NICK EICHER, HOST: Four years ago, an unusual pizza topping burst onto the scene: pickle pizza! Audio here from WDIV, Detroit from 2018, when it all started.
AUDIO: This is delicious. This actually is really good. Really good. It's the bomb
Dill pickles, for real. On pizza. I’m sorry that sounds terrible.
Turns out, though, that the tart topping is no flash in the pan as demonstrated by the Food Network's Guy Fieri. Last year he traveled all the way to Fairbanks, Alaska, to an establishment called The Hungry Robot—just to try out the pickle pizza.
FIERI: It's delicious. I like biting into it and getting the pickle crunch. That's a destination pizza.
Hey, he’s the expert.
And he’s backed by something called the 2023 State of the Union pizza report … put out by a network of independent pizzerias. It found that pickle toppings were the big winner last year—growing in popularity all across the country.
Evidently, the pizza preferring public think it's a—wait for it—really big dill.
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