By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Sep 18, 2019 at 7:16 PM Photography: Lori Fredrich

We love pizza. And we love Cheez-Its. But do we love the two when they're combined?

Because this is 2019 and fast food companies are now madcap lunatics, this is a question that actually has an answer. Starting on Tuesday of this week, Pizza Hut rolled out a brand new offering: stuffed Cheez-It pizza.

But what exactly IS a stuffed Cheez-It pizza?

First of all – as Pizza Hut employees will make very clear to you when you order these cheesy creations – they are NOT actually pizza. But they are Hot Pocket-esque appetizers shaped and colored just like a Cheez-It (complete with the little dimple in the middle). And while the advertising makes them look around the size of a calzone, they're each really just about the size of your palm. Considering the amount of salt involved, however, that's probably for the best. 

Inside each of the little Cheez-It-flavored packages is melty cheese (or melted cheese and pepperoni if you order that set) with a small tub of tomato sauce to dunk your junk food dumpling. So really, it's more like a mozzarella stick or a toasted ravioli than a pizza. 

But nobody's getting a stuffed Cheez-It pizza pocket for aesthetics and culinary particulars. They want to know how it tastes. So, OnMilwaukee's resident food expert Lori Fredrich and myself, OnMilwaukee's resident Cheez-It expert, sat down with two orders of the viral bites (one plain and one pepperoni) to see if these salty pizza treats are a tasty new snack attack ... or merely an attack. 

Let's dig in and find out!

And seriously, Pizza Hut: Call me about that Cheez-It dust-covered pizza crust idea.

Matt Mueller Culture Editor

As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.

When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.