Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Domino's New Pizza Recipe

When it comes to delivery pizza, Papa Johns has always been our favorite. However, for the past year or so, Dominos has been coming out with many new menu items (example: Bread Bowl Pasta, Oven Toasted Sandwiches) that we would more than often end up ordering from Dominos instead. Because of the other items on the menu that we like, we would just 'tolerate' the not so nice tasting pizza. When we saw the ad on TV about Dominos giving their pizzas a total makeover, we were really excited to try it out.
We ordered a large hand tossed pie, with bacon on one side and sausage on the other. At first glance, the pie looks pretty much the same as always. However, upon closer inspection, it looks a tad more greasy compared to their old recipe. From the Dominos website, I learnt that they made three big significant change to their original recipe.
The crust it a totally new crust. It's supposed to be garlic - seasoned, with a buttery taste. The thing that I dislike most of Dominos pizza is their crust. So, is the crust better now? I would have to say yes. You can't really taste the garlic but the texture is more doughy and chewy. Reminds me somewhat of their breadsticks. The new Dominos crust now taste more like Papa Johns crust, so yes, it was definitely a good change.

Another thing they changed was their sauce recipe. The new sauce is supposed to be sweeter, infused with herbs and has a spicy red pepper kick. If it's really sweeter, then it's great! It would then taste more like Papa Johns sauce, which iLike! However, when I tried it, the sauce wasn't all that great. Yes, you can taste that it's different that the old sauce but it's not better. I feel that it had a weird after taste, maybe due to the herbs? Also, I didn't taste any spiciness at all from the red pepper. The third and final change is that their choose is now 100% real mozzarella, with a hint of provolone. Truthfully, it taste just the same to me. Cheese is cheese, no difference there. So, what do I think of the so called 'new & improved' Dominos pizza? I feel that the crust is definitely better but the sauce is a step down. Overall, Dominos is still one step below Papa Johns in terms of taste but they are always value for money (cheaper than Papa Johns). I guess we will continue to order from Dominos when we are low on cash or when we are in the mood for some toasted sandwiches or bread bowl and want to add on a pizza pie!


Simply June said...

we went for the pizza hut $10 deal; large pizza with 4 different kind of toppings (max 5 toppings) It was good.. i miss pizza hut's yummy pan pizza and it's oily crust!

Charlene n Kevin said...

Yeah and I think you can add $1 and get the stuffed crust. I love Pizza Hut's stuffed crust pizza!!

Andrew said...

I do some work with Domino's and wanted to let you know that if you're not a fan of the new sauce it's still possible to order the old sauce. Just ask for "hearty marinara" on your next pizza and they will be happy to do it for you.