2023 Pizza Trends: Less Pineapple; More Pickles
2023 Pizza Trends: Less Pineapple; More Pickles
Apr 05, 2023
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With about 350 slices of pizza consumed every second, there is no denying that it’s a timeless favorite. From the perfect crust, luscious sauce, gooey cheese, and delectable toppings, it’s no wonder that 93% of people eat it at least once a month. Of course, pizza is always a crowd-pleaser, but let’s look at what consumers are topping their slices in 2023.

Topping of the Year

Pepperoni may be consumers’ all-time favorite pizza topping, but they still want some extra pep(peroni) in their toppings. So mushrooms took the throne as ingredient of the year in 2022 and continue to top the charts and pizzas! According to the Slice of the Union, these umami bombs were on 8.9% more pizzas in 2022. While mushrooms have always graced the top of supreme pizzas, they also can shine on their own and roast up beautifully in the Matchbox MiLO.

Move Over Pineapple; Pickles Are Here

The slightly controversial (depends on what slice of the pizza you’re on) pineapple made its way onto 6.1% fewer pizzas in 2022. In its place is the sweet and tangy pizza topping: Pickles! Pickling has become a popular food trend over the last few years, and those pickled cucumbers, onions, jalapenos, and peppers are making their way from mason jars to your next slice. Last year at the Minnesota State Fair, fairgoers couldn’t get enough of the hand-tossed pizza topped with dill ranch sauce, mozzarella cheese, and crunchy sliced dill pickles. Those looking to get creative with pizza toppings and crank out fan favorite state fair slices this summer should consider the Ovention Shuttle. The S2000 can cook up to forty-two 14″ hand-tossed pizzas per hour with any of your favorite toppings! 

More Hidden Valley

As every Midwestern knows, ranch belongs on everything, not just salads! It’s even a main topping on the aforementioned pickle pizza. It is reported that 9.7% more pizza orders in 2022 requested this condiment on the side. While this sauce pairs well with a buffalo chicken pizza, we highly recommend drizzling this tangy condiment on BBQ chicken pizza and just pizza in general. 

When in Rome

There has been an uptick in Roman-style pizzas in the last couple of years. Two different types of pizza are categorized as Roman style. One style comes in rectangular slices, has a thick crust similar to focaccia bread, and is typically sold by weight. Fans of the center piece of pizza will love the other style of Roman pizza. This style features a thin base, and the sauce and pizza cover it from edge to edge. So, whether you’re baking up thick or thin Roman slices, the Matchbox 1718/1313 is up for the challenge. 

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Finishing F1400

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MiLO® Double/Single

Revolutionary infusion of Linear Impingement and Infrared (IR) technologies. Independently controlled top and bottom cavities, each with its own interior light and control panel.

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MiSA®‑a12

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