That might seem like an odd title for a post on a website dedicated to pizza. Well, luckily I would never actually say those four words together, and I would argue that nobody ever should. Pizza is the world’s most popular food because of its versatility, and therefore, everyone should be able to find a pizza that they love.
Let’s start with America’s favorite pizza, the pepperoni pizza. This classic pizza will always taste at least a little different depending on who makes it. Does a pepperoni pizza from Pizza Hut taste the same as one from Papa John’s? No! And that isn’t even taking into account different crust options that would available on those pizzas. In fact, a friend of mine used to claim that he didn’t like pizza, yet he was always happy to go get a pepperoni pizza from Donatos. He has since realized that he doesn’t like most pizza and maybe even doesn’t like a pepperoni pizza from anywhere else, but he has certainly found one pizza that he enjoys.
Have you ever ordered a pizza without cheese? Me neither, but my very health conscious father-in-law does. He loves pizza this way and has even had others try and enjoy it (I can never bring myself to give into his offers as I am of the firm belief that you can never have too much cheese). Have you ever had pizza without the sauce? This would basically be just like cheese bread with toppings…which sounds amazing! I know a girl who unfortunately developed a tomato allergy, yet she found a way to continue to enjoy pizza by ordering it in this fashion. Don’t like crust? There are some restaurants that offer your pizza without the dough. They basically pile the sauce, cheese, and toppings on a plate for you. If you take these options into account, combined with restaurants offering most any toppings imaginable, I think I would find it very hard to believe someone who claims they don’t like pizza.
A co-worker of mine once said that “everybody likes pizza. If someone says they don’t, they are just looking for attention.” This quote reminded me of when someone would say they don’t watch television or drink soda pop as if them avoiding something awesome somehow makes them intriguing. In the future, if someone tells you they don’t like pizza, I would say you have two options. You could point out their extremely flawed logic, thus putting them down and making yourself feel much smarter in the process, or you could just walk away and never talk to them again as they clearly are a liar and can’t be trusted. Okay, maybe there are a few other, and perhaps nicer, options, but my point is that I’m pretty sure there is a pizza out there for everyone!