Pineapple pizza (or pineapple on pizza debate) is an ever-lasting internet debate on whether the usage of pineapple as pizza topping is an acceptable thing from a culinary perspective.
The phenomenon of the Hawaiian pizza has evoked a fiery debate between peers of the internet, gathering vocal critics and supporters on both sides, eventually getting utilized as image macro memes of pizzas, in order to support their argument.
Putting pineapple on a pizza originates from Toronto, Canada, invented by a man called Sam Panopoulous at the Satellite Restaurant in 1962. Since then, pineapple is put on pizzas worldwide, however, a significant number of the population neglects the idea of the fruit being applied to their pastry cuisine.
Online, the debate started to gain traction initially on the site Neogaf as early as in 2009, and is still not settled to this day.
Needless to say, the debate will ever be expected to come to an agreement. After all, when it comes to food, there are no rights and wrongs, it all comes down to personal preference.
Spread and Usage
During the 2010s, the argument on pineapple pizza exponentially grew and it reached more and more people eventually. It has become a viral sensation and almost a necessity to pick a side within the debate.
In 2010, a Facebook fan page was launched, titled “Pineapple does NOT belong on PIZZA!”, that since then has been suspended. The page was a collector place for various pineapple pizza image macro memes.
The meme reached its peak in 2016, when Reddit was suddenly flooded by memes relating to pineapple pizza, generating millions of upvotes within a short period of time.