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Dr. Oetker pizza review plus giveaway

Dr. Oetker is a brand which seems to be in my shopping trolley most weeks, whether it be pizza or cake baking products. And whilst we were in Germany at half term, I tried their breakfast cereal, which was delicious. Pity those are not sold in the UK. So I was pleased to be sent a free voucher to try their latest limited edition Bianca Deliciosa pizza for free.

Dr Oetker pizza

We only got one free voucher initially, so I had to purchase another of their pizzas myself, to ensure there was enough for the whole family. Rather than getting 2 Bianca Deliciosa, I chose to buy my son’s favourite Ristorante Mozzarella flavour. So he was very pleased when he saw me unpacking the shopping.

Dr. Oetker pizza

Although the boys enjoy helping out when I do homemade pizza, we always find Dr. Oetker pizzas to be very tasty and especially great for a quick meal when you are in a rush. And this new flavour was no exception. I’m a big fan of garlic flat breads that look a bit similar to a pizza with no tomato sauce. So I thought the Bianca Deliciosa with its creamy white sauce to be a bit between one of those and a standard cheese and tomato type pizza. Without the tomato, it meant the other flavours came through more than usual, and I loved it with the bacon and red onion too. My other half agreed and even son1 gave it the thumbs up, once he had removed the onions. Fussy boy. Of course, even fussier son2 wasn’t prepared to give it a try, just sticking to his usual Ristorante Mozzarella.

Dr Oetker pizza

I wonder how long the limited edition will be around. I do hope it doesn’t disappear too quickly as I really enjoyed it. Although I’m sure Dr. Oetker will come up with something equally good for their next limited edition.

This pizza is currently on special offer priced at £2 at Sainsburys and is also available at Asda and Ocado. More Dr. Oetker pizza flavours stocked at other supermarkets.

And I’m hosting a rafflecopter competition to giveaway some free Dr. Oetker pizza vouchers. Each voucher is valid for any one free pizza from the Dr. Oetker Ristorante range. Three winners will receive two vouchers each.

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a Rafflecopter giveaway – Please click on the link to enter.

And you may see my other giveaways here.

I’d love to hear what is your favourite product from Dr. Oetker?

And if you wish to know about some of their other pizza flavours, then do check out my earlier reviews of Pollo Arrabiata and Calzone Special.

Just before publishing this post, I received another two free vouchers, so I will be getting some more Dr. Oetker pizzas on my next shopping trip.

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

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Free pizza

Regular readers of my blog may remember that I hosted a Dr. Oetker pizza giveaway earlier this year. Well I’ve now got some more of their free pizza vouchers to giveaway. This time it is to coincide with the introduction of the first calzone pizza to the Dr. Oetker range, which I’ve just tried for free, courtesy of 3 vouchers I received.

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Calzone pizza

A calzone is a folded pizza which from the outside looks slightly like a large pasty, but inside is full of yummy pizza topping. So the Ristorante Pizza Calzone Speciale has been filled with mushrooms, salami, ham, tomato sauce and cheese, then sprinkled with cheese and herbs on the outside. I found it really tasty but the boys are not keen on mushroom, so they are hoping that Dr. Oetker will introduce a few more mushroom-less calzone pizzas to the range. In particular son1 wants a mozzarella calzone to rival his favourite Ristorante Pizza Mozzarella.

Dr Oetker calzone pizza

Dr Oetker calzone pizza

Similarly to the rest of the Dr. Oetker range, the Ristorante Pizza Calzone Speciale can be found in the frozen aisle, but is currently only available from Asda. It takes longer to cook, due to the extra folded thickness, approximately 30 – 35 minutes, but definitely worth the wait in my opinion. Asda is not my nearest supermarket, so I do hope that other supermarkets will soon be stocking this product.

Dr Oetker calzone pizza

This calzone pizza currently retails at £1.50 each at Asda, which is great value in my opinion. The rest of the range are available at most major supermarkets. And Dr. Oetker do a fab range of home baking products too which I also buy regularly. Thumbs up for Dr. Oetker which is definitely one of my trusted brands. You can find them on Facebook here.

So do you have a favourite product from Dr. Oetker?

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Dr. Oetker pizza voucher

And I’m hosting a rafflecopter competition to giveaway five free Dr. Oetker pizza vouchers to one lucky winner. Each voucher is valid for any one free pizza from the Dr. Oetker Ristorante range.

a Rafflecopter giveaway– Please click on the link to enter.

Come back and tweet about the giveaway every day for more chances to win!
And you may see my other giveaways here.

Finally for those of you not lucky enough to win, have you seen the taste challenge on promotional boxes of the Ristorante Pizza Mozzarella? Buy one, then use the code inside the box to claim another free pizza.

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

Chicago Town Deep Dish pizza review

It is only a week or so since I reviewed the Chicago Town Takeaway pizza, so you may remember that I mentioned that I already purchase the microwaveable Chicago Town deep dish pizzas on a regular basis as they are a staple for me when working night shifts, since I only have access to a microwave and toaster at work, with no proper oven.

Well the PR then asked me if I would fancy reviewing the deep dish pizzas too, as there are four brand new flavours in the range. So I have now received 2 vouchers to try some for free.

Chicago Town Deep Dish Pizza vouchers

The four new flavours are:-
New Yorker
Chicken Club
Pulled Pork
Sloppy Joe

When I popped into my local small supermarket, they only seemed to stock one of the new flavours, namely the New Yorker. So I purchased that and the Pepperoni with the vouchers. Usually I would buy the Four Cheese.

Chicago Town Deep Dish Pizzas

These pizzas can be cooked either in the oven or the microwave, but I stuck to my usual routine of microwaving them at work. I do like to eat something hot during a 12 hour night shift. and these are ideal for that purpose. I enjoyed both flavours, so may be varying my purchases in the future.

Chicago Town Deep Dish Pizzas

These pizzas are available at most major supermarkets, currently with an RRP of £2.19. I consider this is great value at just over £1 for each individual pizza.

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

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Chicago Town pizza review

I’m sure most of you will have noticed Chicago Town pizzas in the frozen aisle at the supermarket, even if you haven’t tried them yet. Chicago Town have recently introduced a new limited edition flavour to their Takeaway range – BBQ Pulled Pork, described on the box as a taste of southern BBQ at its sizzling best. And I received 2 vouchers to try it for free.

chicago town pizzas

I already purchase microwaveable Chicago Town deep dish pizzas on a regular basis as they are a staple for me when working night shifts, since I only have access to a microwave and toaster at work. However I hadn’t previously purchased any of the pizzas from their Takeaway range, as at 630g / 635g they are a bit larger than the pizzas I tend to buy for our family, so I was looking forward to trying them. I usually serve two standard size pizzas as son2 will only eat cheese and tomato pizza, whilst the rest of us like some variety. He isn’t very adventurous with food.

Chicago Town pizzas

So when I did my grocery shop, I chose to spend one of the vouchers on the limited edition BBQ Pulled Pork and the other on the Four Cheese Melt, so that everyone would be happy or so I thought. Turned out that son1 wasn’t too keen on BBQ Pulled Pork after all, although us adults loved it. But the boys did love the Four Cheese Melt. And we all agreed that the stuffed crusts were delicious. No crusts left lingering uneaten on the side of the plate.

However one thing I did notice was that everyone ate more than usual. Even though the pizzas were bigger, I still cut them into the same number of slices. Three of us ate half a large pizza each. What piggies we are. And even little son2 ate three slices. There was me expecting there to be a lot left over. A very tasty and satisfying meal in my opinion.

chicago town pizzas

These pizzas are available at most major supermarkets, currently with an RRP of £4.29, although they were priced at just £4 at Tesco. I conside this is great value for a supermarket pizza competing with the takeaway market.

And looking at the box, I found out something I didn’t know. Chicago Town is a trademark of Dr. Oetker. There was me thinking that they were two competing pizza brands. We like Dr. Oetker pizzas too and you can read my review of them here or about the Ice Pizzeria here.

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

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

Dr. Oetker pizza winners & the ice pizzeria

First let me tell you that the winners of my recent Dr. Oetker pizza giveaway are
1st Katie Skeoch
2nd Jennifer Carroll
3rd Leanne Weir

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Well done ladies! I hope you enjoy your pizzas.

And now for something a little different. Those of you who were at Liverpool Street station yesterday (March 18th) may have seen something rather unusual.

A pizzeria made out of four tonnes of ice opened for one day only, outside the London railway station.

The Ice Pizzeria Ristorante

Crafted from 34 huge blocks of ice, using 3,400 litres of water, and contains the essential ingredients of classic pizzas suspended in its frozen walls, the Dr. Oetker Ristorante pizzeria has been created to showcase the freshness of frozen food.

A team of ice-experts spent an entire night putting the incredible frozen pizzeria together – and witnessed the impact of their endeavours when bleary-eyed commuters stared in disbelief as they started to arrive at Liverpool Street station in their thousands from 7am.

The Ice Pizzeria even has its own bar with 28 real glass bottles frozen into the blocks of ice, so they look like bottles on a shelf. And to complete the look it even has old pizzeria pictures frozen into the ice walls.

The team behind the sub-zero exhibit even created an ice-table inside the jaw-dropping display – which has a Balsamic vinegar bottle and olive oil bottle suspended in ice, just like in a real pizzeria.

The blocks, which have taken a full month to produce, have been specially created to hold a suspended wallpaper pattern inside the ice, made up from ingredients used on Dr. Oetker Ristorante pizzas – peppers, chilli, salami, ham, pepperoni, mozzarella, rosemary, thyme and basil.

And the ingredients have been painstakingly set into the ice by hand. There are approximately 70 separate items inside each block, and each item had to be weighed down in the water individually until the ice bites and it sticks in place.

Each block of ice takes five days to ‘grow’ to full size, with the ice forming over the suspended ingredients so the ice experts were only able to produce eight blocks in one run.

Diane Spence, Senior Brand Manager, said: “We’re really pleased with the result and we firmly believe creating our Ice Pizzeria is a real achievement. It certainly widened a few tired eyes among the commuters at Liverpool Street this morning.

“We’ve created this Ice Pizzeria as part of our #freshnessfrozen campaign which highlights, via our marketing campaign, that freezing pauses fine ingredients at the peak of perfection and suspends them there until the moment you’re ready to enjoy them.”

Glacial Art Ice Sculptors, the sculptors behind the ice pizzeria, has been creating bespoke masterpieces in ice since 2006, and is the leading specialists in the field of ice.

I’d love to hear what you think of this PR campaign?

Disclosure.  Although I have previously received Dr. Oetker pizza vouchers, I did not receive anything for this post.  All opinions are my own.

Dr. Oetker pizza review and giveaway

I’m sure most of you will have seen Dr. Oetker pizza in the frozen aisle at the supermarket, even if you haven’t tried it yet. Dr. Oetker have just introduced a new limited edition to their range – Pollo Arrabiata which combines chicken with a spicy Roquito® sauce. And I received 2 vouchers to try the new flavour for free. I was definitely looking forward to trying this limited edition as I thought their previous Spinaci limited edition was really nice.

Dr. Oetker pizza

I already purchase Dr. Oetker pizzas on a regular basis. They are a firm favourite of the boys and a great standby to have in the freezer for when we need a quick meal and I don’t have time to cook. That is frequently the case on days when son1 does an after-school Street Dance class and we don’t get home until after 6pm. Tea needs to be on the table as quick as possible, because son1 has to take his chemotherapy each evening an hour after food and we don’t want him too late to bed on a school night.

Dr. Oetker pizza

So on my last trip to Tesco I popped a couple of Pollo Arrabiata pizzas in the basket along with son2’s favourite Ristorante Mozzarella flavour. He doesn’t like anything spicy so I knew he would prefer to stick with his usual. I wasn’t sure how son1 would react to the new flavour as he has a more adventurous palate. He gave it a go, but found it a bit too spicy for his liking, so he joined son2 on the Mozzarella, leaving the Polla Arrabiata to us adults. We both thought it was great. And what a bonus, I actually got a second helping and ended up eating half a pizza. Normally I lose out because son1 wants more than his expected share.

Dr. Oetker pizza

Dr. Oetker pizza

Dr. Oetker pizza

These pizzas currently retail at £2.50 each at Tesco, which is great value in my opinion. They are available at most major supermarkets. And Dr. Oetker do a fab range of home baking products too which I also buy regularly. Thumbs up for Dr. Oetker which is definitely one of my trusted brands. You can find them on Facebook here.

So do you have a favourite product from Dr. Oetker?

Dr. Oetker pizza voucher

And I’m hosting a rafflecopter competition to giveaway some free Dr. Oetker pizza vouchers. Each voucher is valid for any one free pizza from the Dr. Oetker Ristorante range. The winner will receive 4 vouchers, 2nd person drawn will get 2 vouchers and 3rd person drawn will get 1 voucher.

a Rafflecopter giveaway – Please click on the link to enter.

And you may see my other giveaways here.

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

Pizza Wraps

Back in 2013, I took part in the Mission Deli Wraps “Lunch Less Ordinary” blogger challenge over 4 weeks. And now they are back with another recipe challenge.

Mission Deli Wraps

This challenge is to choose one of three missions to solve:
– Mission 1: Use a Mission Deli Super Soft Wrap in a creative way.
– Mission 2: Create the perfect lunch using a Mission Deli Super Soft Wrap.
– Mission 3: Make a super healthy recipe using a Mission Deli Super Soft Wrap

This time I have opted for Mission 2, making what my boys consider the perfect lunch – pizza! Son1 has requested pepperoni whilst son2 wants ham and sweetcorn.

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Pepperoni Pizza Wrap
Ingredients (serves 1)

1 wrap
50g tomato purée
4 large slices of pepperoni
100g grated mozzarella or cheddar

Method

Spread tomato purée on the wrap.
Add pepperoni.
Top with grated cheese.
Cook under a moderate heat grill for a few minutes until the cheese is bubbling and starting to brown.
Serve and enjoy.

Ham and Sweetcorn Pizza Wrap
Ingredients (serves 1)

1 wrap
50g tomato purée
3 thin slices of ham
25g frozen sweetcorn
100g grated mozzarella or cheddar

Method

Defrost the sweetcorn.
Tear the ham into pieces.
Spread tomato purée on the wrap.
Add ham and sweetcorn.
Top with grated cheese.
Cook under a moderate heat grill for a few minutes until the cheese is bubbling and starting to brown.
Serve and enjoy.

pizza wraps

And here is a reminder of what I got upto previously in the “Lunch Less Ordinary” Challenge during week 1, week 2, week 3 and week 4.

Disclosure : I and all other entrants will receive a free pack of Mission Deli wraps and a £20 Sainsbury’s voucher.