China thrills world with new Oreo pizza
China’s obsession with Oreo cookies is gradually becoming out of control.
Very recently the discovery of an Oreo and Spam burger in Chinese branches of McDonald’s sent shockwaves through the status quo of cooking – and probably gave James May “the fizz”.
Not content with the presence of crazy creations for just one fast food restaurant, Chinese outlets of Pizza Hut joined the trend by launching an Oreo ice cream pizza.
Clearly the James May cooking craze has gone international.
Consisting very much of what it said on the tin, the iconic design featured layers of Oreo biscuits, ice cream, crispy rolls, cheese and yoghurt as fillings, resulting in a masterful concoction of an incredible number of incompatible ingredients. Frankly, the apparent omission of a stuffed crust packed with cream is an upsetting reality.
Although the bold pizza would likely be eaten by only the bravest (or stupidest) of foodies, the extravaganza exclusive to Pizza Hut was given a limited festive run from the 21st December of only 900 pizzas, meaning that toughened eaters wanting to showcase their wackiness on social media had to move swiftly.
Prices started at 66 yuan (approximately £7.40) for a single order and 99 yuan (£11.10) for a mighty set meal, with only 11 Pizza Hut stores (including in Shanghai, Nanjing and Wuxi) honoured with being able to sell the special product.
Despite the overwhelming popularity of Oreo, perhaps the sugar overload provided by China’s Pizza Huts is not quite the dream we’ve all been searching for. Personally, I’m holding out a lot of hope for the inevitable Oreos with fish, chips and mushy peas.