Friday, April 29, 2011

FRESCHETTA® Simply Inspired Review & Giveaway!

This post brought to you by FRESCHETTA®. All opinions are 100% mine.


It's pretty rare we turn on the oven around here, but pizza is one thing that actually makes that happen.  Today I got to try out FRESCHETTA® Simply…Inspired™ pizza!
Being the total nerd that I am, I looked up the different varieties before I went shopping.  There 8 different kinds available:
*Harvest Supreme, which seems to be a super-veggie version of your regular Supreme pizza
*Classic Bruschetta, with garlic pesto sauce and Roma tomatoes
*Hawaiian Style, with Canadian bacon, bacon and pineapple
*Chicken Bianco, with grilled chicken, black olives, roasted red peppers, Alfredo sauce and spinach
*Farmers Market Veggie, with red onions, zucchini, tomatoes and portablella mushrooms
*Rustic Pepperoni Pomodoro, with pepperoni and shitake mushrooms and red peppers
*Southern BBQ Recipe Chicken, with grilled chicken, red onions and barbecue sauce
*Tuscan Farmhouse with mushrooms, red onions and spinach
I had a tough time picking out which flavor to try, because as you probably know if you follow my blog, I'm not a fan of vegetables. I'd say the vast majority of my vegetable intake comes from whatever salsa makers manage to sneak in, or the occasional pieces in soup. Lucky for me, most veggies can just be picked off, with the exception of things like mushrooms and onions, which leave their flavor behind no matter how quickly you remove them!
After narrowing down my list of candidates to Classic Bruschetta, I hit my local grocery store and found that they only carry 3 of the 8 varieties: the Hawaiian, Harvest Supreme and Rustic Pepperoni Pomodoro. I decided to go with the pepperoni and just move all of the mushrooms & peppers over to the half I planned to share with my mom, since she's more of a veggie fan.
The packaging is a little different from your standard cardboard box with shrink-wrapped pizza inside.  Instead, you peel back the plastic top, to reveal the pizza inside.  In addition to being a cool, easy to use design, the the Fresch-Taste Seal also cuts back packing materials by 30%, so its good for the environment, too!  Here's what mine looked like:
And here it is after I removed all the veggies from my side and added cheese:
I usually break pizzas in half to bake them, I like that it makes the middle part crispy!  I probably didn't even need to with this one, though, because the thin crust turned out really nice  and crispy!  My half had only the slightest hint of veggie taste, and the pepperoni was awesome.  Mom was in love with her veggie-covered half, and said it was one of the best tasting pizzas she's had in a while.
You can check out Freschetta Simply Inspired's Facebook page for weekly giveaways and a $2 off coupon, or their Twitter page for fun info and giveaways!
And the best part... a giveaway! Freschetta has given me an extra coupon for FRESCHETTA® Simply Inspired and a FRESCHETTA® bamboo cutting board to give away to one of you!
I'm going to make entering a lot more simple than most of my giveaways, since I'm still trying to catch up from my 5 days of no Internet! Thus, one entry per person, just tell me what your favorite pizza toppings are! Entries must be received by 5/3/11 at 11:59pm Central Time!

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Kristin said...

That Tuscan Farmhouse flavor sounds delish!

pretending to sleep said...

I'm thinking the Chicken Bianco sounds pretty damn good.

Megan said...

I would definitely try to Hawaiian pizza even though my favorite topping is fresh green peppers.

Karen said...

My fave is pepperoni & pineapple but that BBQ Chicken one sound fabulous! Love bbq on pizza. :-)

kolpin said...

bbq chicken!

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MaryWardOL said...

I like pepperoni and green peppers.