“ Brand: Stateside Foods / Type: Pizza „
I love a pizza and rather often lately I have found myself eating the stuff out and about...just today actually I was at an all you can eat Italian buffet place in Bristol and I stuffed myself to the brim with lots of gorgeous pizza lol.
However not always am I rich enough to eat out or order a take away and so more often than not I will pick up a couple of pizzas in a week and bung them in my freezer.
This one I spotted in Asda costing a mere pound (usual price) and I decided to try one a couple of nights back.
Red and black square shaped box with a small 'window' to the front of it of which you can see a bit of the pizza through. On the front of the box I am told that it is Stateside Foods Thin & Crispy Pepperoni 'A thin & crispy base topped with tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese and slices of pepperoni' and I'm also told that it is suitable for freezing, cooks in 12 minutes, the best before date is clearly stamped on and the weight is listed which is 282g. On the back of the box other information listed includes ingredients, allergy advice and a full nutritional chart being shown, I'm told how to cook it and contact details for Stateside Foods Limited are given. Nice enough box, informative enough and inside it the pizza sits on a white cardboard sort of base and is covered in a see through plastic.
The Pizza Itself:
Round and not too thick you can cook this in the oven, from chilled on about 10-12 minutes or straight from frozen in 12-14 minutes. I cooked mine straight out of the freezer, after removing all the packaging of course and found it to cook really well in the time stated.
The pizza appeared nice enough. Not too thick, the cheese had gone a little brown where it had melted and the pepperoni was in abundance in large disc shapes all over the top of it, so I was off to a good start it looked nice!
The base was simply ok. It was a whitish colour, not too doughy but firm and although I agree it was a thin based pizza I wouldn't of referred to it as a crispy based one at all. It didn't have all that much flavour really but it was soft and at least it wasn't bread based (which I hate!). Then over that there was a thin layer of tomato puree which had a hint of oregano seasoning to it and was tangy. Ok there could of been more of that but what there was did mingle well with the cheese that melted over and into that.
The mozzarella melted well over all that and evenly too. It wasn't greasy or too rubbery and was really mild in flavour and then the pepperoni did leak a little bit of orange oil onto that making it look rather attractive. The pepperoni was really thin and had a meaty and slight garlic taste to it and I did feel all the flavours went very well together indeed really.
Not a bad pizza this one. Ok it doesn't give a taste explosion or owt like that but I felt that the flavours were well balanced and enough were given! Economy buy this one but not lacking too much on quality!
Nutritional Information Per 1/2 Pizza:
of which sugars: 4.2g
of which saturates: 8.9g
Dietary fibre: 3.8g
Available in all good supermarkets etc priced at about £1.00 a pizza.