“ Brand: Sainsbury's / Type: Other Ready Meals „
Pepperoni Pizza is my favourite kind of Pizza. Although you can't beat a Takeaway Pizza, that isn't so budget friendly as one from a shop. Since we are trying to watch the money a bit just now it has been more supermarket things and less takeaways.
This was the first time we had tried this one. I always felt that the frozen ones are better value than the fresh, and there is often a good saving to be had. This cost £2 for the Pizza and was on a 2 for £3 offer, so we got 2 for the tea that night. The Pizza is 306g so a not bad size teamed up with Garlic Bread.
This has larger and smaller discs of pepperoni. Not a huge amount of Pepperoni, but enough so that each bite you could probably taste some on it. The Tomato Base is a good enough scraping and tastes like it has Herbs through it and a bit of a spice, There is some Red Onion on top which breaks up the Pepperoni a bit and the covering of cheese is good enough too. The Cheese tastes mature enough but more a nice light Mozzarella.
This cooks in about 20 minutes. The base ends up thin and crispy and seems a bit floury, and the top is soft without being greasy.
Being a pepperoni Pizza this is high in fat and calories. per half pizza this has 417 calories and 21.1g of fat.
This was a nice Pizza. At £2 it was ok priced, but since in Asda you can get a very similar Pizza for about £1.30 as standard then this is a tad pricey. Not too bad though!
I love pizza and the other day my mates bf who I am staying with along with the rest of the family at the moment purchased me one of these as the rest of the family was out and me and him needed to eat! I hadn't tried this out before and quite simply couldn't wait to get my teeth stuck into it!
The box is square and a sort of light pink colour with a cut out section to the front of it in which you can see a section of the pizza through it. I am told that it is Sainsbury's Thin & Crispy Double Pepperoni Stonebake Pizza 'Light and crispy stonebake pizza base topped with mozzarella cheese, pepperoni slices an red onions on a lightly spice tomato sauce' and that it is mild in hotness and contains no hyrogenated fats, artificial colours or flavours and to keep it frozen till your ready to cook it and there is an at a glance nutritional chart on there. On the back of the box other information listed includes a full nutritional chart being given, ingredients and allergy advice is displayed, I'm told how to store it and how to cook it, the size is stated which is 306g and contact details for Sainsburys are given. Nice enough informative box this is.
Large and appears well topped as soon as you take it out of it's plastic covering. It's round in shape and the base looks a thin and crispy one. All you do to cook this is to cook it from frozen and pop it in the oven for about 16 minutes.
When cooked it looks great! Lots of pepperoni slices adorn this along with mini slices of the stuff and you get a few thin slithers of juicy red pepper on there too! A little bit of orange grease is apparent which comes from the meat and the cheese (although you don't get lots of it) melts well and rather evenly.
Taste wise I think this is one of the best store bought pizzas I have ever eaten. The base is light and not too chewy and goes doughy in the mouth. The cheese is mild and creamy and the pepperoni is salty and tasty. My only gripe with this is that there could be a little more red onion on it but lets not forget this really is a pepperoni pizza!
Tasty, quick to cook and it looks nice..... I think this is a fabby pizza and I ate a huge one all to myself so I must like it and I will certainly buy this again in the future!
Nutritional information Per Half A Pizza!!
Saturate Fat: 9.0g
Total Sugars: 7.0g
Only available in Sainbury's stores costing about £2.00 a pizza though at the time of writing this review this is on offer with 2 for £3.00!
I'm just going to come right out and say it: I was massively disappointed by this pizza. When it comes to pizza I am definitely a fan of the thin and crispy variety rather than the deep pan ones, so I was expecting to like this pizza. Unfortunately I think the name Thin and Crispy is a misnomer in this case, a better name would have been 'Brittle and Lethal'. When I bit into it, it kind of cracked, like an exceptionally stale cracker. What's more the 'Thin and Crispy' base broke up into sharp shards of dough, which are up to the task of cutting the soft tissue in your mouth. Not ideal really.
I liked the fact that the pizza was topped with 2 varieties of pepperoni (one tiny, one big) but in reality neither of them had a very distinctive taste. The cheese and tomato topping was quite thin and sparse and the cheese became dried out after the recommended cooking time of 16 minutes. In general, I found eating this pizza akin to chewing on a bit of cardboard, albeit a very sharp and unpleasant bit of cardboard.
From a nutritional point of view, this pizza is pretty much par for the course, with moderately high amounts of salt and fat and very high saturated fat content (and that's only per half pizza, if you can manage a whole one then watch out for those fat and calorie levels).
In fairness the pizza only cost £1.75 (or 2 for £3), which is towards the cheaper end of the scale. However, when I compare this to something like a Goodfella's Delicia (similar price and style) I am hard pushed to think of anything positive to say about it, the Goodfella's pizza would win on all fronts. This is not just brand snobbery though, I like to buy supermarket own brand products where I can, but in this case the product is not up to scratch. Only 1 star I'm afraid, I wouldn't even recommend it to my enemy.
This thin and crispy pizza from Sainsburys has recently been added to the Italian range they do so the box is a bit different to the photo Dooyoo have got up, I've eaten loads of them before and after they rebranded and it's exactly the same pizza!
It's a chilled pizza but you can freeze it and that's exactly what we do when they have them on half price special offer like at the minute. This one was about £1.75 and like I said it was half price so that makes it quite an expensive pizza at full price, that's why when they're on offer we buy a tenners worth and freeze them.
The base is nice and thin, I'm not mad keen on fat stodgy pizzas so this one is perfect for me. The cheese is quite thick on the pizza and it's melted lovely so that it spreads all over the top, it's gone a wicked golden brown in the oven and looks yummy.
There's loads of pepperoni on the pizza, I cut ours into 6 slices and they all had at least 3 bit of pepperoni which is pretty good for one of these chilled pizzas. The pepperoni is majorly spicy, it burns a bit if you eat too much of it and that's why I usually pull some off my slices because I find it uncomfortably hot sometimes. Another thing I'm not mad about the pepperoni is that it's proper greasy, there are loads of puddles of fat on top of the pizza that has come off the pepperoni.
It's a greasy pizza full stop, I had to wipe my mouth after every single mouth full and can't eat much of this before I feel like I've had enough. I prefer the Tesco one that's the same as this because it's not as fatty tasting and also the pepperoni is much easier to eat! lol
I love the rich tomato sauce on this pizza because it's got a nice flavour of herbs and is also quite sweet tasting, I think it goes wicked with the cheese and wish it was spread more thickly. The tomato sauce doesn't go too close to the edges of the pizza and because of it being a thin base it means the crust goes a bit too hard and crunchy.
I think this is a nice pizza but like I said the Tesco one is a bit better, I'll still eat this any time it's there but will carry taking some of the pepperoni off because of how spicy it is!
Recently our budget just got a little tigher, we cant really afford take outs anymore so we have been buying more and more food just to cook in the house. Recently I picked up Sainsbury's Pepperoni Thin and Crispy Pizza for just around £2.50, (though they are some times on offer 2 for £4). This is much cheaper than take out which can some times cost me £7 for a pizza, not including delivery charges.
I really liked this pizza, the pepperoni tasted great and there wasnt too much cheese on it, however there were a few onions on it, which didnt bother me, but not every one likes onions, so watch out for that. There was a good portion of tomato sauce for the base on this pizza too, not too much and not too little. As the name suggests the base was lovely and thin and crispy, though not too crispy. This seems to be a real all rounder of a pizza, if you dont mind onions.
This pizza takes around 15-20 minutes to cook, you just pop it in the oven at around 180-200 degrees and wait, its a really simple and stress free thing to cook, though it isnt just quite as easy as a take out.
The nutritional information for Sainsbury's Pepperoni Thin and Crispy Pizza is:
Per Half Pizza
As you can see this pizza isnt very healthy, there is quite alot of calories per serving of half a pizza, and there is also quite a high fat content, for this reason I think that this pizza should only be kept as a treat, though I still think it would be healthier than take out pizzas, every thing good in small doses is the best motto to stick to.
I recommend Sainsbury's Pepperoni Thin and Crispy Pizza to anyone who is cutting back on spending on take outs, or just anyone who loves pepperoni pizza, it tastes great, is easy to cook and also isnt too expensive.
All day yesterday my granddaughters were mithering me for pizza for their tea so in Sainsbury's I decided to buy one of their chilled pizzas as it's cheaper than ordering a take away considering everyone seems to like totally different things. One thing we all agree on however is that when it's supermarket pizza it has to be thin and crispy, plus we all like pepperoni as a topping so it was kind of inevitable that I'd end up buying the Sainsbury's Thin & Crispy Pepperoni Pizza.
Too much packaging, straight away. The pizza is sitting on a foam base, covered in plastic and inside a box. Why the box? Totally unnecessary. Why can't Sainsbury's do like Tesco and Asda and dispense with the box, selling the pizza in just it's clingfilm wrapper? It's definitely more environmentally friendly and takes up less room in my freezer.
Cooking is simple, 12 minutes at Gas Mark 7 for perfectly cooked pizza. I've had these plenty of times and if you pre heat the oven for a minute or two and then cook for the 12 minutes then your pizza will be done as the timer goes off, if you put it into a cold oven I find it will take a few minutes longer to cook and also burns more easily once it is cooked.
It smells gorgeous while cooking and my kitchen was filled with a rich and spicy pizza aroma. It looks good once cooked, I can tell that the base has cooked to a nice crispy finish just by looking at it and the toppings look very nice indeed.
I cut the pizza into six generous slices for the three of us to share, Sainsbury's make no mention of the size of this pizza on the box but I'd imagine this is a 10" pizza which is an ideal size for us. Because of the way the toppings are laid out it was easy to cut the pizza into slices so that we all had an equalish share of pepperoni and that meant no moaning between the girls'.
The pizza was delicious in the opinion of both myself and my granddaughters. The base was thin and hadn't soaked up a load of fat like deep pan pizzas do meaning that I was left with a deliciously crispy pizza. The crust had turned a golden brown and was perfect for dipping into the BBQ sauce I'd served with the pizza, the toppings almost touched the very edges of the pizza anyway so there was very little boring crust left. The pizza wasn't terribly greasy like a lot of supermarket pizzas, obviously there were the little puddles of grease on the pepperoni but everywhere else was tasty without being overly oily.
There was only one problem with the topping and that was the fact that the pepperoni was bizarrely spicy! I mean it was HOT, so much so that my nine year old granddaughter had to take hers off the pizza even though she can eat a curry as easily as the next man! I struggled to get through mine, but I do like a nice spicy piece of pepperoni so persevered with it. Of course the twelve year old ate hers without even noticing the extra spiciness!
I like the fact that Sainsbury's haven't gone overboard with the cheese on this pizza, they've used a cheddar and mozzarella blend which adds a bit of texture and flavour to the cheese. I find mozzarella only pizzas to be bland and I definitely like the extra cheesiness the cheddar provides, although the traditional mozzarella is definitely the predominant cheese here. The cheese is in a thin layer but has bubbled up and browned slightly at the edges giving a delicious 'real pizza' appearance and taste.
The tomato sauce used on this pizza is lovely. It has a rich tomato flavour similar to a puree and has had just the right amount of herbs added to it. It compliments the cheese and pepperoni perfectly and does its job of holding the base and cheese together wonderfully. There is a little bit of a tang to the tomato sauce too which perhaps is an addition of garlic, I'm not sure and I don't have the box to check now but there is definitely something in the sauce which gives it added oomph compared to other supermarket pizza.
In all I was extremely impressed with this pizza, because you can freeze them I had taken advantage of Sainsbury's special Buy 2 for £4 offer so I am unsure how much one pizza is. I seem to remember them costing £2.59 at normal price but they are more or less constantly on 2 for £4 so I always buy the two so I can freeze one for another time. Half a pizza contains 448 calories and 19g of fat, which is high but nothing compared to the calories you would use up if you had the same pizza in Pizza Hut!
A thin & crispy pizza base covered with a rich tomato sauce, a blend of mozzarella and cheddar cheeses, topped with slices of hot pepperoni