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Another season, another crime against pizza.
Around Easter, a shocking Peeps-topped pizza (aka the "Peepza") made its way around the internet — so, naturally, we had culinary stars like Martha Stewart and Bobby Flay give it a try, much to their displeasure.
Now that Halloween is nigh, candy corn (already a controversial candy in itself) has taken the place of Peeps on store shelves — and, as it turns out, on pizza, too. Chuck E. Cheese's has a cheese pizza that resembles candy corn but doesn't actually contain the sweet ingredient.
But we're talking about actually melting candy corn on top of cheesy, tomato-saucy pizza. Yes, it's a real thing thanks to one now-viral tweet:
But just like last time, we didn't want to knock it 'til we tried it, so we had three people with trusted palates — Giada De Laurentiis, Curtis Stone and TODAY's Al Roker — give us their honest reviews.
Long story short: They hated it. Shocker.
But we learned some valuable lessons aside from that:
- Al is very selfless. He was willing to take one for the team so Giada wouldn't have to subject herself to the sweet and tomato-y atrocity.
- Giada has a very strong sense of smell. She had to close the pizza box and asked that Al stop yelling after he tried it because, well, it smelled like vomit.
- Curtis, who was born in Australia, had never tried candy corn before. He didn't even know what it was. And he was happier that way.
- Al shows us, once again, that he is very comfortable discussing his bodily functions.
If it's not already apparent, the taste test is definitely worth a watch. Goodbye (hopefully) forever, candy corn pizza.