Source – Can’t decide between pizza or cheeseburgers for dinner? Hop on a plane to England and find the nearest Pizza Hut. After roaring success in the Middle East, the pizza chain’s almost 3,000-calorie cheeseburger crust pizza launched across the United Kingdom this week. And it isn’t making health officials happy.
Remember the simple days of cheesy stuffed crust? They’re over now. Over the past few years, Pizza Hut has ushered in hot dog stuffed crust in many parts of the world, to cheesy beef poutine pizza and creamy butter chicken pizza, now on Canadian menus. As for the U.K. – that nation got a pizza featuring ten mini burgers topped with mozzarella built into the crust. It’s the spawn of the “Crown Crust” pizza of the Middle East that featured “a crown shaped crust filled with gems of cream cheese and meatballs.”
Neither of the options are what the doctor ordered, according to British newspapers.“If I had a family of 10 and we had all been on a brisk five mile walk in the rain and lost our picnic on the way, I might just buy one to ensure that everyone got a warm something inside them,” Tam Fry, spokesman for the British National Obesity Forum, told the Telegraph. “For your average family, however, divvying up this pizza in any other way is unreasonable and irresponsibly marketed.”
At 288 calories a slice, just half of the pizza is enough to account for more than 72 per cent of a woman’s daily intake, the newspaper said.The pizza chain hasn’t shared the fat, saturated fat, sodium and carbohydrate count on this meal either. But Pizza Hut wants reporters to remind customers that this menu item isn’t meant to be a meal for one.“We would like the calories mentioned in the context of it is a pizza designed for sharing, the whole pizza is not designed for one person,” spokeswoman Gemma Hinksman said.
OMFG! Christmas just came early! A pizza featuring, not one, not two, not three, not four, not five (shoutout to LeBron, btw), but “ten mini burgers topped with mozzarella built into the crust”?!?!?! Why didn’t someone think of this sooner?!?! I mean this is genius! This pizza basically came out of nowhere, challenge stuffed crust pizza to a brawl, knocked it out cold, and tea bagged it for good measure.
Finally, we have a glorious combination of two of the most universally treasured foods of all time perfectly melded into a single treat. It’s a combination on par with chicken and waffles, but you don’t have to risk your life going to the hood to get it!
By the way, good work by Pizza Hut spokeswoman Gemma Hinksman just straight defending the honor of this new delicacy. Gemma, you’re damn right this pizza is “not designed for one person”. It’s designed for Honey Boo Boo’s mom and anyone else who is making a run at becoming the world’s fattest person. When you’re eating at that elite level you don’t have time to decide between pizza or burgers at dinner time. You. Need. Calories. And now, thanks to Pizza Hut and heroes like Gemma you can get them.