The Gourmet Chocolate Pizza Company

Posted by in Chocolate Reviews on March 24 2010 | Leave A Comment
The Gourmet Chocolate Pizza Company

I can’t say the words “gourmet”, “chocolate” and “pizza” are words I would consider using to describe a product, but as you can see, that’s apparently what lurks inside this nine inch pizza box. I have to say, I wasn’t expecting much from this, as it’s clearly an out and out novelty product.

So what exactly is it?

The Gourmet Chocolate Pizza Company

Well, it’s not a pizza. That’s probably a good thing, but I couldn’t help but feel a little disappointed by the fact. It’s simply a big disc of solid milk chocolate, cut into slices and decorated with chocolate shavings, fudge pieces and white & milk chocolate Maltesers.

It sits inside a plastic insert, so the actual chocolate is only seven inches across. It still weighs 325g, but it does look a little small and weedy sat in the box. Not like a proper pizza at all.

The Gourmet Chocolate Pizza Company

The surprise is that the milk chocolate is actually quite passable. It’s a 34% Belgian milk chocolate, and it’s quite tasty. It’s a little sweet, but not overly so, and there’s some nice rich cocoa notes. There’s no nasty palm oils in there, and cocoa is the number one ingredient. It’s quite nice to savour in small nibbles, so a single slice would probably last me all evening.

The fudge pieces and Maltesers are there for decoration than flavour. They’re purely there to make the whole thing look a little more like a pizza, and I guess if you stand way back and squint a bit, it does. The fudge is firm, slightly chewy, but quite pleasant and the Maltesers are… well, Maltesers.

Oh, and the chocolate shavings drop off and go everywhere, no matter how careful you are. If you’re the kind of person who always drops the mozzarella on the floor, you’ll feel right at home here.

This is an odd one. Frankly, it’s a ridiculous idea, and there’s no way I’d buy it myself even for a night in with friends, despite the fact that these “pizzas” come with a wide variety of toppings. But the chocolate is pretty good, and as a novelty, I’m sure some people would get a laugh from it. It’s probably not the kind of thing you buy more than once though.

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  1. Mariangela

    Talking about chocolate pizza, I once happened to taste one: the base is the classic one used for pizza (without salt I think), covered with a not too thick layer of Nutella…. The Nutella was warm (it was winter when I tasted it, and this made it even better) and it had been sprinkled with drizzle of icing sugar… :-)))
    It’s clearly not a gourmet food but still very nice!!!

  2. Dom (Chocablog Staff)

    That’s the kind of chocolate pizza I want!

  3. I think I would like the one with Nutella better.

  4. Amy

    It seems like one of those giant Hershey Kisses they sell over here – it sounds like a “how cool” type of thing but once you get it and take your first bite and, much like a Toblerone, end up spearing a nostril…well you get the picture. It sounds like a good idea but it’s just not practical, I mean I love chocolate but that’s just verging on ridiculous. Plus it’s a definite no-no for dog households with chocolate falling everywhere. It does look like it’d make a pretty neat gift though :D

  5. Laura

    I’d be quite happy if someone bought one of these for me (although, I must admit, I’d never buy one for myself). They seem like a fun little novelty.

  6. Ken Pykett

    Very pleased with the product bar the fact that one item was missing. They have never responded to emails so now taking further steps to deal with them. Such a shame really, we all make mistakes so thats no problem but its so rude to not even respond. Will not use again and posting this information elsewhere.

  7. Ken Pykett

    Well still no reply after 5 emails. Will take further action after Christmas. After giving them the benefit of the doubt they seem to be uninterested in resolving their mistakes. As I have a few friends in the vicinity perhaps a visit would be in order. I can fully accept that those that have had there order fulfilled are happy with the product but the business side of their company is lacking in customer support and just remaining silent will incur only more action. Once again I can only repeat that unanswered emails re unfulfilled orders are usually the result of a poor trading ethos and serve the trader very badly indeed.

  8. sba

    Chocolate pizzas from http://www.thechocolatepizzacompany.co.uk are far better! They have loads more toppingon them, not just the curls that fall off, and have got back to me on all my calls. Wouldn’t buy one for myself but they’re a great present.

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