Taking pizza to places it has never been before (and probably shouldn't go), Pizza Hut has unveiled its latest offering – namely a pie with a crust made of cheeseburgers.
Yes, the Cheese Burger Crown Crust Pizza is a hearty slab of cheese, regally surrounded by “grilled mini cheeseburgers nestled in golden crown crusts”.
The pizza, which comes with a beef topping as well as its loop of burgers, is on tables in Pizza Hut Middle East.
If you’re in the mood for something lighter, you can go for the ‘healthy’ option of the Chicken Fillet Crown Crust Pizza.
A mouthwatering menu blurb speaks of “chicken fillet balls nestled in golden crown crusts.”
It adds: “Then relish the rest of the pizza that’s topped with breaded chicken tenders, chicken strips, green peppers and laced with barbeque sauce.”
It comes a month after Pizza Hut UK launched the Pizza Dog, complete with a hotdog-filled crust.
Available only for home delivery, the Pizza Dog features: “Succulent hot dog sausage bursting from our famous stuffed crust, with a FREE mustard drizzle.”
A limited edition offer, the porky pie is apparently a nod to the world's first sausage-filled pizza, which made its debut in Japan in 2007.
Doreen Virtue, author of <em><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Constant-Craving-What-Cravings-Overcome/dp/1848505906" target="_hplink">Constant Craving</a></em> offers her advice on how to resist your salt, sugar and fat cravings and stay on the right track with your diet.
"Ginger ale and soy milk are high in tyramine, which can help relieve chocolate cravings. Pekoe tea is high in chocolate's other stimulating ingredient. theobromine."
"One reason we shun fruit during our sweet cravings is that fruit seems like a deprivation alternative. We've got to dress fruit up! Put a little flavoured, fat-free yoghurt on top. Puree the fruit with an ice cube and some ginger ale. Microwave sliced apple for two minutes at high temperature with a little bit of cinnamon and you've got a quick, low calorie apple-pie type treat."
"If, after analysing your cravings, you discover any anger, frustration or stress, ask yourself how you might take even one step toward alleviating the source of these emotions. Is there someone you can talk to, or some changes that you can make in your life? If you reduce the source of your uncomfortable emotions, you won't need to crave sweet things anymore."
If we tell our bodies that this chocolate bar or hamburger will be our last treat ever, we're more likely to binge. "It's like we're seeing a beloved person for the last time, so of course we want to spend as much time as possible with that object of affection." The key is eat all treats in moderation and if the craving get too much, seek healthier alternatives.
"Crunch on crisp vegetables dipped in low calorie, fat-free salad dressing. Instead of potato chips and french fries, go for carrot and celery sticks. Broccoli and cauliflower florets are also tasty replacements. They may not seem as appealing as the fatty versions, but the crunch and flavour will soothe your craving."
"Sweet treats usually equal reward. We all need pats on the back and kudos for hard work. But instead of stopping at the cookie shop or take-out, why not treat yourself to a new book, item of clothing or shoes? This will feel just as satisfying and is much healthier than a fat-laden treat."