‘For the love of God, why?’ Pizza Hut causes furious foodie debate after debuting controversial new PICKLE-topped pie that comes complete with lashings of ranch dressing
- The unique flavor includes spicy dill pickles, buttermilk ranch and melted cheese
- Pickle-Pizza will only be available in one New York City location from June 9 – 11
- The pie will cost $17.99, and can only be ordered in-store and through carryout
Pizza Hut has sparked a furious debate among food lovers after launching an incredibly controversial new dish: A pickle-topped pie.
The popular fast food chain announced the release of its divisive new pizza topping this morning – revealing that the $17.99 Pickle Pizza will be available to purchase from June 9, for a limited time only.
According to a statement from the eatery, the Pickle Pizza features the chain’s signature crust, which comes topped with cheese, breaded chicken and – of course – the spicy dill pickles.
‘The new Pizza Hut Pickle Pizza starts with a hand tossed crust, sauced with Buttermilk Ranch, and topped with cheese, crispy breaded chicken breast seasoned with a kick of Nashville Hot Seasoning, sliced white onions, and then loaded with spicy dill pickles and a drizzle of Buttermilk Ranch to finish it off,’ the brand shared.
The unique flavor includes spicy dill pickles, buttermilk ranch, and melted cheese. Pickle-Pizza will only be available in one New York City location from June 9 – 11
The pie will cost $17.99, and can only be ordered in-store and through carryout
Most pizza lovers are ‘repulsed’ by Pizza Hut’s new Pickle-Pizza reveal, and have taken to social media to share their honest thoughts
But anyone hoping to lay their hands on the new pizza will have to be quick… and they will also have to be prepared to make a trip to the Big Apple, because Pizza Hut will only be selling its pickle-covered pie in one single Manhattan location.
Available for just three days between June 9 and June 11, the pizza will only be sold at Pizza Hut’s 8th Avenue location.
The exclusive, and limited time Pickle Pizza, can only be ordered-in-store and through carryout in New York’s Midtown.
The brand will be the ‘first national quick service pizza restaurant to launch a pizza with a pickle topping.’
The head of its food innovation Penny Shaheen states the inspiration behind the new pie:
‘We’re always looking for innovative ways to add new tastes and textures to our dishes, and pickles have been gaining popularity due to their versatility.
‘Building on the recent resurgence of pickles, Pizza Hut is taking this trend to new heights with its own twist on the pickle phenomenon by adding the sour, tangy food as a pizza topping.
‘Our recipe is all about great flavor, balancing the tanginess of pickles with other classic ingredients we know taste good on our beloved pizza.’
The news of the pizza launch sparked a furious debate online, where food fans voiced both outrage and delight at the prospect of trying the pickle-topped pie
‘There is always a chance this will be brought nationally at a later date, guests can sign-up for Hut Rewards to stay tuned,’ a Pizza Hut representative told TODAY.
Unsurprisingly the news of the Hut’s latest flavor combination was met with furious controversy online, where food fans were quick to voice both outrage and delight over the prospect of a pickle-covered pie.
A disgraced pizza-lover wrote: ‘Love Pizza Hut but that thing is an abomination.’
Another passionate comment included: ‘For the love of God, why?’
One repulsed foodie wrote: ‘At what point does it become a criminal offense?’
A forth commentator denounced the new pizza: ‘Another reason to be repulsed by Pizza Hut. Is nothing sacred?’
Although the majority of commentators aren’t team Pickle Pizza, a few pickle-lovers chimed in.
A pickle enthusiast is looking forward to their tasting writing: ‘The future is now!!’
Another positively tagged their friend and invited them to ‘dinner tonight.’
One person recognized Pizza Hut’s innovative nature writing: ‘One wonders why Pizza Hut is the first (and only).’