Review: Pizza and Pineapples


Brycen Osborne

Pineapple pizza from Domino’s

   Probably the most controversial culinary duo of all time is pineapples and pizza — the combination of the two is highly debated. It seems there is a 50/50 split between those who like it and those who can’t stand it. 

   I sought to answer this question. To dispel all the unneeded hate for the topping. I have to say that I have had pineapple on pizza before but it had always been with other toppings. So, with one single goal in mind, I ordered and ate a proper pineapple pizza from Domino’s. 

   Before I even opened the box, I could smell the distinctive scent of the pizza. It was slight, but just slight enough that you could really tell it’s different. The cheese, the tomato sauce, the pineapple, they all formed a sweeter version of the normal smell. 

   The visuals of the pizza weren’t all that different. The bits of pineapple blended in with the layers of cheese. Imagine smaller bricks of cheese placed on the bottom layer of cheese. The important thing was that it looked appetizing.

   The texture was a little bit odd. When biting and chewing the pizza, an unexpected pop comes from the bits of pineapple. The soft dough and cheese doesn’t go well with the crunchy fruit. It was a surprise that I wasn’t a fan of. 

   The flavor is difficult to describe. The only word I could think of to describe it is “creative.” I don’t mean it in a bad way. The pineapple bits are colder than the rest of the pizza, so when taking a bite with a bit of pineapple, a splash of cold juice accompanies. The juice is a nice, refreshing break from the same cheese and tomato, bite after bite. The sweet tang from the pineapple is also a nice added bonus to the overall flavor.  

   My overall impression is that it’s pretty good. I really enjoyed this pizza. It is such a great idea to use something like pineapple as a pizza topping, and it also goes well with other pizza toppings such as canadian bacon and chicken.

   Before doing this, I asked multiple friends of mine if they enjoyed pineapple pizza. The majority of them answered with an immediate “No.” However, I do understand why people wouldn’t like pineapple on pizza. It is jumping to the extreme a bit — it’s not a traditional pizza and many people only like traditional pizzas. 

   There are two things that should be taken from this article. First, is that pineapple pizza is really good despite all the hate it gets. I highly recommend trying this pizza if you haven’t already.  Second, experiment and add your own toppings. Create new combinations to see if the mix will create something great. Don’t be afraid to try new things — you never know if you’ll truly like or dislike something until you do.