Domino's Changes Core Pizza Recipe

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bug-slice-dominos-200px.pngWow, this is big. Domino's is changing its pizza recipe. From

"This is not a slight tweak. We changed everything on our pizza from the crust up," Domino's USA President J. Patrick Doyle told "We changed the crust, we changed the sauce, we changed the cheese."

The new pizza is available right now in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where Domino's is based, but will be available nationwide December 27. The key changes are as follows, after the jump...

According to the company's press release:

Crust: A garlic seasoned crust with parsley baked to a golden brown

Sauce: Sweeter, bolder tomato sauce with a medley of herbs and a red pepper kick

Cheese: Shredded cheese made with 100% real mozzarella and flavored with just a hint of provolone

My take:

Crust: The jury's out here. I don't know if I want my crust to default to garlic-seasoned, particularly if it's not going to be flavored with fresh garlic. I don't know if this will be fresh or not, but given the logistics, I'd imagine not. I'm also not too keen on the default to parsley, either. And, aren't Domino's crusts already "golden brown"? What's the diff here?

Sauce: Sweeter? Sweeter?!? Really, Domino's? Don't you think that stuff is sweet enough as is? I'm looking forward to the red-pepper kick, though.

Cheese: I don't know. I'm not going to harp too much on the addition of provolone, though I'm sure a lot of you out there will. Sounds like a step toward Provel. But, heck, who knows what was in the cheese blend before.

I'm looking forward to trying this new pizza. It'll be like a late Christmas present. We'll see if it's naughty or nice, though.

[Hat tip to Scott T. and Kiya]