Kiwi fruit is the new gross pizza topping trend
Thought pineapple on pizza was putrid? Enter kiwi pie, the latest fruit-festooned Frankenfood to spark disgust from pie-hard traditionalists across the Redditverse.
A viral photo of the “Kiwizza” was uploaded Sunday by Redditor nre1313 with the caption “Kiwi pizza from a Danish pizzeria, an unholy abomination.” Indeed, as the photo shows, the standard tomato-and-cheese base is freckled with bizarro pepperoni-style kiwi slices.
And just like its pineapple predecessor (which became so maligned that Iceland’s president wanted to ban it), the fuzzy fruit topping shares its real estate with what appear to be pieces of ham.
Needless to say, social-media justice warriors were not pleased with the pie-brid.
“Scandinavian food is the best argument for the existence of Satan I have ever seen,” scoffed a Reddit comment-section gastronome. “A new evil has dethroned pineapple and its name is kiwi,” lamented another of the culinary chimera.
“And I thought the Swedish banana pizza was bad,” mused one Redditor in reference to another similarly off-putting Scandinavian pairing.
And then the photo started making the rounds on Twitter:
— Ranba_Ral (@Ranba_Ral) January 12, 2020
Some, however, were more optimistic. “I mean, this particular pizza looks bad, but i kinda want to try the combo,” said one adventurous eater. “If pineapple goes great on a pizza (imho) then I would not mind tasting pizza with kiwi,” said another.
Even the notorious pineapple topping is becoming more accepted in pizza circles.
“People who live in hard absolutes with pizza have no fun in their lives,” said chef Emily Hyland, of New York’s own Emily and Emmy Squared, in an interview with the Independent. She added that pineapple “is an acceptable pizza topping as long as it is balanced and not overpowering.”
Still, it might be a while before certain culinary combos follow suit. Last May, Dominoes elicited online revulsion with a “Hawaiian spaghetti pie.” And Brooklyn’s own Circa Brewing Co. was immortalized in Frankenfusion lore with a surprisingly satisfying baby octopus and langoustine pizza.
Although in the realm of “pie in the sky” concoctions, perhaps nothing compares to the soy-sauce-dipped slice trend sweeping Canada.
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