This is a sponsored review by BlogHer and Newman's Own.
I live about five miles from the Newman's Own headquarters in Westport CT and am thinking I ought to stop by to give someone a big hug for inventing this pizza. I know that sounds a bit extreme, but until Newman's Own Thin & Crispy came along I had given up on frozen pizza altogether.
When I picked up the pizza last week I decided to pop it in the oven for a quick mother/daughter lunch. Like nearly everyone in the under-3 set, my daughter is a huge fan of pizza and does not yet possess the social skill known as lying to be polite. If this pizza was bad I would hear about it, no holds barred, from her little mouth.
I baked the pizza according to instructions - directly on the middle rack at 425ºF - and it crisped up perfectly. The only struggle I had, however, was prying it off the rack. I found a large pancake spatula and oven mitt did the trick. Then I let it cool down a touch so I could cut it, and my daughter and I went to town.
As my daughter chewed silently - a sure sign of approval - I contemplated my own piece. True to the box, the pizza was thin and crisp, heaped with cheese and sauce. The crust was practically an afterthought, merely functioning as a base for the toppings. The sauce had a true tomato taste and the cheese melted and stretched nicely with each bite. Signs that the pie baked very well.
With the baking process and taste already getting a huge thumbs up I turned to quality. What I love about the Newman's Own Brand in general is that it truly cares of the health of the consumer. Every product is developed with careful care and study. This particular pizza contains no modified food starch, sodium nitrates, modified corn starch or transfats. All of the ingredients are hand-picked to be all natural and pack great taste. Did I also mention it fits my budget nicely?
As far as frozen pizzas go this is the only one I plan on buying for as long as it's available. Newman's Own is generously giving away to prize packs valued at $75 each, contents of each prize may vary. For your chance to enter see the rules below. Now go buy some pizza! And, remember, all profits go to charity. Newman’s Own Foundation continues Paul Newman’s commitment to donate all profits to charity. Over $300 million has been given to thousands of charities since 1982.”
1. Contest runs from 9/1/2010 - 9/30/2010
2. To Enter: Leave a comment here telling me your most favorite pizza topping! Be sure to include you email address.
3. Winners will be announced on 10/2/2010. Winners will be picked using the Random Number Generator.
3. See Official Rules here.