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Date: 03/01/14 12:30 PM

22 Responses to What Size Pizza Should You Get? [Pic+]

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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
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    March 1, 2014 at 11:25 am
    Link: What Size Pizza Should You Get? - An engineer explains why you should always get the bigger pizza.
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    March 1, 2014 at 12:38 pm
    Pizza size for me allways tense to infinitum.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    March 1, 2014 at 1:17 pm
    Um, yeah obviously?
    But around here many pizza places offer 2x mediums for a lower price as well. Just do the math and figure it out for yourself.

    Also the issue of quality: some high priced places have outstanding pizza! So much better than the mass produced crap from chains. Other places have low prices, but few toppings, cheap is not always good.
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    madduck Female 50-59
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    March 1, 2014 at 1:19 pm
    A small pizza is £4.50 and adequate for two. Any more is pure greed and a waste of money.
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    JadesDitoyr Male 18-29
    841 posts
    March 1, 2014 at 1:42 pm
    Yeah, I`m fat. I ate a large pizza yesterday.

    Its more gluttony than greed, but on the other hand I only have time to eat one meal a day.
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    March 1, 2014 at 1:45 pm
    I don`t know how is it the pizza where you live guys,here in Italy a single pizza is the right size for one person,we don`t have something like small,medium, large , big or extra large,we just have pizza.
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    skypirate Male 18-29
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    March 1, 2014 at 1:59 pm
    that makes sense and the more you buy the cheaper it is and all that fun stuff. but wouldnt this mean each pizza has to have the same proportional weight? I worked in a pizza shop about 10 years for a while and i dont remember the large dough balls being 4 times heavier then the med ones. although a calzone was about 4 bucks cheaper then a med pizza and they both used the same size dough from the start. so maybe a pizza folded in half is the real way to go
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    JadesDitoyr Male 18-29
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    March 1, 2014 at 2:06 pm
    @skypirate
    The weight would largely come from the sauce, cheese, and toppings used.
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    carmium Female 50-59
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    March 1, 2014 at 2:22 pm
    piperfawn: We`re talking about the Americanized version of pizza, for starters, which is generally a rather different item. You can usually get a small (12" dia,), medium (14") or large (18"), although there`s variation to be had. Depending on your appetite, a small serves one American or 1 1/2 Canadians; a large one is meant for more than one person, or putting leftovers in the fridge.
    Crust can be bread-like, thin, or even crispy. Tomato sauce is the standard base, with mozzarella cheese and your choice of dozens of toppings on top.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    March 1, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    Now I`m hungry for pizza... but I`ll stick to my plan and have nice cabbage fried with bacon & garlic - Low cal ya know
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
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    March 1, 2014 at 2:29 pm
    Everywhere I get pizza, real pizza, you only have two choices, a round pizza or a Sicilian (rectangle) pizza. There`s no small, medium or large.
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
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    March 1, 2014 at 3:24 pm
    2nd time I went to the USA, I got fed up with all the steak-joints, so I asked my driver to take me to the sort of places where he take his missus if he wasn`t driving me about.
    What a revelation! In the UK, (at the time), a `large` pizza was about 12" diameter. I did not know about US pizza, so ordered large. It was the size of a dustbin-lid 24" or so. We each ate an eighth of it.
    "Can we have a doggie-bag?".
    The remaining 3/8 each was packed into foil-lined boxes. I ate most of it from my hotel-room fridge over 2 days. (The staff binned the rest).
    It was character-forming stuff, that trip; did Tex-mex, Trucker`s diner, all sorts. Worked hard, drank lots, payed some of my mortgage off.
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    richanddead Male 18-29
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    March 1, 2014 at 6:15 pm
    Lol, I made friends with a owner of a local pizzeria. I regularly get a 21" deep dish pizza for free.

    I prefer just cheese and slightly undercooked. When you first smell that aroma rising in the air and see that hand tossed pizza come straight out of the oven with no grease and nice white cheese and the crust looks like a sauce dam with a cheese support rim in the crust...oh my god. Upon the first bite I`m suddenly in heaven. Oh man, I need some pizza right now.


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    piratefish Male 40-49
    675 posts
    March 1, 2014 at 8:41 pm
    I would say the engineer is an idiot. Unless he eats more pizza than the amount of pizza in a small, he wasted his money.

    It`s the same faulty logic behind super-sizing something for 20 cents more; you`re just getting suckered into parting with more of your money unless you truly are going to consume the extra amount.

    The principle always works in favor of the business. Once fixed costs are covered, each additional unit of revenue produces profit. So if they can get you to spend an additional 20 cents, they increase profits -- whether or not you actually consume the extra purchased amount.

    So, unless you truly are going to eat more pizza than the small pizza, you`re a fool to buy the medium or large. If the small is $5 and it satisfies you, why waste even an extra 25 cents to get 20% more, or 30% more, or even twice as much? All you`ll accomplish is spending more than you needed to.
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    JadesDitoyr Male 18-29
    841 posts
    March 1, 2014 at 8:48 pm
    @piratefish

    I think the Engineer is saying that he will, ultimately, consume the full pizza.
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    Runemang Male 30-39
    2676 posts
    March 1, 2014 at 8:58 pm
    I actually knew this and order the largest because of this. :)
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    March 1, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    @ Nickel - love your pizza story.

    P.S. I had my cabbage -delicious, but I`m still hungry for pizza. A table-top size kitchen sink pizza.
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    JadesDitoyr Male 18-29
    841 posts
    March 1, 2014 at 9:17 pm
    @Gerry1of1
    I don`t believe his story - 3/8 would be 3 slices, so 1 each. No way anybody eats just one slice of Pizza.

    I`ve never had cabbage prepared that way, could I get a recipe? I`m always looking to try new foods!
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    March 1, 2014 at 11:04 pm
    I blame this post for causing me to order a medium pizza for dinner tonight. And I ate the whole darned thing, I kid you not. :-O
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36831 posts
    March 1, 2014 at 11:23 pm
    @ JadesDitoyr = fried cabbage is a misnomer. The cabbage releases juices and it steams.

    Olive oil, enough to fry onions. Chop one onion and stir fry with 6 slices of chopped bacon and 1 clove garlic until half/cooked or glassy.

    Add a head of chopped cabbage {chop to the size you like} Add 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, onion powder, paprika and pepper. Salt to taste. Cook medium for 10 minutes.

    Reduce to low and let cook 30 minutes stirring once in a while. I like to add diced tomato but you don`t have to.
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
    3275 posts
    March 1, 2014 at 11:28 pm
    @piratefish, did you read the bottom of the article?

    Says don`t order the larger pizza if you aren`t going to eat it all, even over an amount of time, or can`t store the leftovers.

    t
    @S4S, what kind of pizza? Chain or local? Toppings?
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    March 1, 2014 at 11:46 pm
    @ DuckBoy: It was a local pizzeria, not a chain. Toppings: Pepperoni (I rebelled against my usual vegan diet in a big way tonight), mozzarella, green pepper, onions, and mushrooms.

    It was fair. On a letter-grade scale, a B. Should`ve been baked another 2 minutes and it needed oregano, salt, and pepper.

    I snarfed down the whole thing. Good grief!

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