“ Brand: Iceland / Type: Pizza „
I like eating pizzas, they are quick to cook, easy to serve and tasty at any time of the year. Normally from Iceland I tend to stick to their chees and tomato or cheese and garlic pizzas. However a few weeks ago, I saw this pizza on the end of the aisles which caught my eye. The packaging is bright, eye-catching and I think very non Iceland.
The pizza sat in my freezer until a few nights ago, when I just fancied it. Upon opening the pizza I have to say I was surprised. I know nothing looks like the picture, but this honestly looked nothing like the picture. It looked small, and squashed, and almost as though someone had sat on it in transit. It was colourful, I will give it that, but the ingredients just looked proceeded, especially the yellow and red peppers. I could see red onions, but the spinach and courgettes the back of the package promised were included were nowhere to be found.
After looking at it and deciding whether to cook it or not I thought what the heck, I have brought it now so I might as well give it a go, and to be honest I wish I hadn't bothered. Lack of taste is a real understatement. I found this pizza to be very bland and tasteless. It tasted more like a supermarket value pizza than a pizza packed with vegetables.
Overall for me the packaging was the highlight. If the pizza was of the same standard as the outer packaging then I would have no problem, but I suppose it comes down to you get what you pay for.
I would suggest that if you are looking for a tasty vegetable pizza then you steer clear of this one, and consider spending double to get the quality and the taste - I know this is what I will be doing in the future.
I purchased this item last week for the princely sum of £1.50 - im on a budget and needed my pizza fix and a bit of 'health' to go with it.
To look at the box you would think that its going to be a puny, thin and a not very well topped dry pizza (well, I did) but i got it home and opened the box (with a pile of extra topping to cram on top if it was lacking my desired level of toppings) and I must admit I was very suprised. It was packed full of lovely looking, tasty veg like peppers, onions, tomatoes, spinach all cut into lovely bite-sized pieces with the obvious helping of cheese!
Once cooked I couldnt physically wait to try it and actually burnt my mouth in my haste - but it was certainly worth it. The combination of a crisp base, with a warm tomato sauce and juicy veg was delightful and the cheese complimentewd the pizza without overpowering the taste.
For the money its econd to none, other supermarket brands couldnt compete with this flavour of pizza it tasted so fresh and morish. It would feed 4 nicely with a bit of garlic bread or pasta on the side. In my case, I ate the whole lot and it filled me up.
MIght not be one for the kids though with all the veg on it - could look a bit daunting for them, and I dont think bigging it up as a pizza would help either because lets face it - if your a kid and you see veg you run a mile. maybe et them the cheese and tomato one from the same range to keep them happy?
Ok, so to be honest, I bought this pizza and really was not expecting much as:
1. It was from Iceland
2. It cost £1.50
But I have to hold my hands up and say I was wrong. For a frozen pizza this is amazing. Its a really nice size for one hungry person and the quality is excellent. The base is thin and crispy without tasting cheap as often is the case with some frozen pizzas and the topping is jam packed with really nice vegtables. Its so nice to have a veggie pizza that isnt basically a margaritta with a few peppers thrown on top - this one has mixed peppers, courgettes, onions and spinach, which a generous helping of tasty cheese!
The calorie content is also respectable, and not as bad as some other frozen pizzas.
I would honestly compare this product to the fresh and more expensive pizzas you can get from Sainsburys or Tescos that cost up to 3 times as much - really handy to have in the freezer for when you have guests over!
This item is a real find!