Pizza Hut's new menu might restore your faith in the chain

Nov 11, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. ET
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Pizza Hut does not have a reputation for gourmet — or even good — pizza, but its new menu is definitely going to shake things up.

The chain will still offer classic flavors, but there are so many new options, I don't even know where to start. So I'll go with Honey Sriracha.

There's Honey Sriracha pizza sauce (like in the Sweet Sriracha Dynamite pictured above). There's Honey Sriracha drizzle, which gets poured over the pizza. And there's a Honey Sriracha crust. You can add these individually to any pizza, or you can go with the Sweet Sriracha Dynamite, which features them all at once. I mean, at least they get that Sriracha love is totally a thing right now?

Hot and Twisted Pizza Hut

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One of the other standouts on the menu is the pretzel crust. You can either create your own pizza with the crust or go with one of their offerings (Hot and Twisted above), like the Pretzel Piggy: garlic Parmesan sauce topped with bacon, mushrooms, spinach and a balsamic sauce drizzle, rounded out with the salted pretzel crust.

Skinny Italy Pizza Hut

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The chain is also rolling out a new "Skinny Flavor" menu (Skinny Italy above), featuring thin-crust pizzas that have just 250 calories per slice, including the Skinny Club: garlic Parmesan sauce, grilled chicken, ham, tomatoes and spinach, with an Asiago crust edge. It doesn't sound "skinny" to me, but I guess that's the point. Pizza Hut's website notes, "Calorie reduction based on a thinner crust and balanced portion of toppings. Not a reduced calorie food." It's all about portion size, kids.

A representative for Pizza Hut told SheKnows: "As the biggest pizza company, we have a responsibility to expand the whole pizza category and we think that’s what we’ve done with our new Flavor of Now menu. It’s actually a pretty simple menu change. Same experience, only now pizza fans can customize more than ever before. The flavors are truly incredible."

I never thought I'd say this, but I'm actually pretty into their new menu. It rolls out on Nov. 19, and I have to admit that there's a decent chance I'll be ordering a Sweet Sriracha Dynamite pizza sometime in the near future.

What do you think of the new Pizza Hut menu?

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