Pizza is easily one of the most versatile foods available. It comes in different styles and can be topped up with just about anything you can imagine. We at Big Mario’s offer a varied menu to cater to different tastes. From the classic cheese and pepperoni pizzas to our creative takes to pizza, our menu will leave you feeling spoilt for choice. We even offer Hawaiian pizza. We know that there’s a lot of controversy surrounding putting pineapples on pizza. There are those that argue that we should remain true to traditional and classic pizzas. There are also those that argue that pineapples on pizza are the best thing ever. Here we explore the pineapple pizza, its history, and whether it’s a good idea or not.
Who put pineapple on pizza?
It’s general knowledge that the pizza originated from Italy. However, many people wonder who thought of putting pineapple on pizza. This credit goes to Sotirios ‘Sam’ Panopoulos. The Greek-born Canadian is credited with having created this dish in 1962 but it continues to raise controversy to this day. He was inspired by Chinese and American dishes which merged savory and sweet flavors so successfully. He first tried pineapples on pizza using canned pineapples. He served the dish to his customers and they loved it. This was how the craze with pineapples on pizza began.
However, it was much later when the pizza with pineapple toppings was first referred to as a Hawaiian Pizza. Although the pizza is referred to as Hawaiian, there is no connection between this pizza and the island state. The name was likely a result of the tiki trend that had taken the world by storm at the time of the creation of the pizza.
What are the pros and cons of pineapple on pizza?
There are many that feel that pineapple has no business being on pizza. Their argument is that pizzas are designed to be savory foods. All toppings on classic pizzas are in fact savory. Topping a pizza with pineapple is therefore breaking with tradition.
Another argument against pineapple on pizza is that, unlike other sweet and savory combinations, many people feel that pineapple has a strong sweet flavor. They, therefore, feel that it is not the best combination with the savory taste of other toppings on a pizza.
However, there are also many arguments for pineapple on pizza. The first argument is for trying something new and different. Pizza, after all, is the most versatile food on the planet. You can put practically anything on a pizza and it will taste great. If we were to stick to traditional and classic pizza toppings, many of the great-tasting pizzas we enjoy today wouldn’t exist. Hawaiian pizza topping is simply one of many different and exciting takes on pizza that many people love today.
Another argument is that adding pineapple to a pizza is a great way to pack more nutrients into your meal. Pizzas offer varied meals. They combine various ingredients. You can get your vegetables, carbohydrates, and proteins all in a single meal. Adding pineapple to your pizza will complete the package by adding the fruit. This fruit is packed with vitamin C as well as other minerals. It aids digestion and is a great way to satisfy that sweet tooth.
While many people love the savory flavor of pizzas, there are those that love sweet and savory combinations. If you’re one of those, then having pineapple on your pizza is a no-brainer. Pineapple on pizza is in fact a favorite for many. Many of your favorite celebrities including Dwayne ‘the Rock’ Johnson love having the fruit on their pizza and wouldn’t imagine enjoying pizza any other way. You’re therefore in good company if you love to have the fruit on your pizza.
Big Mario’s Hawaiian
We at Big Mario’s are big on tradition. We were founded on tradition. We’ve made our pizza base the same way for years and it continues to be a favorite amongst our customers. However, we’re not afraid to try something new every now and then. Our pizza menu is testament to our adventurous spirit. We not only offer classic pizza options such as pepperoni and cheese pizza but have also added new and exciting recipes to our menu including various vegetarian options. We even offer our customers the opportunity to build your own pizza right up from the crust to the toppings.
If you love pineapple on pizza you’ll love our Hawaiian pizza. We serve the best pineapple pizza in Seattle. Our pizza features our house-made pizza sauce which adds a special touch to an already delicious dish. Order your pizza and receive it piping hot for your enjoyment or visit any of our outlets to order and enjoy your pizza. We’d be happy to serve you.