No, pineapple does not belong on pizza

A few weeks ago, I got into a debate with a friend of mine. The particular debate question was as follows: does pineapple belong on pizza?

Pineapple does not belong on pizza. Pineapple is a fruit. This gives it a sweet taste, and the citric acid it contains makes the pizza slightly sour. There are so many other good combinations that can be made with pineapple. 

One example is coconut. Pineapple and coconut taste so great together that they even inspired Ramon Merrero to create the pina colada.

Maybe you’re not a drink kind of person. Fruit salad is a great use for pineapple to be with other sweet foods that compliment it perfectly. 

Pizza is not the place for pineapple. Pizza is made of savory ingredients like dough and cheese. While this combination of sweet and savory can be tasty, like with chocolate covered pretzels or honey mustard, that doesn’t apply in this case.

Pizza belongs with other savory things that compliment it, like ranch dressing or pepperoni. Any pizza topping would be much better than pineapple, except maybe sardines.

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