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Posted: 17:17 Mon 15-09-2003. Price: 1.59. Location: Iceland, Wrexham. Sub-flavours: Pepperoni, Hot & Spicy. Nutritional unusualness: Provolene Cheese - sounds like something you clean your windows with.
"Daniel Thornton" reports: The Chicago Town Microwave Pizza is known to students and fat guys everywhere as the best microwave snack meal thing, so I had to try this new one of it. I almost wish I hadn't. An inverted slice of pizza, with the filling in the middle, the pastry being some new form almost totally devoid of any flavour. The pepperoni filling is also not quite as satisfying as the normal pizza topping, it's certainly not spicy, which is strange because it does look like it's the same stuff as they put on the traditional ones. Attempting to eat it in the style of a normal pizza slice (i.e. with hands, not like some posh type with knife and fork) is difficult, as the filling alarmingly bursts out and you end up with hands that are bright red and probably on the verge of blistering from the scalding cheese, and sauce all over your displeased face. Then you need another ten minutes to wash it all off, by which time you could probably have made a proper pizza. And there's a Hot & Spicy variant, which is no doubt exactly the same but filled with red peppers.

...Once again science fails to solve the problem of coming up with a cheese-based product that's both a) microwaveable, and b) edible afterwards. In other hot developments: McCain has reportedly launched two styles of potato wedge (in Sea Salt and Cracked Black Pepper, and Sour Cream and Chives) in the UK while, across the Atlantic, Fast Food Fever has the latest on a Pizza Vending Machine and Girl, 5, and her brother, 4, tried to take family car to McDonald's.


Posted: 23:25 Mon 15-09-2003 by "James Quin" # permalink comment
Comment: This reminds me of a product that has been out for ages. The Dr. Oetker "Ristoranté" brand of pizzas has something very similar, known as a Calzone. The up-market version under the Ristoranté banner is filled with ham, mushrooms, mozzarella cheese, pizza sauce and salami and is quite nice... As a long-time advocate of Chicago Town Pizzas and the little-known Breakfast Pizza range (Whatever happened to them!?) I can only hope that this bastard cousin of the pizza is not banished to obscurity like the Man in the Iron Mask of lazy student junk-food or something.
Posted: 01:55 Tue 16-09-2003 by "Daniel Thornton" # permalink comment
Comment: It's almost but not quite like a calzone pizza, that is what I meant to add when I wrote that bit above. Except not as nice, obviously.

The breakfast pizzas (Chicago Town Scramblies) are still around, aren't they? Certainly they were most often found on BOGOF in Tesco around here.

Posted: 15:38 Tue 16-09-2003 by "bob" # permalink comment
Comment: how long to the launch of pepsi blue?????????.....
Posted: 15:42 Tue 16-09-2003 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: bob, it doesn't need 2 threads you know.
Posted: 18:36 Thu 18-09-2003 by "cokeco" # permalink comment
Comment: Meanwhile, go to Iceland a bit more and you would have tried these pizza pocket/calzone slices a while ago. And I thought they were nice, the pastry bit didn't go all gross and soggy. The cheese was like normal melted cheese it didn't go all brown and bubbly and burned. However, I did eat mine with a knife and fork as it doesn't take a genius to figure out that there would be HOT CHEESE INSIDE. Daniel must be the reason McD's has to put caution hot on thier coffee cups.
Posted: 20:03 Thu 18-09-2003 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: re: McDonalds "hot coffee" warnings - well, that and the fact that they used to sell it at dangerously high temperatures:


Posted: 23:09 Thu 18-09-2003 by "James Quin" # permalink comment
Comment: Trying to stay resolutely on the topic of pizza-like "not pizza" snack foods, what really did happen to McCain's Pizza-Rollas? The last one I ever ate was during my GCSE exams in around 1995, and it was great. These new Heinz "Bite Me" things just don't look as appetizing, but I'm still firmly in Schwann's camp when it comes to microwaveable single-serve pizzas. Especially the limited-edition regional ones like the Beef Sizzler and those hot ones with jalapeno peppers and pieces of round pepperoni instead of the little chunks.
Posted: 14:17 Fri 25-06-2004 by "Michaela Wilson" # permalink comment
Comment: I thought the new stuffed pizzas are a great idea there a nice size easy to eat, easy to cook and not to spicy the flavours just right! Nice one Chicargo Town Pizzas!!
Posted: 19:42 Wed 29-Sep-2004 by "Chaos" # permalink comment
Comment: Interesting, i shall have to buy one.
Posted: 19:44 Wed 29-Sep-2004 by "Dave Doody" # permalink comment
Comment: mmmmmmm.....no longer will dreams cease to be reality
Posted: 17:05 Sat 23-Oct-2004 by "Lones555" # permalink comment
Comment: I found the pepperoni disappointing too, i think the triple cheese is very nice tho, you didn't mention them above so I assume you haven't tried that flavour.
Posted: 21:46 Sat 23-Oct-2004 by "James Quin" # permalink comment
Comment: Brand extensions! These have been available in Spicy Beef and Supreme varieties for a while now, and both are utterly fantastic.
Posted: 18:08 Sun 24-Oct-2004 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: Bought some of these pizza slices the other day myself actually, the woman serving me asked if they were any good, I said I didn't know as I hadn't tried them before. Well, as someone else said, I wish I hadn't bothered buying them, as they tasted so bland, like a load of pastry with a bit of melted cheese in the middle.
Posted: 02:12 Mon 17-Apr-2006 by "polarbear" # permalink comment
Comment: these things are laughable, why would we want slices for? we want bloody Whole pizzas and as for stuffing them, well you may aswell call them pastys
Posted: 02:25 Mon 17-Apr-2006 by "polarbear" # permalink comment
Comment: and i might also add, i've never experienced good quality chicago town products, they all have been a rubbery disappointment, if you know what i mean
Posted: 12:51 Tue 27-Jun-2006 by "polarbear" # permalink comment
Comment: A million miles from humdrum?......yeah right 58048 44
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