Lovers and Haters

By Sam Sherrill

As true believers in bringing the real and important political debates to the student body, the University Journal editorial board present to you, pineapple vs. pizza: The work of Satan’s minions, or the greatest invention of the 20th century?

Most pizza shops in the United States and in Canada serve a cheese pizza topped with ham (Canadian bacon) and pineapple bits, also known as “Hawaiian Pizza.”

The Hawaiian Pizza was created in the less than tropical Chatham, Ontario Canada in 1962 by a cook named Sam Panopoulous in the Satellite Restaurant he owned.

Pineapple and pizza has,since it’s invention, been a topic of love or hate as we can see from Twitter: on Jan. 28 a tweet went viral with over 115,000 retweets and over 100,000 likes when calling on pineapple and pizza lovers to share a meme.


The President of Iceland, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, posted on his social media, that he is “fundamentally opposed” to pineapple on pizza.

Seeing this, the University Editorial Board, took the question to the students, through Twitter.  After 138 votes, 60 percent were for the fruit being on their pies, and 40 percent said absolutely not.

So what is the opinion, behind this big controversy?  After asking each of the editorial board members why or why not, these are some of the opinions offered:  the supporters urged that the citrus and crunch added a desired layer of difference mixed in with the predominant saltiness of pizza.  

Naysayers on the board said that the difference is a sin.  Pizza is pizza, not fruit, not the sogginess that they say pineapple bits bring, and definitely not complimentary to the meaty, salty and cheesiness that pizza “is meant to be.”


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Savannah Palmer and SUU News