Dec 18, 2014

Review: Pizza Hut - "Ginger Boom Boom" Crust

Pizza Hut's "Ginger Boom Boom" Crust flavor features a dusting of ginger, garlic, black pepper, and paprika.

In addition to the crust, I went for a pizza with no sauce, topped with a double portion of their new salami and a drizzle of Honey Sriracha sauce on top. The price came out to $7.99 for a large.

Along with "Get Curried Away," Ginger Boom Boom is one of two limited-time flavors out of the 10 crust flavors Pizza Hut now offers. The plan is to eventually rotate in other limited-time flavors.

Because of the garlic, black pepper, and paprika, Ginger Boom Boom mostly tasted like typical pizza seasoning but with a pop of ginger at the tail end. It's a nice flavor and only very mildly spicy. The ginger also imparted a strong aroma to the pizza.

Getting a Pizza Hut pizza without sauce is actually pretty nice. It just felt like eating a cheesestick, but with salami and a sweet sriracha sauce on top. I prefer the sauceless pizza over Pizza Hut's breadsticks, which now can also be sprinkled with various seasonings (they're calling them "Flavor Sticks").

The salami turned out somewhat dry and crispy. It mostly just felt like their pepperoni without any heat. It was alright but I was expecting more of a difference, at least in texture.

The Honey Sriracha sauce was just a little sweet and packed a good amount of spicy heat. It wasn't overwhelming given the relatively moderate amount here. If you really want to feel the burn, it's also available as a sauce option and crust flavoring. Basically, you can have them drench your pizza in it.

Overall, Pizza Hut's Ginger Boom Boom Crust makes a fine crust flavor choice if you're looking for a traditional profile with a pleasant twist. The salami was decent but didn't add anything new for me, while the Honey Sriracha offers plenty of heat with just a hint of honeyed sweetness. The combination of the three turned out pretty well.

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