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?
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 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.