Peepza Season Is (Unfortunately) Here Again
Sorry, pineapple, there's a new divisive pizza topping in town: peeps.
There have been a lot of polarizing food combinations over the years. Debates over whether it's OK to put ketchup on eggs, chocolate on bacon, mayonnaise on hot dogs, and, of course, pineapple on pizza have divided the country for decades.
But when Easter rolls around, one food combination trumps all others: Peeps on pizza.
The controversial Peepza began as a semi-joke in 2010, when Adam Kuban posted the creation on Serious Eats' now-inactive Slice Blog.
"I can't really say that Peepza—Peeps on a pizza—is as well thought out and crafty as Grace Kang's now internet-famous Peeps sushi (aka "Peepshi")," Kuban wrote. "And I can't say that it's not an obvious attempt to capitalize on the popularity of Peep torture at this time of year. I can say, however, that it was a lot of fun to make and that it actually doesn't taste as bad as you might think."
Despite "it's not as bad as you think" being a terrible tagline, curious eaters everywhere embraced the creation, and it became an internet-wide debate.
Fortunately for some and unfortunately for others, the debate returns each Easter, along with new photos of and arguments against Peepza. Here's a look at the three main categories of debate.
There are the Peepza supporters, who really don't see the issue with the sweet and salty combo.
There are the Peepza experimentalists, who are intrigued enough to try their hand at the dish.
And, perhaps most prominently, there are the staunch anti-Peepza activists who see Peepza as a food crime.
Where do you stand on the debate? Let us know in the comments!