Asda’s Create Your own Pizzas!
Sometimes you go into your Asda and look for a pizza, but they just never satisfy everybody in the family. There will always be someone who doesn't want onion, or doesn't want pineapple, or who doesn't like meat. Some may think the only other option is to buy the (very!) expensive Dominoes pizzas where you can choose your own toppings, these cost almost £8 for a simple cheese and tomato pizza at 13.5inch, this is for a regular pizza base, and simple cheese and tomato! You can go into Asda and buy a simple 14inch pizza for just under £3, plus your toppings which cost £1 for two toppings. So, that's only £5 for a Pizza with two extra toppings!
The pizzas unlike Domino's or Pizza Hut do need to be cooked by you at home, but this means you can freeze it or buy it hours before you are going to eat it.
Of course the taste all depends on your personal preference! You can choose exactly what you want on your pizza, so if you want Garlic oil squirted all over your pizza with Jalapeno's and Pineapple (a combination your unlikely to get in a pre-made pizza!) then you can have it. There is a choice of different bases:
- 10 inch Pizzas (Thin and Crispy, Stone Baked and Deep Pan)
- 14 inch Pizzas (Thin and Crispy, Stone Baked and Deep Pan)
- 10 inch Stuffed Crust Pizzas (where your crust has melted cheese inside giving it that extra kick of taste!
And also hundreds of different toppings which you can choose from *which I will go through in a while*.The pizzas from Asda taste just as good, if not better than Domino’s and Pizza Hut, as you can cook them for as long as you wish, if you like your Pizzas crunchy (how I do!), you can leave it in for an extra 5 minutes whilst I find Domino’s pizzas very soggy and the bottoms seem very wet, which I can’t stand. With these Asda pizzas you don’t get this unless you cook it like this yourself (in which case you have nobody to blame but yourself!!). The pizza bases are perfectly cooked before hand, and all of the toppings are top quality foods. The pizzas taste as I said earlier, better than Domino’s, and make a delicious and quick meal for all the family.
As I said earlier, the toppings cost £1 for two, and are as follows:
Meat & Fish
Onion (red or normal)
On top of the toppings you choose you then get extra cheese sprinkled all over and a choice of Pizza Oil, either Basil or Garlic flavoured (at no extra cost!).
The Pizza’s are heat shrink wrapped (like what you get in the Supermarket when they have been pre made), with a barcode sticker for the till. So it doesn’t come in a box like you get from a Take Away restaurant, but they do come in an easy to open bag, which keeps the pizza fresh until you re open it to cook it!
Cooking my Pizza
Ok, well of course when you buy a pizza from Domino’s it is already cooked for you, and this takes away some of the hassle, but as I said earlier, this can sometimes be soggy, and even a little cold depending on how long you have waited for it, or how far you have had to drive since picking it up. Cooking your Asda pizza couldn’t be easier.
Remove all packaging, not forgetting the polystyrene disc which keeps it stiff in its packaging, and place on the middle shelf of your oven, with a tray below it (to catch any drippages!), best on a Pizza tray in the oven to cook evenly.
The oven should be pre heated to Gas Mark 6/200°C/400F, for 12-15 minutes, or until the crust is golden and the cheese is bubbling away nicely, but beware to keep checking the Pizza as ovens can vary and you don’t want a burned pizza! If you have frozen your pizza (which must be done on day of purchase!), cooking time will be increased to 15-22 minutes.
No pizza is ever going to be “healthy”, but of course it all depends on what you have on the top of your pizza as to just how “unhealthy” it’s going to be. If you have triple helpings of cheese, bacon, ham, chicken, and everything else you can have, then it’s of course going to be less healthy than a simple chicken and mushroom pizza.
It is very hard to work out exactly what the nutritional information of a pizza of this kind is as it all depends on what toppings you have, what type of base you have, and what size pizza you have, so I wouldn’t be able to give you exact calorific information, and neither would the store, but it’s simple really if you want to have a healthier pizza have healthier toppings. If you’re not really all that fussed about what you eat, then to be fair, you wouldn’t care about the nutritional values of the pizzas!!!!!!
As for allergy information, the pizzas do contain gluten, milk and wheat.
They are suitable for vegetarians should the vegetarian choose vegetables and not meat! But the meat and vegetables are kept behind the same counter, as a non vegetarian I can’t see that been an issue, but maybe for some vege’s it may be.
As I said earlier they are much cheaper than the other pizzas you get from Domino’s and Pizza Express for example. And are on offer at the moment, two 14inch pizzas for £4 (this is without toppings), and as I have mentioned a few times, it is £1 for two extra toppings (extra to your basic cheese and tomato base), so in theory you can get two great pizzas for all the family for £6!! I am quite boring when I have my pizzas and I choose Cajun Chicken and Bacon with Garlic Oil, I hate onion on my pizzas, which comes on most of the pre-packed ones, and I’m not too fussed on peppers either, so these pizzas are perfect for people like me!
Asda create your own Pizzas are excellent for fussy people, people like me who don’t like having nasties on their pizzas, or if you’re allergic to certain toppings! They’re perfect for kids (you can get individual pizzas), as they can pick their own toppings themselves so they don’t have to sit there picking the “bits” off the top! They can pick their favourite toppings which might be the strangest of combinations, but if it’s what they want and they’re going to eat it all, then what’s the problem!!!
These are certainly the best Pizzas of this kind for their price, for a 14inch pizza which will happily feed 4 people you will pay £5 for the base with two toppings, £7 for four extra toppings, who could ask for more!!!!!
I would recommend these pizzas to everybody, no matter who or what their tastes are. Excellent value for money, and very yummy! :)