Friday, 25 April 2014

Review: Dr Oetker Ristorante Spinaci & Tradizionale Mozzarella Pizzas

Confession time!  I have been a rather lax blogger in recent months and have a huge backlog of reviews and posts to crack on with!  Strangely enough this stems from around about December 13th, so essentially I can say it's all Tatiana's fault ;-)  The joys of having a newborn, you really do forget that everything else goes by the wayside!  Anyway, the first long overdue product I must tell you about is the new pizzas from Dr Oetker.

We were asked to sample the new Ristorante Pizza flavour, the Limited Edition Spinaci, which was the variety chosen by voting on the Dr Oetker Facebook site.  Like the other pizzas in the range, it has a nice, crispy thin crust, and the topping is substantial, but not enough to make the top of the base soggy.  Of course, it's all a question of taste, but this is the ideal pizza for me, as I really don't like thick bases or too heavy a hand with the toppings.  The spinach provides an interesting flavour, although we did find the pizza a little sweet almost.  The iron taste of the spinach went very well with a glass of Soave though!

The second pizza we tried was from the new brand in the Dr Oetker range, the Tradizionale.  These medium-thick pizza bases are baked directly on hot stones, creating a crispy outer and a light fluffy middle, almost a ciabatta-style bread.  We sampled the Mozzarella flavour as the other two varieties are both meat-topped (Salame and Prosciutto-Funghi), and it was delicious!

A very rustic-looking, almost homemade style pizza, with a good medium base and decent amount of topping to balance it, but again not overloaded and soggy (yay!).  The Mozzarella variety had a good covering of creamy, melting mozzarella, tangy cherry tomato halves and basil pesto drizzled over.  We all really liked this pizza and the girls have asked if they can have it again several times.  A really good pizza for a quick fix at home and as authentically home made looking as frozen pizza gets.  Very impressive.  Just one complaint, can you add another veggie variety to the range, please?!

The Dr Oetker Tradizionale range of pizzas retail at £3.50 each and are widely available.  Highly recommended!

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