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  • Harry Kersh: From calorie count to portion sizes,

  • we wanted to find out all the differences

  • between Domino's pizza in the UK and the US.

  • This is "Food Wars."

  • This is the smallest pizza you can get in the UK.

  • It's called an individual,

  • and it measures 7 inches across.

  • Joe Avella: Our smallest is, believe it or not, this small.

  • Here it is, and it measures in diameter 10 inches.

  • Harry: The next size up is a small,

  • which measures 9.5 inches.

  • Joe: Next size up for the US is our medium,

  • which is 12 inches.

  • Harry: This is 11.5 inches.

  • Joe: What? I'm starving.

  • Hey, I grabbed a slice.

  • I'm starving. This pizza smells so good.

  • I skipped breakfast.

  • Next pizza.

  • Next up for the US is our large,

  • which is a 14-inch diameter.

  • Oh, hell, yeah.

  • What's with the way they cut your large pizza, Harry?

  • It's ridiculous. Look at that.

  • And not to be outdone,

  • the US has one more size, the extra large.

  • Diameter, 16 inches. Bro!

  • Look at the size of this thing.

  • Harry: Now, a 2.5-inch difference

  • might not sound like a lot,

  • but if you factor that into the surface area,

  • it's actually 58 square inches wider

  • than the UK's largest pizza,

  • which is almost a third of an increase.

  • Joe: Am I looking at this right?

  • Is it supposed to be six slices?

  • It's six slices. That can't be right.

  • Six slices for a extra-large pizza?

  • Look at the size of these slices!

  • In the US at a Domino's,

  • the extra-large pizza will cost you

  • a very reasonable $13.99.

  • Hm.

  • That...circle....

  • That is 201 square inches,

  • which breaks down to roughly

  • 7 cents an inch?

  • Nice.

  • Harry: Now, shockingly, $13.99 will only get you

  • a small pizza in the UK.

  • A small pizza is 9.5 inches across,

  • and that gives it a surface area of 71 square inches.

  • Now, if you divide the $13.69 price tag by the 71,

  • you find out that you're actually paying

  • 19 cents per square inch.

  • Ultimately, it means that if you went into a US

  • and a UK Domino's with $13.99 to spend,

  • you'd be able to get more than double the pizza

  • for your money in the US store.

  • Let's compare large cheese pizzas in the two countries.

  • This is what a UK large cheese looks like.

  • Joe: And this is what a large,

  • properly cut Domino's cheese pizza looks like in the US.

  • Harry: It's cut into 10 pieces,

  • and each slice contains 176 calories.

  • That means that in total,

  • the pizza in the UK is 1,760 calories.

  • Joe: Instead of 10, we got eight slices.

  • That means each slice is roughly 280 calories,

  • which makes the whole pizza 2,240 calories.

  • And according to the thing that was written for me,

  • that is almost 480 calories more than the UK large.

  • Harry: But why is that exactly?

  • Let's see if we can get any clues from the ingredients.

  • Let's start with the foundation of any pizza,

  • which is the dough.

  • In the UK, the dough is made of wheat flour,

  • a wheat and milk premix, rapeseed oil, water, and yeast.

  • Joe: Yes, but here in the US,

  • our dough is made of...

  • enriched flour, wheat -

  • oh, God, I hate reading this stuff.

  • Enriched flour, which is wheat flour, iron,

  • thiamine mononitrate, niacin, riboflavin,

  • and folic acid, water, soybean oil.

  • And it contains less than 2% of the following:

  • sugar, salt, whey,

  • maltodextrin, dextrose,

  • dough conditioners such as sodium stearoyl lacksi...

  • lactylate.

  • I don't know. It's on the screen.

  • You read it out loud.

  • Enzymes! Calcium sulfate,

  • ascorbic acid, calcium phosphate,

  • L-cysteine. Good for hangovers, I hear.

  • Yeast and cornmeal.

  • Uh, yeah, much different.

  • A lot more chemicals.

  • Who saw that coming? [laughs]

  • Harry: How about the cheese?

  • Domino's in the UK refers to its cheese

  • simply as mozzarella, and it's mostly

  • because the ingredients are just that.

  • Joe: In the US, Domino's doesn't - possibly can't -

  • call their cheese mozzarella.

  • Instead, they refer to it as "pizza cheese."

  • So, the Domino's in the US's "pizza cheese"

  • has the following ingredients.

  • Part-skim mozzarella cheese, OK,

  • which is pasteurized milk,

  • cultures, salt, enzymes,

  • modified food starch, cellulose, nonfat milk,

  • whey protein concentrate, natural flavors,

  • and sodium proponiate.

  • Prop-io-nate.

  • Propionate.

  • Harry: Now let's look at the pepperoni.

  • Most of the ingredients in US and UK pepperoni

  • are actually pretty similar.

  • They both contain pork, salt, dextrose,

  • spices, sodium nitrite, citric acid,

  • flavorings, and starter culture.

  • Joe: You know, the only difference is

  • that our pepperoni contains beef.

  • Also preservatives beutohydrolate, hydrolazinase,

  • and beautohadalid blabbity blah.

  • BHA and BHT.

  • I can't pronounce them. They're bad. [laughs]

  • Harry: It turns out BHA and BHT are actually

  • subject to restrictions in the European Union

  • and can't be added to foods such as pepperoni.

  • This might be because studies have shown

  • that BHA can cause tumors in rats

  • and is therefore reasonably anticipated

  • to be a carcinogen in humans.

  • Joe: Oh, well.

  • I'm gonna die doing what I love.

  • Eating banned chemicals. Mm!

  • Harry: We reached out to Domino's to get some clarity

  • on the pepperoni situation.

  • We got our info from their ingredients webpage.

  • However, when we checked with them,

  • they told us that their information was incorrect,

  • and they've updated it since to say that BHA

  • and BHT have now been removed from the pepperoni.

  • I think this happened at some point during 2018.

  • They couldn't say exactly when.

  • But, Joe, it sounds like you're OK after all.

  • Here are all the items you can only find

  • on the menu at a UK Domino's.

  • Joe: And here are all the things you can only get

  • at a US Domino's.

  • Harry: Let's start with the pizza itself.

  • So, firstly is the crust options.

  • Now, in the UK, we can actually get stuffed crust.

  • But what we've gone for here is the Italian-style crust.

  • Apologies to the country of Italy for this one.

  • Now, the Italian crust is basically the same dough

  • but just thinner and therefore a bit more crispy.

  • There are a few toppings that you can only get

  • on your pizza in the UK.

  • These include some options we've got here,

  • like meatballs, sweet corn, and red onion.

  • But that's not all.

  • You can also get things like Catalan chicken,

  • which is a chicken in a kind of paprika spice.

  • You can get tandoori chicken,

  • which is chicken with some Indian spice blends.

  • And you can also get tuna on your pizza.

  • Joe: Whoa, wait.

  • Did he say tuna? Tuna on a pizza?

  • No, no way.

  • So, this right here is a pizza that has

  • everything you can only get at a US Domino's.

  • First of all, the crust.

  • It is our thin Brooklyn-style crust.

  • Instead of tomato sauce, we did an Alfredo white sauce.

  • We got banana peppers on here,

  • salami, feta cheese, and also Parmesan and cheddar.

  • This should be known as The US Only.

  • Like, Pizza Hut should have this on the menu,

  • and you go, "Give me The US Only."

  • And this is the pizza they give you.

  • Yuck. Don't get this.

  • [laughing]

  • Yeah, I hate that.

  • Grab a slice. See what you think.

  • Harry: So, here are some UK sides

  • that you won't find on the menu at a US Domino's.

  • First of all, we've got the garlic cheesy bread.

  • Chicken Kickers, which are just, like,

  • nuggets with a spicy coating.

  • Pretty recently, they've added these

  • Pop'n Chicken bites to the menu,

  • which, kind of similar to KFC's popcorn chicken.

  • You can also get Chicken Strippers,

  • which is just kind of like chicken tenders.

  • Potato wedges, if you wanted

  • some kind of potato option to go with your pizza,

  • and then you can also get a tub of coleslaw.

  • Joe: I don't think we have garlic cheesy bread,

  • but we do have this, which is like a stuffed cheese bread.

  • Also, this side, they have these chicken pieces,

  • and then, these right over here,

  • these Parmesan cheese kind of bread knots.

  • [crunching]

  • Also I think it's pretty cool, is Domino's will

  • hook you up with a side of grated Parmesan.

  • That's pretty nice.

  • Chicken carbonara, which is a pasta dish,

  • but looks like obviously chicken,

  • bits of bacon, onion.

  • In the US, Domino's offers a lot of different

  • varieties of sandwiches. I just picked one.

  • I got the chicken Parm sandwich.

  • Let's take a look at that right there.

  • Look at that chicken Parm.

  • How good does that look?

  • Classic garden salad.

  • We found something green on the menu, which is nice.

  • What do we got here? Tomatoes, onions,

  • cheese, lettuce, croutons.

  • [sighs] Who cares?

  • Harry: Now, the default dipping sauce that will come

  • with your pizzas is this garlic and herb dip in the UK.

  • But there are also a couple of sauces

  • which are exclusive to the UK.

  • These include a little pot of Frank's RedHot sauce,

  • and we can also get a honey mustard.

  • Joe: The Domino's in the US has their own exclusive sauces.

  • This kicker hot sauce, the sweet mango habanero sauce.

  • This one is really good.

  • Ranch. You guys don't have ranch?

  • Thought you did. Guess not.

  • Blue cheese dressing, mm.

  • And, of course, marinara sauce.

  • Harry: And finally, if you're someone with a sweet tooth,

  • Domino's has some exclusive dessert items in the UK.

  • Firstly, we've got Domino's cookies,

  • which are actually, like, really good,

  • especially if you get them when they're warm,

  • and they kind of stay warm

  • when they rest on the pizza boxes.

  • And then you can also get a range

  • of Ben and Jerry's flavors from Domino's in the UK.

  • They're, like, a licensed vendor, which is cool.

  • Joe: And for dessert in the US,

  • you can get either these marbled cookie brownies

  • or these chocolate lava crunch cakes.

  • They also throw in this, the sweet icing.

  • I'm sure it's amazing.

  • So