Every part of that horrid pizza had sugar in it. How does this outfit stay in business. Even the crust had sugar. It was the most disgusting taste I've experienced with a seemingly simple pizza.
I ordered a papa john pizza and it was the worst.
|by Anonymous||reply 182||03/16/2015|
I have no clue what you're talking about. Seriously.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||05/01/2012|
Dominos isn't "gross" since they changed their recipe. It used to be vile, but now it's at least edible.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||05/01/2012|
I've had all the chain pizzas. None of them are "good", but most of them at least have one "edible" variety. And I have no fucking clue what you people mean when you say Papa Johns is "sugary". I can only assume you're making shit up. I can't even imagine using that word to describe it.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||05/01/2012|
R14, they ALL do. Duh.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||05/01/2012|
I tasted it and thought they had put frosting on the pizza rather than sauce, the tomato was disgustingly sweet.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||05/01/2012|
R18, your clearly exaggerating and making an utterly ridiculous statement.
What, are all you people OLD and never EVER consume any sweets at all, so you're OVERLY HYPER SENSITIVE to even a molecule of sugar or something? Jesus Christ. The way you go on...
|by Anonymous||reply 19||05/01/2012|
No, it's young people who crave sweets. Old people lose their desire for sweets. God, you don't even know basic human aging processes.
Old people tend to go for things more salty.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||05/01/2012|
Only on the DL.....
|by Anonymous||reply 22||05/01/2012|
They avoid it for health reasons because doctors tell them to. But they want more because it stimulates their fading taste-buds.
Please stop braying your ignorance here.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||05/01/2012|
Little Caesars pizza isn't good, but at least it's cheap.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||05/01/2012|
Shakey's was the best.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||05/01/2012|
"Even the crust has sugar."
That's not at all uncommon. I agree it Papa Johns sucks, but I don't get your surprise over this fact.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||05/01/2012|
The best combo pizza -- Minsky's Pizza Cafe and Bar here in Kansas City.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||05/01/2012|
R41: I can't attest to shopping malls, but I was surprised to find that they still exist. Sbarro sightings in the past year include: at an airport, at Union Station in D.C. (a train station with a mall overlay, or maybe the other way around); and, just yesterday, at a stop along the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
"Any place where people might be hungry enough not to care."
|by Anonymous||reply 42||05/01/2012|
"The concept of actually eating in a mall food court as an adult is so suburban ghetto."
Yo can...you know...take it home to eat.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||05/01/2012|
You bitches are as insanely sensitive about sugar as the fraus are about peanuts.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||05/01/2012|
Not to sound like a hipster asshole, but it's super easy to make your own pizza - quicker than ordering out and cheaper too. There are some nice pre-made crusts you can buy if you're not into making your own, then it's just a matter of pouring on some sauce that you like, sprinkling on cheese and toppings, and sticking it in the oven for a few minutes. So good!
|by Anonymous||reply 54||09/08/2013|
Was this in Amarillo?
|by Anonymous||reply 55||09/08/2013|
I ordered a few of them for a party. They were all eaten, with no complaints. I thought it was pretty good.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||09/08/2013|
I like Pizza Hut, mostly their breadsticks w sauce, but it's a guilty pleasure and I am ashamed.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||09/08/2013|
If you don't like sweet pizza sauce - you won't like Papa John's pizza. Sweet pizza sauce is hardly limited to Papa Johns.
Google New York Pizza Sauce - plenty of recipes with sugar added. Just not as much as in a sweet tomato sauce.
But if you're looking for a cheap and easy way to feed a lot of folks who are happy with free food and don't care what it tastes like - it can be a good deal.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||09/08/2013|
R68 - some sauces are savory some sauces are sweet.
If you're making a savory sauce and you can taste the sugar you failed.
If you are making a sweet sauce and you can taste the sugar - you're OK.
A casual observation based upon the apparent success of Papa John's - some people like sweet pizza sauce.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||09/08/2013|
R21, got to disagree with you a little. I live in a small town housing project - elderly/disabled (I'm the latter), and whenever there are dinners and desserts, the women and men go crazy for the desserts. At least the people who aren't diabetics. I used to work in the summer at a restaurant in this same town, and usually elderly couples would have dessert. But I realize there are probably lots of elderly who DON't like desserts/watch them, too.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||09/08/2013|
R21 - I think you're wrong about this.
I think if you study the changes in senses including taste/smell you will discover it is sweet and salty which go first. Followed by sour and bitter.
I'm not sure what you mean by crave. But it is true that as you get older the size and number of your taste buds decrease. Meaning you need more to reach the threshold where you can taste something.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||09/08/2013|
Numero Uno deep dish pizza with Italian sausage!
It's heavenly and full of delicious calories.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||09/08/2013|
R81 When I was in Italy in 1990 I was told by an Italian woman to add sugar to the tomato sauce to reduce acidity.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||09/09/2013|
[quote]Well, I was told to add a carrot to my sauce to cut the acidity and take it out before serving. It works.
Because carrots contain TAH DAH....SUGAR!
[quote]Carrots contain carbohydrates, and almost half of their total carbs consist of sugar.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||09/09/2013|
All of these pizzas are okay. In fact, even BAD pizza is pretty good. What delicate flowers you all are, what sophisticated palates.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||09/09/2013|
Just boycott Papa John's ... don't order it, and ask others don't order it.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||09/09/2013|
r85 My Granma did the same thing. Also, one or two cloves added to the sauce/gravy/ragu(let's not even go there again, shall we?) rounds out the flavors nicely. I believe a lot of times when sugar is added to tomatoes, the cook is attempting to either accentuate an insipid tomato flavor, or, to actually mask the taste of a too-long simmered, or simply too old, sauce. Yick! Sweet sauce, what an abomination.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||09/09/2013|
An Italian woman or an Italian AMERICAN woman.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||09/10/2013|
I thought sugar was added to approximate the taste of sweet basil.
It takes perhaps ten minutes to prep gluten-free dough - made with garbanzo beans. You spread it on a stone like a pasty oatmeal. It actually tastes and feels pretty good.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||09/10/2013|
[quote]It takes perhaps ten minutes to prep gluten-free dough - made with garbanzo beans.
And then you spend perhaps two hours farting your ass off
|by Anonymous||reply 94||09/10/2013|
r81 - we're talking a pinch of sugar in a big pot. You shouldn't taste it. You can also use baking soda.
And yes, cooks in Italy (like my aunt) do it, sometimes. It depends on the tomatoes.
Nick Stellino, the chef and cookbook author, puts a little on raw tomatoes if they lack some taste.
In sauce, I tend to use (sparingly) baking soda. Like sugar, you have to be careful adding it so you can't taste any.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||09/11/2013|
The last Papa John's pizza I ordered (GMAB, I liked their online ordering system) came undercooked and gave me severe food poisoning. Sick as a dog starting ~24 hours afterwards and down for almost a week.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||09/11/2013|
Stop. Ordering. Papa. John's. Pizzas.
Boycott the fucker.
There are dozens of better options. Even DOMINOS is a better option.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||09/11/2013|
This says it all:
|by Anonymous||reply 98||09/11/2013|
I boycott Nabisco because they hired Tracy Morgan as their spokesperson.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||09/11/2013|
"If my son is gay, I would talk to him like a man, or I will pull out a knife stab that little n-er to death!"
"Gay people aren't born gay. This 'born this way' is bullshit!".
That's funnier, R101. Right? Right. Yum, Wheat Thins.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||09/11/2013|
R104 and R105 = Papa John furious that he's not getting his ass eaten out - by anybody.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||09/12/2013|
Papa John truly has dead eyes.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||09/13/2013|
R110 Nobody forced you to read it so fuck off cunt.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||09/05/2014|
Anyone who is sane, rational, or self-respecting is boycotting that shit pizza due to the company owner's noxious politics.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||09/05/2014|
John Schnatter is a short-fingered vulgarian aka typical Republican. What an ugly little pig-boy too.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||09/05/2014|
R114 Still you :)
|by Anonymous||reply 115||09/05/2014|
I'm off to have some non-chain pizza, just because there aren't any chains near my motel room and I don't want to go to the trouble of finding one.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||09/05/2014|
May you have nothing to eat for 100 years but Papa John's pizza, R115.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||09/05/2014|
[quote]The best pizza places really are the ones that aren't chains (or only have a few locations).
What a dull, obvious observation.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||09/05/2014|
URBAN LEGEND CREATED BY DOMINOES TROLLS.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||09/05/2014|
R109 I had Little Caesars a few years ago and it was inedible. Not even the kids would eat it. Haven't been back since.
Pizza Hut has gotten pretty bad too, not that they were ever very good, but at least they were edible at one time. Papa Johns tastes like their toppings have been sitting a long time. Subway is the same way.
I haven't had Dominos in years, are they any better now that they "fixed" their sauce a few years ago?
|by Anonymous||reply 120||09/05/2014|
The non-chain was a disappointment, edible but I would've preferred Pizza Hut. The salad was bad, the salad bar is only open for lunch but I doubt it would've helped. And it was so cold, if it's a cold day turn off the freaking air conditioner.
I always hated Papa John's, before Schnatter outed himself as a douchebag and before I knew sugar was the culprit.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||09/05/2014|
I really like the Papa Johns bread sticks with pizza sauce. Not enough to buy them, but they're good.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||09/05/2014|
Of the chains, Pizza Hut's pizza is the best--which isn't saying much.
After having lived in NYC where the pizza is amazing, the taste of any other pizza (except maybe Chicago Deep Dish) is awful, just awful.
|by Anonymous||reply 123||09/05/2014|
I have never had a chain pizza that was anything but revolting. It always shocks me when people order from these places at parties and call 'pizza' like it truly is.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||09/06/2014|
Little Caesars is dry as hell and flavorless.
Papa John's is sugary shit.
I haven't tried Domino's in years, but I was never impressed with it.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||09/06/2014|
Most towns have locally owned pizzerias. They are less than a mile apart in my town. Any of them are better than a chain. And most deliver too!
|by Anonymous||reply 126||09/06/2014|
The only chain pizza I can stand is Round Table.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||09/06/2014|
For the life of me, I can't understand the attraction of Chicago deep dish pizza.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||09/06/2014|
YES OP!!! My family and I tried this shit several years ago because their shop was not far from our house and what absolute DRECK! It was fucking disgusting and didn't have much flavor. We tried 3 different pizzas too.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||09/06/2014|
How did he get rich on such bad pizza? Any of the other chains are substantially better in my opinion. Some people must love bland sugar pizza, it's the only explanation.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||09/06/2014|
Good, OP. I'm glad you spent your money on a homophobic, anti-minimum wage activist, who is a high profile Republican pig.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||09/06/2014|
None of the pizza chains are cheap compared to drive-thru burger places. Little Caesars is the only cheap one and even it has better pizza than Papa John's.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||09/06/2014|
At least the Little Ceasar's family are good Dems.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||09/06/2014|
They are? Cool, I used to deliver for them.
|by Anonymous||reply 135||09/06/2014|
When I was a kid, we used to get Pizza Hut every Sunday night. Until one night when my mom went to Little Ceaser's, instead. I asked her why she didn't get Pizza Hut, and she said she wasn't going there anymore since they hired Rush Limbaugh as their spokesman.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||09/06/2014|
Just can it, Log Cabin dolt.
|by Anonymous||reply 138||09/06/2014|
OMG I didn't believe r136, but Rush did do commercials for Pizza Hut! They could never get away with hiring someone as polarizing and divisive today.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||09/06/2014|
Chain store pizza is as bad as chain store burgers...which is total, manufactured, processed, chemical crap.
Go to a local mom & pop pizzeria. Tons better, fresher ingredients & they'll appreciate the business.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||09/06/2014|
Thank you R99, my sentiments exactly.
|by Anonymous||reply 142||09/06/2014|
R137 if a fucking moron. An amoral idiotic moron. He must be insufferable to be around. No self-respect at all, obviously.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||09/06/2014|
R125, Dominos changed their recipe a few years back. It used to be HORRIBLE ("ketchup on cardboard" wasn't far from the truth).
Now it's actually one of the better chain pizzas. Which doesn't mean it's GOOD, but it's edible, and certainly better than the crap from the evil Papa John's.
|by Anonymous||reply 144||09/06/2014|
R137, at least we don't take a shit on our pizza the way you do on yours. Because you take a shit on everything.
|by Anonymous||reply 145||09/06/2014|
[R25] "I ain't braying, I'm just saying."
We ordered a Papa John's pizza ONCE because all other joints were closed.
Even adding oregano and parmesan, black pepper and garlic powder did nothing to enhance the experience. It's like the pizza actually absorbed all those flavors and channeled them to another dimension.
Papa John's pizza is just a remarkably bland food-like disk. Perfect for drying and shellacking and using on a stage set.
|by Anonymous||reply 146||09/06/2014|
I voted for Obama, therefore you know I'm liberal.
|by Anonymous||reply 147||09/06/2014|
No Papa John. Elton John. That's right. Here in Palm Springs we eat the Elton John pizza at Bill's Pizzeria on Indian Canyon.
The Elton John pizza: white sauce, onions, artichoke, black olive and ricotta cheese on the perfect crispy and chewy crust. Absolutely delicious.
|by Anonymous||reply 148||09/06/2014|
I hated Papa Johns before it was cool. Now it's just too mainstream to hate them, so I'll invent some other reason to be offended and boycott a trendier restaurant.
|by Anonymous||reply 149||09/06/2014|
R149 = idiot.
|by Anonymous||reply 150||09/06/2014|
Type 2 diabetic. I can eat pizza with no problems usually, even at a restaurant, but Papa John's gives me very high blood sugar if I have more than one small slice. Not worth it. Oh yeah, he is a right wing asshole too.
|by Anonymous||reply 151||09/06/2014|
You should boycott eating altogether because there are people out there who are right wingers and they eat! Take a stand! Refuse to eat!
|by Anonymous||reply 152||09/06/2014|
R152 is a moron who completely misses the point of boycotts. Too stupid to understand obviously. Must be a conservative.
|by Anonymous||reply 153||09/06/2014|
r152, with the many choices of pizza that are healthier and won't fill the pockets of a total asshole, I see no reason to eat this asshole's food. 'Merica!
|by Anonymous||reply 154||09/06/2014|
I know, people love to scream BOYCOTT.
Fuck it. I eat where I want.
|by Anonymous||reply 155||09/06/2014|
And so do people who boycott places, R155. Knuckledragger.
|by Anonymous||reply 156||09/06/2014|
(rolling eyes at R155)
You vote every day for the kind of world you want with the dollars you spend.
Maybe stop being so selfishly self-absorbed and myopic for once, and spend your money where it does good, let alone where it buys better pizza.
|by Anonymous||reply 157||09/06/2014|
Right Wingers are always cunts, and rarely make sense in their extremist and annoying world of nuttery.
|by Anonymous||reply 158||09/06/2014|
R153 and R154 don't seem to understand why demanding people conform to their whims isn't tolerated by many. Hence the supposition that you're both real pills that no one wants to socialize with.
Believe what you want, do what you want, but don't expect me to follow because you want me to. I think you're both pretentious dullards.
|by Anonymous||reply 159||09/06/2014|
R159 = clueless, self-loathing moron, apparently. Jesus. What an asshole.
|by Anonymous||reply 160||09/06/2014|
Hey, R159... we don't want you touching that really hot stove either!!
|by Anonymous||reply 161||09/06/2014|
I can't believe R159 is THAT much of a brainless knee-jerk reactionary moron... or that he's defending such brainless knee-jerk reactionary idiocy in others. Seriously?
|by Anonymous||reply 162||09/06/2014|
R160 = sanctimonious, pretentious dimwit, apparently. Barack! What a cunt.
|by Anonymous||reply 163||09/06/2014|
Me: "I boycott Papa John's Pizza because the owner is a right-wing bigoted douche-bag who treats his employees like shit as he gets rich off their backs, and the pizza is absolutely terrible.."
R159: "YOU CAN'T TELL ME WHAT TO DO!!!" (runs to his bedroom, slams the door, and orders Papa John's pizza to his own detriment.
|by Anonymous||reply 164||09/06/2014|
FUCK YOU, R157.
I'll spend my money wherever I damn well please.
|by Anonymous||reply 165||09/06/2014|
If you're intolerant of someone else's intolerance, it makes you just as much of a cunt.
|by Anonymous||reply 166||09/06/2014|
Tolerance of Intolerance is cowardice.
Intolerance of Intolerance is intelligence.
|by Anonymous||reply 167||09/06/2014|
r120/163, don't you have to go feed the kids, instead of trolling a gay message board all fucking day?
|by Anonymous||reply 168||09/06/2014|
Americans love sweet things, which is why McDonald's puts sugar in its hamburger buns.
Like coffee and bread before it, I think pizza is going through a wave of more sophisticated tastes in America.
Maybe one day people will look back on Papa John's, as they do Wonder Bread and Nescafe, and say, "I can't believe I even bought that garbage."
|by Anonymous||reply 169||09/06/2014|
I'm guessing R165 is about 14 years old. At least emotionally.
|by Anonymous||reply 170||09/06/2014|
Why? Because he's not willing to be bullied as much as you're willing to bully?
|by Anonymous||reply 171||09/06/2014|
R171 = typical conservative moron... who doesn't recognize the REAL bully in a situation, and defends the bully against his victim, who he calls "the real bully".
So predictable. Conservatives do that ALL THE TIME. When they get called on their own bullying, they scream "BULLY!" at anyone who dared to call them out.
It's a fascinating psychological pathology.
|by Anonymous||reply 172||09/06/2014|
[quote]Why? Because he's not willing to be bullied as much as you're willing to bully?
Bullied? Really? Couldn't you throw in the other favorite word Americans now use when they are called on stupid, selfish behavior: Shaming?
WHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAA you're trying to make feel bad for eating disgusting, greasy food, the sale of which helps my enemies, because I am a lazy slob with no moral compass.
|by Anonymous||reply 173||09/06/2014|
It is fascinating, R172! Pull up a chair, take off your tin foil hat and tell me more about your conspiracy theories.
|by Anonymous||reply 174||09/06/2014|
[quote]I am a lazy slob with no moral compass
Admitting your problem is half the battle, R173. Now work on quitting being a shrieking queen ext and you'll be almost tolerable.
|by Anonymous||reply 175||09/06/2014|
A "queen ext," R175?
|by Anonymous||reply 176||09/06/2014|
R174, it's an observable fact, not a tin-hat conspiracy theory.
Just like the pathological projection that conservatives routinely engage in ... always accusing others of what is actually true of themselves.
|by Anonymous||reply 177||09/06/2014|
It must be a huge hit down south where sugar is required in everything. Even tuna salad has sweet relish in it, which contains HFCS.
|by Anonymous||reply 178||09/06/2014|
I clicked open this thread and it was the worst.
|by Anonymous||reply 179||09/06/2014|
R177 if that was true, that would make you a conservative.
Let's revisit some of your accusations that are clearly just true of yourself:
brainless knee-jerk reactionary moron...
clueless, self-loathing moron...
Yup, you pegged yourself correctly.
|by Anonymous||reply 180||09/06/2014|
No, R180, you're just projecting. None of those are true of me, thanks. But you know, if the shoe fits YOU, feel free to wear it.
|by Anonymous||reply 181||09/06/2014|
Yes, the sauce is jammed with sugar. It's absolutely disgusting. They could easily NOT have the sugar, but focus groups have told them that people enjoy lots and lots of sugar. Those of us who don't enjoy cupfuls of sugar are in the minority.
|by Anonymous||reply 182||03/16/2015|