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Review: Pizza Hut - Big Dipper Pizza

Pizza Hut's new limited-time Big Dipper Pizza is a big rectangular pan pizza or two medium rec...

Pizza Hut's new limited-time Big Dipper Pizza is a big rectangular pan pizza or two medium rectangular pan pizzas placed inside a large rectangular box depending on how you look at it. It's also a sauceless pizza or an order of 24 cheesesticks, again, depending on how you look at it.

Either way, it'll cost you $12 for one Big Dipper Pizza with 4 cups of warm marinara sauce (other sauces such as Ranch or Garlic will cost you 50 cents extra).

Unlike their previous big pizza, the rather disappointing Big Italy, the Big Dipper actually comes in a box although mine wasn't all that well put together can kept opening prematurely.
The pizza itself is basically Pizza Hut Cheesesticks without the seasoning and in a different cut. They're baked in rectangular pans giving them that distinctive Pizza Hut Pan Pizza oiliness that I'm not particularly fond of. Each half is cut into about 4" strips and are slightly wider than Pizza Hut's breadsticks.
Tastewise, I enjoyed eating the Big Dipper. While I'm not a fan of the whole fried bread thing, I did enjoy the substantial thickness of each dipping strip and the marinara. I would like it more if they provided a cup of Ranch dressing or two at no charge though. Fortunately, I have a couple of Ranch dipping sauces from various fast food establishments stocked in my fridge for just such occasions. It was really good!
I have to note that is was important that the Big Dipper has a thick enough crust to counterbalance the saltiness of the pepperoni and the Mozzarella cheese. There's a good amount of cheese and the pepperoni has a nice crunch.
For more inspired dipping, I would suggest dumping some red pepper flakes and/or Parmesan cheese into your marinara sauce. Black pepper works as well.

Overall, the Big Dipper is good stuff and I'm thinking quite a few Super Bowl spreads this year will enjoy the presence of one or two.

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Nutritional Info - Pizza Hut Big Dipper Pizza - per 2 strips, 12 strips per pizza (84g)
Calories - 270 (from Fat - 90)
Fat - 10g (Saturated Fat - 3g)
Sodium - 530mg
Carbs - 36g (Sugar - 6g)
Protein - 10g

Nutritional Info - Pizza Hut Marinara Dipping Sauce, per cup, 4 per pizza (85g)
Calories - 60 (from Fat - 0)
Fat - 0g (Saturated Fat - 0g)
Sodium - 440mg
Carbs - 12g (Sugar - 9g)
Protein - 2g

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