What is the Best Pizza Topping? (Slogging Insights)鈥俠y@jackboreham

What is the Best Pizza Topping? (Slogging Insights)

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In this slogging thread, the team at Hackernoon discusses the best pizza topping. Be warned, this slogging thread gets a bit spicy, with our team members heavily disagreeing on what the best topping is.

This Slogging thread by Jack Boreham, M贸nica Freitas, Sara Pinto, Limarc Ambalina, Adrian Morales and Blake Cram occurred in slogging's official #random channel, and has been edited for readability.

Jack BorehamDec 20, 2021, 12:29 PM

INCOMING...heavily debated topic: what is the Best Pizza topping?

M贸nica FreitasDec 20, 2021, 5:56 PM

Jack Boreham PINEAPPLE! PINEAPPLE! 馃崓 AND CHEESE! 馃

Sara PintoDec 21, 2021, 12:42 PM

Jack Boreham I'm gonna go ahead and say it: pineapple (please don't shoot)

Jack BorehamDec 21, 2021, 1:34 PM

OH GOSHHHHH M贸nica Freitas Sara Pinto, naaa to be honest it's not half bad, but not the best, right Limarc Ambalina? 馃榿 M贸nica Freitas Sara Pinto how can it beat a pepperoni though....

M贸nica FreitasDec 21, 2021, 4:51 PM

Jack Boreham I'll fight you on this! I'll change pepperoni for mushrooms or peppers easily. Jack Boreham and NOW I'm hungry

Jack BorehamDec 22, 2021, 12:21 PM

M贸nica Freitas HOWWW, pepperoni was gifted to us from the gods 馃槀 are you vegan or veggie? 馃槀

M贸nica FreitasDec 22, 2021, 3:16 PM

Nah, I couldn't give up on meat. I just find it an overpowering flavor; it erases the rest of the pizza. 馃槀. Speaking of veggie, Sara Pinto come through. What's the perfect pizza like?

Sara PintoDec 22, 2021, 3:26 PM

Jack Boreham I can trade pepperoni for pineapple every day, but I guess I'm biased since I'm a vegetarian 馃槀. M贸nica Freitas Jack Boreham I'll tell you what - olives are a pretty strong runner up!

Limarc AmbalinaDec 23, 2021, 1:05 PM

I'll be honest Jack Boreham the fact that the first answer to this thread were pineapple from 2 separate people caused me to ignore this thread for 22 hours. I'm almost offended. I'm with jack that you can't beat good ol' pepperoni, and my second would be bacon. I wish I had the strength to go vegan

Limarc AmbalinaDec 23, 2021, 1:07 PM

I'll give an out of the box one. There's this place in my hometown called A Little Pizza Heaven, and their biggest differentiator is that they top the crust and the pizza off with a smear of special garlic butter......the taste is HEAVENLY

Jack BorehamDec 23, 2021, 1:29 PM

M贸nica Freitas mushrooms are slimy; I don't want to add any more slime to my greasy pizza馃槀. Pep is crisp, tasty and compliments the cheese and balances out the texture. Mushroom belongs in a soup and a fry up (what we British call a proper breakfast) or perhaps a mushroom tartare (I don't know what it is, I heard it on Masterchef). 馃槀

Jack BorehamDec 23, 2021, 1:30 PM

Sara Pinto, I respect that; I wish to go vegan, but the meats are far too good!

Jack BorehamDec 23, 2021, 1:32 PM

Limarc Ambalina, you know what? I completely agree with you! I didn't want to go full ham, as I was outnumbered... but I couldn't agree more. I'm offended as well 馃槈! That pizza sounds amazing, bro 馃挭 .

Sara PintoDec 23, 2021, 1:44 PM

Limarc Ambalina Garlic butter on pizza... that's what I'll dream about when I go to sleep today. Jack Boreham Haha, I respect what you're saying as well, but I have to challenge you to do a pizza without the meat (I won't even mention pineapple) 馃槀

M贸nica FreitasDec 23, 2021, 2:54 PM

Jack Boreham soup???? mental! ahahah. Limarc Ambalina Jack Boreham Stop pineapple hate! Are we moving to the cereal first vs. milk first discussing next?! 馃槀

Jack BorehamDec 24, 2021, 9:37 AM

Sara Pinto you mean veggie pizza. I've had one and I like it 馃槀

Jack BorehamDec 24, 2021, 9:38 AM

M贸nica Freitas never had a good old mushroom soup...it's the bee's knees 馃槀. M贸nica Freitas hahahhhaha #newthreadstarting. I bet you can't list three reasons why pineapple is better 馃榿

M贸nica FreitasDec 24, 2021, 12:12 PM

Jack Boreham It's not something I've ever seen here. Maybe someday I'll try that soup out. If you go ahead with that thread, we best build a wall between this community ahaha.

M贸nica FreitasDec 24, 2021, 12:16 PM

Jack Boreham challenge accepted:

  1. It's sweet
  2. Cuts the grease out of the pizza
  3. It's fruit, so it adds that sprinkle of healthiness 馃槀
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Adrian MoralesDec 24, 2021, 2:29 PM

I firmly stand with pineapple belonging on pizza. A pineapple and ham pizza? I'm there, save me a slice. 馃槀

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M贸nica FreitasDec 27, 2021, 2:36 PM

Yay, team pineapple!

Blake CramDec 27, 2021, 11:11 PM

Holy smokes. Never thought I'd see so many pineapple advocates. I don't think it's the best topping... but I think pineapple can be delicious, but it's easy to f--- up. I think there are a few essential "pineapple on pizza rules"...聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽

  1. Pineapple as the only topping is an abomination. It's basically dessert.聽 聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽
  2. Texturally confusing if the pineapple is mushy or mealy. You have to have fresh pineapple with at least a little crunch. 聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽
  3. Pineapple is an acidic fruit. And it聽can聽add a nice acidity to the sweet and savory of cheese, sauce and bread. But, you can't let the pineapple be the star of the show or you get too much聽sweetness.

You have to break up that sweetness with one of 3 things:

  1. something cool in the cheese mix like pecorino romano, parm or asiago does a lot to break up Mozz or Provalone's sweetness.
  2. you also have to have a spicier, herby sauce.
  3. finally聽have to agree with, gotta pair it with something awesome like Canadian Bacon... although my personal faves are Pep or Jalape帽o when I'm feeling crazy.
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Blake CramDec 27, 2021, 11:19 PM

As far as best toppings, I think I side more with Jack Boreham and Limarc Ambalina that Pepperoni is the classic barometer for quality at a pizza joint. If you're vegetarian then it's the Margherita slice (maybe with light anchovies in NY). To me, either of those slices shows off a pizzerias skill without anything in the way.

Jack BorehamDec 29, 2021, 11:36 AM

Blake Cram, a man that speaks the truth! Couldn't have put it better myself. M贸nica Freitas Sara Pinto any counterpoints before we declare VICTORY?

M贸nica FreitasDec 31, 2021, 12:31 PM

Yes! My preference! Ahahaha

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