Shoppers shouldn’t be fooled into thinking that buying a fresh pizza is healthier than choosing frozen. A new survey from Which? has named and shamed the worst offenders in terms of calories, fat and salt.
The Which? study looked at 162 supermarket and takeaway pizzas and found that the unhealthiest options have treble the salt and up to five times the saturated fat of the healthiest pizza.
Tesco fresh Full on Flavour Cheese Feast Deep Crust Pizza was named as the unhealthiest choice, with 310 calories per 100g, while The Deep Dish Four Cheese Pizza and Edge to Edge Deep Pan New Orleans Pizza from Chicago Town were also picked out as particularly bad for you.
In general, the study showed that frozen pizzas generally tend to be lower in fat and saturates than fresh, but there was no noticeable benefit to choosing thin crust over deep pan.
Picking a healthy pizza is very difficult, Which? argues, as companies use a wide range of serving sizes, but the healthiest options were found to be the Asda frozen Takeaway Style Margherita and The Cooperative Frozen Simply Value Cheese and Tomato Pizza.