– Katie Czerwinski
Last week, the president of Iceland said that if he had the power to ban pineapple on pizza, he would. The question of whether pineapple belongs on pizza has sparked debate for many years, probably since someone first had the idea to add fruit to the iconic dish. In America, Hawaiian pizza sustains extreme reactions both from those who love pineapple as a topping and those who couldn’t imagine a worse addition to pizza. To settle the debate, there are, in fact, equally questionable toppings, as found throughout the rest of the world and some closer to home.
Named “mockba,” this type of pizza is served cold, and sardines can be substituted with salmon, tuna, or mackerel.
Kangaroos have always been associated with Australia, but not usually like this. Emu and crocodile are also sometimes used on pizza in Australia.
Canned Tuna (Germany)
When canned tuna is added to pizza, it’s called “thunfisch” pizza and is usually found with peppers, onions, or olives.
Peas and Mayonnaise (United States)
Mayonnaise is a popular pizza topping in Japan, but in Georgia, it’s apparently a good idea to add peas to the mix.
Coconut (Costa Rica)
Pineapple isn’t the only tropical fruit added to pizza – in Costa Rica, you can find coconut on pizza, typically paired with shrimp.
Milk (United States)
Most of us stick to dunking cookies in milk, but this brave soul has done the same with her pizza.