Product Type: Sainsbury's Ready Meals
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Simple Sainsbury's basic frozen pizza!
Sainsbury's Basics Pizza
Member Name: stephbond89
Sainsbury's Basics Pizza
Advantages: Simple to cook, and very easy to make a delicious meal!
Disadvantages: None for us.
Sainsburys basic cheese and tomato pizza
== How I came by it ==
Well I have recently changed my monthly shopping from Asda to Sainsburys due to problems with Asda home delivery (which you may have read about in my Asda home delivery review!) and general quality of the food.
Last month I was doing my monthly shopping when I spotted these frozen pizzas in the Sainsbury's basics range, I have had the Asda fresh Smart Price pizzas, and although we often add our own toppings we enjoyed them, so I thought I would give these a go.
We have a chest freezer and we tend to have selection of "proper" food and quick junk food for every occasion. And as my other half works night this seemed ideal for him to grab something quick and easy to munch on before work and when also when I am alone at night rather than cooking a huge meal for my self and I don't like ready meals finding them very bland and untasteful, so I do like quick easy meals when my hubby is out at work!
== What is it ==
Well as the title may suggest it is not a tin of custard it is a Sainsbury's Basic cheese and tomato pre-frozen pizza.
You can either eat it as it is or create your own toppings from what you find in the fridge. It is also a great activity for kids to do without much mess to be given these simple pizzas and a range of toppings to choose from and make their own lunch!
The pizzas are very simple cheese and tomato pizzas.
== What is it like ==
Well first impression it's frozen, ah that's right I've got to cook it first- so gas mark 5 and 18 minutes later I have one pizza.
First impressions it smells good with plenty of cheese on it. The first bite was great the tomato sauce is lovely and has a great basil taste to it not sloppy not over powering just a nice tomato sauce, not just a simple tomato puree which you usually get on cheap pizzas. The base has a lovely crunch to it as well.
The base is not thin crust, but is about 1.5-2cm deep, I myself prefer a thin crust pizza, but this went nice and crunchy unlike many deeper dish pizzas, so I was very happy!
We added ham and extra cheese to our pizza, though in the future, I don't think I would bother with the extra cheese unless it was Mozzarella as it just didn't need it.
== Price comparison ==
At the minute this pizza is priced at 78p per pizza so not hugely expensive. Asda has one in for 78p as well and Tesco has one in for 78p. So the 3 major supermarkets have them in for the same price within there basic ranges, we have not tried either Asda or Tesco frozen varieties of pizzas, so I cannot compare them, but this one is definitely well worth the price!
== Ingredients ==
Pizza Base; Tomato Sauce; Mozzarella Cheese (from Cows' Milk) (18%).Pizza Base contains: Wheat Flour, Water, Rapeseed Oil, Dextrose, Yeast, Salt, Flour Treatment Agent: Ascorbic Acid.
Tomato Sauce contains: Water, Tomato Purée, Maize Starch, Basil, Sugar, Garlic Purée, Black Pepper, Cheese Powder (from Cows' Milk).
Summary: Delicious pizza which is so simple!