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Say Hello to the Pizza Box Made Out of Pizza

By Gwynne Hogan | April 28, 2016 4:22pm | Updated on April 28, 2016 6:18pm

From the makers of "pizza on pizza," comes their latest extreme pizza creation — a pizza box made entirely out of pizza.

Vinny's Pizzeria, which has outposts in Greenpoint and Williamsburg, announced their new over-the-top creation via Twitter Wednesday afternoon with a post that soon went viral, kicking up more than 770 retweets and 680 likes within a day.

Sean Berthiaume, 35, co-owner of Vinny's who also dreamt up "Pizza on Pizza" about a year ago, came up with "Pizza Box Pizza" and said the invention was "kind of a joke, kind of not."

"I get a little mad about people who ask for a box and then they sit down at one of the tables, [eat their pizza] and then they put the box in the trash," he said. "Walking to work I see pizza boxes piled up in the trash."

With the pizza box made out of pizza, nothing goes to waste, he said.

Wednesday was a slow day and Berthiaume said he had time to fool around with recipes so Pizza Box Pizza could become a reality.

The bottom layer of the box is an extra doughy Sicilian pie, the pizza inside is a regular 10 inch pie, while the top of the box is more akin to a layer of garlic bread with no cheese or sauce on it, he said.

All three pieces are cooked separately until the last few moments when they're fused together, he said. 

The $40 Pizza Box Pizza feeds between four and six people depending on how hungry you are, Berthiaume said.

"It would work very well as kind of a center piece of a party," he said. "People can kind of rip off pieces as the night goes on."

While the pie was made to cut down on waste in-house, Berthiaume said he's still figuring out how to deliver it.

"The [box] pizza keeps the pizza inside hot," he said. "We have to kind of figure out how to transport it without touching it...It's new territory."

For now, Berthiaume said that he's considering wrapping it in foil then storing it an insulated pizza delivery box.

Twitter overwhelmingly rejoiced at the news of the Pizza Box Pizza.

Though as with other viral food crazes, people take sides.

"There's some polarizing views," Berthiaume said. "A lot of people that love it and want it, [there are] some people who are just like, 'Come On!'"

"If you don't want it, you don't have to buy it. It's just to be a fun thing."