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Juniors Morgan Chairs and Chloe Ellison hold a pizza.

Friday Face-Off: Pineapple On Pizza?

Published: November 12, 2021

While eating pizza, which is better to taste: savory or sweet? Whether pineapple should be on top of pizza has been debated for years and today we are here to engage in that very same debate. 


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Pizza With Pineapple

There is no doubt that pineapple on pizza is an amazing choice. With this topping you don’t have to pick whether you want savory or sweet you can simply have both. Pineapple pizza takes your taste buds on a flavorful adventure. 

Let’s face it, we sometimes feel guilty for enjoying a nice slice or two of pizza but having pineapple on your pizza will allow you to enjoy it without feeling guilty. Pineapple has a lot of health benefits. It’s filled with nutrients and antioxidants such as vitamin C, potassium and fibre that help your body fight inflammation, boost immunity and even aid digestion. So this fruit will elevate your pizza from quote on quote “junk food” to a less fattening food. Also, to those who say fruit doesn’t belong on pizza most pizzas consist of tomato sauce and tomatoes are in fact a fruit.

While yes pineapple is sweet and pizza tends to be savory it’s not unheard of to have sweet and savory pairings and I don’t see how this can’t be one of them. I mean Barbeque sauce is sweet and savory, you don’t see people complaining about that. Also pizza is going to get soggy regardless of pineapple juice. Whether it’s grease, or a dipping sauce or even condensation from the pizza box. Pizza will get soggy. Regardless if you like pineapple on pizza or not at least we can all agree that anchovies on pizza is futile.

“I love the contrast of sweet and salty that pineapple pizza has,” junior Marina Williams said.


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Pizza Without Pineapple

For a long time pizza and pineapple were two separate but great foods, and going forward they should definitely stay that way. The tastes of these two foods are way too contrasting to taste good together, the savory and sweet flavors of pizza and pineapple are not an appetizing combo.  Along with ruining the nostalgic taste of a good pizza it also ruins the texture. The juice of the pineapple does no good for the pizza, it makes it soggy and makes the entire slice taste sweet. Adding pineapple to a perfectly delicious pizza ruins the perfected texture of a normal pizza.

Let’s be honest with ourselves, pizza isn’t the healthiest of foods but adding pineapple to it doesn’t by any means make it healthier. There usually isn’t enough pineapple to give you that much of a boost of nutrients, and even if it did it would be practically covered in grease ruining the health benefits. If you want a healthy snack then why are you reverting to pizza in the first place. 

We can all agree that pizza is a savory food with savory toppings. Pineapple is the only sweet topping that can be found on a pizza and it doesn’t blend well. Nothing on a pizza if you were to take it on it’s own blends well with a sweet flavor, so why would it blend well when it’s together. You wouldn’t eat pineapple and cheese together would you? Going forward, let’s stick to tradition and keep sweet flavors away from pizza.

“The pineapple makes the pizza more soggy, and it just doesn’t taste good either,” junior Sophia Ely said.


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