“ Brand: Morrisons / Type: Frozen Food „
As a student, frozen pizzas have become a regular occupant of my freezer due to them being a quick and easy meal when in a rush. This was the first pizza I have bought from Morrison's, and at the price (£1), I wasn't sure how it would be.
The pizza is from there own brand range, but it isn't the value range, it's the one up from that. It comes in a cardboard box (recyclable!) that is 23cm x 23cm x 3cm that has a big picture of the actual pizza on the front that looks quite appetising. On the front and sides it has the price printed in large with a bright red background to make it noticeable. This is what drew me to it, so it definitely works! On the rear it has the usual information about the product.
On opening the box, you find a thin crust pizza that is wrapped in cellophane to keep it fresh and free from contaminants. This comes off easily enough and is sadly not recyclable. Uncooked, it looks reasonably appetising and it has quite an even covering of cheese, which cannot always be said for own brand pizzas. To cook, I put mine on a baking tray and cooked it at 200oC for 20 minutes. I found that turning it after 10 minutes helped to cook it evenly and completely through. Once cooked it had a nice golden colour on the cheese and the this crust base looked to be well cooked.
With a pizza cutter it was easy to cut and I could tell that it was cooked through as the base cut quite easily. I found there to be a bit of oil on the surface which must of come from the tomato/cheese topping so I used a bit of kitchen roll to dab this off. On first taste, it had a nice crispy base and the topping was nice and cheesy. It mentions on the front of the box that it is topped with Mozzarella, Cheddar, Monterey Jack and Edam Cheeses. I couldn't really notice any of the individual flavours, but it was still a nice taste. There was enough cheese all over the pizza to give it a good topping and taste through each slice.
As the crust had become a little crispy to eat alone, I had a bit of mayonnaise on my plate to dip them into which made them quite tasty and palatable. I find that crusts being crispy or going dry is a problem with all oven pizzas and so this isn't just a problem with this one. Health wise,this pizza is not too bad if it is part of your main meal. Half a pizza contains 367 calories, 2.6g of sugar, 13.1g fat and 1.3g salt, all of which are about 20% of your RDA. As for the ingredients, it doesn't contain much that I would class as not necessary at all. This is quite good for an own brand pizza and I would like to praise Morrison's for making this out of proper ingredients.
In the same range of pizzas, from my memory there are Chicken, Pepperoni and Hawaiian topped pizzas which I am yet to try. They all cost £1 which I think is great value from one of the leading supermarkets for a great pizza. I am going to give this pizza 5/5 as I really like it and will be definitely trying the other pizzas in the same range.
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