There’s not many supermarket products that can be so spicy for me that I have to drown myself in water and homemade milkshakes while eating it. But this one is very peppery and very delicious – so much so your lips will go red.
Around this time, one of the UK’s most popular supermarkets, Iceland likes to sell this spicy chicken stonebaked pizza for only £2.50 (the price may have changed due to the hell aka cost-of-living crisis we’re in). It has 9 ingredients written that screams death by pepper – excluding the cooked spicy chicken (Dried Red Bell Pepper, Chilli Powder, Cayenne Pepper, Capsicum Extract, Paprika Extract, Habanero Chilli Powder, Green and Red Jalapeño Peppers and Green Pepper Flakes). Even the cooked spicy chicken was seasoned with 7 out of the 9 spices and extracts.
Mine has extra grated cheese which slightly delayed the inevitable burn of the peppers and extract onto my tongue and lips. The peppers and extract are so unbelievably spicy that after 2 slices (because I cut my pizzas into quarters), I have to take a break as my stomach cannot handle the amount of capsicum that one small pizza does to it. Which is why this pizza is fatal and not for the weak, especially if you can only eat up to spice rank 4.
While it may not look appealing from the above slice, it’s extremely delicious. It’s also worth noting that although there is a tomato base, it’s rimmed with the chilli powders and extracts, while the Jalapeños and cayenne can be tasted with the mozzarella cheese.
Because it took me out, it can only be at the top of the spice ranking, the Scotch Bonnet level. If you have an Iceland that’s local to you, pick up this pizza as it seems to be only available during late Autumn and early Winter. But if you’re cold around that time, it’s the best pizza to heat you up!