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Domino’s Japan pushes pickle love to limit with new Pickles Pizza

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By Casey Baseel, SoraNews24

Pizza delivery chains in Japan aren’t afraid of thinking outside the box when it comes to what they put on top of their pizzas, and Domino’s Pizza Japan is no exception. Corn? Mayonnaise? Fish and chips? Those have all been on pies Domino’s has delivered in Japan.

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But now the chain is pushing pizza pioneering in an especially bold direction with its new Pickles Pizza.

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No attempts at being coy in the naming here. The Pickles Pizza comes topped with 600 grams of sliced dill pickles. There are so many that they basically blanket the entire top-facing side of the pizza. Domino’s describes the pickles as having a “crisp” texture.

If you’re thinking that even then the pizza looks especially green, it might be because there’s no contrasting red, as there’s no tomato sauce on the Pickles Pizza. Domino’s believes tomato sauce would cover up the taste of the pickles, so instead they drizzle the crust with a camembert cheese sauce for what it promises is “an exquisite balance” between the sour notes of the pickles and the richness of the cheese. While not explicitly mentioned by Domino’s, such a large and concentrated volume of pickles and camembert most likely also produces an intense aroma.

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“For all pickle lovers,” declares Domino’s in its announcement tweet. “We won’t let anyone call pickles a garnish ever again. From now on, pickles are a main dish!”

The company says the Pickles Pizza was inspired by a recent U.S. trend of using pickles as pizza toppings. With several kinds of pickles commonly showing up in classical Japanese cuisine, Japan isn’t opposed to pickles in general, but the Pickles Pizza concept is getting mixed reactions on Twitter.

“I like how Domino’s isn’t afraid to come out with divisive products like this.”

“Oh wow – I totally want to eat this!”

“My meal plans are now set!”

“Is it April 1 already?”

“I like pickles, but even I think this is kind of ridiculous.”

“I bet it smells terrible.”

“For people like me, who don’t like pickles at all, this would be hell.”

“I feel like I want to try it, but when I find out it doesn’t taste good I don’t know what I’ll do with all the leftovers.”

“Maybe pickles junkies will like this but I feel like pickles taste best when they’re eaten with some meat too.”

“If this had tomato sauce, people who like hamburgers would probably want to try it.”

“Honestly, it doesn’t look like it tastes good, but I still want to order it just to find out what it’s like.”

“Will anyone actually enjoy eating this? All I can see it as is something you’d be forced to eat after losing a bet.”

“Can you order the Pickles Pizza but ask them to hold the pickles?”

Regarding the last comment, odds are you can ask for no pickles and have Domino’s make you a tomato sauce-less camembert cheese pizza. On the other hand, customers have confirmed that, just like with other pizzas Domino’s offers, you can request “double toppings” through the chain’s online order app for the Pickles Pizza. It’ll cost you an additional 590 yen , but you will get 1,200 grams of pickles.

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The Pickles Pizza is offered only in the 40-centimeter diameter “New York size” (because Domino’s Japan doesn’t do easily understandable size names), priced at 2,495 yen for carry-out or 5,090 yen for delivery and is on sale now for a limited time.

Source: PR Times via Entabe

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This must be taking the Michael and a gimmick. Surely nobody would wish to eat this monstrosity

-4 ( +3 / -7 )

Japan has officially lost it.

-4 ( +5 / -9 )

Japan has officially lost it.

A long time ago bro.

-9 ( +3 / -12 )

Welcome to Barnum's Pizzas where there's no such thing as bad publicity.

We've developed a pizza that we're sure our customers will think is truly awful and borderline inedible but more importantly, will appeal to the taste buds of unimaginative, clout chasing social media influencers.

-7 ( +0 / -7 )

Yeah, no.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Gastronomic oxymoron - Dominos / Pizza

3 ( +5 / -2 )

Excellent way to stock up on my American hamburger pickles since I can't buy them here. Other than that, no friggen way.

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

2495yen for a lousy 40cm pizza!

-2 ( +3 / -5 )

I’ve being buying these pickles for ages in Japan

This is hardly a novelty

3 ( +3 / -0 )

rather choose the norm pizza

4 ( +4 / -0 )

In the name of culinary science, I may pick one up tonight at my neighborhood Domino’s.

I haven’t had take-away or delivery pizza in seven years, and I don’t eat any pickled products, but I think trying it one time won’t throw me over the precipice toward obesity, diabetes, and a premature demise.

If I try it, feedback tomorrow!

4 ( +4 / -0 )

I’m not sure such pickle overload can achieve “an exquisite balance”. Maybe hold about eighty percent of the pickles and get some ham and other flavours on there.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Well, here you’re safe, but call that thing a pizza in front of Italian people and be surprised…that even the best running shoes won’t get you away quickly enough. lol

2 ( +3 / -1 )

I’m not sure such pickle overload can achieve “an exquisite balance”. Maybe hold about eighty percent of the pickles and get some ham and other flavours on there.

I’m sure you’re right. I’m expecting a pickle overload this evening, followed gastronomical discomfort tomorrow morning, but we have to take chances in the name of science.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Just no.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

The best pizza in Japan, and the cheapest are the ones we make ourselves. I can do many authentic Italian pizzas with whole wheat dough for no more than Y1,000, enough for two. Gherkins on the side.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

I’m sure you’re right. I’m expecting a pickle overload this evening, followed gastronomical discomfort tomorrow morning, but we have to take chances in the name of science.

Your digestive system may end up in a bit of a pickle. Loved ones may have to endure lots of pickled gas from you tonight. Of course, if it were Branston Pickle, they could just add some ham and call it a Ploughman’s Pizza.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

La vie douce

Dominos in Japan tastes like crap.

So, the same as in the US then?

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Norm

In the name of culinary science, I may pick one up tonight at my neighborhood Domino’s.

If I try it, feedback tomorrow!

Norm!

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Call me Showa dad if you like, but it's 5000 yen for a delivery pizza? My word! That's more than my wife earns when goes to work.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

priced at 2,495 yen for carry-out or 5,090 yen for delivery and is on sale now for a limited time.

Are these numbers right? Why would they charge 2500 yen for delivery?

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Follow-up to my messages of yesterday:

Went to my local Domino’s shop in central Osaka last night and got it as take-away.

First, it was better than I had expected. For my overall health, I don’t eat pizza or pickled foods, but I like them both. But, the article isn’t kidding that there is a “large* volume blanketing the crust. (Thanks to the saltiness of the the dill pickle slices, I woke up super thirsty around 3:00 a.m. and drank half a liter of water.

Second, though the blend with the camanbert isn’t “exquisite” (that would be stretching the meaning of the word), the two main ingredients actually go well together.

Finally, after the first slice, I was looking forward to the second, and then had a third. So, not a monstrosity at all.

Still, I can’t wholeheartedly recommend it for the general populace, but I was surprisingly satisfied.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

How about making a pizza with just Carolina Reaper's..........This would wake a few people up...lol!!

2 ( +2 / -0 )

How about making a pizza with just Carolina Reaper's..........This would wake a few people up...lol!!

That sounds good. I’ve never had the pepper itself or the sauce, but it’s something I’ll put on my bucket list. It may unintentionally become the last item on the list.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

It is entertaining to read this web site and find out what different things are popular to eat in Japan. I have nothing against others liking pickle pizza, but I can't imagine enjoying it myself. Somewhere, I read that the most popular pizza topping in Japan is squid. Again, go for it if you want to, but I can't imagine enjoying it myself. I have never tried either, and would be willing to try them, but have never seen them offered over here.

To be fair, many flavors that are popular in Japan I find delicious. Sushi, teriyaki, miso soup, seaweed salad, Japanese style ice creams, Japanese beers, whiskey, plum wine, and sake.....I find them all wonderful.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Sorry but that's a hard pass for me! Pepperoni and sausage or a margherita pizza, simple and delicious! Let's not try and reinvent the wheel Japan.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

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