Before you enjoy Pizza Hut’s Gourmet BBQ Chicken Tuscani Pizza, you have to order one first…
Here are the 12 ways to enjoy it:
Good Ol’ Knife And Fork
If you don’t like to touch your food, or if you want to pretend that you’re in a formal party that serves pizza, go ahead and use a knife to cut up the pizza and jab the pieces with a fork. Make sure you use a stainless steel knife.
If you think that using utensils is too much of a hassle, but you still don’t want direct hand-to-food contact, use a clean table napkin. The logo must be clearly visible.
On A Roll
Roll up the pizza and eat it like a bread stick… a very thick bread stick.
You may also want to stack one slice of pizza on top of another slice.
Three ways to do it:
1) like the one on the photo, or
2) toppings “facing” each other, slapped together like a sandwich, or
3) crusts together, with the toppings facing outward, to ensure that your tongue and palate get in contact with the tasty meat, cheese, and sauce as quickly as possible.
As the name suggests, three slices of pizza are involved. We used to do this long ago, during our growing years, when Pizza Hut Philippines first offered an all-you-can-eat pizza deal. We would stack three slices and gobble them up faster than the crew could serve them.
Push it one step further by adding another slice.
Eat it like a club sandwich.
I think this is pushing it too far. Not counted!
Some people separate the toppings from the crust, eat the crust first, then savor the toppings. Or the other way around, whichever floats your boat.
Try slicing the pizza into ribbon-like slices. Then eat them like french fries. You may borrow a pizza cutter from the staff.
Why stop at strips when you can shred the pizza to bits?
Have you ever tried eating pizza using a spoon? Now you can!
Swimming in Hot Sauce
More like drowning in hot sauce. If you want it super hot, take off the hot sauce bottle’s lid and just pour until you can’t see the pizza. The hotness will hit your tongue hard, but amazingly, the barbecue sauce still manages to proclaim its presence.
Eat on the Run
I do this a lot, especially between meetings, I would order two slices at one of their kiosks and fill myself up while walking (usually running) to my next appointment. It’s very convenient!
I hope Pizza Hut would offer the Gourmet BBQ Chicken Tuscani (and the other variants, of course) in their kiosks. I’d still buy it even if they priced it higher than the thick crust variants.
This is the best way to enjoy a Tuscani pizza… your way. How do you enjoy your pizza?
Upon finding out that I have a chance to win 20000 pesos worth of Araneta Center gift certificates, I went all the way to Cubao and shopped for items as I imagined that the GCs are already in my hands. Unfortunately, the cashiers at the stores won’t accept imaginary GCs.
I discovered that not all stores accept the GCs, so I went to the concierge to ask if they have a list of establishments that honor them. The lady at the counter told me to go to the stores one by one to verify. Oh well, so much for the “short cut”.
You need to look for this sign at the store’s entrance.
I tried to take photos at every shop but I was approached by security guards because photography wasn’t allowed. I didn’t want to cause any trouble, so I just took down notes of the price of each item I wanted to purchase. I won’t mention the brands lest I be accused of promoting them.
Here’s my shopping list, which would add flavor not just to my life but also to those I care for:
Movie “Tkts and Snaxx” ……….. 600.00
Watch a PBA game and treat some of my fellow basketball fans (Lower Box B Tickets) at historic Araneta Coliseum … 960.00
Sneakers for Dad (at S___ S___ ) …… 3895.00
Digital Camera for Mom (at S___ C___) ………… 4499.00
Backpack for my sister (at C_____) ……….. 2990.00
For my two inaanaks whom I haven’t seen for years (1000 each) ….. 2,000.00
Groceries for gift packs* ………………… 4,000
Take out two large Tuscani pizzas for Christmas party. …………. 1,000.00
* Every year my mom would pack her own gift packs to give to the helpful people in our neighborhood: the security guards, the cleaners, even some of the tricycle drivers
When rounded up (since they won’t issue change for purchases using GCs), the whole shopping spree would amount to exactly 20,000 pesos. How’s that for budgeting skills?
I want to share this sharing experience.
One night I was about to go home from work. I was waiting for the next bus just outside the Pizza Hut Restaurant walkway. While waiting, suddenly, there are (2) two street children that catch my attention. They are staring at the customers inside the restaurant. I have noticed that they are watching at the kids inside while eating pizza. This one street child starts imitating the waiter. He stretched his arm upward and opens his palm like his holding a pan of pizza and walk like a waiter. Then he stressed, “Excuse me Sir. Heto na po ang order niyo”. The other street child said, “Thank you po” then he act like his grabbing a knife and cut the pizza into slices. He picked one slice of pizza and he opens his big mouth. “Wow! Ang sarap!”. I was really really laughing on what they did! They are really jolly. Then one street child said, “Hindi ka naman mabubusog niyan kasi hindi naman totoo”. They both laughed. I was awakened on what he said. He’s right. His stomach will never be full with that invisible pizza. I realized that they are only playing. They really touched my heart so I approached them.
I invited them inside and asked them to join me to eat pizza. One street child scream into happiness while the other one couldn’t believe on I said. I asked the guard if it is ok to have them inside. The guard didn’t hesitate to open the door for us. I asked the waiter a table for three and they welcomed us with a smile.
From the moment we went inside I never stopped laughing at them. They are very joyous kids. I asked the waiter to give what they want. They handed us the menu book. I let them to choose what they want to eat. The waiter introduced us the new flavor of pizzas and they point fingers at the All-Meat Tuscani Pizza! While waiting for our order, we started our bonding.
One by one they revealed their names, what they are doing and where they lived. They are Al (12 years old) and Christian (9 years old). According to them, they have family in which they don’t mind them. They sleep somewhere along the streets of Quiapo. They don’t go to the school. What they are doing almost everyday was just walking along the streets within Metro Manila and asked the people passing for the small amounts of money. With these collected money is where they get their food to eat.
Finally! The Tuscani All-Meat Pizza arrived! And we are ready!
While we savoring the delicious meaty All-Meat Tuscani Pizza, we’ve had a great chat. It feels like they are my younger brothers. I treated them like my family. They are eating like there’s no tomorrow! Al said to me if he wants to be a strong policeman someday so that he can defend his family. But Christian got different views. He said, someday, he wants to be like me so that he can also help those kids who is ill-fated. I was really amazed by their attitude. These young men understand much about the rules of life.
Before we leave, the waiter also gave me the opportunity to support the UN’s Food Programme to help feed children in Mindanao by allowing me to donate an amount of 40 PHP just by purchasing a Postal Card with theme,”The Season of Giving”.
I wish to have an iPhone 4 Gadget to easily captured the situations of those less – fortunate children like them and amplify their thoughts and voices. So I can help them even in a simple way with big result after.
We finished our pizza. We really enjoyed it. Finally we parted ways. We exchange goodbyes. Their smiles couldn’t be painted. I hope the advices and lessons that I had given to them will guide them to their future. Most importantly, I teach them to portray the art of sharing. Anyway it’s a Christmas Season and this season is for them.
On that day, the feeling of happiness by helping others could not be repaid by any amount of money. As what I am saying to my friends, “TO SHARE IS NOT SHOWING LUSTER OF GOLDS BUT GIVING BUNCH OF ROSES”.
by Ebhram Dela Cruz Laurente
Let me start this blog post by thanking Pizza Hut Philippines for bringing the Tuscani flavors to our country. Now, we can enjoy 6 delightful flavors —Premium All Meat, Gourmet BBQ Chicken, 3‑Cheese Bacon & Spinach, Roast Beef, 4-Cheese Lasagna, and Supremo. I am sure all of you have your own favorite by now. As for me and my cousins, Sofia and Carlo, our instant choice is the Pizza Hut Tuscani Supremo.
Here’s a short animation video we made to show you what makes the Pizza Hut Tuscani Supremo our favorite and how it adds more flavor into our lives.
Yes, 8 slices of the Pizza Hut Tuscani Supremo spells U-L-T-I-M-A-T-E!
Using only the finest and freshest ingredients, this
Latest addition to Pizza Hut premium pizzas is
True to its name as it really tastes SUPREMO!
Italian flavor made perfect for the Filipino palate with
Mouth‑watering goodness that will surely satisfy your cravings.
Awesome Tuscani Supremo pizza delivered Hot on the Dot.
Thinner crust and fuller flavor, what more can you ask for?
Every Filipino deserves this!
Loaded with 9 toppings –beef, black olives with garlic, olive oil roasted bell peppers, Italian sausage, mozzarella cheese, onions, parmesan, pepperoni, and smoked ham, on a bed of premium tomato sauce – it’s the ultimate gastronomic delight!
We ordered via the Pizza Hut hotline 911-11-11, and just minutes later, we got to enjoy a rich and savory Pizza Hut Tuscani Supremo –truly a taste of Italy delivered HOT ON THE DOT!
It is the perfect fusion of all the flavors each of us have been wanting in our pizza. Layers of melted cheese, generous meaty toppings, and fresh and healthy veggies make the Pizza Hut Tuscani Supremo Il Nostro Favorito!
The Pizza Hut Tuscani Supremo has the perfect balance of meat, vegetables, and cheese. Once you open the box, you will be greeted by its bursting aroma and you will definitely say, “Splendida e deliziosa!”
The freshly made traditional crust, that is soft on the inside and slightly crisp on the outside, and the generous toppings of fresh ingredients made every bite such a supreme experience. And now that Pizza Hut Tuscani Supremo has THINNER CRUST and FULLER FLAVOR, each bite is truly satisfying that makes the kids and I crave for more! It is definitely fulfilling on the taste buds, pleasing to the tummy, and easy on the wallet because for only P349 for a medium size pizza or P549 for a super family size pizza, we get to indulge on a box of supreme goodness!
What more can we get from the Pizza Hut Tuscani Supremo? It is the chance to win the most coveted gadget today – the iPad 2. Like the Pizza Hut Tuscani Supremo, the iPad 2 is packed with a lot of features that will definitely add more flavor into our lives. We hope that by joining Pizza Hut’s Flavor Your Life Promo, like the pizza clay-turned-real Pizza Hut Tuscani Supremo in the video, our dream of having an iPad 2 will also turn into reality.
By winning the iPad 2, I can stay connected with my loved ones and listen to my favorite songs. Sofia and Carlo can play Bookworm, Sudoku, Sketchbook, among other educational apps they could really enjoy! And the three of us can watch our favorite movies together in HD plus we can surf the internet, order our favorite Pizza Hut Tuscani Supremo by logging on to http://pizzahut.com.ph, like Pizza Hut in their Facebook page here, follow their Twitter here, and follow their Tumblr here.
Pizza Hut Tuscani Supremo is our chosen flavor because we believe that it is definitely for people like us who desire to taste and discover all the great things that life has to offer! We deserve this!
Grazie Pizza Hut Philippines!
Dianne Regina Batuigas
It was Sunday and as was customary, my family and I psyched ourselves up for Sunday mass. But it was no ordinary December day for it was dark and smoggy outside, as the rains poured without let-up. So it became a lazy Sunday for all of us, opting to stay home, enjoy a movie marathon, and take a rest from all the hustle and bustle of the week just past.
My mom decided that it was going to be a no-cook day for her as well, so I thought of doing her a favour by dialling the hotline 911-1111. I ordered the new Tuscani pizza, and waited for what seemed to be the longest 45 minutes ever! When the delivery guy appeared in front of me, he just seemed to be the greatest-looking guy ever, holding what was undoubtedly a certified hot and fresh meal of my dreams.
There was that adrenaline rush when the 3-Cheese Bacon and Spinach Tuscani pizza stared right at me. It seemed irresistible from the very first bite until the last. As my teeth started sinking into my first pizza slice, I imagined myself flying to Boracay Island, as I call it my very own Tuscani 3-Cheese Bacon and Spinach adventure.
My adventure begins with sliding a piece of this gourmet pizza into my lips, experiencing the freshest spinach like the swaying trees of Boracay. And at my fingertips, I can taste the three distinctive kinds of cheese, parmesan, cheddar and mozzarella, looking like the smooth, white sands at the beach. And how could I forget the crisp bacon covered with béchamel sauce as it unravels the gentle waves of Boracay. Truly, I could not get enough of the delicious taste of the Three-Cheese Bacon and Spinach Tuscani pizza —- fresh, flavourful and undeniably “soft on the inside and slightly crispy on the outside.”
As I picture myself walking on the white sands towards the blue waters, it all seems like having a Utopic getaway in a perfect paradise. It simply is delightful, unforgettable and special.
Now I see a flashback of my childhood memories while eating my favourite pizza. It made me feel like a kid again, feverishly opening a gift that would lead to a pleasant surprise. Discovering the new taste of Tuscani pizza is like encountering new joys of having a new toy, giving me an exhilarating mood. Oh, to be young and adventurous once more!
Snapping out of my dreamy state, I almost forgot that I was just home having a great dinner with my family. Everyone would agree with me that a perfect family time is enjoying the most flavourful pizza that even gives one a chance to fly to my dream paradise.
And that was how I “enjoyed” a delicious adventure worth waiting for, after long days of work. I know now that I could find my perfect “piece” of happiness in every” slice” of my life’s experiences. Now, I couldn’t wait to have a new adventure in the other Tuscani flavors.
by Gianina Nicole C. Bambico
I made an animation for my recent Pizza Hut Tuscani experience on my trip to Hong Kong just a couple days ago.
Stolen shot while playing around with my bling bling camera.
Here’s another shot.
The love for photography runs in my family. My childhood was filled with occasions and family gatherings and my Papa will always have a Minolta camera with a big flash in hand. I thought everybody had a camera just like my Papa. It was actually a pretty expensive gadget, I did not know it at that time. I used to see my Papa get inside a small room and nobody was allowed inside. It was kind of a mystery to me at that time but now I realized it was the dark room where he develops films and prints his own pictures! That’s just too cool! So that’s where I got my fascination and the talent? :) for photography! When it was time for me to buy my own camera…I guess other things comes first…like food because my first digital camera came from my sister. Then the fascination became a hobby and now it’s something that I can’t do anything without it.
Eric, my husband is also a photography fanatic! Fortunately for me :) He also got it from his Dad. We’re really soulmates!
My Christmas wish list?? A DSLR camera! Hope Santa will hear me. My everyday wish list? APIZZA HUTTUSCANI PIZZA! Now I don’t need Santa for that nor my husband because I can buy it on my own :)
My bling bling camera collections.
I love photography and I love pizza and PIZZA HUT is the best! We were in Hongkong recently and during the long flight, the Flight Attendants kept us entertained with a “Bring me Something” game. I won one of the games when they asked for flyer or any form of advertisement and I got so excited because I had a PIZZA HUT TUSCANI FLYER!
My lucky Tuscani flyer.
On our way back to Cebu, I was scanning through the pages of the SMILE inflight magazine (December Issue) and there I saw…this one big whole page of advertisement of a TUSCANI PIZZA HUT! It’s 1:00 am in the morning on a flight full of sleeping passengers and I am being haunted by a TUSCANI PIZZA! I heard rumbling sounds…oh, that was my stomach.
Cebu Pacific Air Smile In flight magazine. December edition.
Here are some fun moments with PIZZA HUT fanatics in our family. Dine in or take out… it does not matter!
Just thinking about it makes my stomach starts to grumble… thinner crust, fuller flavor, freshly made traditional crust that is soft on the inside and slightly crisp on the outside. BEEF topping is a sure hit with friends in Mindanao. Premium roast beef and shiitake mushrooms combined with cheddar and mozzarella cheese and tomato sauce, drizzled with garlic steak sauce… ohhh it’s PIZZALICIOUS!.
by Jeswinda Montalban
I always have been a fan of Pizza Hut and their pizzas. All of their pizzas are really great and I have tasted of of it already. Now that I have heard of a contest by Pizza Hut why not try to join, and try to share my experience with my cousin about the Tuscani Roast Beef Pizza.
But first I asked my Son Jorge if he wants a to eat Pizza for Dinner, He answered gladly YES! so we called Pizza Hut Delivery for our order and ordered for a 14 inch Tuscani Roast Beef. Even not knowing what would it taste like pictures I have seen before really makes it convincing that this pizza will be great as the other more pizzas from Pizza Hut.
… Then it arrived even before 30 minutes, Delivery was really quick and I was really getting excited on how the Tuscani pizza will taste like. Upon opening the boxes the smell of each is really getting my apetite level to the max, the chicken wings, the cinnamon sticks the Hot box, and lastly the Tuscani Roast Beef Pizza boces are opened and My Son and I are heads up on eating all of these.
This was our first time to eat a very thin crust pizza, because we’ve always been a fan of Pizza Hut’s thick crust pan pizzas and of course the famous stuffed crust pizzas which is our favorite merienda, lunch and dinner.
Here it is the Tuscani Roast Beef, First thing we’ve noticed is the smell of the Tuscani Pizza it was really rich and you can almost smell how the Roast Beef is coming out of the Pizza.
The taste was so flavorful you can taste the roast beef, shiitake mushrooms, mozarella and cheddar cheese, tomato sauce, and the garlic steak sauce. Everything on this pizza was perfect, and our first try on thin crust pizza was trully great.
see how Jorge really likes the Tuscani Roast Beef, now we can really say that this Pizza is certified “Masarap”
and because Pizza Hut is giving away prizes for this contest, I chose the 550d camera if ever I win this contest, simply because of the love of taking photos. taking photos in high quality has always been a thing for everyone and having a DSLR camera while surely help me taking more photos and have fun capturing every frame of exciting experiences with my whole family.
Knowing that this Camera also has video capability it will surely boost my eagerness to take videos in HD, well who doesn’t want videos in HD of course everyone does. so please Pizza Hut make this dream come true, for more of this experiences with Pizza Hut to be captured with this camera will surely flavor my life even more.
after this flavorful and great experience with the Tuscani Pizza, I am now looking forward for more experiences with the other more flavors of the Tuscani.
so if you haven’t tasted the new Tuscani Pizzas from Pizza Hut, go ahead and try it for yourselves, because everyone truly deserves something to flavor up their lives even more. Thanks Pizza Hut!
The saying is true, having a baby changes everything. And I mean literally everything.
From my physical features to my emotional state, all that changed when I gave birth to a premature child. My son, Nathan was born two months earlier my due date. Sadly, he had blood infection and health complications so he had to stay in the incubator for two months. Those two months were the two longest, difficult months of my life. I knew he was in agony because of all the blood transfusions and antibiotics given to him. Every time I visit him in the hospital, I know he will surpass all the trials. I was hardly ever worried. My faith in God just got stronger. I knew in my heart he will live and surpass the illness. The hardest part my husband and I had to undergo through was the fact that we were financially burdened. All our savings were gone. My husband even went to a charitable institution to pay for our hospital bills. After two months of medications, prayers, and help from generous people; we finally held our little gift of God in our humble abode on December 8, 2005.
My husband and I have mutually decided that I stay home and take care of Nathan. I quit my job and offered all my time for my son. From then on I became a plain housewife. Years passed and now he is six years old. Being a mother is a very priceless vocation. It is the toughest yet the most rewarding. I have no salary and no vacation leaves. Cooking, cleaning, taking care of the house and family became my top priority. Gone are the days of partying and late night hang outs. Yes, I miss those days but when I look at my son’s smiling eyes and sincere words of love; nothing beats that. It is true that a mother will sacrifice everything for his child. I began to be thrifty with myself and chose to buy the basic needs of my child first. I bid goodbye to luxury. I envied those women who frequently go to parlors and fix their hair, and have a relaxing massage. I thought that instead of pampering myself, I would just save the money for my son’s food. I spared myself of most extravagant possessions. I admit that there are days when my life has a monotonous routine and boredom settles in. I wished that there was something that can amuse me to bring back the sparkle in my life.
That’s why when I knew of Pizza Hut’s Flavor Your Life Promo, I had this wishful thinking of winning the iPhone4. All my life I never really had a remarkable/pricey phone. This is a chance for me to treat and lavish myself just this once, with a wonderful iPhone4. When I learned of iPhone’s amazing features, all the more I dreamed of having one.
It was a rainy Saturday night when my husband surprisingly gave me a treat and ordered a Tuscani Premium All Meat pizza. He said we will eat the pizza together while watching a movie. I was thrilled because aside from having quality time with my husband and son, I get to taste the new Tuscani flavor, and a chance to win my dream iphone4! Is this coincidence or luck?! A triple treat for me!
When I opened the box, I laughed because my son was the first one to smell the pizza and took the first slice. I was awed by the overwhelming toppings of pepperoni, bacon, ham, beef, and salami on top of a thin, chewy crust with melted parmesan cheese. It was very tempting to look at and even more irresistible to sink your teeth into! I had my first bite and I can’t stop! The taste was appetizing that I keep getting more. My son loved it too that he showed his bulging tummy and said SARAP!!That was one of those precious moments I liked. Before the pizza is gone, I managed to take a picture first with my son and just have fun with each other.
I chose the ALL Meat flavor of Tuscani because I have always been and always will be an ALL MEAT fan. I adore the flavor because it is like having your full meal already, only without rice. I feel full but not so bloated. It is very satisfying and, as what Pizza Hut’s caption goes—- it adds Flavor to my simple, regular life. It’s a favorable interruption in my usual life pattern. I look forward for pizza meals because aside from rewarding my self with delicious food, it is also a time for reconnecting with my husband. It adds a little spice in our marriage. It is also a great time to hear my son’s amazing school stories, and how he is very much full because of the many slices of pizzas he ate. Seeing how happy we were, eating and enjoying that certain moment; all my tiredness and exhaustion from house chores fade away. These moments of laughter make me realize how fun it is to be alive. In these simple pleasures grow unconditional love and happiness. That amidst all the problems we encounter, there are still some people, some things, and some food that will make our lives flavorful in simple ways—like Tuscani ALL meat pizza!
I dedicate this essay to my son Nathan. I hope that if he reads this, he will know how much Papa and I love him. As I am writing this, I am crossing my fingers to win the iPhone4. I will share it with my son who gets crazy at the sight of games and gadgets. I could only imagine his surprised face if ever I win this. I really hope I would be chosen.
And yes, I am desperate.
by: Melanie Carla P. Pakit
Growing up, my family of seven always loved Pizza Hut. Whenever there was a special occasion and a little extra funds, there was never any question what treat it would be spent on (usually at the Pizza Hut branch in Greenhills). And when the pizza comes, it’s usually a mad scramble to grab the fattest or most toppings-heavy slice—an even number of slices amidst an odd-numbered family was a precarious situation. So the way it goes is either to go for bulk and heft, or choke down the first slice you get your hands on and claim the extra slice. It’s a wonder though that we never had serious fights—maybe because an unspoken system of giving it to the celebrant (naturally), or each taking an equitable bite of the extra slice was developed over time.
Having a family of four of my own now—and a little more financially-blessed—Pizza Hut has always been the favorite of my two children. They love their tried and tested flavors, which usually include pepperoni or bacon, with the added bonus of stuffed crust or cheezy pops. Imagine the custom-made heaven we are in with our Palm Card and a free bacon and pepperoni pizza with every order.
During an extensive photoshoot last Monday (which included my two children and myself), the kids were either listless or restless… until the boxes of Pizza Hut came along. I have to admit, I myself was given a happy little boost. When the boxes were opened, I was pleased and excited to see the new Tuscani flavors. Creatures of habit such as myself seldom explore out of the box when it comes to taste, but I felt the familiar rush of giddy excitement and welcomed this luscious and fancy-looking ensemble of toppings on a bed of fine crust. I thought, if the kids loved BBQ chicken on a stick, then this is gonna knock their socks off.
By now well trained by my husband to rein in my survival-of-the-fittest-pizza-gobbling instincts, and trying to lend an aura of credibility to the look the team of art directors, stylists and makeup artists had assembled on my person (it being a glamour shoot), I calmly approached the table. To override every inclination in me to go “ME WANT PIZZA(!),” I consciously shifted my mind into robot gear and took it one step at a time: get tissue, take slice, give to son, give to daughter, give to husband, then—finally—one for meeee!
I get quite a lot of ribbing from my husband for the unabashed delight I unleash in the first (and subsequent) mouthful of any delicious meal. I sat in front of him and muffled a squeal—it was everything I thought it would be. My palette discerned the delectable blend of tastes and textures—sweet green pepper, onions and meaty chunks of barbecue chicken. Yummyyyyy!! To my chagrin, my children had already finished theirs and were nudging me to get another slice for them. Lost though I was in the sweet cacophony of tangy flavors in my mouth, I had summoned enough reason to dispense my motherly duties and teach my children good manners, telling them that we should wait for everyone at the shoot to be able to eat first.
The Tuscani flavors ran out quickly and there was not enough for seconds, but the children were more than happy to take their favorite bacon or classic pepperoni. So now, two days after the shoot, we are looking forward to the weekend to have our unrestrained, unreserved fill of our favorite Tuscani flavor—after some debate, it was agreed that for now it is BBQ chicken as it was what introduced us to the sweet, sunny flavors of this Italian-inspired selection—but easily modifiable later on for further exploration to Roast Beef or 3 Cheese Bacon and Spinach or All Meat or Supremo. I’m thinking perhaps my husband will reward me for my good behavior at the shoot and let me let loose my wild side. Haha! ;)
But—surprise-surprise!—my sweet husband surprised us tonight with a family size order of BBQ chicken pizza! My kids even had the little treat of watching the black circle magically disappear to reveal the word HOT, plus two lollipops from Elvin of the Katipunan branch. My son grabbed a slice before we were able to take a picture—as evidenced in the photo. I watched my family’s delight… that familiar, untiring, wide-eyed glee… and it brings tears to my eyes to remember how my siblings those long years ago bonded over our common love of pizza and relished every precious bite with utmost gusto. But pizza has indeed come a long way from the basic pepperoni of my childhood, to the sophisticated, delicate, layered harmony of this BBQ Chicken pizza now in my hands. It seems almost sacrilege to simply wolf it down as I would have back then.
Since having kids, dinner dates with my husband are becoming few and far between, what with rising costs of food… clothes… tuition… of everything! He used to try to bring me to fancy restaurants, only to be disappointed with the seeming disparity between taste and price. Having both been raised with tightened belts as opposed to silver spoons, overpriced luxuries hurt our sensibilities. Pizza Hut Bistro—and now this Tuscani selection—however has brought in welcome, new flavor to our dating life and family time. My husband knows that, with Pizza Hut, he can never go wrong in pleasing me, and the kids. For me, it’s the next best thing to a fancy (not-to-mention, tasty!) dinner, minus the fancy cost.
And IF we are blessed with the gift certificates to shop at Araneta Center, it will probably be the first time in our life that we will not obsessively rationalize and analyze the logic and practicality of a purchase that is not on sale. To be honest, I already have all I could want in life—love, family, health—and cannot complain. But I know that God longs to bless his children and I certainly wouldn’t mind a little more icing on the cake of life—or in this case, extra cheese and toppings on the dough—to give my husband, children and parents an extra treat this Christmas. =)
by Chie Litiatco-Acosta
One of my favorite, favorite food is chicken barbeque. Actually, I love barbecued pork and isaw too, but nothing makes my mouth water the way chicken barbeque does. My husband, being the more able and enthusiastic cook of the two of us, humors me everytime I request a home barbecue.
When he cooks, he prepares his special marinade for the chicken wings (no breast! We find it hard to cook and dries quickly when overcooked), soaks them overnight. The next day, he goes to the market nearby to buy some good old fashioned charcoal. He loves the smokey flavor from this so much he swears he’ll never switch to smokeless grills!
It has been awhile since I’ve shared with him a homecooked chicken barbeque. I don’t have the heart to go through all the motions just to enjoy it by myself. Yup, hubby’s away for work. Meanwhile I just have to suck it up and settle for barbeques that are almost mindlessly churned out by the fastfoods.
Good thing Pizza Hut has BBQ Chicken Tuscani! It’ll be my run-to whenever the craving kicks in. The smokiness of the BBQ Chicken is enchanced by the tanginess of cheese. While the bell peppers and onion add a burst of crunch that balances out the soft pizza bread. Reminds me of my hubby’s own fixation on getting all the ingredients just right so they’ll complement and enchance each other. Much like us two! *cheesy smile with kilig factor*
And winning 20,000 worth of GCs from Araneta Center isn’t bad at all too! That’ll mean I can spend (almost) as much as I want without having to worry about depleting our bank account or incurring my hubby’s wrath, whichever comes first! Win-Win here!
Admittedly, I love to window shop. That’s how I curb my urge to splurge. I give in to my weekend malling habit, ogle at the merchandise, maybe try them on, and then stop at that. Or maybe I’ll buy it’s cheaper version.
I used to regularly buy stuff on weekends from money I’ve saved from a week’s allowance. Yes, thank you very much, I do know how to handle my finances. But since being blessed with two beautiful children, I have to reorder my priorities. Which meant less weekend splurging, and more careful budgeting.
Now, hubby is another story. He grew up in a fairly well-off family when weekends are spent regularly dining-out, or going to a sports club they belong in. He doesn’t love to shop as much as I do, but boy when he does! Let’s just say that most of the time, the thing that catches his eye is beyond our means.
Which brings me back to my Win-Win scenario. I get to window shop my heart out, hubby gets a nice gift from me and since a GC is as good as cash, BUT cannot be stored in a bank, I won’t have any guilt feelings on spending it all! Still, I know I have to spend 20,000 worth of GCs wisely. Buy things that we need now and/yet would last well into the future.
Let’s call this phenomena, sensible yet flavorful splurging! Wow! That idea just burst in head the way Pizza Hut’s BBQ Chicken tuscani’s flavor explodes in your mouth!
So what will my sensible yet flavorful splurging list include?
Here’s my shopping list (a must to never stray from the budget!)
A sturdy pair of shoes for my very active daughter, from our own homegrown brand, Marikina Shoe Expo.
Some safe, age-appropriate toys for my son and daughter.
A collapsible water bottle for hubby, from sports shops in AliMall.
A nice pair of pants for me to celebrate getting back in shape after a pregnancy, from the shops in SM
Some kitchen essentials, like a spacious chopping board and a sharp, stainless steel knife so hubby will feel like a fancy chef.
Some nice chinaware for family bonding moments over meals. A simple set will do.
A family dinner out would be nice too! I just hope hubby is able to have a vacation before the GCs expire. We love the Seafood Island boodles!
And lastly, books, books, books, from the National Bookstore Main Branch. The last time I’ve splurged on books was when I won 5,000 worth of GCs of NB, in 2008.
Ok, two more, and this is only if I can still squeeze it in. I’ve been dying to have those homemade soda and ice maker. Yep, they pack quite a punch in the price category, but over the years, it’ll prove to be a worthy investment. Imagine all the parties, fiestas and reason-enough-to celebrate moments where you spend thousands on sodas and ice creams to please both the adults and the kids. With this gadgets, you’ll never have to leave home or your guests to more soda or ice cream. :DD It’ll be fun activity too whipping up your own flavored sodas and ice cream.
That’s it. I think my list is full.
From a closet shopping fanatic who has to think twice or thrice – sometimes even more – before buying anything, to a budget-savvy mom who knows how to balance practicality and fun, the prize at stake will definitely add more flavor to my life. I can taste it now!
by Raechelle Castellon
First, let me introduce myself, I’m Rafael Mari Cruz, a student from Asia Pacific College. One fine day, my friends and I decided to hang-out after doing our Grad Evaluation at school. It was also a perfect time to bond and take a break from the stress.
We planned to go to Adana’s house (she’s the one with the white tank top) to eat dinner, and yes, we decided to try Pizza Hut’s Tuscani Pizza. I’m not going to tell you yet what flavor we’ve order. keep reading to find out!
We settled at a Pizza Hut branch in Sta. Ana, Manila. Then I decided to order a Super Family Size Premium All Meat Tuscani Pizza, and lucky for us, I brought my palm card. so we get to take home not one, but TWO family size pizzas. Waiting time was no trouble, we got our two pizzas in less than 15 minutes - and I have to say, this is a great thing for every Pizza Hut branch.
“Amoy pa lang, nakakatakam na!” - This is all I can say while we were on our way back to Adana’s place. The smell of the pizza was so mouth-watering, it really excites me!
My friend, Carla was so excited as well, she couldn’t wait for us anymore. Once we got to Adana’s house, she immediately opened the box. We also wore party hats for fun!
Let me just say that the pizza… was really bursting with flavor! You can tell that my friends were really hungry and how they were really delighted with the All Meat Tuscani. We all fell in love at first taste! And the experience didn’t end there, since we finished eating it in less than a few minutes, we decided to have more. I phoned Pizza Hut delivery, and in a few minutes…
..came our second batch of the All Meat Tuscani Pizza! We just couldn’t get over it! Judging by the pictures, we definitely made the right choice of flavor. The pizza was bursting with meat - bacon, beef, Italian sausage, pepperoni, salami and smoked ham! It was so satisfying. For only P499, I got a crispy thin crust pizza, with lots and lots of flavorful meat. Two thumbs up for the All Meat Tuscani!!
And knowing that with this box of Tuscani Pizza comes the chance that I could win an iPhone 4. So here I shared how our fantastic moment together would be remembered because of Pizza Huts All Meat Tuscani Pizza.
I did a little touch with the picture above, hoping I could win this iPhone 4. As an artist, texter, and a blogger, the iPhone 4 is definitely a great deal. Uploading, blogging and so much can be done in just one touch. This would also be a great way to get in touch with my friends, especially if I wanted to go and have more of Pizza Hut’s Tuscani Pizza!
Everyone deserves to enjoy a flavorful pizza, so I’m inviting readers to grab one All Meat Tuscani Pizza and have a blast! You can also try other Tuscani flavors, I’m sure its also bursting with flavor. You definitely wont regret it!
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