First of all, someone actually invented the pineapple-ham pizza, aka Hawaiian pizza? And second of all, it was a guy in Canada? OK., I am not going to lie to you, the pineapple pizza is my favourite pizza topping of all time. Yes, I like it above all else as far as pizzas go. At my work, I all ways ask for “The Hawaiian” pizza when we are offered the choice, and I all ways hunt around the table for the pineapple and ham pizza. Some say I am sick, while others agree whole heartedly. But to think, a guy in Canada, invented it. Wow. Sadly, he passed away at age 83, a couple of days ago.
So the story goes, a guy be the Sam Panopoulos wanted more choices for his customers, so in 1962 he threw some pineapples and ham on a pizza bun, and the rest is history. And yes, I have had a Panopouls Pizza when I was living in Toronto back in the mid 80’s. Oh I remember.
It is freaky, that while I was ordering pizza today, becuase I am in the middle of a move and I have little food out, that I would order a… you guessed it, a Hawaiian Pizza! I ate it before I read this article, so no photos of it.
LINK: CBC News June 9th, 2017 “Sam Panopoulos, Canadian inventor of Hawaiian pizza, dies at 83“