Chicago Town Cheesy Stuffed Crust pizza review

Disclosure.  This post is a review of a product I purchased using vouchers I was sent for free.  All opinions are my own.

I was recently asked if I would like to review the newest variety of Chicago Town pizza. Now I had to think hard about this request, as this is one of my favourite brands of frozen pizza, but I’ve been avoiding buying frozen pizzas this year, instead either making homemade pizzas or enjoying one at a restaurant.

But in the end, I decided my blog would be a great way to highlight why I’ve been avoiding buying something that all the family enjoy. It is all because of what is hiding between the cardboard box and the pizza – namely plastic! And not just any plastic, but a single-use film which is not recyclable. If frozen fishfingers can be sold loose in a cardboard box, then why not pizzas? Come on Chicago Town. I hope you’re reading this. Let’s lose that unnecessary plastic please. The pizza will be just fine loose in the box.

Chicago Town pizza

So I received five £2 money off vouchers to try out the new Chicago Town Cheesy Stuffed Crust pizza along with any others from the range. I headed off to one of the large superstore branches of Sainsburys. But luck was not on my side. Surprisingly that branch didn’t seem to stock the new variety. And since I had already told the boys that it was pizza for tea, I bought the following varieties.

Tomato Stuffed Crust Cheese pizza – £2.50 (special offer)
Tomato Stuffed Crust Pepperoni pizza – £2.50 (special offer)
Deep Dish Four Cheese – £2

Chicago Town pizza

The first two for tea and the latter reserved for my next 12 hour shift at work, since the Deep Dish mini pizza range are suitable for microwave and have a quick cooking time. This used to be one of my regular night shift dinners before trying to reduce plastic. And the Tomato Stuffed Crust pizzas were a huge success. Not only very tasty and a good size for all of us, but son2 who never eats his pizza crusts, actually cleared his plate for the Tomato Stuffed Crust Cheese pizza and gave it the thumbs up. Cooking instructions are simple to follow too, plus the pizzas are easy to lift from baking tray to plate without sticking.

Chicago Town pizza

A few days later and it was back to the shops for another go at buying the Chicago Town Cheesy Stuffed Crust pizza. After unsuccessfully trying at Co-op, Tesco, Waitrose, M&S and at a second branch of Sainsburys, I finally hit the jackpot at a second branch of Tesco. There it was, the elusive Chicago Town Cheesy Stuffed Crust pizza, although wrongly labelled on the shelf.

So I put the last 2 vouchers towards the cost of that plus a Classic Crust Chicken and Bacon Melt, which were both on special offer at 2 pizzas for £6. The boys would be overjoyed at getting pizza twice in less than a week. How lucky are they!

Chicago Town Cheesy Stuffed Crust pizza

And the big question. Would son2 eat the pizza crust this time too?

Chicago Town pizza

Unfortunately not, but he did still enjoy the rest of the pizza. And I have to say that I found the cheese in the crust tastes quite different to the cheese on top, as it is a cheese sauce, which is something else he won’t eat. He is a very fussy eater and the only cheese he eats at all is mozzarella, but only the pizza type, not the mozzarella balls. So hush, he quite happily ate mozzarella, monterey jack, mature cheddar and emmental on this, assuming it was just mozzarella.

This is another area where I haven’t been able to find a plastic-free solution yet. I always feel guilty buying the bags of grated mozzarella or packs of mozzarella slices for him so if anyone knows where to buy plastic-free mozzarella, then please do let me know. I can’t even seem to find a block of mozzarella, which should be marginally less plastic than buying grated or sliced.

Chicago Town pizza

However the rest of the family all enjoyed our Cheesy Stuffed Crust, plus the Chicken & Bacon Melt too. So I can recommend these pizzas for being great tasty and excellent value for money. But as said above, my only complaint is to please please lose the inner plastic. In my opinion, a frozen product is fine loose in a cardboard box.

And for those who are interested, here are some more Chicago Town posts from my archive a few years back.
Chicago Town Takeaway pizza review
Chicago Town Deep Dish pizza review

I’d love to hear what is your favourite pizza?

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14 thoughts on “Chicago Town Cheesy Stuffed Crust pizza review

  1. Lucy

    Chicago Town Pizza is the BOMB! I’m 17, and I was literally just looking it up and found this, and the Tomato Stuffed Crust Loaded Cheese one is my favourite! The only thing is, it’s quite big. Like I just said, I am 17, but I CANNOT finish it all! I eat half of it at most, but then I put the other half in the fridge and heat it up and eat it gradually over a couple days afterwards, or take it to Sixth Form and stuff. With every other pizza, I can eat all of it in one sitting, but the Chicago Town big ones are quite big. I do like to buy the Microwaveable ones as well, though, to stack in the freezer in the kitchen at Sixth Form, and heat it up when I’m not feeling like a sandwich.

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  2. Anita

    Today I bought chicago town pizza for my kids at the Coop, I was totally disappointed and felt I was really robbed. This Pizza looks and tastes very disgusting! boxes nice but shiit! inside.

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    1. mumjd Post author

      Sorry you didn’t like it. Did your kids not like it either? I haven’t purchased recently but always found it to be on a par with other frozen pizzas. I do think their oven ones are better than the microwave ones. Which particular variety did you get?

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  3. debbieskerten

    I don’t normally like shop bought pizzas, but these are really good. Great for when you have friends around for drinks and a romcom.

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  4. Susan B

    I enjoy your candid blog posts. The quality of shop bought pizzas varies enormously and I must admit that I don’t like pizza crusts, either, or any food that is blackened for that matter.
    I have never microwaved a pizza so am curious to try Chicago Town’s offering.

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