Hooray! Another ridiculous, gimmicky, highly-caloric food is coming to North America! This time, it’s Pizza Hut’s hot dog stuffed crust pizza, which will be available in Canada in a matter of days. Honestly, I’m surprised it’s not in the United States yet…you’d think we’d be first on the list to receive this pizza, the ultimate in processed grossness.
The pizza, which was previously only available in the U.K. will be coming to Canada’s shores on October 15th. A press release from Pizza Hut reads, in part:
“The innovative chefs at Pizza Hut have taken two classic favorites – pizza and hot dogs – and found a delicious way for them to be enjoyed together! The resultâ€¦well, you’ll have to try it for yourself but I can promise that it’s an eating adventure that you won’t want to miss.”
Innovative chefs? I don’t know about that, Pizza Hut. Hot dogs and pizza aren’t exactly high on the list for culinary innovation, at least not in my book. What would be innovative is bringing healthy, fresh, low-calorie ingredients to a chain pizza restaurant, maybe something a bit more unusual than green peppers and onions (Artichoke hearts? Spinach pesto?). Although of course, healthy food doesn’t make headlines. The idea for this pizza sounds like it’s more of a marketing gimmick that anything dreamed up in an actual kitchen.
This isn’t the first time in 2012 that Pizza Hut has relied on gimmicks to sell food. Remember the cheeseburger stuffed pizza? The 13,740 calorie F*** You pizza? And the “Sausage or Pepperoni” debate challenge? Come on, Pizza Hut. You can do better than this (or at least, we hope you can).
The pizza will come up both mustard and ketchup options for dipping sauces. I can’t think of anything grosser, but maybe that’s because I have a deep and abiding hatred for hot dogs. And food specifically manufactured to be bad for my body.
Honestly, I’m shocked this pizza will be available in both the UK and Canada before the US. It seems well-suited to American junk food tastes, right? I mean, we LOVE pizza (we even love pizza cinnabons!). We LOVE hot dogs. We LOVE crazy fatty meals that were created solely for shock value, like bacon sundaesÂ and Dorito tacos. I’m positive the appearance of the hot dog stuffed crust pizza can’t be far away in the home of the free and the brave.
Would you try this pizza if it becomes available in the US?