“ Brand: Iceland / Type: Pizza „
We love pizza in our house, particularly if it costs just £1.00. This is a fantastic way to fill up the freezer for those nights when one of us has worked late and cannot be bothered to cook up a feast and just wants something quick to throw in the oven.
We have tried a few of the Iceland pizzas in this range now and generally they have been average or good and we haven't really had one that has been inedible.
This pizza is quite thin, as the name would suggest, and there is a fairly generous smear of tomato sauce on the base, a nice spread of cheese that melts once cooked and then there is the chicken & onion toppings. The main pizza really is a cheese & tomato pizza with a handful of toppings sprinkled over the top. There is a small amount of chicken and a fairly equal amount of onion. Neither the chicken or the onion is in a large quantity or in huge chunks but the small pieces do work quite well at giving a crunchy bite.
This pizza takes around 20-25 minutes in the oven and does come out lovely and crispy. The cheese melts well and I find this easy enough to cut with a pizza cutter.
Overall we quite like this pizza. The £1.00 price tag is very reasonable and the cooking time, as stated on the box, is accurate. The pizza cooks evenly and there is a fairly ample amount of toppings when you consider just how cheap this pizza is.
I cannot find anything bad to say about this pizza. The onion is crunchy, the chicken is small but flavourful. It cooks quick, tastes good, the price is right up my street for a quick, lazy dinner and my husband likes them too. When I am being lazy I just have to put on a plate, slice and dinner is ready.
Hubby and I bought a job lot of pizza - one of each variety in this range, and we're slowly working our way through taste testing them. Well for £1 a pizza they're a pretty good buy, and it seemed like a good way of filling the freezer. So far the best has been the cheese and onion, and the worst the double pepperoni. As you can imagine, with this one we were keeping our fingers crossed.
We opened this one up and looked it over. We had an ok start, there's a nice layer of cheese and tomato over the base, but it's just a little low on the named toppings. Although what was there was pretty evenly spread across the whole pizza so there were no big gaps, and we didn't have to rearrange anything. By the way, these pizzas are all around the 365g-380g mark so a good size as long as you're not starving hungry.
Into the oven with it, and like with most of the others, it actually does take the time stated on the packet. I do find this nice, it makes such a change from products that say gas mark 5 for 20 mins and yet once you've cooked them a few times you know full well that actually it needs gas mark 6 for 25. Anyway, Iceland do seem to have got this right, follow the instructions and the pizza is done.
The base on this is nicely cooked, crunchy on the bottom and still soft on the top under the toppings. The combination of chicken and onion works rather well together too, although I wasn't sure of it before hand to be honest. I think for me it could certainly have done with a bit more of both chicken and onion though. It did sort of feel more like a cheese and tomato pizza with a little sprinkle of chicken and onion rather than a chicken and onion pizza because the dominant flavours were the cheese and the tomato. One good thing though, like with all the other pizzas in this range that we've tried so far, the pieces of chicken and onion on here are a good size, so when you do get a bit on a mouthful you know you've got it. Not a greasy pizza at all, and the pieces didn't sag when I picked them up like with that pepperoni one.
It would be nice to say that I enjoyed this as much as the cheese and onion, or the chicken fajita ones, but I didn't quite. I think actually the quantity of pieces overall was about the same as on each of those, but obviously there was only half as many of each as it was a two topping pizza.
Don't get me wrong, this was nice, and we'll probably buy it again. It was in fact about the sort of pizza that I'd expect for a quid, i.e. nothing totally wonderful, but pretty nice overall you know, and quite respectable for the price. I think Iceland have done a good job with this, but perhaps not as good a job as they could have done.