“ Brand: Iceland / Type: Pizza „
~*~*~ Iceland Thin and Crispy Four Cheese Pizza ~*~*~
~ What is it? ~
Quite self explanatory, this is a four cheese pizza from Iceland. The four cheeses are -
Vegetarian Mozzarella Cheese
Vegetarian Edam Cheese
Vegetarian Red Cheddar Cheese
Vegetarian Cheddar Cheese
It is on a thin and crispy base.
~ Price & Availability ~
Available from Iceland stores and priced at a great £1.
~ Why I buy it ~
My boys all love pizza, they like takeaway pizza's but those are not very purse friendly so when I go to Iceland I often pop a couple of these pizza's into my trolley.
My boys favourite pizza is a plain cheese and tomato so it's these I buy the most often.
~ Cooking ~
These need to go in the oven for between 14 - 16 minutes according to the packaging, use gas mark 6 or 180ºC. However I find that they are perfectly cooked in 20 minutes, anything less and they don't look quite cooked enough.
~ Overall ~
These pizza's are a decent size but the topping can vary with each and every pizza! They have the tomato base and the cheese topping but I find the amount of cheese is always different! For instance tonight my son had one for his tea but there wasn't much cheese on top, you could see the different colours of the cheeses there just wasn't very much there at all, the tomato paste/puree could clearly be seen and then we have had other that are packed with a generous amount of cheese! So I do tend to grate on an extra bit of cheddar if needed towards the end of the cooking time.
The pizza stays quite soft but the edges crisp up and that is perfect for my children as that is just how they like them, but should you wish for them to be crispier I would allow them to cook a little longer.
I find they taste quite nice and have eaten them myself with a bit of sald.
They are a great value tasty pizza.
Thank for reading :o) x
I have only been a member of Dooyoo for a couple of weeks and this is the first item I have actually bought having read about it on this vey site. Admittedly it did not break the bank as it was a £1 frozen pizza from Iceland!
There is an Iceland in our small town....but I never go there. I have been put off by too many "Mum's gone to Iceland" adverts, especially around Christmas time.
On Saturday, I read a review for this pizza and as my daughter and I were on our own for the evening, I decided I did not fancy doing a great deal of cooking and we both agreed pizza would be good.
I easily located the pizzas in the unfamiliar Iceland chest freezers and was surprised to see they had quite a range of "Thin and Crispy" pizzas. I picked up "4 cheeses" for my daughter and "cheese and onion "for myself and proceeded to the checkout with a £2 pound coin in my hand. Dinner, sorted, for £2, when was the last time that happened???? The pizzas I usually buy from the deli section are more like £4 each...and they're not that great.
These pizzas take 14 minutes in a preheated oven. Whilst the oven was preheating I decided to customize both pizzas (again as suggested by the previous reviewer). Some ham for my daughter and some peppers for mine and in they went. I always end up grating extra cheese on our pizzas but on this occasion I was pleasantly surprised by the generous amount of cheese on each pizza and did not feel it need any extra.
Still feeling a little lazy, I realized that the pizzas without being huge were more than generously sized for one person and therefore decided against wedges, salad etc... A quick look at the box did warn me that my little Saturday night feast would amount to over 800 calories but I decided to ignore this!
14 minutes later and my daughter and I are happily tucking into our pizzas. My very fussy daughter pronounced it "yummy" after a couple of mouthfuls and I have to agree with her. The pizza was not over thin and if you like it really thin like they do in Italy then I suppose you could go for the " extra thin and crispy" one they do. The tomato base tasted fresh and not over spicy and as mentioned earlier the cheese covering was generous. I was very happy with the extra ham and peppers I added and felt there were many other toppings I could have popped on there to make it more exciting but to be honest, it would have tasted all right as it was.
I will definitely go back and keep a couple of those pizzas in my freezer for late nights and emergencies of if my kids have friends over. I don't think you could get anything better for £1! Thanks Dooyoo for a great tip!
I decided to try a pizza from Iceland when a friend recommended them. She told me that they offered a good range, and cost only £1 each. What also appealed to me was the fact that they offered a vegetarian such as myself more choice of toppings than good old tomato and onion. I picked up a couple to try but the one that I am reviewing today is the "Thin and Crispy Four Cheese Pizza". I like both thick based pizzas and the thin crusted ones, providing they aren't so crispy they are in fact difficult to get your teeth into!
The four cheeses mentioned on the packet are mozzarella, red cheddar, Edam, and Monteray Jack. All of these are vegetarian versions which is very useful for me. If I make my own pizza, I have to be careful to use cheese that is in fact vegetarian. This can vary from brand to brand and worse still many are not labelled as veggie friendly even if further research reveals that they are. There isn't any additional vegetables used in the topping, but it is easy to add some if you want to. Apart from the cheese, the only other flavourings are the tomato sauce spread on the base and some herbs - garlic, oregano, paprika and pepper plus chilli oil. This is another reason the pizza appealed to me - the flavourings listed are what I would add to a pizza I made myself.
The pizza is frozen, and comes in a cardboard box, with an inner plastic shrink wrap style covering. The fact it is frozen means it has a long "shelf" life. It is a flat box too, so it is thankfully easy to store even in a crowded freezer such as mine. It doesn't need to defrost so it is very quick and simple to prepare. All you need to do is unwrap it and place it directly on the oven shelf. I have introduced these to my brother, who cooked his on a baking tray. He complained that the bases were always too soft. He switched to following the instructions, and dispensing with the tray and that made the world of difference. It is important for the heat to reach the pizza from all directions, I think. The cheese does melt as it cooks, as you would expect it to, which means that some occasonally drips on to the oven floor or shelves. I would rather this happen than have a less well topped pizza though!
I was not impressed with the amount of cheese I could see when I first opened the box. It looked a thin layer even if it was well spread out. Once it was cooked though, the cheese seems to double as it melts, and I was perfectly happy with the amount of topping in the end. It smells very cheesy too. I couldn't taste much Edam, but the other ones give plenty of flavour. The herbs aren't strong either, but as this is called a four cheese pizza, I am happy for the cheese to take the lead as regards taste. The tomato base is more obvious in taste and helps to add colour too. It isn't the most colourful of pizzas, despite the fact red cheddar has been used but I still think that a pizza coated with plenty of melted cheese looks rather appetising! The base really is both thin and crispy. It tastes really fresh, which surprised me as it is a frozen product. It holds the topping well, and is great to bite into because it isn't too hard or chewy. I love the contrast between the crust and the soft melting cheese on top. I also like the fact the cheese isn't stringy to the point it is hard to eat.
I usually share one pizza [335g], with 2-3 other people, with side dishes such as potato skins and wedges. It isn't huge but we all get a decent sized slice each. If we want more, the pizza is so cheap it doesn't matter. I have bought this pizza several times now, sometimes to use as is, sometimes as an easy base for vegeatble toppings such as mushroom and peppers.
I wuld definitely recommend that you give this pizza a try. It is really good quality in both taste and texture and it is amazing value at £1. I like to keep a pizza in my freezer for lazy cooking days, and this one from Iceland will definitely be my first choice!
I don't normally shop at Iceland but last week I went to Netto to try and save money and Iceland is next door. I thought I would have a look what was in there and saw pizzas at £1, I don't normally buy the very cheap pizza as I think they taste salty and have hardly any cheese on them but hey times are hard so I picked up a couple. (even went back today for a couple).
******************** The Pizza **************************
The pizza is frozen and comes in a cardboard box, which I don't understand (it's the same with most frozen pizza) as it is then wrapped in cellophane so the cardboard just fills up the recycling.
Once you open the box you will notice there isn't a lot of cheese on. Well to me there isn't as I can see lots of the tomato sauce. So I have to add more cheese. I sometimes add other things to pizza (well always for my husband). Today I added quorn sausage to half the pizza for me and my hubby had jalopenos, onion and peppers, I then had to grate some cheese over the pizza. I find if I add anything a little cheese is needed to stop the added things drying up but on this pizza more cheese is needed anyway.
The box states the pizza will cook in a fan oven in 14 minutes. I always cook my pizza longer as I like the cheese to be slightly brown, to cook 2 pizzas it took about 20-25 mins in a fan oven.
**************************** When taken out of the oven *******************
When the pizza is taken out of the oven it slides off the shelf onto a plate and it doesn't sound soft, which is good. As I start to cut the pizza I can hear the crunch so I am impressed so far.
******************************** The Taste ************************
As I bite into the pizza it is crispy enough but not as thin as I like when pizza is advertised as being thin. The taste doesn't seem too salty. The sauce tastes good with plenty of flavour but not too garlicy. As the pizza cools on the plate the crust gets softer as it does with all pizza.
This is a four cheese pizza but as I added exra cheese it became a 5 cheese pizza. The 4 cheeses are mozzarella, red cheddar, edam and monterey jack cheese. If there is a lot of mozzarella I find it quite stringy but there was no stringy cheese in this pizza probably as there was very little of every cheese on the pizza.
Although more cheese is needed and the base isn't as thin as I would like I would buy this pizza again, for £1 for a 335g pizza I can put up with adding a little exra and the base being a little thicker.
When we went to Iceland last, we stocked up on pizzas. A new set of thin and crispy range that Iceland have recently brought in at £1 each. They're all between 365g and 380g, and so far we've tried out most of them. This time it's the turn of the Iceland thin and crispy four cheese pizza. These are all boxed alike by the way in green boxes with pictures of the pizza named on the front, and so far it's been quite a good representation of each pizza too.
On opening this box, I was impressed again. The pizza did look like the one on the box, it had a good covering of cheeses - sometimes it seems to me that companies say ok we're putting 4 cheeses on so we'll only put a tiny bit of each. I don't like that, if I'm gonna get 4 cheeses, I want to see that there's a LOT of cheese on there ya know, otherwise I might as well just get a regular cheese and tomato pizza. Anyway, so far, so good! The four cheeses used on this pizza are: Mozzarella, Monterey Jack, Cheddar and Emmental.
The cooking time was once again bang on. They've really got this right which I do like, it means someone's actually taken the time to check out how it really is best to cook these in a conventional oven at home rather than just estimating which is what I think some companies do. It's very frustrating to read on a packet that something takes a certain length of time at a certain temperature and then find that really it takes 5 mins longer and needs the oven hotter too. Or worse still when you put something in for the time stated and when you take it out, it's well cooked around the outside, but isn't even properly hot in the middle. Drives me potty!
The pizza that came out of the oven was hot, nicely covered in cheeses, and had a nice crunch to the base as we cut it into slices. As each slice got lifted, it didn't bend and bow and look soggy either, it stayed nicely in place which made it much easier to eat. The crunch when you bite into this is good, it's nice and light, crisp at the bottom and softer on top where the toppings are. The cheesy flavour is really good, and the stringiness is lovely. You can't really taste the different cheeses on here because they've all melted together, but it's much nicer I think than it would be if it was just Mozzarella or just Cheddar for example.
This is really good! The flavours and textures just go together so well, and for £1 they've really got this so spot on! There's loads of cheese, but you can still taste the slightly sweet tomato over the base, and even the base itself here. (It's actually even making my mouth water thinking about this at 9:45 in the morning writing about it for you lol). I guess, if I've any complaints it's that there wasn't more of it lol. Hubby and I shared this and both of us wished we'd had a whole one each on this occasion. Definitely one I'll be buying again!