One of my favourite 'naughty' meals is a Pizza. I don't have them very often but when I do, I always have Dominos as they are the closest to where I live.
So, when I was asked to give Papa John's a try, I thought it'd make a nice to see what all the fuss is about.
I went online and took a look through their menu. Was great to see so many styles including vegetarian choices and the option to create your own if you're feeling adventurous.
I decided to go all out and again try something different to my usual. That's why I chose to have the 'Chicken Club' which consists of Chargrilled Chicken, Bacon, Sliced Onions & Tomatoes.
As I'm going on holiday in just a few weeks, I decided to try out the new low fat cheese option which believe it or not, contains a third less fat than their normal cheese. I know it's still a pizza and full of calories, but I like to think by having a low fat cheese option, I've saved myself some exercise (which is not my friend).
My order arrived bang on time at 18:45 and I was even treated to a couple of extra surprises.
The pizza was delicious! It arrived still warm so we tucked in straight away which was great. The flavours were nice and simple. I don't like a complicated pizza. As for the low fat cheese, I honestly could not tell a difference.
One thing I did notice though was how less greasy the pizza/ bottom of the box is just from changing the cheese. Crazy.
Inside the box was a little garlic dip which I wasn't too keen on but the pizza itself gets a thumbs up from me.
The miniature corn on the cobs were a little disappointing. They'd kinda gone cold and soggy which isn't too good. I do like corn on the cobs that are charred though, so there was one good point.
If you manage to get a good batch, they'd make a great 'lighter' alternative to a side portion such as something like wedges.
Then... the brownie. Oh my word.
I popped the brownie in the oven (which had just been turned off before my order was delivered) so that it would keep warm until after the pizza.
It had crispy, chewy edges with a melty soft inside. It was a great way to end the meal. This part wasn't a healthier option but it balances out the calories/ fat I saved from the low fat cheese and healthy side portion, right!?
For my first Papa John's experience, I was pleasantly surprised. If I'm ever in a position to have one again, then I would. It's just a shame there isn't one close by to my house.
Thank you Papa John for gracing me with your pizza.
Try out the low fat cheese for yourself - here.