2 x 'build your own' 14 inch pizza for £5.00, In store, Sainsburys.  These weigh over a kilo each!
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2 x 'build your own' 14 inch pizza for £5.00, In store, Sainsburys. These weigh over a kilo each!

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Found 24th Feb 2012
I just bought two of these pizzas - usually 3.29 each - for a fiver. By the time I got to the car the bag was cutting into my hand. Just weighed them out of curiosity and they weigh about 1.2 kg EACH on a thin and crispy base!!! Pretty good for £2.50.

There are around 12 different toppings and you get to choose up to three as part of the deal. The photo is of spicy beef, jalapeño and peppers.

EDIT: A photo of the cooked version is in post #64

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Just had my dinner but mouth is still watering at this lol. Hot.

Original Poster

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Wtf would you weigh a pizza ?

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malang

Wtf would you weigh a pizza ?



To find out how heavy they are?

ooh this looks good! thanks op - have some jalapenos!

Are these suitable for freezing?

amber34688

To find out how heavy they are?



Strange...... I usually just eat em without weighing em

thats a lot of dough for not a lot of dough

loving the pizza ya knocked up, fire me over a slice

Original Poster

Say's not suitable for home freezing. I would guess some of the toppings have been frozen before

malang

Wtf would you weigh a pizza ?



I buy my food by weight. 2.4kg for £5 is a good deal, heat added op.

dtemple

Are these suitable for freezing?



No they are not. I used to work on the pizza counter at Sainsburys. The label does say that they are not suitable for home freezing, as some of the ingredients have already been frozen.

They are given guidance weights for making the pizzas - 1kg EACH is seriously overloaded, and practically impossible for a thin and crispy. You'll have trouble cooking that properly I'd wager.

try weighing yourself after eating 2

Might have to have a quick drive up to Sainsburys instead for the shopping instead of ASDA. Definitely can't complain at 2 for £5. And to think how much profit Dominos make out of one of their pizzas....

amber34688

Say's not suitable for home freezing. I would guess some of the toppings … Say's not suitable for home freezing. I would guess some of the toppings have been frozen before


Thanks for the info - was going to pop via my Sainos on the way home. Think I will pass but heat anyhoo!

malang

Strange...... I usually just eat em without weighing em



And what weight did you find them to be after eating them?

1kg? Is it actually thin? Or very doughy?

Mikey91

Might have to have a quick drive up to Sainsburys instead for the … Might have to have a quick drive up to Sainsburys instead for the shopping instead of ASDA. Definitely can't complain at 2 for £5. And to think how much profit Dominos make out of one of their pizzas....


the little bro was a manager there and food costs are 16%

ok ok, so the wage cost was 18% too, then i suppose you have electricity, etc... but way below 40% costs
Edited by: "DudeyGeeza" 24th Feb 2012

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Mikey91

Might have to have a quick drive up to Sainsburys instead for the … Might have to have a quick drive up to Sainsburys instead for the shopping instead of ASDA. Definitely can't complain at 2 for £5. And to think how much profit Dominos make out of one of their pizzas....



There is always a huge queue at the pizza counter at Asda, and rarely one at Sainsbury's (both stores are equidistant to me) so at this price it makes this deal a no brainer.

Mind you, now I've posted it.......

You can get them to cook them as well - I think it was two cooked for 6.49, but not 100% certain. You're dead right about Dominos profit!

i used

Smallfish

No they are not. I used to work on the pizza counter at Sainsburys. The … No they are not. I used to work on the pizza counter at Sainsburys. The label does say that they are not suitable for home freezing, as some of the ingredients have already been frozen.They are given guidance weights for making the pizzas - 1kg EACH is seriously overloaded, and practically impossible for a thin and crispy. You'll have trouble cooking that properly I'd wager.


this.

i used to work on the pizza counter at asda and used to advise against customers wanting overloaded pizzas, they don't cook well and end up ruined.

Ignore that not suitable for freezing notice if you've got any idea of 'how things work'. If you think something isn't suitable for freezing because it's already been frozen you don't know 'how things work'.

DudeyGeeza

the little bro was a manager there and food costs are 16% ok ok, so the … the little bro was a manager there and food costs are 16% ok ok, so the wage cost was 18% too, then i suppose you have electricity, etc... but way below 40% costs



that'll be 16% to the franchise

amber34688

There is always a huge queue at the pizza counter at Asda, and rarely one … There is always a huge queue at the pizza counter at Asda, and rarely one at Sainsbury's (both stores are equidistant to me) so at this price it makes this deal a no brainer.Mind you, now I've posted it.......You can get them to cook them as well - I think it was two cooked for 6.49, but not 100% certain. You're dead right about Dominos profit!



I do love ASDA's CYO pizzas. Sainsbury's is about the same distance away from ASDA too for me but I always go to ASDA is it's cheaper and right next to the gym I go to. Will need to be there quite a few hours working off all the pizza lol.

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Hpi_matrix

1kg? Is it actually thin? Or very doughy?



It's not as thin as a Pizza Express one, but not bad.

I'll take a photo when it's cooked and if I can waddle over to the computer when I've finished eating, I'll post it.

no way you will finish even half of it, 2.5kg of pizza for £5 is insane

you can freeze these no bother... i've done it many times with ASDA meat feast from their counter and still alive : )
the amount of peppers on that, reminds me of the south park episode where randy visit the bog... "hot, hot, hot, hot!! sharon, come look at this !!!" .

Asda's customers wanting overloaded pizzas? I can't imagine it.

In regards to the OP's pizza of choice, in the words of farcry, that's going to rip you a new one. ;-)

Banned

Cold, taste rubbish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Isn't it still 2 14" for £4 in Asda?

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coastal

Asda's customers wanting overloaded pizzas? I can't imagine it.In regards … Asda's customers wanting overloaded pizzas? I can't imagine it.In regards to the OP's pizza of choice, in the words of farcry, that's going to rip you a new one. ;-)



That's not for me, but for the OH - we had a row this morning.........

Sorry that's pies

They taste even better if the store makes the dough, i know Lincoln does , others get the bases ready made, but all taste really nice

Were these already packaged ready to go, or did you create them - if so, did you or the SA make them up?

Whichever, I really don't consider this a great deal - if it's based on the weight and the customer doesn't add the toppings then this is probably unusually big and not representative of pizzas from other Sainsbury stores, or even the same store depending on who made them up. They are given guidelines as to how much to put on.

However, sounds a decent deal for two 14" normally made up pizzas with fresh toppings, but not outstanding.

I agree that excess toppings doesn't equal a nicer pizza - I used to get them often from Asda and occasionally you got somebody new who would load the thing up wayyyyyy too much. They simply didn't cook well and often the middle was uncooked compared. After this happened a few times I used to look for the ready made ones if possible that were less generous, but were going to cook properly.

Kev`

Just had my dinner but mouth is still watering at this lol. Hot.




dinner so early ..... or is it just me

this has been on for a while but i'm sure many still don't know about it so thanks for posting op.I can also confirm these are seriously good pizza's & at 2 for a fiver a great alternative to take away pizza's.

coastal

Asda's customers wanting overloaded pizzas? I can't imagine it.In regards … Asda's customers wanting overloaded pizzas? I can't imagine it.In regards to the OP's pizza of choice, in the words of farcry, that's going to rip you a new one. ;-)


i once made a large 6 topping pizza where 5 of the 6 toppings he requested was chicken, the other was more cheese. wanted it for 'more protein after a hard gym sesh'. advised him it'd taste like ****.

it weighed a tonne.

i asked him what it was like the week after and surprise surprise, it tasted like ****.

if sainsbo's peppers are anything like the asda one, there'll be hardly any spice in them at all.

Ive wondered about these and always curious about what the bases are like. Might try 1 soon as my stores getting a refit and a pizza counter is planned.

Gotta love these Sainsburys "Healthy Eating" promos

This deal is almost as good as Hpi_matrix's (post #17) display pic
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