Nov 19, 2014

Review: Pizza Hut - Pretzel Piggy Pizza

Pizza Hut's Pretzel Piggy Pizza is part of their new "Flavor of Now" menu expansion and features a hand-tossed pizza with a garlic parmesan sauce topped with bacon, mushrooms, and fresh spinach, plus a drizzle of balsamic sauce and a salted pretzel crust edge.

It cost me $11 for a large pizza with a carryout deal (the pizza is normally $14.99).

There's a lot of contrasting flavors going on here and most of it was from the creamy garlic parmesan sauce and sweet and tangy balsamic drizzle. Whoever did the drizzle on my pizza seemed like he/she had hit the sauce prior and as a result, a few of my bites felt very wet. Fortunately, the balsamic wasn't intense and struck a decent balance between a pleasant sweetness and light vinegar tang. Combined, the two made for an interesting combination that's a bit too busy for my liking.

The subtler flavors of the mushroom and spinach got mostly lost here; a plus if you're trying to eat your veggies but actually don't like them I suppose. They did add their respective textures though.

The bacon wasn't crispy but added an enjoyable smoky saltiness. Beside the sauces, it was the most noticeable topping tastewise.

The crust edge offered a crispy breadstick with a slight chew and distinctive pretzel flavor. Like an actual pretzel, it also had a lot of salt on it. It's easy enough to brush off though.

Overall, Pizza Hut's Pretzel Piggy Pizza was a miss for me. It wasn't bad but felt jumbled with too much going on. This is one of those "less is more" situations. If I got it again, I would nix the drizzle and pretzel salt.

Nutritional Info - Pizza Hut Pretzel Piggy Pizza
Serving Size - 1 slice (116g)
Calories - 300 (from fat - 120)
Fat - 13g (Saturated fat - 5g)
Sodium - 720mg
Carbs - 34g (Sugar - 2g)
Protein - 12g

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