The Difference Between US Domino's Pizza and UK Domino's Pizza Will Surprise You

They might look and taste the same, but slices of Domino’s pizza in the US and UK are not created equal. There are startling differences in the ingredients, calorie content, salt, and fat between the chain’s classic pepperoni pies on both sides of the Atlantic. A large slice in the US contains more than twice the additives as the British version, with the ingredients list in the American pizza looking more like it came from a science lab. A US slice contains 1½ times the calories, which adds up to more than an entire day’s worth if you eat the entire pie. It’s also a half-inch larger across. However, a UK slice has 2½ times the sodium that the US slice has. While the cheese on a UK slice has just a handful of ingredients, it has more than twice that in the US. Domino’s crust in the US uses soybean oil, which has been linked to conditions like obesity and diabetes, while you won't find it in the UK crust. While its pizza is loaded with additives, American Domino’s has made steps to improve it, recently removing BHA and BHT from its pepperoni. A slice of Domino’s pizza in the UK contains 176 calories, while a US slice is 300 calories. That means if both pizzas are cut into 10 slices, the comparison for the total pie is 1,760 calories versus 3,000 calories. Sodium is the real killer in both pies, but the UK takes the cake......or pie. One slice of the US Domino’s pizza contains 720mg of sodium, while the UK slice has a staggering 1,740mg! As for fat, the UK slice has 15 grams of fat, 7 of which are saturated. In comparison, a US slice has 12 grams of fat, 5 of which are saturated. Let’s face it, the best thing to do is get yourself a cauliflower crust and make your own pizza at home, where you can control the calories, sodium and fat.