Pizza Hut’s new “cheese pockets” pizza, or the Pizza Hut Crazy Cheesy Crust, manages to take the standard stuffed crust pizza and do the unthinkable — did you ever think a stuffed crust pizza would look like the salad bar option?
Pizza Hut’s Crazy Cheesy Crust pizza is a limited edition, like the regular stuffed crust option once was. And the pizza chain has, in recent years, taken to stuffing all manner of things in its crusts worldwide.
Before that in the same region, Pizza Hut created a cheese cone pizza as well, the Mixed Cone Crust Pizza, and some deep fried dessert option “Kit Kat Pops.” Who knew the Middle East smoked so much pot?
Singapore’s Pizza Hut also got the Double Sensation, which was a super-sized cheese crust too. But when it comes to cheese bacchanalia, nothing can top the Pizza Hut Crazy Cheesy Crust, which, to our eyes, appears to take all the cheese one can possible shove into a dough cup and sticks it onto the crust of a pizza.
The Pizza Hut Crazy Cheesy Crust Pizza is the brainchild of Pizza Hut Executive Chef Wiley Bates III, who exists. Bates explains that the cheese blasted pizza was the product of much pizza experimenting, and explains:
“You notice how the dough actually nestles around … The hand-tossed [crust] lends itself to absorbing some of those wonderful flavors, while again maintaining the integrity of the cheese.”
While testing was time consuming, Bates says the Pizza Hut Crazy Cheesy Crust Pizza boils down to one core culinary rule — that pizza eaters “always want more cheese.”
Will you be ordering the Pizza Hut “cheese bowls” pizza when it’s introduced Wednesday?