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Jun 18, 2013

Review: Pizza Hut - Firebaked Style Flatbread Pizzas

Pizza Hut's new Firebaked Style Flatbread Pizzas feature a "slightly crispy 'wood-fired style' crust and come six single-serve rectangular pizzas in a lengthy 2-feet-long box for $11.99. You can choose up to three different topping combinations of up to three toppings on the six pizzas.

I went with pepperoni; pepperoni and sausage; and chicken, green bell peppers, and onions. There's a good amount of pizza to fill the floor of the box, but they don't quite cover the length of box and leave a noticeable gap.

The crust was pretty crispy even when cold. It reminds me of Pizza Hut's thin crust except slightly thicker in the center. There's the same cracker-like crispiness but just slightly more of a soft chew to the crumb. It's a pretty interesting texture, but comes off a little dry. If you don't like Pizza Hut's crispy thin crust, you're not going to like the Flatbread Pizzas.

The toppings were generously placed with plenty of meats (and veggies where applicable) to cover the pizza's surface. A more traditional thin crust would be overburdened by the toppings, but the Flatbread Pizzas are stiff as boards and held their own. The chicken and veggies were probably my favorite of the three topping combos; it offered a little bit more variety and balance. Although pepperoni and pepperoni and sausage are classics, they can get to be pretty salty.

Sauce and cheese were used very sparingly though. There was just enough cheese to hold (most of) the toppings in place and very little in the way of sauce. Just a little more sauce would alleviate the pizzas' overly dry feel. Or conversely, you might try eating the pizzas with ranch or marinara.

Overall, Pizza Hut's Firebaked Style Flatbread Pizzas were a bit of a mixed bag for me. I liked the crispy and chewy crust, but I also found it very dry and in need of either more sauce or a moister crumb. The toppings were standard but good, and they didn't skimp. For $11.99, you can get a good amount of variety and it's probably about the equivalent of one-and-half's worth of a large pizza in servings.

Nutritional Info - Pizza Hut Pepperoni Firebaked Style Flatbread Pizza
Serving Size - 1 Flatbread (134g)
Calories - 410 (from Fat - 170)
Fat - 18g (Saturated Fat - 8g)
Sodium - 1320mg
Carbs - 44g (Sugar - 3g)
Protein - 16g


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9 comments:

  1. It sucks! We ordered extra sauce, which was an option online and when it arrived, dry as a bone we were told they are premade in the morning and the website is false because you can't customize them. Then we were denied a refund. Don't order it. It's TERRIBLE!

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  2. The worse 11.99 I ever spent.. I don't think my dog would even eat it.. No sauce and it just yuk..Don't recommed at all..

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  3. I wish, I had read these before I order this nasty fuc#*? Pizza. they should offer some type of sauce with this dry ass bread. Pizza should just take this pizza off their menu. I wasted my hard earn money!!!!

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  4. ordered tonight.../ arrived cold and hard as a rock.

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  5. Pizza Hut flatbread pizza: The worse pizza I ever tried!! The crust was very hard, no tomato sauce, very few toppings, and the ground beef look like Lizard shit!!! I took two bites, and threw where it belongs in the trash can!!! I can't believe that I spend my money with that piece of crap!!!
    Elizabeth.
    Panama City, FL.

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  6. The flatbread pizza is horrible. The crust was hard and cold, no tomato sauce, very few toppings, and the ground beef looked like Lizard poop. Nasty, very nasty pizza. I threw everything in the trash! I wasted my money with that crap! No more Pizza Hut!!!
    Elizabeth
    Panama City, FL

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  7. ordered a cheese pizza and they gave it to me with no cheese tryed to call them and they argued with me.terrible costumer servicesand they are in a food violation code is complete bad.herd they dropped pizza and gave it to some one(I know this because i know someone that works there). someone needs to shut them down before someone gets sick.

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  8. We have been loyal pizza hut customers, however never again will purchase a pizza. We ordered a Taco Pizza which we generally order. OH, my gosh what did they do ti the Taco pizza??? It was 1/2 the height it used to be, none of the regular toppings and a sauce that was horrinle. Why was it changed, I will never buy another pizza at Pizza hut. Now, who can I contact that might address the reason why the Taco pizza was so cheapened. Karen

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  9. You must have a picky dog. I guarantee my dog would eat it. You need a new dog.

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