We got an exclusive taste of the new Beyond Meat pizza at Pizza Hut

The New Year is here, and whether you’ve created a manifestation mood board, written intentions in your journal, or just thought about improving yourself in the middle of driving towards point B, many of you we tend to make overly ambitious resolutions.

So why not approach 2022 a little differently? What if instead of grandiose ideas for drastic change, we start with achievable steps towards a well-balanced lifestyle?

The daily choices we make can improve ourselves and our planet. Plant protein is on the rise, and incorporating more of it into our diet is a small but significant step towards an improvement that should be celebrated.

And what better way to celebrate than with a pizza? As the Beyond Meat menu items launched across Canada this week, we tried Pizza Hut’s Pizza beyond the big – and it did not disappoint.

Great Beyond Pizza features Beyond Italian Sausage Crumbles, sliced ​​red onions and zesty banana peppers. (Pizza Hut)

There is nothing better than feeling like you are about to eat good food – right after feeling like you are actually eating that good food. Anticipation builds naturally when you come home with take out. I’m in the passenger seat of the car on a rainy weekday evening, the sensation of hot pizza radiating through the cardboard box in my lap – is anyone hungry again?

We come home, set the table (and by that I mean put some plates and a paper towel roll on the coffee table), unseal the box and dive in.

Immediately The Great Beyond is a spectacle for sore eyes. It’s a full bodied cloud of dough topped with the vibrant rainbow colors of the food. The dimension of each ingredient is obvious, the balls of Beyond Italian Sausage Crumbles act like hills on plains of lightly caramelized cheese.

The Great Beyond Pizza (Pizza Hut)

The first bite surprises me a bit with the spiciness of banana peppers. Red onion adds a slight crunch and minimal but competitive acidity.

Beyond Italian Sausage Crumbles will surprise you – really because of their quality and how indistinguishable they are from traditional Italian sausages. After we have thoroughly chewed and broken a piece to verify for ourselves that it is truly herbal, you notice the literal seeds of tasty goodness inside. The best part about sausage – aside from being a more durable version of its predecessor – is the way it melts in your mouth without leaving a greasy residue. It turns out to be made with simple plant-based ingredients that are non-GMO and has 20 grams of protein per serving, mostly sourced from peas.

Pizza Hut’s classic chewy crust ties it all together, supporting the primo relationship of the toppings. But if you like a thinner or thicker base, fear not, you can choose any Pizza Hut crust option you want.

The only sounds heard in our apartment while we ate were the constant ‘mmhmm’ or ‘yep’ and ‘good stuff’ – as my partner tends to utter while eating a good meal.

Pizza from the Great Beyond (Sophia Delafontaine / Daily Hive)

If you’re like us, this pizza will quickly become one of your new favorites – the gooey cheese, the yummy crust, and the all-round goodness. And this time around, you can feel better about the choice you’ve made for yourself and the planet. And once you’ve mashed the pie, tossed your napkin on your plate, and broken down the box, you can celebrate the subtle victory of your new flexitarian lifestyle – an easy resolution to stick to.

And let’s be honest, food is always a little better when it’s free. In honor of this week’s national launch and the new year, Pizza Hut and Beyond Meat are celebrating all of life’s little flexibilities, like opting for a flexitarian meal, by rewarding Canadians with a free Great Beyond pizza. By January 24 (or while supplies last), visit @PizzaHutCanada on Instagram to share one of your daily wins and you could win a free pie.

Other articles from Pizza Hut’s collaboration with Beyond Meat include the Beyond the flatbread topped with Italian Alfredo sausages, the Beyond Creamy Alfredo pasta, and the ability to add Beyond Italian Sausage Crumbles to any Pizza.

Order the Beyond Meat menu items by visiting the Pizza Hut website, using the Pizza Hut app, or by visiting your nearest Pizza Hut store. To find your nearest Pizza Hut store, visit pizzahut.ca.