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Japan serves up yet another weird pizza

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By Kay

No one ever said pizza couldn’t be sweet, right? Well, certainly no one in Japan. We’ve already introduced to you the high-sugar Kit Kat pizza and caramel marshmallow pizza, and now we’ve heard that Aoki’s Pizza, a chain based in Japan’s Tokai Region, will soon be offering up a unique creation of its own: the Pizza Black Thunder!

Could this chocolate and cookie laden creation be the ultimate sweet pizza?

In case you’re wondering, Black Thunder is a popular Japanese chocolate bar filled with pieces of cocoa-flavored cookies and hard biscuits, somewhat like a Snickers bar without the peanuts but with Oreo crumbs inside instead. They’re also super-cheap, costing around 30 yen each, and are available in supermarkets and convenience stores all over the country, so pretty much everyone knows them.

So yes, Black Thunder is a rich and chocolaty and sweet, and certainly not something you’d describe as a typical pizza ingredient. But somehow, we don’t think that’s going to stop people from ordering the pizza when it comes out next week, as it’s already become one of the trending topics on Twitter in Japan.

As you can see from the photo above, the pizza is topped with many chunks of the broken-up chocolate bar, tons of cheese and even pineapple! Judging from the image, it’s bound to satisfy customers with a sweet-tooth, and while we admit it may not be the ideal pizza for everyone, it’s certainly something we wouldn’t mind trying (especially since we’ve already tried a chocolate pizza, albeit without the cheese, and thoroughly enjoyed it), but unfortunately, Aoki Pizza operates only in the Aichi, Gifu, Mie, Shizuoka prefectures of the Tokai area, so we may have to whip one up for ourselves.

The Pizza Black Thunder, priced at 1,139 yen for a small, 1,899 yen for a medium and 2,853 yen for a large pie, will be sold for a limited time starting Nov 27, and while it looks like they haven’t announced how long the special pizza will be available, customers ordering the item will have the chance to participate in a Twitter campaign for a chance to win a year’s supply (320 bars) of the Black Thunder snack.

So, if you happen to be in the Tokai region, and you don’t mind mixing rich chocolate with melty cheese — which we think is quite a fascinating combination — why not give this original creation a try this holiday season? A pizza like this will attract plenty of attention at get-togethers, that’s for sure.

Source: Value Press

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Let's just say that there's nothing like it back home.

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No butter etc in the supermarkets but shitty pizzas, chocolate ramen, ....

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My taste buds just won't go there...

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When I saw the small picture on the homepage, I was thinking, "That looks good. A pizza with beef, mozzarella, and some pineapple." But then I read this article...

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I REALLY have to wonder are they any places in Tokyo or Osaka that serves pizza like the traditional style served in Italy (e.g., thin crust with just a tomato-based sauce and Mozzarella cheese on top). I don't think even Pizza-La--the best known pizza chain in Japan--makes a pizza like that.

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The best one I saw about 5 years ago on the online menu of some local pizza franchise chain was a Norwegian pizza, which included pickled herring, vinegar garnish and all. At the time even a more 'normal' pizza from Japan covered in corn from a can and Kewpie mayonaise became attractive.

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I think one of my teeth just fell out reading this LOL!!!!

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I REALLY have to wonder are they any places in Tokyo or Osaka that serves pizza like the traditional style served in Italy (e.g., thin crust with just a tomato-based sauce and Mozzarella cheese on top). I don't think even Pizza-La--the best known pizza chain in Japan--makes a pizza like that.

There are plenty of authentic Italian style pizzerias in Tokyo. I know one or two which are pretty damned close to the quality you get in Italy. Of course these places are owned and operated by Italians. I'm constantly told there's a good pizzeria in naka meguro but I wonder if that's true or is it just popular because people line up to get in there?

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@Raymond Chuang: There are a couple of really good ones in Osaka as well. But a pizza-hut one now and then doesnt hurt ;)

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Well, if it doesn't have tomato sauce, it is not really pizza.

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Except for the crust, there is nothing pizza-ish about this giant cookie, or possibly pie. It's simply NOT a pizza.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Just send me the pizza and my shot of insulin. Ummmmhhhh,,,,

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Black Thunder, eh? Reminds of that time after Taco Bell...

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Many cheap pizza chain in the states offers dessert made of pizza crusts but aren't insane enough to call it a pizza.

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There are some types of pizza, just as there are some types of news reports that shouldn't be consumed if we are concerned about our our health. Perhaps the Pizza Black Thunder brought to us by Value Press is one of these.

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Why not just call it a cake?

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seriously if you want a proper pizza go to a genuine italian restuarant. my favorite one back home has seating for 500 and is always full every night. for the price of one large pizza in Japan, you can get a x large pizza and large bowl of your favorite pasta. most Japanese pizza shops are rubbish and a rip off.

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Well, if it doesn't have tomato sauce, it is not really pizza.

Pizza Bianca? You know, any type of cheese based pizza. Quattro formaggi etc. You can't have tomato base on any of these.

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Well, you know, in the USA, we know what ingredients should be in pizzas:

http://www.omninerd.com/assets/content/3/4_article_3440_full_totinos_pizza_ingredients.jpg

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This is absurd...

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I've seen Nutella and banana pizzas here in Melbourne. Not sure what the big fuss is here. They aren't massively popular, but they do exist here and they've been here for a while (Jessie's Pizza chain).

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