Review: Pizza Hut - Firebaked Style Flatbread Pizzas

Pizza Hut's new Firebaked Style Flatbread Pizzas feature a "slightly crispy 'wood-f...

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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