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Entry from November 08, 2017
“Grilled cheese with tomato soup is basically deconstructed pizza”

"Deconstructed pizza- creamy tomato soup with mozzarella and basil grilled cheese sandwiches” was posted on Twitter on September 30, 2012. The “grilled cheese with tomato soup” combination has long been popular, but never had a nickname.

“Grilled cheese with tomato soup is just deconstructed pizza” was posted on Twitter by American actress and comedian Kristen Schaal on May 10, 2013, making the combination viral. “Grilled Cheese with tomato soup is basically deconstructed pizza” was posted on Reddit—Shower Thoughts on January 5, 2017.


Twitter
Bernie ‘BAM’ Gross‏
@BAMitsBernie
Deconstructed pizza- creamy tomato soup with mozzarella and basil grilled cheese sandwiches… Courtesy of @ http://instagr.am/p/QN5ZoHy9vc/
6:04 PM - 30 Sep 2012

Twitter
Kristen Schaal‏
@kristenschaaled
Grilled cheese with tomato soup is just deconstructed pizza.
12:29 PM - 10 May 2013

Twitter
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@WarriorKing85
LMAO RT"@kristenschaaled: Grilled cheese with tomato soup is just deconstructed pizza.”
12:29 PM - 10 May 2013

Twitter
Veronica‏
@vr_on_ica
“@kristenschaaled: Grilled cheese with tomato soup is just deconstructed pizza.” Mind blown.
12:29 PM - 10 May 2013

Twitter
tofer brown‏
@toferbrown
The reason grilled cheese with tomato soup is so good is because it’s deconstructed cheese pizza. That’s why.
3:04 PM - 3 Dec 2015

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
Grilled cheese and tomato soup is just deconstructed pizza.
submitted May 30, 2016 by iAmbassador

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
Cheesy bread sticks with marinara dipping sauce is just a deconstructed pizza
submitted November 20, 2016 by ad5316

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
Grilled Cheese with tomato soup is basically deconstructed pizza.
submitted January 5, 2017 by PM_ME_YOUR_FILES
COMMENTS
[deleted]
Well...yes and no. Tomato soup typically doesn’t feature so many herbs and spices as pizza sauce. Mozzarella isn’t particularly common to see used in grilled cheese sandwiches either, though it works wonderfully.

Reddit—Grilled Cheese
Why is grilled cheese always coupled with tomato soup? (self.grilledcheese)
submitted November 2, 2017 by CrumblyPastry
Are just suited well with each other as accompanying tastes, is there a classic/historic reason behind it or am I supposed to ‘dunk’ my grilled cheese into the soup?
COMMENTS
gripitnripit93
I think the only real reason is because it’s fucking delicious. And yeah you have to dunk that thing. Lol
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gripitnripit93
It’s always been a staple here in the south. Campbell’s tomato is the go to soup imo. Try it out man!
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JediAssasin
It may not be the true answer but my favorite explanation is that grilled cheese and tomato soup is essentially a deconstructed pizza and everyone loves pizza. I find it hard to argue with that.

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
Grilled cheese and tomato soup is so delicious because it’s essentially deconstructed pizza
submitted November 8, 2017 by gisselley30

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Wednesday, November 08, 2017 • Permalink