Last week I received an email from Domino’s asking if I would like a voucher to sample their new Meltdown: The Revenge pizza, I gratefully accepted and waited for it to arrive in the post. More or less as soon as it came through the door I popped down to our local Domino’s to use it, the fun began here, the staff in the shop didn’t know what do do with the voucher and at first weren’t going to accept it because it hadn’t been signed by someone at Domino’s, after a little gentle persuasion they decided to accept then voucher and 15 minutes later we had the pizza in our hands.
The info on the press release and on the menu said
“Caution Very HOT -´New´ Chilli Cheese Slices, Mozzarella Cheese, Meatballs, Ground Beef, Jalapenos, Sweet Chilli Peppers, ´New´ Birdseye Chillies and a drizzle of American Style Mustard.”
So it certainly sounded like it was going to have a bit of kick to it, before we even opened the box I could tell it was going to be spicy, you could really smell the chilli and the mustard.
Flavour wise the pizza was really tasty, there was plenty of spice from the bird’s eye and the fruitiness of the jalapeno really came through, they combined really well with the chilli cheese to leave your lips tingling, this built up the more of the pizza you ate…just how a great spicy pizza should be.
The sweet chillis also added a lovely bit of sweetness that combined well with the rich meatballs and beef.
Unfortunately I didn’t get on with the mustard – it had so much vinegar in it almost over powered the rest of the pizza…even the chilli, this completely ruined it for me, so I would definitely recommend that you ask them to leave the mustard off.
Meltdown the revenge comes in at £13.99 for a Large, which is at the top end of the pizza price scale, but Dominos do run regular offers which bring the price down a bit, if you can get one of these and you like a fair bit of heat on your pizza then Meltdown the revenge is definitely worth trying. I will be ordering another at some point but most certainly without mustard.
Chilli Up North Verdict: Certainly the hottest pizza I’ve had in a while (too hot for Emily) had to the potential to be great but was spoiled by the rather terrible mustard. Rating with mustard 4/10 – without it 7/10 (heat 8/10)