Round, square, folded into a calzone, or shrunk down into bite-sized pieces, pizza is delicious in almost every shape and form. But just when we thought we’d seen it all (yes, we’re talking about Pizza Hut’s massive Cheez-It pizza bites), DiGiorno unveiled DiGiornuts, aka pizza doughnuts. Created in honor of National Doughnut Day, the mashup puts an unexpected twist on the concept of a savory dessert, but the more I read about the toppings, the more these doughnuts sound like a gourmet pizza experience.
Like a slightly more circular version of our favorite triangular snack, the brioche doughnuts are stuffed with mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, and tomato sauce and topped with DiGiorno sauce and parmesan cheese. For more of the dessert aesthetic, the cake donuts are stuffed with mozzarella cheese and topped with DiGiorno sauce, mozzarella cheese, and julienned pepperoni “sprinkles.”
So how do you get your hands on one? The DiGiornuts will be exclusively available through a Twitter sweepstakes on June 4, aka National Doughnut Day. To win, fans 18 years or older from one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia must reply to @DiGiorno’s tweet on the day of the raffle with #sweepstakes. Winners will be chosen at random and will receive a half-dozen box of the cheese-stuffed treats.
“At DiGiorno we like to push the boundaries of what’s possible for pizza, and the DiGiornut is something we’ve been dreaming about for a while,” said DiGiorno’s brand manager Kimberly Holowiak. My food dreams usually involve chocolate fountains and that perfect sandwich I had eight years ago, but this idea is out of a totally different pizza box. Still, I’m not complaining. Now, the question remains: to dip them in marinara sauce or ranch dressing?