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 (US$0.25) 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 (US$9.68) for a small, 1,899 yen ($16.14) for a medium and 2,853 yen ($24.25) for a large pie, will be sold for a limited time starting November 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. And if you do have the chance to actually try it, by all means let us know, because we’d love to hear how it tastes!
Source and photos: Value Press! (Japanese)