We Tried The Banana Pizza That's Freaking People Out
"This should replace Hawaiian pizza."
This week, people rediscovered that Swedish people put banana on their pizza.
People got super angry over the idea of banana pizza.
Some people thought it was a worse idea than pineapple.
Others kind of wanted to try it.
So we decided to give it a go.
Surprisingly there are several recipes online for banana pizza. According to the one we used, it is usually accompanied with a curry sauce and ham. Kind of like a Hawaiian pizza.
The pizza was assembled. We added peanuts because this seemed to be a common ingredient in other recipes.
And baked a ham, banana, peanut, and curry powder pizza.
The pizza was brought into the office for a taste test with my colleagues.
So what's the verdict?
Rachael: "It's not awful, it's not the worst pizza I ever had. I feel like it's really similar to a Hawaiian pizza. I'm not going to sing its praises and put it on pizza menus, but it's fine."
Paul: "No, no, everything about that pizza is delicious apart from the banana. It's not similar at all to Hawaiian. This is like someone forced a smoothie on a pizza. Pineapple is a delicious treat and this is just banana that's up in your business for no reason."
Hattie (left): "No. Curry on pizza could work. But banana on savory pizza, no."
Luke: "That's okay. It's well balanced flavors. I can taste the curry. It works. I've had worse. I'd replace all pineapple on pizza with banana. Hawaiian pizza is now Swedish pizza. This is the future. But I also think the nuts are wrong."
Remee: "That's fucking disgusting. That's not good. The nuts disturb me more than the banana. The texture is bad. Say no to banana on pizza."
So what have we learnt?
- Banana on pizza may not be that bad and could be a viable replacement for pineapple.
- A worse thing could be peanuts on pizza.
- Generally, like its popular cousin the Hawaiian pizza, the banana pizza is a crowd divider.