Finally! Iceland's President wants to ban pineapple from pizza, starts global food fight

2017-02-23 15:50 - Louzel Lombard Steyn
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Hawaiian Pizza


Cape Town - We all know have that one odd family member who always orders pineapple on their pizza. I mean, really. This tropical sensation should be outlawed on the Italian classic, strickty to be served with Piña coladas or on a stick, with Masala spice (like in Durban). 

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It's a fundamental rule Iceland's President Guðni Thorlacius Jóhannesson deeply values, as he boldly proclaimed during a Q&A at a high school in North Iceland recently. 

When he was asked what he thought about pineapple as a pizza topping, the president held nothing back expressing his disdain for the pairing. He also said if he had the power to pass laws, he'd ban it across the land, the local news site Visir reported.

Twitter went rogue, with foodies launching a full-scale food fight.

Canada also weighed in on Twitter, joining the fans of #PineappleOnPizza, while the Embassy of Iceland in the UK tweeted a note of thanks to #PineappleOnPizza lovers, who sent deliveries of their favourite topped slices to the establishment following Iceland's outcry.

While there are more controversial bans being dealt out politics at the moment, it wouldn't be surprising if a "Hawaiian pizza lovers" rally popped up in Iceland after this! 

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