Food & Drink

Pizza Hut's 'Skinny Slice' Will Save You Calories ... Kind Of?

Pizza Hut is thinking out of the pizza box with this one.
09/17/2014 04:38pm ET | Updated December 6, 2017

If you like pizza piled high with toppings but hate the calories, Pizza Hut's "Skinny Slice" might just appeal to your battling inner demons.

Sporting the same moniker as Sbarro's "Skinny Slice," Pizza Hut is testing out its new low-calorie pizza in Toledo, Ohio and West Palm Beach, Florida, according to the Associated Press.

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The slices of pizza will hover under 300 calories each, with limited pie and topping options. According to Doug Terfehr, a Pizza Hut spokesman who spoke with the Associated Press, "The pies simply use less of the same dough used for regular pies and are lighter on the toppings."

Those testing out the "Skinny Slice" at the West Palm Beach Pizza Hut can get a slice for under 250 calories, but there's already pizza on the menu with fewer calories than that, such as the 12-inch slice of Hawaiian BBQ pizza (220 calories), 12-inch slice of Veggie Lover's hand-tossed pizza (200 calories) or a 12-inch slice of Thin N' Crispy slice of Veggie Lover's pizza (180 calories).

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We would also suggest taking the cheese off any regular Pizza Hut slice, not eating all of the crust, or simply not eating pizza altogether if you're seriously trying to cut calories.

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1
The person who wants to cover everyone's pizza in anchovies.
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No, no, no, no.
2
The guy who splits every pie.
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Sometimes in four ways. It just gets to be too complicated after a whlie.
3
The meat lover.
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Five pounds of meat on one pie is not the best way to make everyone happy.
4
The person who orders five toppings, even though they cost $2 a piece.
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Dude, just order one of the specialty pizzas. It's a way better deal.
5
The guy who wants fresh garlic.
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No one else wants to deal with all that garlic breath.
6
The way too experimental pizza orderer.
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Mac and cheese pizza might sound like a good idea, but it never is. We promise.
7
The person who takes 45 minutes to decide what they want.
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Don't they know it takes that long for the pizza to be delivered? We're going to starve!
8
The guy who insists on having banana peppers on half, but eats the other half instead.
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No one else wants your banana peppers.
9
The person who orders EVERY. SINGLE. VEGGIE. TOPPING.
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Please, just order a salad instead.
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The guy who eats more than his share.
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We know who you are.
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The NO CHEESE pizza eater.
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THIS IS NOT PIZZA.