There are plenty of wonky stereotypes about Italians in America (no, we don't all party at the Jersey Shore), but the one that forever rings true is how much they care about food. Which is why it's no secret that "real" Italians are highly critical of the faux-breadstick-toting national restaurant chain, Olive Garden. The latest offering sure to garner a few "Italians Mad At Food" comments? Their new Loaded Pasta Chips.
Essentially a pasta-nacho hybrid, this over-the-top appetizer features lightly fried "pasta chips," layered with Italian cheeses, meat sauce, cherry peppers, and a drizzle of alfredo sauce.
While the dish definitely sounds like something Guy Fieri would come up with on his way to Flavortown, reactions to the news have been surprisingly mixed on Twitter.
Humans don't deserve to survive the sixth mass extinction https://t.co/2DN9Ag3oih
— Amanda Arnold (@aMandolinz) February 1, 2018
who going on an Olive Garden date with me this weekend? https://t.co/l4moGeZi79
— e. oliver whitney (@CinemaBite) February 1, 2018
we all have our limits and it turns out this is mine https://t.co/f4PgvSfb7m
— Megan Thielking (@meggophone) February 1, 2018
Whether you love 'em or hate 'em, we're pretty sure we know how nonnas across the country are going to react.
[Photo via @bookofelie]