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.