Juicy Friend or Unfitting End, Pineapple on Pizza

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Juicy Friend or Unfitting End, Pineapple on Pizza

Featuring hawaiian pizza, infamamously known for its pineapple condiment.

Featuring hawaiian pizza, infamamously known for its pineapple condiment.

https://blog.margaritaville.com/2018/07/hawaiian-pizza/

Featuring hawaiian pizza, infamamously known for its pineapple condiment.

https://blog.margaritaville.com/2018/07/hawaiian-pizza/

https://blog.margaritaville.com/2018/07/hawaiian-pizza/

Featuring hawaiian pizza, infamamously known for its pineapple condiment.

Nicholas Grobecker, Staff Writer

Pizza is just one of those things in the world that is always there for you. Whether it be a terrible work day or a party with your besties, the deep pan dish has always got your back. But no matter how great something may be in this world, someone is bound to find an issue with it. Insert pineapple into the equation, and you have yourself a very friendly controversy. You have most people who either ironically or seriously despise pineapple as a pizza topping, but when did this whole ordeal begin? Well, in 1962 a man known as Sam Panopoulos decided to try to get people to come to his small pizza place by experimenting with new toppings. He said that the way the pineapple’s sweetness contrasted with the flavor of the ham; which is usually paired with pineapple; gives the pizza an interesting flavor. The actual debate over the topping began after the president of Iceland made a humorous comment conveying contempt for pineapple, to which the internet took to a whole new level. The heat of the discussion grew so large that the Canadian prime minister at the time felt the need to step in and defend his beloved pizza. As for me personally, I quite enjoy the way pineapple taste on pizza. Like Sam says, the sweetness goes great with the savory flavor of the ham. And while some people may not like the texture of pineapple, I find that it morphs nicely with the texture of the pizza itself. If you thought I was already a major pizza deviant, then it only gets worse because I personally like the way pineapple on pizza tastes when cold. On the surface level, it may sound odd, but when you think about the way pineapple is normally eaten it makes sense. Cold pineapple pizza allows the pineapple to take on a bolder sweeter flavor which still works well with the meal. Now for those who think that pineapple on pizza is the devil-spawn then I’m sorry, just please don’t crucify me over the ordeal. After all, I’m just trying to enjoy my lunch.

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