Slideshow: Chain Reaction: Pizza Hut's Crazy Cheesy Crust

Crazy Crust Pie ($12.99, with 1 topping)
Crazy Crust Pie ($12.99, with 1 topping)
My pizza actually resembled the promo images pretty closely! My hopes were high.
Pepperoni Slice
Pepperoni Slice
The pepperoni is salty, crisp, and totally serviceable.
Olive and Mushroom Slice
Olive and Mushroom Slice
Sure, the mushrooms may taste more of oil than mushroom, and the olives are your average canned fare, but what were you expecting? It's Pizza Hut!
Separation Anxiety
Separation Anxiety
Contrary to Pizza Hut's ads, my crazy cheesy pocket did not want to pull away from the pie in a single, elegant gesture. A perforated crust would've gone a long way toward improving the experience.
In Profile
In Profile
A beauty shot of my congealed mass of "Italian 5-cheese blend."
The Final Frontier
The Final Frontier

I found myself faced with the problem of illustrating just how congealed that cheese crust had become.

I decided to stick a pen in it.

The Hole
The Hole
The cheesy crust was rock hard, even though the rest of the pie was still warm and melty. When I removed the pen, a perfect impression of the hole remained. Begging the question, What is this mysterious substance masquerading as "Italian 5-cheese blend"?
Splat!
Splat!

I needed to know more, so I gave the cheesy pocket a tug and it popped out from the crust, perfectly intact.

Anyone else think they look like shoes? They were certainly hard and rubbery enough to qualify.

Cheesy Crust Double Down
Cheesy Crust Double Down
Is the pizza mean, or just plain stupid? I'm still not sure.