Carlos Stonebaked Margherita Pizza Review

Carlos Stonebaked Margherita Pizza Red Onion Cheddar Cheese Sweet Chilli

I’d bought a 3-pack of frozen Carlos Stonebaked Margherita pizza from Aldi about a week ago and they were taking up room in the freezer, so I had to try them out to see what I thought of them.

Now, given a choice, I’d always say that my low priced pizza of choice would be an Asda American Sizzler, bought from their pizza counter – often I’ll have extra jalapeno and extra cheese and a chilli oil added.  At about £4 or so, these are as good as most pizzas.  As that’d involve a 16 mile round trip to the nearest Asda, my second choice would be a similar pizza in the chilled units at Sainsbury’s, a chilli beef pizza goes down a treat, priced £2.10.

However, there are times when you simply want a cheap pizza, in the freezer, to grab and cook and eat without any form of excitement or ceremony.  This is what I’d bought the Carlos Stonebaked Margherita pizza for.  The 3-pack had cost me £2.49, so 83p per pizza.

I didn’t expect the Earth to move when I ate it – so I wasn’t disappointed when it didn’t.

1) Pizza Toppings: Red Onion, Cheddar & Sweet Chilli 

Carlos Stonebaked Margherita Pizza Red Onion Cheddar Cheese Sweet Chilli Before After

The first of the pack I topped with some frozen red onion from my freezer, some grated cheddar and a splash of a random bottle of sweet chilli sauce I’ve got.  I put the oven shelf on the bottom and so it took 20 minutes to cook this – next time I’ll raise it up to the middle shelf.

Review: Passable. Not inedible, but not a “keeper”.  It was crispy, which is to be expected of a thin base – to be honest, given the choice, I’d prefer a pizza base to be thicker and softer, but I knew they were thin base when I bought them so I can’t complain about that.  I’ll see how the others go.

2) Pizza Toppings: Red Onion, Chorizo, Chilli Pepper, Cheddar Cheese

Carlos Stonebaked Margherita Pizza Red Onion Chorizo Jalapeno Peppers Cheddar Cheese

For the second pizza I topped it with four extras from my freezer.  Making a small dent in the stock of frozen red onion, frozen chorizo, frozen chilli peppers from the freezer – although they had been bought and frozen specifically for this purpose, so it’s good I’m using them.

This was the second of the 3-pack and I decided to break into the pack of chorizo I’d frozen – and to start to use the two packs of chillies I had frozen months ago and kept forgetting about.

This time I moved the oven shelf up and cooked the pizza, without pre-heating, for 15 minutes.

Review: Passable.  Not inedible, but nothing so great I’d tell people they HAD to try them for themselves.  Again, the thin base was crispy, which isn’t really how I like pizza.  But I tried them and now I know these are really too thin and too crispy for me.

This is a cheap pizza base/Margherita pizza, which is fine to use as a pizza base to build on. At 83p what do you expect?

I might buy these pizzas in the future, but I’d rather try another brand if given the choice.  Edible, but not life changing.