People are passionate about a lot of things: politics, literature, movies, music…
Oh, and don’t forget about how they like their PIZZA.
And if you’re not a vegetarian or a vegan, chances are pretty good you’ve seen or even tried a meat lovers pizza at some point in your life.
But people seem to have strong feelings about this delicacy.
Let’s check in with some AskReddit users about how they feel about meat lovers pizza.
1. Let’s break it down.
“I’m not vegan or vegetarian. Meat on pizza is fine, great even.
A pizza loaded down with so many different meats that chunks of sausage fall off when I’m trying to eat it is not even appetizing. There are so many contrasting meat-flavors and I really don’t understand why it is so popular.
I truly think some of its popularity stems from some weird place of machismo and anti-veganism. Many of the same people who order meat lovers pizza turn their nose up at even the mention of vegetable toppings.
And you know what? There are some bomb pizzas with veggies on them.”
2. I like it, BUT…
“I like meat lovers, BUT if a pizza is really good it won’t need tons of meat to disguise it.
Nothing quite like a slice of New York style pepperoni pizza where the crust is heavenly and the herbs are not overwhelming but can definitely be tasted.”
3. Don’t need meat at all.
“If a pizza is really good, it won’t even need meat on it.”
I’m a meat eater, and my favorite pizza ever was a simple Margherita (tomato, mozzarella, fresh basil, olive oil) in a Neapolitan pizza restaurant.
It outclassed every single pizza I’d ever had, bar none.”
4. Less is more.
“Less is more when it comes to pizza.
I think the grease from meat ruins the sauce.
Just give me green peppers and onions and I’m good.”
5. Go to the source.
“Come to Italy, eat a “crudo rucola e grana”, and then tell me you don’t like it.
There is some place where I live that does it with bresaola and it’s amazing.”
6. I get it.
“Meat lovers pizza has been around a lot longer than anti-veganism.
Some people just want tons of meat on their pizza. Nothing wrong with that.
I prefer just cheese or pepperoni myself, but I get why meat lovers pizza exists.”
7. Grossed out.
“Love meat on pizza, but meat lovers is absolutely disgusting.
A single bite of pepperoni pizza has plenty of pepperoni grease in it.
Tasty! Meat lovers multiplies that meat greasiness by like… 15.
I’d be down for meat lovers if it was just a bit of each meat resulting in a pizza full of meat, but they put enough of EACH MEAT so that it would be full of meat if they put ONLY that meat.
8. It doesn’t make sense!
“I just can’t wrap my head around eating that many different meats in the same bite.
I love meat, but the flavors have to actually make sense together.”
9. There are levels.
“I feel like there are levels to this one. I can get involved in a meat lovers pizza that has some consistency to which meat and the flavor.
Pepperoni, bacon, and sausage together, I think it goes. Wanna add hamburger to that, not necessary in my book, but still neutral enough to probably be fine.
You start talking about ham or chicken, and I am out.”
10. Pile it on.
“It’s good for almost the same reason a vegetarian pizza is good.
Lots of variety of the same basic thing tastes amazing.”
11. Let’s be animals.
“I just like the meat, especially stuffed with more meat on the inside.
And yes, I do turn my nose away at the mention of vegetable toppings.
Sorry. Just let us animals have this.”
12. Bring it on!
“It’s the only pizza I eat.
And I have to specifically ask for less cheese, it’s my Cheat Day meal.”
13. Just the basics, please.
“Pepperoni and spicy sausage is a good combo if I’m in the mood for it.
But at no time if I ever wished it also had bacon, ham, ground beef, and whatever the hell else comes with a meat lovers”
14. Not attractive.
“Veggie pizzas are my jam and I’m not a vegan/vegetarian.
I’ve never found meat lovers even the least bit attractive.
I think I may have tried a slice from someone who ordered it once but that’s about it.
I remember it being insanely greasy and heavy.
My favorite is a pepper and onion bar pizza.”
Alright, pizza lovers, what do you think?
Is meat lovers pizza da bomb, or is it disgusting?
Tell us what you think in the comments! And rattle off your favorite toppings while you’re at it!