I don’t understand many a thing in this crazy, complex world we live in (mainly long division to be honest) but one thing I really don’t understand is why putting pineapple on pizza is such a heinous crime. For one thing, there’s the balance. In putting pineapple on pizza, you too can be in denial about how unhealthy pizza is by acknowledging that this sweet yellow fruit is rich in Vitamin C and Manganese. Delicious and nutritious – how can you resist getting one of your five a day whilst indulging in a splendour of doughy heaven.
This brings us to another perk of this tantalising topping, the combination of both sweet and savoury flavours. Fun fact, your tastebuds can taste multiple flavours at once through layers – why deny them the opportunity to have the best of both worlds. Combinations which escape such scathing criticism include peanut butter and jam sandwiches and salted caramel – so what’s so wrong with pineapple on pizza?! Especially when it’s teamed with barbecue sauce.
And then there’s the small matter of other rogue toppings. Out of all the scrumptious things to decorate a pizza with is pineapple really the worst? This isn’t a rhetorical question as the answer is absolutely not. Some people have eggs on top, others sliced bananas and some even dare to put anchovies on their pizza. How are anchovies more accepted than pineapple?! One is a salty, slightly slimy fish. The other, a delectable fresh fruit. There really isn’t any competition and frankly we need to end the stigma against this glorious dream team.
I would add broccoli to ‘the toppings to be avoided at all costs’ list but being the supposed disgusting human being that I am when it comes to pizza, I have tried that and let’s just say more restaurants need to add that green wonder to their menus, but that’s another story…