is on offer when doing to weekly tescos shop. When this came up on offer I snapped it up as I had really liked the look of it.
The packaging first attracted me as the pizza looked not too thick or too thin and didnt have too many varieties of cheese on top, I can't bear the goats cheese ones. I liked the fact it was square, the gimic appealed too me. The packaging appeared Italian, and thats the sort of style pizza I like, whilst there was a salad in the corner, making the pizza look like a perfect meal for me.
When I got the pizza home and opened it up I was pleased to see the packaging was recyclable. Inside comes a small silver looking tray which you can put the pizza in the oven on. This is most wonderful to me, saves me washing up a baking tray.
The pizza cooked quickly and evenly all over giving a golden cheesy top, the smell was wonderful and luckily the taste was as good. The pizza, being square was quite easy to cut without all the topping falling off. The ratio of cheese tomato was just right and the taste was exactly as the pizza looked and smelt, amazing! It was easy to get the pizza to go brown without drying out, and the base was evenly cooked, not burnt or soggy at all.
I love this pizza and it is one of my new favorites. It is a bit pricier than I normally pay, so I purchase a few when on special off, as it is frozen its easy to stock up. For a froxen pizza, this tases as good as a fresh one. I haven't checked out the calories though...
As these are only £1 in Morrisons at the moment I thought I would try one for my tea at work.
I put it in our super fancy pizza oven for 10 mins, and added some fresh mushrooms to the top as it looked a bit boring.
After 10 mins the cheese had gone quite rubbery looking, not like a Morrisons own pizza which just looks amazing.
The base is really thin and crispy which was ok but not great. The tomato sauce didnt really taste of anything. I had my crusts dipped in maionnaise to make them more interesting.
The cheese was so rubbery and didnt taste like real mozzerella. I have to say I was very disappointed in the taste of this pizza as it looked so nice in the picture. Maybe thats why it was only £1.
The pizza could have easily fed two with a bit of salad, but I ate the whole thing because of a busy shift at work ahead of me on friday night. I did feel very full up by the end despite the thin crust.
I would recommend this if you are picky about your pizzas as I am. I like them to actually taste of something. Its fine to fill you up, but not great for much more. Alas I threw the box away so couldnt tell you about the fat content but I can imagine its quite high because there were 2 different types of cheese on there.
Supermarket Pizza...hmm - can be a bit like when you were a kid and you wanted a burger and your mum said she would make you one and it would be just as good as macdonalds - ring any bells with anyone :)!
Can be hit and miss is what I'm trying to say. They always look delicious on the box but can be a tasteless disappointment when you come to eat it.
This one is not I am glad to say. Goodfellas Delicia Margherita pizza is my favourite non take away pizza because they seem to have got everything just right. For those who havent tasted it, I will try and describe it as best I can.
The base has got a great texture, its quite light, and it tastes really good too, not at all cardboardy like some. Also its not floury.
The tomato topping is also really nice, this may sound odd but it reminds me of baked beans! A lot of pizzas tend to overkill on dried herbs which I hate, so its nice that this doesn't.
More often than not I add my own toppings at home because they dont do any more vegetarian varieties. For meat eaters I think they do a chicken and a pepperoni version too.
Finally the cheese is just right, enough off it and not too cheesy. The shape is square so easy to divide between a group.
I love Goodfellas pizza, they have a real take away feeling to them and are normally just as nice as the pizza shop down the road, this thin crust pizza is no exeption, it tastes great and can be bought on a budget, or at least cheaper than te take out.
You can buy this pizza in most food shops for around £2, they are often in Tescos on offer though which can make them even more of a bargain.
These pizzas are square in shape, so they are easier to divide amoung others, it your are nice enough share.
The pizza itself tastes great, it is a bit plain though as there is only a margertia topping, though theres nothing to stop you from making it a bit more interesting by adding some of your own ingrediants to it.
Goodfella's Delicia Margherita Pizza is suitable for vegetarians and has no artificial colours or flavours.
The nutritional information per half a 370g pizza is as follows:
As you can see, as a part of a meal these pizzas arent too bad for a bingey little treat.
These pizzas are also really easy to cook, you just pop them into the oven at 200 degrees and wait 14-16 minutes for them to cook, they are a really easy meal for those busy days when you cant put too much time into cooking and need a nice treat fast.
I think that these are great as a snack to share or as a meal, they taste great, are easy to cook, arent that expensive and also wont comletely wreck your diet. A great pizza from the best pizza makers 'Goodfellas'.
Sometimes I just have a massive craving for pizza, I think out of every type of 'fast' food it is my absolute favourite. Recently ASDA had a special offer on these where they were only £1 each and I seized the chance to grab a few for the freezer.
Unlike other frozen pizzas I have sampled, Goodfellas never have that slightly soggy base in the middle problem that some seem to have, I really like thin crust pizza anyway (thats how you always get it in Italy) and as far as I am concerned this brand tastes the most authentic.
I particularly like the plain Margherita version as this gives you the freedom to add whatever you like to it or just have it as it is, it also means it contains less saturated fat than the meat heavy pepperoni versions that you can get (so its weight watchers friendly at around 7.5 points per half pizza).
For a bit of no added fat variety just slice up a pepper and a couple of mushrooms with a red onion, saute in some low fat cooking spray until soft and then scatter across the top before cooking, delicious!
Stonebaked thin crust pizza.