After my family made its first, of two moves to Edmonton in the early 80’s, Pizza Hut somehow became part of our core culture. From birthdays to soccer parties and everything in between. And while Pizza Hut has expanded, offering everything from whole wheat to thin crust options, my father has not. Which means when I get together with him for pizza, it’s nothing but the Original Pan Pizza.
The Hawaiian – Ham, pineapple and loaded with extra 100% Pizza Mozzarella – is something my father has to have, and was combined with the Chicken Lover`s Deluxe – Slices of tender oven-grilled chicken breast, crisp green peppers, red onions, sliced mushrooms and 100% Pizza Mozzarella. There is something about the look and smell of Pizza Hut that brings me back. Maybe it’s the box, or maybe it’s the smell, or maybe it’s the grease that is left on the bottom.
In reality both pizzas suffered from one major flaw; a lack of meat. With ham listed first in the Hawaiian, I couldn’t help think it should have been last. The Chicken Lover’s wasn’t much better, with slices the completely wrong term; they should have said cubes. Both pizzas were cheesy, greasy and classic Hut. Which I suppose after all these years is a good thing for those who like it.With so many delicious, fresh choices out there (Famoso anyone), I don’t see any reason to make Pizza Hut a habit, and will stick to these random, and now spotty reunions, with this childhood product.