Delissio Pizza: easy to bake but extremely salty. "If it's not delivery it's Delissio, Oh, D'salt!"
If you know me, you know that we cook almost everything from scratch. This includes pizza. When Delissio pizza went on sale at a local big box grocer, 2 x 900g pizzas for $6CAD, I thought I would give their Deluxe a try. Overall impressions were that they are far inferior to home made pizza, but to my Little Weed an inferior pizza is better than no pizza at all. Of note was the fact that the pizza was so salty. I know salt is cheap, but if this pizza was so tasty why not let the ingredients speak for themselves?
Our home-made pizzas start out with store bought dough, which we let sit on the counter for 4 hrs in order to rise. From then on it is all home made: pepperoni, Polish sausage, green peppers, onions, pineapple, tomatoe paste, mozzarella and cheddar cheese, salt, pepper, garlic, all can be included. We form a congo line of ingredients. Set the oven at 425F and bake for 25 minutes. The results are excellent, and therefore out expectations of pizza are high.
Delissio Pizza Instructions: Easy to understand, even if you don't know English. Great usability, with understandable pictures.
In terms of convenience the Delissio pizza is super easy: It comes shrink wrapped in plastic. Cut the plastic open, slide out the cardboard bottom, shove it into a 325F oven, and 25 minutes later you’re good to go. Instructions on the box are clear, highlighted, and easy to find. Even if you do not know a speck of English, there are large helpful pictures to assist you. Usability of the instructions were exceptional. It would be difficult to mess up this pizza.
Delissio Pizza: How can the Little Weed resist this? Ornamental cheddar cheese added.
The proof is in the tasting, and this is where the pizza has trouble. To my Little Weed, any pizza is better than no pizza at all, and the Delissio got his seal of approval. Then again, when asked in comparison to our home-made pizza, he preferred eating our stuff. I admit that these results are not scientific, not statistically valid, and could be construed as biased, but I reaffirmed one salient fact: Kids will eat anything that resembles fast food, and actually enjoy it. This is why we are called adults and they have a whole lot more learning to do. Due to their total lack of quality control, we adults need to be doubly on guard for the good of the family.
Delissio Pizza: Objet d'art up close and personal
No doubt that this Delissio round “objet d’art” is indeed an edible artifact more commonly called a pizza. In general the crust is thin and lacking in taste. The tomatoe paste is a tad excessive and the pizza is extremely salty. Eat enough and you’ll need to drink a lot of water, prompting you to visit the loo early into the next morning. Still, we did not get sick, and it did taste good, though not as good as home made. I rate this pizza a “B”.
The Little Weed can eat almost 1/2 the pizza, or 450g. The nutritional information on the package indicates that a slice (1/6 of the pizza, 155g) contains 970mg or 40% of the recommended daily intake of sodium. This means that the Little Weed will consume 2.82g of sodium, or 116% of the daily recommended daily intake of sodium for an adult by eating this meal alone. No wonder this pizza tastes so salty.
Recent studies have warned that Canadians are eating too much salt, most eaten in prepackaged foods.
…Canadians eat more salt than they need. Too much salt is linked to high blood pressure, which can lead to heart disease and stroke.
Much of the salt we eat comes from processed food… source
This pizza is a prime example. I am sure that many people like salty foods, but we are not included. Less salt on the pizza and a salt packet for those that want more would be better for us.
As for Delissio Deluxe pizza, I think I will pass.