Domino’s teases low-carb pizza with watermelon base – but fans says it should be ‘illegal’

Le’ts face it: if we’re getting a Domino’s in for the night, watching our waist lines probably isn’t top of the agenda.

But now, the takeaway chain have teased a rather divisive ‘low-carb’ option that could certainly keep the pounds off – a watermelon base pizza.

Sharing the recipe on TikTok and Instagram, Domino’s Australia filmed an employee putting the bizarre creation together, but hardcore fans have moaned it’s “worse than pineapples on pizza”.

The chain got the idea from UK cook Oliver Paterson, whose video of pizza on a watermelon was viewed more than three million times on TikTok.

“Y’all keep asking us for a low carb crust option. When we saw him make a pizza on a watermelon, we had to give it a go. Would you try it?” it said.

Giving it a go, the Domino’s chef slathers a thick slice of watermelon in barbecue sauce, piling grated cheese and pepperoni on top before whacking it in the oven.

The chain filmed a chef trying the recipe out for himself
The cook slathered a slice of the fruit in barbecue sauce before adding cheese and pepperoni
Once it’s ready, the toppings look as delicious as ever – but there’s no hiding the fact that you’re chewing on a thick, fruity base.

“This is equally confronting to us but it does look pretty good out of the oven,” Domino’s captioned the video.

“We think it might be an acquired tasted.”

Since sharing the idea, Domino’s video has been viewed more than 380,000 times – with traumatised fans calling it a “war crime”.

“Wtf I am Italian, and this is an insult for us,” one wrote, while another said: “You guys are very strange and weird.”

One woman added: “This should be illegal,” as another pleaded: “Please please stop not watermelon.”

However, there was some support among the thick slice of outrage.

“I’d try it – it looks refreshing,” one commenter said.

One man summed up the mood of many replying: “Still doesn’t sound as bad as pineapple on a pizza.”

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