Pineapple on pizza is a controversial topic. Some people love it and some people hate it. People have strong feelings on both sides, but if you’re one of those that hate it, you still have to accept that it’s not going anywhere. So if you can’t ban it from your Lowell pizza shop, you may as well try to figure out why people like it so much.
Understanding is the best way to live with each other, so let’s see if we can cool this Lowell pizza disagreement, even if we can’t settle the debate.
What does it bring to pizza?
One reason people like pineapple on pizza is because of the sweet and tangy taste it adds to the pizza. The natural sweetness of the pineapple balances out the salty and savory flavors of the cheese and meats that are typically used on pizza. Sweetness is also a novelty on pizza and some people like the change of pace. Additionally, pineapple is a good source of vitamin C and other nutrients, making it a healthy topping option. (If you wanted a nutritional argument to help your case.)
It’s texture as well as flavor.
Another reason people may like pineapple on pizza is that it adds a unique texture to the pizza. The juicy and slightly crunchy texture of the pineapple can provide a nice contrast to the soft and chewy dough and stretchy, melty cheese.
There’s a nostalgia factor.
Pineapple is also a popular pizza topping in other countries, like Canada and Australia. Some people may have grown up eating pineapple on pizza and have developed a taste for it over time. In this way, pineapple on pizza can be seen as a cultural or regional food, which can evoke feelings of nostalgia or familiarity for some people.
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Those of us who don’t like pineapple on pizza may never understand those who do, but we still have to live—and eat—together. So maybe just order two mediums next time you get pizza in Lowell. At Primo Pizza, we have several specialty pizzas with a wide variety of toppings, so everyone will find something that matches their tastes.