Pineapple on Pizza

One of the longest standing controversies is whether or not pineapple belongs on pizza. Today, I’ll be breaking down the reasons why some love it and why some hate it.

For pineapple pizza lovers, the reasoning behind their love lies in the fact that the pineapple provides the perfect blend of sweet from the pineapple and the salty from the ham, cheese and tomato sauce. Texture is another huge factor for some. Pineapple pizza connoisseurs will easily tell you that the different textures are appealing, and the fruitiness of the pineapple compliments the savory taste of the rest of the pizza. Also, just to score some bonus points, pineapple is a fruit, and therefore is healthier than the normal ingredients on a pizza. So if you’re going to eat some pizza, might as well make it a bit healthier, right?

Strong opponents of pineapple on pizza will state that the texture is actually what messes it up. The doughy, melty goodness of pizza shouldn’t be mixed with squishy and juicy pineapple. It’s not typical to put fruit and cheese together, and many would argue that you would never put watermelon or bananas on a pizza, so technically you shouldn’t put pineapple on a pizza either.

Pineapple on pizza? Just another controversial debate that’s been going unsolved for the longest time. Give it a try, and if you don’t like it, then stick to the classic pairings, but if you do enjoy it, great, you’ve found a new order for yourself. It’s a subjective matter, so you can have your pizza opinions, and others will always have different ones. But in the end, if you’ve got your pizza, that’s all that matters.

By ~ Alice

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