CONTINUING with the theme of brands releasing upmarket ranges, one of the bigger additions from last year came in the form of Goodfellas’ Deli Di Lusso range.
Simply meaning Luxury, these three new pizzas use ingredients you may not have previously thought of to give you the sense of a real Italian Pizzeria. There’s the vegetarian Mozzarella, Pesto & Tomato, the meaty Calabrese, Salami & Chorizo or the spicier Chicken, Red Onion & Chilli, something to suit all needs and tastes. They come in black packaging with that artisan style picture of the ingredients, giving off a real stone-baked feel about them.
All three Pizzas come on a thin, crisp base and do taste like the type of pizza that you would get in a Pizzeria. With the Mozzarella, Pesto & Tomato Pizza, the Pesto was actually really creamy. Neither the Pesto nor the Tomatoes were overpowering with their taste which makes it quite a nice, neutral, Pizza. Now, true Italian Pizzas are traditionally made with limited toppings and not overstuffed, a tradition that Goodfellas has tried to keep with here. Unfortunately, we’ve been spoilt by corporate Pizza chains and whopping take-out Pizzas topped by pretty much anything. So if you’re hoping for Pizza with a bit of pizazz this won’t be the one for you.
The Calabrese, Salami & Chorizo Pizza is a combination rooted within the history of Italian Pizza making. For those of you who don’t know, Calabrese is a South American spicy Sausage that the Italians found and turned into a Pizza topping. It’s quite a salty meat that carries a slight kick. It combines with the Salami & Chorizo very well to create a meat feast with a difference. This Pizza comes with Peppers that are juicy and the base is quite floury and doughy but with a crisp crust. It’s something unusual to most people and a meaty Pizza that’s really nice and certainly worth trying.
For those of you who like a spicier Pizza, the Chicken, Red Onion & Chilli Pizza is probably the one for you. The Chilli does give a slight kick but it’s definitely a kick that adds flavour rather than burns and overpowers the mouth. The Chicken is quite tender and this Pizza isn’t really too dissimilar to any other Chicken Pizza. If you like your Chicken Pizzas then this is certainly worth a try.
Overall these Pizzas do add a slight authentic feel to them, but they’re probably not worth paying more for in comparison for other Goodfellas Pizzas. Definitely worth trying but maybe when they’re as cheap as other Pizzas which they currently are at time of print.
Mozzarella, Pesto & Tomato – £1 (Iceland)
Calabrese, Salami & Chorizo – 85p (ALDI)
Chicken, Red Onion & Chilli – £1.50 (Iceland, ALDI, Ocado, Waitrose, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s Tesco & ASDA)
Mozzarella, Pesto & Tomato – 922 (per Pizza)
Calabrese, Salami & Chorizo – 918 (per Pizza)
Chicken, Red Onion & Chilli – 780 (per Pizza)
Would We Buy Again (/5)
Mozzarella, Pesto & Tomato – 2
Calabrese Salami & Chorizo – 4
Chicken, Red Onion & Chilli – 3