New Zealand's Favourite Slices: Pizza Preferences Revealed!

HelloFresh New Zealand is taking a look at the nations' preferences when it comes to Italy's most mouthwatering export, find out what each region opts for below!

Pineapple & Ham Are The Nations Most Sought After Toppings
Hawaiian pizza has long been a topic of debate in the world of pizza toppings, sparking passionate discussions on its acceptability. The combination of tangy pineapple and savory ham alongside the classic tomato sauce remains a beloved choice among those who appreciate its unique blend of flavors. Interestingly, in the Canterbury region, Hawaiian pizza emerged as the most sought-after pizza flavor!

New Zealand's Love for Pineapple on Pizza

Among all the pizza toppings we examined, the Hawaiian flavor garnered the highest online interest, with an average of 800 monthly searches. It's evident that the tropical taste of Hawaiian pizza has won the hearts and taste buds of New Zealanders as a whole!
Curiosity Grows Around Plant Based Pizzas
It's no surprise that vegan toppings were the second most searched for among all the pizza toppings we analyzed. A study carried out in 2020 revealed that New Zealand ranks as the fifth 'most vegan' country in the world.
Regionally, Wellington demonstrated the most interest in vegan-friendly toppings, and the city has also earned recognition in recent studies as one of the most prominent areas for veganism.

Vegetable-Loaded Pizzas Are Still a Favorite

In line with the growing popularity of veganism, vegetarian diets have also seen a surge in popularity across New Zealand. Our data shows that veggie pizzas garnered a monthly average of 100 searches nationwide.
According to our analysis, Auckland displayed the highest level of interest in vegetarian-friendly options.

Pepperoni Packs a Spicy Punch in NZ

Pepperoni secured its position as the third most popular pizza topping in New Zealand, offering a delightful blend of meaty spice on a classic cheese and tomato base. On average, this go-to flavor garners around 400 monthly searches nationwide. The city with the most ardent pepperoni pizza enthusiasts is Auckland.

BBQ Pizza: A Less Preferred Choice

Among all the pizza flavors we analyzed, BBQ pizza emerged as the least popular topping across New Zealand as a whole. Interestingly, Auckland recorded the highest search interest in BBQ pizzas, despite its overall lower popularity.

Keeping it Simple With Margherita

Pizza doesn't need an overload of toppings to be delicious, and the classic Margherita pizza with cheese and tomato continues to be a top choice among many New Zealanders. In Wellington, Margherita pizza holds the title of the most popular choice, and across all of New Zealand, it garners an average of 300 monthly searches.
This timeless option can also be elevated by enhancing its flavor with drizzles of chili or garlic oil. Alternatively, it can be garnished with a handful of peppery rocket for an extra twist.

There are endless ways to enjoy a slice of pizza.

Whether you choose to tuck into a slice loaded with tasty toppings, or if you'd prefer to keep it simple, your hit of carb-packed goodness is guaranteed to hit the spot.

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