Friday, November 13, 2015

Pizza Hut's Triple Treat Box

Occasionally, I let a stupid marketing trick get the better of me. When I saw Pizza Hut's Triple Treat Box, I decided I had to try one.
Treat? Maybe. your waistline? Definitely.
There are no good reasons to order one of these, and lots of reasons not to. I know it won't look anything like that neat little drawers-of-pizza picture. It's a ridiculous amount of food, which I'll probably be eating all weekend as leftovers. And yet, something about it just speaks to me. (I'm pretty sure it's saying "impending heart failure.")

I generally don't bother with this sort of marketing ploy. I avoided the hot-dog-bites pizza, and the chicken taco shells, and the chicken-as-bread sandwich, and any number of other weird attempts to get me to buy food. But every once in a while, one grabs my attention.
That's about as close as I can get to the original drawers-of-pizza look.
Lest it appear that I'm totally taken in here, let me state for the record that I actually enjoy Pizza Hut's pizza. It's not going to win any awards (at least, not when compared against non-fast-food pizza), but it's good as an occasional thing. Warms up nicely as leftovers within a couple of days, so getting extra isn't a big deal. Their breadsticks are fine, too; basically the pan crust without toppings. And it's hard to go wrong with a giant chocolate chip cookie. So when I bring a Triple Treat Box home, it's not completely nonsensical. Just mostly.
Not pictured: the other pizza. Ran out of room for easy display.
The verdict: it's not bad. Nothing surprising about the pizzas: standard wow-that's-a-lot-of-grease-but-damn-it-tastes-good pan crust, pepperoni on one and bacon on the other, and a Parmesan cheese crust topping. Those bread sticks are topped with cheddar cheese, which I hadn't tried before. Interesting, but I think I still like the regular bread sticks (topped with Parmesan) better. And the giant cookie is really good, to the point that it might be the first part of the box to be consumed completely.

OK, I got that out of my system. Back to sustainable eating habits...once all this is gone.


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