Here we take a look at the fastest-growing flavours found in pizza on Canadian menus over the latest year-over-year period.

A few cheeses make the list, including provolone and fresh mozzarella. These mild, but creamy varieties can add some extra cheesy texture to a pizza, but without the risk of scaring off less adventurous diners who may not enjoy pungent cheeses.

Chorizo is also an increasingly popular pizza topping, experiencing a 20% growth in the latest year-long period. This often Mexican-inspired pork sausage is used to add a bit of spice and global inspiration to pizza.

Another interesting ingredient on the list is honey garlic sauce. Operators are using this sauce in many ways, including as a flavour drizzle atop pizzas, as a pizza sauce base and as a side dipping option. Honey, in general, is a trending flavour on menus, especially when used to balance out spicy ingredients. For example, Pizza Pizza offers its Sriracha Chicken Pizza, made with a honey garlic Sriracha base sauce.

 

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Kristin Menas is the Associate Editor, Canada & Adult Beverage at Technomic Inc. in Chicago. She is responsible for writing, editing and analyzing foodservice-related content with a focus on the Canadian market. Technomic provides foodservice clients with the facts, insights and consulting support they need to enhance their business. Its services include publications and digital products, as well as proprietary studies and ongoing research on all aspects of the food industry. For more information, visit www.technomic.com.