I adore pizza. Big shock for anyone who knows me. And since I love to cook, I frequently make my own. Yep, from scratch - dough and all. Plus, I live in Chicago, land of great pizza (sorry, New York).
There are times when I don't have the time to make the pizza from scratch. Ok, lots of times. And there are times when I can't justify spending the money on restaurant pizza - or don't have the time for that either. Those are the days where I search for something fast and easy - and yet still something I won't feel too guilty eating.
Most frozen pizzas ... just don't cut it for me. They don't taste right or they have a consistency that just doesn't work for the pizza snob in me. Freschetta claims to be a healthier pizza with more natural ingredients, and I had a shot to try their new Freschetta By the Slice.
This is a frozen pizza that is built for one - it's a single slice of pizza to be microwaved and eaten. In just four minutes, I have a meal ready - perfect for those overscheduled days.
I have to admit. I was a bit skeptical. The pizza comes in BBQ Recipe Chicken, Vegetable Medley, Chicken, Spinach & Mushroom and Six Cheese Medley. Being somewhat risk averse, I stayed away from the more traditional flavors, thinking the Barbeque Chicken might have enough flavor to outweigh the expected soggy crust and relative lack of taste. Apparently, I needn't have worried, as the pizza was crispy coming out of the microwave, and the veggies actually ... tasted like veggies. The barbeque sauce had a nice spice to it, and the chicken was actual pieces of chicken.
I actually liked the pizza. I'd buy it again - granted, this isn't a weekly thing or something I'd eat on a regular basis. There were 930mg of sodium, which is far more than I normally eat. Ditto with the 14g of fat, but pizza in general is a once in awhile treat and not something to eat all the time.
And one of you can try the Freschetta By the Slice. I am giving away not just a coupon to try it out but also a three piece Freschetta storage set. Fun, no?
So what do you have to do to win? First of all, let me stress that you must follow all the rules. If you do not follow the rules, your entry will not count!
This contest is open until Monday April 25 at 7pm CST. I must have a valid way to reach you, so leave me your email address in your comment or be sure your profile has your email address visible. No duplicate comments will count. This giveaway is open to US residents age 18 and older. Winners will be selected via random.org and must respond within 48 hours of being notified by me or I will select a new winner.
Mandatory Entry: Tell me what Freschetta flavor you'd try.
Bonus Entries (leave a comment for each entry - if you put it all in one comment, I'll count it as one entry):
1) Earn one additional entry for following me on Twitter and tweeting this contest with the following tweet: "Mmmm pizza. Want to try Freschetta By the Slice? Giveaway from @honestandtruly http://bit.ly/hP82vg" (leave a link to your tweet as your comment and make sure you do all the steps!)
2) Earn one additional entry by following this review blog publicly via Google Friend Connect.
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In the interest of full disclosure, I was provided with a coupon to try Freschetta By the Slice for review purposes, as well as a set of containers. There was no compensation involved, and all opinions expressed are my own.