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Tesco Thin & Crispy Ham & Pineapple Stonebaked Pizza

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Brand: Tesco / Type: Pizza

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      15.12.2010 16:48
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      Not one I would go out of my way to buy again but not one I'd run like the plague from either!

      I love pizza and I really do appreciate a good ham and pineapple one so when I spotted this one in Tesco for a pound I thought it made sense to try it out. Please note though that I requested this link and I am not reviewing Tesco Thin & Crispy Pizza but Trattoria Verdi (which is still a Tesco pizza and still stonebaked and thin etc).

      The Packaging:

      The box is olive green and has a photograph of a pizza on the front of it. We are told of course that it is Trattoria Verdi Thin Crust Stonebaked Ham & Pineapple Pizza 'A thin and crispy base topped with tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, pineapple and formed ham' and we are shown a symbol on the front that tells us that it cooks from frozen in 14 minutes and there is an at a glance nutritional chart on there too. On tha backk of the box otrher information listed includes ingredients, allergy advice, a full nutritional chart and storage details (this is freezable by the way), cooking instructions are given (12-14 minutes in the oven, not suitable for microwave cooking), the weight is stated which is 350g and contact details for Tesco are listed. Nie enough packaging and the pizza itself comes in a plastic see-through covering which you simply tear off prior to cooking it.

      The Pizza itself:

      Thin looking with a splattering of cheese, pineapple and ham on it this was very simple to cook. It came out browned in the time stated on the box and the cheese melted and covered pretty much all of the pizza base even if it was thinly.

      The base was thin and crispy and tasted bread like. For me personally I founds this a little too hard on my teeth but of course if you like your thin and crispy bases, well this is certainly that! The tomato sauce gave the base a much needed moisture but was very plain and tomatoey in flavour and the cheese was mozzarella though whilst the pizza was ok it would of benefitted from a little more of this what there was did melt well without becoming too rubbery and/or greasy and was rather creamy in flavour. There was plenty of small, tasty and juicy pineapple chunks on it and the ham was processed looking and square and pink and wafer thin and in my opinion that was a bit too thin cos I couldn't really detect a lot of flavour from that at all and texture wise it just didn't stand out as meat if that makes sense and simply blended in with other flavours and got a bit lost.

      The whole thing was seasoned well enough, looked nice enough once cooked and tasted ok though for me like I have said I felt a bit more cheese wouldn't have gone a miss and I would of like the ham to have given some flavour to everything.

      Not bad, not great but if you like a crispy, crunchy base you could like this and at a pound a pizza its worth a go and maybe adding stuff on it to pep it up a bit whilst your at it wouldn't hurt either!

      Nutritional Information Per Half A [pizza:

      Calories: 345
      Sugar: 8.7g
      Fat: 7.3g
      Saturates: 3.5g
      Salt: 1.2g

      Only available in Tesco stores costing £1.00 a pizza.

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