I know this is controversial. But I have to say it: pineapple belongs on pizza.
I mean, think about it. Sweet and savory have been paired together for decades, like carrot cake or those sausage corn dogs things that are wrapped in a pancake (I seriously hope you all know what I’m talking about). Sweet and savory are meant to be; they always have been.
I know people are weirded out by that. Fruit and cheese and meat? They think it’s gross. But think about cheese boards. They have cheese, meat, and fruit. They’re paired together because they’re supposed to be paired together.
Look at that scene in Ratatouille when Remy tries a piece of cheese with a strawberry. They’re literal fireworks being seen in the animation of the scene. Remy says, “But combine one flavor with another and something new was created.” Something new and delicious. (And yes, I just quoted an animated rat to support my argument).
I understand people don’t like pineapple on pizza; I’m not mad about it. I don’t really care what pizza toppings you eat. But, when I order Hawaiian pizza, I don’t need people to groan and say, “That’s gross.” You’re not eating it; I am. So, who cares?
Look, I know I’m a hypocrite. There have been times when I say my friends are weird for eating mushrooms. But it’s in jest. And my friends do the same thing to me when I put mustard on my fries (don’t judge). But what I don’t need is some random person I’ve met once to tell me that what I’m eating is gross at every single function ever (meaning, functions that have pineapple pizza).
So, if you like pineapple on pizza, I hear you, and I am with you. And if you don’t, then don’t eat it.
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