Unpopular opinions: Pineapple belongs on pizza

September 23, 2018 — by Eileen Bui

Last year, the president of Iceland said that if he had his way, pineapple on pizza would be banned.

Throughout the last several years, the controversy of pineapple as a pizza topping has inspired numerous articles, memes and songs.   

Now, it is finally time to put this dispute to rest. Pineapple belongs on pizza.

Pineapple as a pizza topping shouldn’t be frowned upon just because it’s a fruit. We put tomatoes on pizza and technically, tomatoes are fruits.

People who don’t like pineapple on pizza just don’t have a palette sophisticated enough to truly appreciate the taste. The pineapple provides a sweet tanginess to offset the heavy saltiness of the meat and cheese, making it a perfect combination of sweet and savory.

Pineapple is a superior pizza topping for only the most cultured of palettes and should most definitely not be banned in Iceland or anywhere else.

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