Pizza Hut Stuffed Crust Pizza: UK Edition

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Well, damn, I should have waited to blog about five British food traditions to embrace, because clearly a front-runner has emerged.

Eh, perhaps not.

For some inscrutable reason, Pizza Hut has chosen to offer its new Pizza Hut hot dog-stuffed crust pizza exclusively in the UK. Aren't British people supposed to be, like, more sophisticated than us?

Maybe this decision was based on the relative popularity of sausage rolls in England, but to me this creation screams "American hick."

Not that the idea of a hot dog wrapped in dough is necessarily indefensible or unappetizing. I'm certainly not against food en croute, including processed meat. For example, I've snuggled kosher links in crescent dough for Halloween "mummy dogs."

But why the hell has this shown up in a pizza? And why just in England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland? Even the Irish, a people not particularly known for their culinary prowess, God bless them, must have known better than to welcome this monstrosity.

Okay, perhaps "monstrosity" is too strong a classification for a food I haven't tasted. I'm casting aspersions purely based on the idea of shoving links of highly processed, sodium-laden meat into an already mediocre, also over-salted pizza pie. Admittedly, when I've tried Pizza Hut's cheese stuffed-crust pizza, I've liked it okay. But, then again, those times I was 1) 13 or 2) drunk.

Readers, if you've recently tried the new hot dog stuffed crust pizza in the UK, please weigh in with your thoughts. Perhaps the combination of dogs, mozzarella, dough, tomato sauce, and a "free mustard drizzle" is indeed magical.



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Anse
Anse

Pizza Hut's ongoing philosophy is "We shall innovate by finding new ways to stuff crap into every nook and cranny of our pizzas," which appeals to some people, obviously. But while I am not generally a fan of the more-is-more school of pizza, I actually find this somewhat less disgusting than stuffing as much greasy-ass cheese into a pie like they do here in the States.

As for beans...I also find the Brits' love of baked beans odd, particularly as a breakfast food. On the other hand, I love me some lard-laden refried beans slathered on a breakfast taco. I guess the point here is that we Yanks really have no business telling anybody their dietary habits are bizarre.

Timmyto
Timmyto

Whoever wrote this story needs to get a life and realise that people like sausage

Sam Brown
Sam Brown

When I lived in Korea, the worst pizza offenders were a Sweet Potato Pizza with mustard all over the top and a "meat pizza."

Instead of crust, it was a meat patty, exactly in thickness and diameter as regular-person bread crust.  The sauce was thousand island dressing, bubbling hot from the oven, and there was MORE ground beef on top.  It was one of the worst things I've ever tried.

scotter
scotter

They had me at "free mustard drizzle."

big red
big red

Nothing could be worse than the favorite pizza toppings of the Japanese. They really like corn and mayo on their pizzas. Ugh.

Bruce R
Bruce R

"Aren't British people supposed to be, like, more sophisticated than us?"

Joanna, you're not in Ireland any more.

Anyway, speaking of sophisticated, I'm surprised they don't sprinkle baked beans on top.

clintonkuyk
clintonkuyk

I am not going to lie, I saw this pizza a couple days ago and really wanted to try it. But I do have a soft spot for the occasional binge on Meat Lovers Stuffed Crust... So this doesn't frighten me on bit.

Farley Flavors
Farley Flavors

Can't comment on the hot dog stuffed crust, but Pizza Hut UK recently did a limited-edition garlic butter stuffed crust that was surprisingly tasty.

Katharine Shilcutt
Katharine Shilcutt

I'm pretty open-minded, but the sound of that last pizza made me want to give up eating for about a week.

Joanna
Joanna

Might I politely disagree and say the favored toppings of Malaysians are even more appalling? Not just corn, but also red beans, thousand island dressing, canned tuna....

Joanna
Joanna

"Joanna, you're not in Ireland any more."'Tis true. Was reminded again this morning when I ordered Jameson with my eggs and only got stares.

"I'm surprised they don't sprinkle baked beans on top."

JUST WAIT.

Katharine Shilcutt
Katharine Shilcutt

Hee! I have to say, my British ex had the most appalling taste in food. All he ever wanted to eat were beans on toast, cheese on toast, baloney & ketchup sandwiches, mushy peas and chips with Bisto curry sauce poured on top.

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