Pepperoni Takes the Crown: The Top 10 Most Popular Pizza Toppings in the UK
In the UK, pepperoni reigns supreme as the nation’s favourite pizza topping, taking the largest slice of the pie. With 18% of the votes, this classic topping beat out other popular options such as meat feast, ham and pineapple, and margherita. Despite the close competition from meat feast at 17% and ham and pineapple at 14%, it’s clear that traditional toppings hold a special place in the hearts of British pizza lovers. However, it’s worth noting that vegan options are underrepresented in these rankings, with less than 1% of the votes going towards plant-based toppings. This is somewhat surprising given the growing popularity of veganism in the UK.
A Nation Divided – Pizza toppings everywhere !
When it comes to pizza, the UK is a nation that favours meat toppings. Pepperoni is the clear winner, with it being the most popular topping across the country. However, different cities have their own preferences, with Birmingham, Glasgow, Belfast, Norwich and Sheffield showing a strong preference for pepperoni. On the other hand, in cities like Nottingham, Manchester and Liverpool, meat feast is the preferred topping, which indicates that people in these cities prefer a variety of meats on their pizza.
Pineapple on Pizza ??
Pepperoni may be the favourite pizza topping in the UK, but it’s surprising to see ham and pineapple coming in at third place. The combination of fruit and pizza has long been a divisive topic, with opinions on it varying greatly.
Often referred to as the “Marmite of pizza toppings,” people tend to either love or hate pineapple on pizza. While it may have come in third place overall, it’s clear that it still divides the nation. Edinburgh and Southampton, in particular, have surprised us with their taste for the salty-sweet and controversial slice. Where do you stand on the debate of pineapple as a pizza topping?