Sunday, July 15, 2012
the jury is still out
I'm sure you have seen the advertisements for the new pizza from Pizza Hut, the garlic bread pizza, (pictured left in the picture above). I've seen this advertised for the past month or so and honestly, I have to tell you, I was a bit curious about it all.
And the very fact it was new was enough for me to want to try it. I'm a sucker like that. Put new on something at the store and it gets my attention. Even if it is something that has been at the store for years and they update the packaging and say "new", I can guarantee you nine out of 10 times I'll want to try it.
I was wondering how the garlic bread pizza was put together. It sounded intriguing to me, or maybe I'm just easily amused? But basically it is nine pieces of garlic bread (thick garlic bread; honestly there's never been a piece of bread, or a pasta or a potato that I haven't liked) with cheese and for $8.99, their current special, you get to choose one topping, we chose pepperoni. So nine pieces of garlic bread, not pizza dough, garlic bread laid in rows 3 x 3, covered with pizza sauce, cheese and pepperoni, or whatever topping you want. The cheese kind of binds it all together.
Obviously we tried it tonight. Just to be on the safe side, we got a "safe" favorite, a large pizza with sausage, chicken, olives, mushrooms and diced tomatoes on it (see picture on right) just in case the garlic bread pizza wasn't a hit.
My impression? It was just garlic bread with pizza sauce and cheese and pepperoni on it. I'm not sure what the big hype is about it. Son makes something similar with a bagel with pizza sauce and cheese and pepperoni on it and toasts it in the oven until crispy (and it tastes absolutely delicious).
This is a bit pricey too when you start to break it down. Nine pieces of garlic bread, $1 each (at the cost of $8.99) plus the cheese and toppings, not sure it is that good of a deal.
But it was worth it to try it once.
Will I order it again? The jury is still out on it. I'll let you know. We had several pieces of both pizzas left over, we'll see how the garlic bread pizza holds up as a leftover.
So what do you think? Have you tried it? Would you try it? Do you like pizza and if so, what is your favorite toppings?
(have a great Sunday......)