Sunday, December 21, 2014

Little Caesar’s Pretzel Crust Pizza

My husband and I used to get Little Caesar’s Pizza all the time.  We have some friends who don’t think their pizza’s very good, but we always thought the Hot & Ready pepperoni pizza was so simple with classic cheese, sauce and crust that it was often our go-to dinner when we didn’t have time to cook.  This past Spring, we strayed to Pizza Hut when they had their 5 Cheese Please pizza, and more recently, Dominos' hand tossed pizza with white sauce became our favorite pizza.  In case you haven’t noticed a trend, I’ll point it out for you.  We prefer pizza that has a white sauce instead of a tomato sauce.  That’s where this blog post comes in.

A couple days ago, my husband told me that Little Caesar’s has a Hot & Ready pizza with a pretzel crust.  I was instantly interested.  I looked it up at, and I was even more interested.  Here’s the description from the website: Little Caesars new Soft Pretzel Crust Pepperoni Pizza is a large specialty pizza that starts with a flavorful, buttery, soft pretzel crust made fresh daily in store. It is topped with creamy cheddar cheese sauce, a blend of 100% real cheese, and pepperoni, and then finished with an irresistible four-cheese gourmet blend of Asiago, Fontina, Parmesan, and White Cheddar cheeses.

They had me at “buttery, soft pretzel crust,” “cheddar cheese sauce” and “White Cheddar.”  We decided to pick one up for dinner tonight.

According to the website, this pizza is Hot & Ready from 4-8pm.   Well, we went over to pick one up at 4pm, and there weren’t any ready.  We had to wait 10 minutes for them to make one.  That’s not a huge deal, but it’s false advertising.  Perhaps that’s just an issue with the particular location we visited.  At least our pizza was freshly made.   

The guy who waited on us said that this pizza will probably be discontinued within the week, which is why I’m writing this blog post now.  Save the pretzel crust pizza!

We brought the pizza home and dug in.  I was impressed that it looked exactly like the picture on the website.  I was impressed that the crust did indeed taste exactly like a big, soft pretzel.  The part of the crust that didn't have any cheese on it was even quite delicious.  It had salt on it just like a big, soft pretzel.  I was also impressed by the cheesiness.  The cheddar cheese sauce and all the cheese piled on top of the pizza made for quite a tasty pizza experience.   

A big, soft pretzel and cheese is such a classic combination that it's really surprising that no one thought to turn a pretel into a pizza until now.  It should've been obvious.  It tastes obvious.  Basically, for $6, I’d totally get this pizza again! 

I asked my husband how he heard about this pizza since I only knew about it after he told me.  He thought he saw a commercial when we were visiting my mom.  If Little Caesar’s is having trouble getting people to buy this pizza, perhaps they’re advertising in the wrong places.  We don’t have cable, so I see most ads online.  Buy some ad space on Google, Little Caesar’s, and don’t take the pretzel crust pizza off your menu, or I’m going to have to figure out how to make one myself.  For $6, I’d rather just buy it than wait for a homemade crust to rise.  Save the pretzel crust pizza!

We just may have to have another pretzel crust pizza for dinner tomorrow night!

Happy eating!

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