Newman’s Own Thin & Crispy Pizza review and Giveaway

End date for this giveaway is 5:00pm PST OCTOBER 31, 2010

This is a sponsored review by BlogHer and Newman’s Own.

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Recently, BlogHer and Newman’s Own gave me and my family an opportunity to taste test their new line of pizzas.

I will review these pizzas in this post and will also share a giveaway at the end of this post (A Newman’s Own gift basket worth $75, contents vary).

We live no where near a pizza delivery place and we do not tend to go out to eat so if we want pizza we have to either buy it in the store and keep it in the freezer or make them from scratch.

Storebought pizzas come in a huge variety of types, prices, and quality. Most are not all that inspiring but when I saw that Newman’s Own was making pizzas I thought I would give it a try.

My reaction was immediately a good one while still in the store, reaching into the freezer when I saw that their pepperoni pizza was made from uncured non-chemical pepperoni – major bonus! Another seriously major bonus is that the crusts are multigrain – excellent!

We grabbed one of the pepperoni pizzas and a four cheese pizza (mozzarella, cheddar, parmesan, asiago).

These two pizzas (medium in size) and a salad from our garden was our supper for five that night. They cook up quickly (10-12 minutes) directly on the racks of your oven.

Our Impressions:

We found that the pepperoni was quite flavorful, rather delicious even! I was happy to taste the lovely flavor, thinking it was a definite win for Newman’s Own and the consumer!

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See the thin crispy crust.

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The cheese pizza was also quite lovely.

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The kids barely said a word as they chomped down on their slices. The older child and my husband (as well as I) enjoyed these pizzas and would definitely recommend them.

Newman’s Own shared the following additional information that paints a more complete picture of the quality of these pizzas:

  • In pursuit of a wholesome meal option? Pair a salad with a Newman’s Own Thin & Crispy pizza. The pizzas have top-notch, hand-selected ingredients and 0 grams of transfats. No artificial ingredients, either! Newman’s Own thin crust pizzas have fewer calories and carbohydrates (25% less for Four Cheese) per serving compared to rising crust pizzas.
  • Newman’s Own Thin & Crispy pizzas deliver a convenient meal solution with little sacrifice to the budget and at the same time provide a win-win on two key factors: all-natural and full taste.
  • If you want a higher-quality, all-natural alternative to the big brands, Newman’s Own Thin & Crispy pizzas fit the bill. NO stands for not only Newman’s Own, but NO modified food starch, NO sodium nitrate, NO modified corn starch; you get the picture!
  • Newman’s Own Thin and Crispy pizzas deliver delicious, high-quality, all-natural ingredients to the table with the added benefit of convenience, healthier option and popularity. It takes only 10-12 minutes for a Newman’s Own Thin and Crispy frozen pizza to bake to perfection and at about half the cost of take-out pizza.

The following is a video from the Newman’s Own site for your viewing pleasure!


And now the GIVEAWAY!

Entry: To participate in any of the sweepstakes in this program, visit any of the sweepstakes pages at http://swistlereviews.blogspot.com/2010/09/newmans-own-pizza-and-75-gift-basket.html ; http://www.allthumbsreviews.com/2010/09/newmans-own-thin-crusty-pizza-with.html ; http://www.barefootkitchenwitch.com/reviewing_the_situation/2010/09/newmans-own-thin-and-crispy-pizza.html .

To enter and qualify, eligible entrants must perform at least one, but no more than two, of the following actions. Each action is a sweepstakes entry.

a) Leave a comment telling me what your favorite Newman’s Own product is (do not leave your email address in the body of the comment).

b) Tweet about this promotion (linking to this post at http://nikas-culinaria.com/newmans/ ) and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post

c) Blog about this promotion (linking to this post at http://nikas-culinaria.com/newmans/ ) and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post

• Entries must be written in English and posted before 5:00pm PST on October 31,2010 to be eligible.
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The Initial Winner and the Alternate Winner will be randomly selected from all eligible entries.

• Initial Winner will be notified by email. Please check to ensure we have your current, correct email address. Winners must accept there prize within 48 hours of notification. If the Prize is not timely accepted by the Initial Winner, the Alternate Winner will be notified by email and shall be awarded the Prize if timely accepted.
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Prize: Fifteen (15) PRIZE winners to receive a Newman’s Own Prize Basket. The prize winner will be randomly selected on or around November 7, 2010. Total promotion prize ARV is $75.

Winner will be notified via email and will receive his/her prize via U.S. mail to his/her US resident address within two weeks from Sponsor’s receipt of the Prize Notification and Release agreement executed by each Winner. Prize shipping costs will be paid for by Sponsor.

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“All profits to charity. Newman’s Own Foundation continues Paul Newman’s commitment to donate all profits to charity. Over $300 million has been given to thousands of charities since 1982.”

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