A 15-pound weighted blanket offered by Pizza Hut and Gravity Blankets promised relief from anxiety and deep (dish) sleep.
Pizza Hut briefly offered a limited-edition weighted blanket shaped like an original pan pepperoni pizza before selling out within hours last week. The company partnered with Gravity Blankets to create the blanket, which it said was "almost as warm and toasty as the legendary pizza itself."
The blanket weighs 15 pounds and is 6 feet in diameter. Pizza Hut said the blanket is perfect for fans of its pizza to snuggle under for improved sleep and reduced anxiety.
“There’s no better way to close out 2020 than eating a Pizza Hut Original Pan Pizza while wrapped in the warmth and comfort of the Original Pan Weighted Blanket,” said George Felix, chief marketing officer, Pizza Hut. “This partnership with Gravity Blanket was the perfect solution to bring one of our legendary pizzas to life while bringing our fans a little TLC at the same time.”
The blanket sold for $150. The online order form allows consumers to add their name to a waiting list if the blankets become available again, although neither Pizza Hut nor Gravity Blankets have announced plans to offer a second round.
Twitter reacted to the product with excitement, confusion, and sadness when it was no longer available.
Please release one more batch! I need this blanket in my life. Best looking pizza blanket by far and I’ve been holding off on getting a weighted blanket until I found a design I liked and this is it. 🥺🥺🥺🍕— Drandis & The Midnight Nuggies 🍗 (@DrandisDrabble) November 19, 2020
starting a gofundme to purchase this $150 pizza hut original pan weighted blanket pic.twitter.com/BhX0VvzGB7— John Macintosh (@jamacintosh) November 18, 2020
In these trying times, maybe a pizza weighted blanket is what we need? https://t.co/2lZKnSwf8o— MarketWatch (@MarketWatch) November 18, 2020
I was at a Home Depot when the 12-foot skeleton was in stock. I was on the website when the Pizza Hut weighted blanket was in stock. I did not buy either of these things.— Tim Agne (@timagne) November 20, 2020
Sometimes I am a responsible adult, and I hate it. pic.twitter.com/koeiT1vS5l
BRUH. Pizza hut teamed up w/ a weighted blanket company and made THIS:— 🍑C9 Hunny🍑 Vtuber (@hunnybaes) November 18, 2020
I no longer want to look like I'm wrapped up in a burrito. Pizza is the way to go lmao pic.twitter.com/r3XWxo9LS5
Do I need this if I already have a burrito blanket? "The #restaurant created a weighted blanket inspired by its famous Original Pan Pizza for those consumers looking for a double dose of cozy this season." #larrytheleasinglawyer #r…https://t.co/YcYdU6mEyd https://t.co/9cIC4M6xTb— Larry Silvestri (@LarrySilvestri) November 20, 2020
Were you able to snag your hands on a Pizza Hut blanket? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.