9.01.2010

Newman's Own Thin & Crispy Pizza

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.

103 comments:

  1. UUUUUMMMMMMMMMMM!

    i love italian sausage.

    good giveaway, great hostess.

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  2. My favorite toppings for pizza besides cheese are veggies - mushrooms, onions,spinach,green olives and tomatoes. Nice giveaway.

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  3. Fresh garlic and basil are good additions plus mushrooms and fresh tomato slices when in season....yum.

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  4. I love just sauce and parmesan cheese! YUMMY!

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  5. Sauce has such a great fresh tomato flavor. Very yummy

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  6. Cheese is my favorite topping :)

    Also, we get around the "scrape it off the rack" problem by using an airbake pizza pan with all the little holes in it. You get the same crispy goodness, but better portability. I usually spray the pan with olive oil or brush it with Cake Release.

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  7. I love black and green olives on pizza

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  8. I like black olives, mushrooms, and pepperoni toppings.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  9. I like onions and peppers on my pizza.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  10. Pepperoni is my favorite topping. :)

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  11. cheese is my favorite mrs.mommyyatgmail

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  12. I love spinach on my pizza
    joy.bennett at live dot com

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  13. My favorite toppings are cheese and pepperoni!

    Bloggytime20 at yahoo dot com

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  14. The most important topping is a high quality cheese!

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  15. My favorite pizza topping is mushrooms. Yum!

    jas8929 at gmail dot com

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  16. My favorite pizza topping is black olives!

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  17. I like black olives and jalapeno peppers.

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  18. horton111@aol.com

    MY FAVORITE TOPPING IS CHEESE, PEPPERS AND ONIONS

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  19. Fav is Pineapple!!!

    govivagirl at hotmail dot com

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  20. My favorite topping is onions and hot peppers.

    Dove056 at aol dot com

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  21. I love sausage, peppers and onions on my pizza.
    djeanq(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. Chicken and roasted red peppers. Thanks for the giveaway.

    s.mickelson at gmail dot com

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  23. I like Feta,Pesto,Olives,Walnuts and Grilled Chicken.

    Thanks for the chance!!
    mogrill@comcast.net

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  24. I love onions! :)

    Tarah
    tarah716[at]ymail.com

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  25. I like mine with extra cheese and mushrooms and then I sprinkle hot pepper flakes on it.

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  26. Extra garlic and hot pepper. msmith572@yahoo.com

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  27. I love veggies. I even use broccoli on my pizza. But my favorite are mushrooms. Or for something spicy, jalapenos!

    rugerpuppies at hotmail dot com

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  28. My favorite is spinach and cheese pizza.
    eswright18 at gmail.com

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  29. I love bacon and chicken. I am queenesperfect at yahoo.com

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  30. My most favoriteS are beef, bacon and black olive.

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  31. I like grilled eggplant and cheese.

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  32. If I had to pick only one favorite pizza topping it would definitely be fresh roma tomatoes.

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  33. My favorite pizza topping is mushrooms!

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  34. If I had to pick just one (today) it would be sausage...

    sksweeps (at) earthlink (dot) net

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  35. Green olives!

    kerin0874 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  36. I favorite topping is the cheese and extra cheese!
    sweetscove[at]gmail[dot]com

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  37. Pepperoni, salami, black olives, red onions

    Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

    bloggyig at gmail dot com

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  38. I love Italian sausage on my pizza!
    smchester at gmail dot com

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  39. I love Mushrooms
    dawns_horizen@yahoo.com

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  40. Sausage and mushrooms!
    wilburnnewsome atyahoodotcom

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  41. I like pepperoni, but really, I prefer that pepperoni with lots of veggies on the pizza.

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  42. Mushrooms and black olives are my favorites!

    ceriehl[at]gmail[dot]com

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  43. Pepperoni and banana peppers

    shel704 at aol dot com

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  44. my favorite pizza toppings are spinach and mushrooms

    teechbiz at yahoo.com

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  45. My favorite is mushrooms, mushrooms and more mushrooms!

    susitravl(at)gmail(dot)com

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  46. pepperoni
    con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

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  47. Pepperoni, black olives and extra cheese are my favorite toppings.

    cgclynsg0 @ gmail dot com

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  48. I love plain old cheese and pepperoni. Call me a traditionalist. Thank you for the delicious give-away.

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  49. Extra cheese, bacon, sausage, ground beef, onions, green peppers and mushrooms. (Email address is visible in profile.)

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  50. I love pizza with veggies tomatos, onions, peppers and mushrooms- the more veggies the more yummy!!!
    Diane Baum
    esldiane@gmail.com

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  51. I really just like a few different cheeses on my pizza.
    chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  52. I love pepperoni, pineapple and green bell peppers. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

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  53. My favorite topping is cheese!
    lori37712@gmail.com

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  54. I'm boring and like cheese pizza the best!

    katfam95 at aim dot com

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  55. I like green peppers.
    jnmacdonald at hotmail dot com

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  56. My favorite topping is mushrooms and pepperoni
    Elenna {AT] sbcglobal [DOT] net

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  57. I like black olives and mushrooms, so yummy!

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  58. My favorite topping is sausage.

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  59. I love green peppers on my pizza.

    purehrt555(aT)Yahoo(Dot)com

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  60. I love sausage on my pizza! Yum!

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  61. My favorite pizza topping is sausage and mushrooms! MMMM!! THANKS!

    mycreativecontainers@gmail.com

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  62. I love mushrooms and extra cheese.

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  63. My favorite pizza toppings are pepperonis and mushrooms.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  64. I love Ham and Pineapple on mine.

    hafner611{AT}gmail{DOT}com

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  65. My favorite pizza toppings are ham, pineapple, onions and bell peppers.
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

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  66. My most favorite pizza topping is mushrooms.

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  67. My all time favorite topping is cheese!!! Yeah baby!

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  68. mushroom and pepperoni
    kakihararocks@gmail.com

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  69. I'm a canadian bacon and pineapple fan!
    pauline15_01 at hotmail dot com

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  70. black olives is my favorite topping!
    ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

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  71. My favorite toppings are calamata olives, Feta, artichoke, onions and tomato

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  72. Favorite pizza toppings are banana peppers, pepperoni and black olives.

    amycastellano74(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  74. I love pepperoni on my pizza! If it costs the same for all toppings as for one topping, I would get everything but anchovies on it!

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    email in blogger profile.
    js22 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  75. I love mushrooms on my pizza.Thanks
    lstanziani(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  76. I like just plain cheese - hubby likes everything!

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  77. My favorite pizza topping is anchovy. Do you want to share a pizza with me?

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  78. (tallcapp - yes I do)
    I like most anything on pizza (including anchovies). I'd like to try the Roasted Garlic & Chicken pizza. Thanks for the contest.

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  79. I love bacon and green olives!

    trippyjanet at hotmail dot com

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  80. Pepperoni is my favorite pizza topping

    deb55106{at}gmail{dot}com

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  81. Banana Peppers for me!

    msurosey@yahoo.com

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  82. I like cheese, banana peppers, and Lots of onions!

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  83. My most favorite pizza topping would be pepperoni.

    chrystaljns (at) gmail (dotcom)

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  84. my favorite topping is pepperoni

    nblexp at gmail dot com

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  85. Cheese & crushed red pepper
    discriminating_diva at yahoo dot com

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  86. My favorite pizza topping is sausage.

    longbarb1@aol.com

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  87. I love peppers and onions on mine!

    nesta 67 {at} live dot com

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  88. I love pepperoni.


    charisscharity at yahoo dot com

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  89. I love roasted red peppers on my pizza.

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  90. My most fave pizza topping is pepperoni!

    justine417@comcast.net

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  91. Pineapple and feta cheese.
    dolniaks[at]consolidated[dot]net

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