Pizza is the best-selling pizza item in the US and Europe, with sales reaching more than $1 billion in 2016.
But how did we get here?
A new report claims that in the late 90s and early 2000s, pizzas were being served with a cheese and a pepperoni topping, but in recent years, they have been replacing the cheese and pepperoni in most pizzas.
According to a new report, pizza is becoming more like pizza in its approach to toppings.
It’s not that the topping is disappearing, but it’s less appealing and it is being replaced by more traditional pizza toppings, like mozzarella and mozzawashi, which have the added advantage of not having a cheese.
According a report from the New York Times, “The change is a reflection of the increased popularity of the toppings and ingredients, as well as the rising popularity of pizza itself, which has increased from 3.6 percent in 2001 to 5.5 percent in 2015.”
It also reflects the increased appeal of the products as a whole, as they are more affordable and easier to prepare than the past versions,” the report added.
The pizza trend is not a new one, but the way pizza is served is.
The Times report said, “In some cases, the toppling is so bland, the pizza is almost indistinguishable from the plain, unadorned pizza served at home.”
The Pizza Hut chain also makes a similar claim, saying, “Pizza has always been a classic American recipe, with pizza sauce and pizza toppling being synonymous.”
But the Times report adds that there’s another factor that’s changing pizza’s approach to topping.
According to a recent study, pizza topping is becoming less popular in the U.S. because of health concerns.
In a survey by Consumer Reports, 59 percent of respondents said they had tried pizza topplings at least once and a third had tried them at least three times.