“ Brand: Weight Watchers / Type: Pizza „
The Weightwatchers range seems to be improving all the time, and their meals are getting more varied. I bought this out of curiosity and because I like feta cheese.
It comes wrapped in plastic and in a white box with the Weightwatchers logo on the front. Parts of the top of the box are clear so you can see the pizza inside.
Once removed from the packaging, the pizza seems a lot smaller than the box would suggest, and you can see that there isn't that much topping on the pizza. It has a stonebaked doughy base with the usual tomato sauce on it, and then feta cheese and red onion. There are a few slices of onion and feta cheese crumbled on the top. I'd prefer more chunks of feta and a some more slices of onion. They have added the topping sparingly so you do need to rearrange the topping so it covers the entire pizza, otherwise when you cook it, you might end up with a slice of mere dough and tomato.
While in the oven, it smells great - herby and spicy. Once cooked, the dough is soft and the tomato sauce tangy. You can taste the feta and onion but not to the extent I would like. However it does taste good and if you didn't care too much about keeping it lower fat, you could always add more topping yourself.
This is just enough for one person - I cut it into 4 squares and it's a sufficient dinner if you have loads of salad with it (I'm sure you could have it with chips but that would defeat the point of buying a Weightwatchers pizza!)
I have bought this a few times and I would recommend it as it is very tasty. It contains 407 calories and 1.9g of saturated fat.
This costs around £2.69 for a 217g pizza.
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I have one word for this pizza - YUM. I brought one a while ago and shoved it in the frezzer completely forgetting about it, then I found it just at the right time because I was really craving some junk food.
These pizza's come chilled, so you can keep them in the fridge for around a week or you can freeze them. I froze it and it came out perfectly well and very, very tasty.
They don't take very long to cook - about 15 minutes in a fan assisted oven from chilled and they are 6.5 points - for the whole pizza! There is easily enough for 2-4 servings depending on how bigger portion you wanted, but probably 2 would be the most for adults.
I have to admit that I just had the pizza and had it to myself, but I never went over my points for the day, so it's not that bad.
The base is somewhere between a thin and cripsy and a deep pan. It is very tasty and you can really taste the feta and onion, it tastes so good you have to wonder if they made a mistake with the points.
The only thing I wasn't so happy about was the price - £2.79 is quite hefty for a pizza, but I dont buy pizza all the time anyway, so its not too bad as a treat from time to time.
My other half is away for a few weeks exploring the Balkans (lucky so and so) and therefore I have had to do a bit of shopping to just feed myself while he is away.
On the Sainsbury's reduced shelf on Sunday was this pizza from the weight watchers range, it was reduced from a normal price of £2.69 to £1.49 and so I picked it up, the only caveat was it was 1 day before use by so I needed to eat it that day really, I had it for my sunday tea.
This pizza is only 6.5 weight watchers points, coming in at 407 calories and 1.9g of saturated fat for the entire thing. I have to admit though that my initial excitement wore off a little when I got it out of the box. The packaging is quite clever because you only see a little of the topping through the small window in the cardboard, when you get it out the box it is considerably smaller than the box size would suggest (but then I usually think this of pre-packaged pizzas anyway).
I guess this is one of the reasons why it is only 6.5 points, however it probably is a sensible portion size - it's just that I love pizza and this looked a bit measly.
Anyway, it is quite a thin base (which luckily I quite like) but the topping looked fairly generous, slices of translucent caramelised onion and chunks of feta cheese scattered right up to the edgews with a tomato sauce underneath and lots of herbs too.
I oven cooked my pizza for about 10 minutes until it looked crispy on the outside and the cheese was bubbling all over, it smelt very good when I got it out of the oven, the sweetness of the onions and the herbs was the overriding scent.
As this is quite a small pizza really I cut mine into quarters and this worked pretty well. I have to say I was pretty impressed with the taste and the texture of this pizza, the base was nice and crispy but not too hard and the topping was delicious. The caramelised onions work really well against the slight sharpness of the feta cheese and the sauce underneath adds yet another flavour to the mix.
I did actually force myself to eat this pizza really slowly, resisting the urge to wolf it down like I usually do with it, this was in an attempt to make myself appreciate every mouthful because I was aware this felt like a smaller than usual portion. It seemed to work though and aside from making me enjoy the flavours more it meant that when I had finished it I actually did feel like I had had enough to eat.
This is a pretty good product from the weight watchers range and, unlike some of their other pizzas which I have tried, it did not leave me feeling short changed. Initial skepticism was replaced with satisfaction, doubled by the knowledge that this had not ruined by points plan for the day.
I would definitely buy this particular pizza again and will be a bit more organised next time and do myself a no point salad on the side to make it even more enjoyable. A great alternative to fat and calorie laden pizzas from the ready made aisles.
For lunch yesterday my daughter and I shared a Weight Watchers pizza, which we had with home made potato wedges, peas and sweetcorn. I have tried other Weight Watchers pizza and find they're one of those products that you either love or hate, and I definitely loved this Caramelised Red Onion and Feta Pizza!
The pizza is the perfect size for two people sharing and has a fairly thick base and more onions than I'd usually have on a pizza, I was quite nervous that the large amount of onion would spoil the taste of my lunch but it really complimented the other flavours and made for a delicious and tangy pizza.
The pizza base is stonebaked and retains a delicious crispness once it's been cooked, cooking time is short and even from frozen this pizza takes only 12 minutes to be thoroughly heated through. The base is nicely seasoned and tastes very much like those plain pizza bases you can buy to top yourself.
The toppings on this Weight Watchers pizza are lovely, the red onions have been caramelised with balsamic vinegar and this gives it a sweet and very interesting flavour. The onions are a little soggier than I would like but they are so full of flavour that this is not a problem at all, although a bit crispier would have been nice. The onion slices are places on top of a low fat cheese which has melted beautifully and compliments the rich tomato sauce really well, there is very little sauce used but I found there was just enough to flavour the pizza and add some moistness to the overall meal.
There are quite a few areas which have been covered in feta cheese, this cheese doesn't melt particularly well so tends to stay where it's put but this is ideal for the pizza as it meant that every other mouthful contained the creamy feta and it gave the pizza a very interesting and smooth consistency.
Together the flavours all work well, the tanginess of the caramelised onion is a sharp contrast to the essentially bland feta and I thought the combination was delicious. I loved the fact that this pizza is so low fat as every time I've eaten pizza from Pizza Express, or even some frozen pizzas, I find I feel quite sick after just a couple of slices because of the extremely high fat content. This whole pizza contains only 5.8g of fat so that's a big difference compared to other pizza which can sometimes hide up to 18g within their delicious exterior!
I'll definitely buy these again despite the fact that they are rather expensive at £2.89 for a fairly small 209g pizza, but then you're paying for the Weight Watchers name as is the case with most of their foods. Those of you who are following the Weight Watchers plan will be pleased to hear that this pizza contains just 6 1/2 Weight Watchers Points, which is only slightly more than one slice of Margarita pizza from Pizza Hut!