Crazy Crust Pie ($12.99, with 1 topping)
My pizza actually resembled the promo images pretty closely! My hopes were high.
The pepperoni is salty, crisp, and totally serviceable.
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!
Très Pizza Hut. Golden, greasy, and crisp, with decent give. Tender and sweet, the pizza may not merit a Eureka! moment, but it's perfectly enjoyable. Especially if you don't concentrate too hard.
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.
A beauty shot of my congealed mass of "Italian 5-cheese blend."
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.
As you can see, I only inserted a few centimeters of pen. I suspect it could weather storms (and centuries) without the slightest danger of collapse. Impressive structural integrity, no?
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"?
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
Is the pizza mean, or just plain stupid? I'm still not sure.
Grade: Needs Improvement
If I'd encountered a better cheese stuffing and a perforated edge around the crust pockets, we'd be having a completely different conversation right now. Till the engineers over at Pizza Hut recalibrate this pie, I recommend sticking to the basics. By which I mean normal stuffed crust.