Should I try the pepperoni or cheese version?
Personally, I thought the pepperoni was a little bit too salty for my liking. The flavor was reminiscent of a Hot Pocket, though the pepperoni inside wasn't really identifiable as pepperoni. Instead of thin slices of cured pork you'd expect from the classic pizza topping, the pepperonis were little cubes of meat that didn't have a discerning texture amid the pool of melted cheese. It's weird to be eating something and seeing flecks of meat scattered throughout but not really... tasting them? It wasn't meaty, just salty.
The plain cheese version, however, was dreamy. It was gooey and melty and every other positive adjective you could use to describe cheese. It doesn't have that insane cheese-pull you'd hope from a baked pocket full of cheese, yet it still felt like the perfect snack food -- the type of treat I'd want to devour after playing a game of soccer if I actually did that with my spare time.
Both versions of the "pizzas" are served with Pizza Hut's marinara sauce, which I find to be cloyingly sweet (though my colleagues both enthusiastically dunked their giant Cheez-Its into it and purred with satisfaction). If anything, the sugary marinara bodes well for the pepperoni version, as it tempers some of that saltiness. The cheese version, I feel, is perfect in its simplicity, but hey, I'm the type of person who prefers my mozzarella sticks plain, too.
How do I get my hands on this Cheez-It pizza?
Cheez-It pizzas are available at Pizza Huts nationwide, but not for long. For $6.49, you'll get four squares of orange "pizza" complete with the nostalgia of snacking on Cheez-Its. It's a winner.