Dec 15, 2012

Around the World: Pizza Hut - Halo 4 Pizza in the U.K.

Pizza Hut has been offering a Halo 4 Stuffed Crust Pizza in the UK since October!

Halo 4 is a recently-released, popular video game for the Xbox 360 and this is actually the second year that Pizza Hut UK has offered a pizza inspired by the game series.

Last year, they offered the Halo Anniversary Pizza which, according to this YouTube review, had nothing to do with Halo beyond the name. It was just a normal pizza topped with chicken, pepperoni, onion, and mixed peppers and was declared "un-Halo-ish." They didn't even have a special Halo box complained the video review.

Not to fret! As this year, they're offering a special Halo 4-themed box:

And, a pizza... with a halo of cheese around it (i.e. a Stuffed Crust Pizza).

The cheese is pretty interesting as they're going with Red Leicester cheese, which I guess might represent the Red team in Halo 4 multi-player (no love for Blue!). The cheese is not quite red and is described as having "a firm texture and slightly nutty taste."

The Red Leicester cheese is sprinkled and melted on top of the crust of a regular Stuffed Crust Pizza. The Pizza Hut UK site describes it as "A delicious golden halo of Red Leicester cheese melting on our signature stuffed crust" and the price is the same as a regular Stuffed Crust Pizza.

Apparently, they love Halo enough in the UK for Pizza Hut to make a pizza after it for two years running.


  1. Red Leicester is really tasty and makes the best grilled cheese - it's got a mellow, nutty taste (and isn't quite red as it is coloured naturally), sort of a cross between Swiss and Cheddar.

  2. Sounds good! Is it fairly common in the UK? I think I've seen Leicester in the specialty cheese displays here in the States, but I'm not sure...

  3. It's very common, the most common cheese after Cheddar (which was invented here and named after an actual place called Cheddar). We don't really eat American or processed cheese in general apart from on burgers....

    PS Leicester is pronounced 'Less-ter' in case you were wondering :p

  4. Ah, that sounds nice. I like Cheddar! Yeah, the only thing American "cheese" has going for it is that it melts really well which is great for grilled cheese sandwiches I suppose.

    If you didn't tell me I could have thought "Lei-ces-ter." How do you say Worcestershire then?

  5. We tend to have cheddar or another non-processed cheese on grilled cheese sandwiches, or more commonly on cheese on toast (coincidentally, often with Worcestershire sauce).

    We usually shorten Worcestershire sauce to just Worcester sauce, but it's pronounced Wuss-ter-sheer or Wuss-ter-sher, depending on where in the country you are. Worcester is Wuss-ter.

  6. Is the Red Leicester the cheese that's in the crust, or is it the cheese that's spread over the whole pizza?

  7. Interesting marketing ploy by Pizza Hut UK!

  8. It's just sprinkled and melted onto a regular stuffed crust.

  9. Aw, that's boring. :(

  10. Haha, it's still better than last year!


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