Pineapple on pizza – it’s an issue as divisive as whether a hot dog is a sandwich or the color of that dress in the photo everyone was upset about a few years ago.
Papa John’s is placing itself firmly in the pineapple camp, announcing on Tuesday that it had partnered with Dole Packaged Foods to supply pineapple for its pies.
“At Papa John’s, we believe that pineapple belongs on pizza,” Paul Fabre, the chain’s senior vice president of product innovation, said in a written statement.
The Louisville, Ky.-based pizzeria will offer Dole’s pineapple tidbits on its “super Hawaiian pizza” starting this month, along with Canadian bacon, hickory-smoked bacon, a blend of cheeses and the restaurant’s “signature sauce.”
Of course, you can’t go around adding a sweet ingredient like pineapple to pizza without expecting some spicy comments on Twitter. Papa John’s once ran a poll asking whether pineapple is “acceptable on a pizza” and it ended up a tie after more than 3,200 votes.
Who actually believes in such Sacrilege? Is it just the Hawaiians? Who actually believes Pineapple belongs on Pizza?
I’ve also linked the Twitter vote for those who want to participate in that little vote tally.
Pineapple on Pizza…Blasphemy!