“ Brand: Trattoria Verdi / Type: Pizza „
This is my favorite frozen pizza, nice tomato sauce and plenty of cheese topping. The only problem i have is the new improved base, it reminds me too much of the San Marco pizza base. my preference is for the old style, i hope they change it back soon. Untill they do i give this pizza 4/5. Would have been full 5/5 if they hadn't changed the base.
We had this for tea the other day. Some weeks we go through phases of having pizza 2 or 3 times (terrible I know) and last week was one of these weeks!
I found this pizza in Tesco, after looking in the chilled section and not finding anything appealing I decided to go to the freezer section. I'll be honest I usually shy away from frozen pizzas unless it is a well known brand such as Goodfella's or Chicago Town. This is because I think usually chilled pizzas or making your own tastes so much better and I often do not like the bases on frozen pizza.
However, I decided I could put up with frozen pizza on this particular day so browsed the freezer section. There were no good offers on and the majority of the pizzas were in excess of £3, as we are meant to be saving I was drawn to this pizza as it was only £1 for a 425g pizza. Also in the range was a stonebaked version for the same price and both thin and deep pan pepperonis.
Getting the pizza out of the box I was quite impressed, it wasnt a bad size probably about 10 inches and there was plenty of cheese on it. It would happily serve 2 as a main meal or 3 or 4 as part of a meal. You need to cook this pizza in the oven and it takes around 20 minutes at 200 degrees. After 20 minutes the cheese was bubbling and had gone golden brown. It smelled lovely and the cheese smelled nice.
Cutting the pizza was really easy, the cheese was simple to cut through and did not fall off or get stuck to the slicer and the base although crunchy was easy to slice through.
Biting into the pizza the first taste that hit me was the cheese. It tasted lovely and had quite a strong flavour which meant it was the perfect amount of flavour to a standard pizza. There was a nice helping of tomato sauce, I do not like too much and this was just the right amount, it was not too spicy instead it was smooth and had a lovely flavour. I was impressed by the base, it was crunchy on the outside and nice and soft on the inside. The topping went right up to the edge of the pizza which is a positive for me as I do not like too much crust!
100g (just under a quarter of the pizza) contains 240 calories, 3g sugars, 6.4g fat (3.2g saturates) and 0.8g salt. Now this isnt too bad for a pizza, however it should only be enjoyed as a treat.
We really enjoyed this pizza and will definitely be buying it again due to it representing really good quality and value for money. We have also tried the stonebaked pepperoni version and this was equally as nice. The flavour of this pizza was lovely and all ingredients were of good quality, for £1 you cant go wrong.