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I ordered a papa john pizza and it was the worst.

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.

by Anonymousreply 18203/16/2015

I have no clue what you're talking about. Seriously.

by Anonymousreply 505/01/2012

Dominos isn't "gross" since they changed their recipe. It used to be vile, but now it's at least edible.

by Anonymousreply 1105/01/2012

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 Anonymousreply 1305/01/2012

R14, they ALL do. Duh.

by Anonymousreply 1505/01/2012

I tasted it and thought they had put frosting on the pizza rather than sauce, the tomato was disgustingly sweet.

by Anonymousreply 1805/01/2012

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 Anonymousreply 1905/01/2012

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 Anonymousreply 2105/01/2012

Only on the DL.....

by Anonymousreply 2205/01/2012

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 Anonymousreply 2405/01/2012

Little Caesars pizza isn't good, but at least it's cheap.

Ditto CiCis.

by Anonymousreply 2905/01/2012

Shakey's was the best.

by Anonymousreply 3205/01/2012

"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 Anonymousreply 3805/01/2012

The best combo pizza -- Minsky's Pizza Cafe and Bar here in Kansas City.

by Anonymousreply 4005/01/2012

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 Anonymousreply 4205/01/2012

"The concept of actually eating in a mall food court as an adult is so suburban ghetto."

Yo know...take it home to eat.

by Anonymousreply 4605/01/2012

You bitches are as insanely sensitive about sugar as the fraus are about peanuts.

by Anonymousreply 4905/01/2012

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 Anonymousreply 5409/08/2013

Was this in Amarillo?

by Anonymousreply 5509/08/2013

I ordered a few of them for a party. They were all eaten, with no complaints. I thought it was pretty good.

by Anonymousreply 5609/08/2013

I like Pizza Hut, mostly their breadsticks w sauce, but it's a guilty pleasure and I am ashamed.

by Anonymousreply 6109/08/2013

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 Anonymousreply 6509/08/2013

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 Anonymousreply 7009/08/2013

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 Anonymousreply 7109/08/2013

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 Anonymousreply 7309/08/2013

Numero Uno deep dish pizza with Italian sausage!

It's heavenly and full of delicious calories.

by Anonymousreply 7509/08/2013

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 Anonymousreply 8209/09/2013

[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 Anonymousreply 8609/09/2013

All of these pizzas are okay. In fact, even BAD pizza is pretty good. What delicate flowers you all are, what sophisticated palates.

by Anonymousreply 8809/09/2013

Just boycott Papa John's ... don't order it, and ask others don't order it.

by Anonymousreply 9009/09/2013

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 Anonymousreply 9109/09/2013

An Italian woman or an Italian AMERICAN woman.

by Anonymousreply 9209/10/2013

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 Anonymousreply 9309/10/2013

[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 Anonymousreply 9409/10/2013

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 Anonymousreply 9509/11/2013

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 Anonymousreply 9609/11/2013

Stop. Ordering. Papa. John's. Pizzas.

Boycott the fucker.

There are dozens of better options. Even DOMINOS is a better option.

by Anonymousreply 9709/11/2013

This says it all:

by Anonymousreply 9809/11/2013

I boycott Nabisco because they hired Tracy Morgan as their spokesperson.

by Anonymousreply 10009/11/2013

"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 Anonymousreply 10209/11/2013

R104 and R105 = Papa John furious that he's not getting his ass eaten out - by anybody.

by Anonymousreply 10609/12/2013

Papa John truly has dead eyes.

by Anonymousreply 10809/13/2013

R110 Nobody forced you to read it so fuck off cunt.

by Anonymousreply 11109/05/2014

Anyone who is sane, rational, or self-respecting is boycotting that shit pizza due to the company owner's noxious politics.

by Anonymousreply 11209/05/2014

John Schnatter is a short-fingered vulgarian aka typical Republican. What an ugly little pig-boy too.

by Anonymousreply 11309/05/2014

R114 Still you :)

by Anonymousreply 11509/05/2014

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 Anonymousreply 11609/05/2014

May you have nothing to eat for 100 years but Papa John's pizza, R115.

by Anonymousreply 11709/05/2014

[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 Anonymousreply 11809/05/2014


by Anonymousreply 11909/05/2014

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 Anonymousreply 12009/05/2014

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 Anonymousreply 12109/05/2014

I really like the Papa Johns bread sticks with pizza sauce. Not enough to buy them, but they're good.

by Anonymousreply 12209/05/2014

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 Anonymousreply 12309/05/2014

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 Anonymousreply 12409/06/2014

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 Anonymousreply 12509/06/2014

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 Anonymousreply 12609/06/2014

The only chain pizza I can stand is Round Table.

by Anonymousreply 12709/06/2014

For the life of me, I can't understand the attraction of Chicago deep dish pizza.

by Anonymousreply 12809/06/2014

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 Anonymousreply 12909/06/2014

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 Anonymousreply 13009/06/2014

Good, OP. I'm glad you spent your money on a homophobic, anti-minimum wage activist, who is a high profile Republican pig.

by Anonymousreply 13109/06/2014

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 Anonymousreply 13309/06/2014

At least the Little Ceasar's family are good Dems.

by Anonymousreply 13409/06/2014

They are? Cool, I used to deliver for them.

by Anonymousreply 13509/06/2014

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 Anonymousreply 13609/06/2014

Just can it, Log Cabin dolt.

by Anonymousreply 13809/06/2014

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 Anonymousreply 14009/06/2014

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 Anonymousreply 14109/06/2014

Thank you R99, my sentiments exactly.

by Anonymousreply 14209/06/2014

R137 if a fucking moron. An amoral idiotic moron. He must be insufferable to be around. No self-respect at all, obviously.

by Anonymousreply 14309/06/2014

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 Anonymousreply 14409/06/2014

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 Anonymousreply 14509/06/2014

[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 Anonymousreply 14609/06/2014

I voted for Obama, therefore you know I'm liberal.

by Anonymousreply 14709/06/2014

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 Anonymousreply 14809/06/2014

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 Anonymousreply 14909/06/2014

R149 = idiot.

by Anonymousreply 15009/06/2014

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 Anonymousreply 15109/06/2014

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 Anonymousreply 15209/06/2014

R152 is a moron who completely misses the point of boycotts. Too stupid to understand obviously. Must be a conservative.

by Anonymousreply 15309/06/2014

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 Anonymousreply 15409/06/2014

I know, people love to scream BOYCOTT.

Fuck it. I eat where I want.

by Anonymousreply 15509/06/2014

And so do people who boycott places, R155. Knuckledragger.

by Anonymousreply 15609/06/2014

(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 Anonymousreply 15709/06/2014

Right Wingers are always cunts, and rarely make sense in their extremist and annoying world of nuttery.


by Anonymousreply 15809/06/2014

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 Anonymousreply 15909/06/2014

R159 = clueless, self-loathing moron, apparently. Jesus. What an asshole.

by Anonymousreply 16009/06/2014

Hey, R159... we don't want you touching that really hot stove either!!

by Anonymousreply 16109/06/2014

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 Anonymousreply 16209/06/2014

R160 = sanctimonious, pretentious dimwit, apparently. Barack! What a cunt.

by Anonymousreply 16309/06/2014

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 Anonymousreply 16409/06/2014


I'll spend my money wherever I damn well please.

by Anonymousreply 16509/06/2014

If you're intolerant of someone else's intolerance, it makes you just as much of a cunt.

by Anonymousreply 16609/06/2014

Tolerance of Intolerance is cowardice.

Intolerance of Intolerance is intelligence.

by Anonymousreply 16709/06/2014

r120/163, don't you have to go feed the kids, instead of trolling a gay message board all fucking day?

by Anonymousreply 16809/06/2014

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 Anonymousreply 16909/06/2014

I'm guessing R165 is about 14 years old. At least emotionally.

by Anonymousreply 17009/06/2014

Why? Because he's not willing to be bullied as much as you're willing to bully?

by Anonymousreply 17109/06/2014

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 Anonymousreply 17209/06/2014

[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 Anonymousreply 17309/06/2014

It is fascinating, R172! Pull up a chair, take off your tin foil hat and tell me more about your conspiracy theories.

by Anonymousreply 17409/06/2014

[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 Anonymousreply 17509/06/2014

A "queen ext," R175?

by Anonymousreply 17609/06/2014

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 Anonymousreply 17709/06/2014

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 Anonymousreply 17809/06/2014

I clicked open this thread and it was the worst.

by Anonymousreply 17909/06/2014

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 Anonymousreply 18009/06/2014

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 Anonymousreply 18109/06/2014

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 Anonymousreply 18203/16/2015
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