Have you heard of pizza fries? They’re basically just a plate of fries, smothered in tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and pepperoni. The logic is simple: fries are addictive. Pizza is addictive. So pizza fries must be the best thing since cocain—I mean, sliced bread.

Put aside the thought. Pizza fries? More like greasy fingers, messy plates, and stained clothing. A glorious thing has been introduced in Lebanon and it has all the best bits of pizza, but with ten times the efficiency.

Let me tell you about Pizza Cups.

Lebanon’s newest pizza service first caught my attention when it appeared on my Facebook feed. After a bit of digging, I found that some of Lebanon’s most popular Tweeps have been raving about the bite sized start-up.



I had to try it, so I reached out to the owner, who informed me that I should expect my pizza in four day’s time. Before you think it, it's not that bad. When you think about how small the start-up actually is, and how much business they already have, I felt lucky to have been penciled in at all.

The thing about Pizza Cups is that it isn’t your typical delivery service. It’s a catering service that delivers an assortment of cold, but fully baked, pizzas which you then reheat in your own oven. A little inconvenient, but I'd honestly rather have pizza fresh out of the oven, rather than a lukewarm bunch of no longer stringy mozzarella.


So, on Monday night at 8:30 pm sharp, my cold boxes of Pizza Cups arrived. I popped them in the oven at 200° celsius and paced in my kitchen for a good 30 seconds before realizing impatience probably isn't a good idea when the instructions say "4-5 minutes minimum."

When they were done, I kind of fell in love.

I'm a Chicago girl. Anyone who knows me can attest to my mad love for anything deep-dish and mini, so staring at a bunch of steaming hot mini deep dish pizzas made my heart skip a beat.

There are 12 flavors: margherita, pepperoni, turkey, vegetarian, four cheese, ham and cheese, soujouk, grilled veggie rolls, mexican, chicken pesto, meatball, and spinach. The desserts come in cheesecake, caramel nuts, and Nutella and banana.



My favorite, hands down, was the spinach and caramelized onions. A beautiful ratio of filling to crust to cheese, the little bundle of spinach-y goodness disappeared in seconds. While some of the other Pizza Cups also caught my fancy, most were just okay. Still, I found myself absently reaching for another one long after my plate had finished.

Did I mention they were addictive?

The dessert cups, on the other hand, were far from satisfying. The cheesecake--which, in its original form, is my all time favorite dessert--tasted overly sweet. Nutella has never been my thing, so perhaps I'm not the best judge of that particular dessert cup. The caramel nuts, though, were positively delicious. Diabetes inducing, yes, but delicious.

I think Pizza Cups address two very present questions in a typical person's life: "Which topping should I get?" and "What should I serve at my party?"

With Pizza Cups, you can have the best of both worlds. Or 12 worlds, really. And your guests will love you for it, especially because they won't be covered in cheese and grease after. Just bite-sized pockets of pizza goodness.

What's not to love?

Pizza Cups: Finger Food Just Got Better
 

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