Sunday, 4 April 2010

Dr. Oetker Ristorante Pizza Salame

It would be easy to lump Dr. Oetker in with other guys that aren't really doctors, like Dre, Fox and Who, but guess what, if you did, you'd be wrong. He actually was a Doctor. I've done about three minutes of research on him and it turns out that at the beginning of the 20th century Germans must have been pretty healthy because Dr. Oetker had enough time on his hands to invent a baking powder called 'Backin', which I think sounds like a Ludacris song.

Anyway there's a dark chapter in the Dr. Oetker history they don't tell you about on the box, (or the website, I had to rely on my initiative and use underground sources like Wikipedia). In the 1930's the owner of the Dr. Oetker company, the Doctor's son-in-law, was a total Nazi. The company even won some Nazi business award. This is their original design for the Pizza Salame:

Links with genocidal fascists aside, Dr. Oetker make a pretty sweet pizza. The base is thin without being flimsy and they have this yummy basil pesto stuff that's ace. I am going to dock a couple of points for the whole holocaust thing though.

6.5 out of 10