Not many phrases in the English language have me more captivated than ‘VEGAN PIZZA’. So when I discovered Chew No Moo vegan pizza, I couldn’t wait to get them in the oven.
I was very impressed. I was uncertain how a frozen pizza would compare to one freshly made, but I couldn’t tell the difference. Chew No Pizzas are superb.
They are absolutely loaded with toppings, with an authentic pizza base – misshapen and loved. They also look very appealing – both as frozen and hot out of the oven.
I first tried Chew No Moo Chick’n Cranbrie pizza. It had big chunks of chick’n, which reminded me of the flavour of chicken stuffing (from back in my pre-vegan days). It also had a citrusy tang, which contrasted nicely with the delicate creaminess thanks to the vegan brie and mayo. In addition to the chick’n and cranberry jam, it also contained onion, grape tomatoes and rocket. This pizza was the perfect festive feast.
Next up was Chew No Moo Cajun Chick’n. This pizza was YUM in capitals. And the side sauce had me excited. The spice slowly built up but was not overbearing. Cajun Chick’n is definitely a crowd pleaser and the favourite of the pizzas I tried. The additional chipotle mayonnaise was a great idea – a nice hit of acidity to cut through the creaminess. Along with the cajun chick’n, it was also topped with red onion, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, and fried cajun spiced potato.
Chew No Moo in Pumpkin and Pine Nut was a vibrant orange in colour, and then covered in wild rocket. It had an enticing aroma of pine nuts. There was plenty of pumpkin with a classy roasted capsicum relish base (also featuring roasted eggplant, I note). Along with the grilled pumpkin, pine nuts and roasted capsicum relish, there was also rocket and vegan feta.
I know I’ve hinted at this already, but I seriously cannot get enough of these pizza bases. They look amazing – crunchy and puffy, and taste divine. They are actually a hand-stretched sourdough base, hailing from Western Australia. I could eat them plain they were that good.
Chew No Moo Pizzas pair perfectly with their Cheesy Garlic Bread. The Cheesy Garlic Bread smelled out of this world. My kitchen smelt incredible! And it wasn’t just any old garlic bread; it was vegan AND cheesy!! It had an awesome crunch and texture – flaky and fulfilling. I was afraid I had over-baked it a smidge, but it was just so heavenly. Easily some of the best garlic bread I’ve had to date.
All three pizzas I tried also had vegan mozzarella, which is dairy, soy, palm oil and gluten free. I was impressed by the cheese – melty and stringy.
Chew No Moo is the creation of Charlotte Castle, who decided to create her own vegan-friendly pizzas that everyone would love. She says:
“I hope that having Chew no moo pizzas and Cheesy garlic breads on the market will help people who have been considering going vegan to make the transition.”
Along with the three pizzas I tried, also on offer is Animal Lovers (Chew No Moo’s version of the typical meat lover’s pizza), Smokey Jackfruit and Oreo Peanut Butter (umm YES PLEASE!!).
The pizzas are super easy to prepare. Simply preheat your oven, take off the packaging and pop them in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes.
Chew No Moo can be found at various supermarkets and specialty stores, and can also do catering. Check out their web site to find your nearest store.
Chew No Moo had me seriously impressed and keen to try their other flavours. A great feast for all (vegan and non-vegan alike) on all and any occasion.
Find them here.