You see, while watching the American NFL Network, I came across an advert for a pepperoni stuffed crust pizza that's on sale in the Papa John's stores over there. Curious, I checked to see if they sold those bases here in the UK.
However, I came across something I felt compelled to try.
For a limited time, Papa John's UK is selling stuffed crust pizzas with Branston pickle along with the cheese.
A few days after visiting the website, and working out that I could only buy the special crust with a regular cheese and tomato pizza (and not any other variety), I ordered one.
The pizza was delicious. I had switched the tomato base to barbecue because I always do that. However, the cheese, sauce and dough teamed up well.
As for the crust - it was more enjoyable than I had anticipated. I had lowered my expectations due to having tried the Marmite and cheese stuffed crust a few years ago. I had found it to be quite bland (this coming from a Marmite lover).
With the dough being so, for want of a better word: doughy, the crust - along with the rest of the pizza - it felt like, at times, I was eating an extravagant cheese and pickle sandwich.
Anyone who likes cheese and pickle sandwiches will love this pizza. I am sure of it. However, I'm stating this with the preface that I had barbecue sauce on my base instead of tomato puree.
I would absolutely consider buying one of those pizzas again. That's something I didn't consider with the Marmite crust.