Twitter-user Ali, who lives in Arizona, had ordered her own pineapple pizza to eat last Sunday from a local pizzeria. But when she opened the lid of the box, Ali discovered a five dollar note taped to the lid, with an apologetic note from the delivery guy, stating “Couldn’t bring myself to put pineapple on it. That’s gross. Sorry!”
It seems that the delivery guy decided to deny Ali her sweet-and-savoury dinner by removing the offensive fruit and reimbursing her instead. Man, that’s a really conservative attitude to pizza. The image of the note was shared widely on social media, much to Ali’s surprise.
Canadian Sam Panopoulos contends that he is the original creator of the Hawaiian pizza, at the Satellite Restaurant in Chatham, Ontario, Canada in 1962, while experimenting with pineapple and ham or bacon toppings. It quickly became popular locally and eventually became a staple offering of pizzerias around the world, and in 1999 it was voted the most popular flavour in an Australian poll, accounting for more than 15% of all pizza sold down under.
I guess you never really think much about your favourite foodstuff: there could be plenty of things we don’t know about the origins of the humble pizza. For example, did you know that you’ve probably been slicing it wrong your whole life? Scientists at the University of Liverpool have discovered the most geometrically perfect method.