Pizza – fun facts

Pizza Day - Fun Facts

Posted On: 2021-02-09

Categories: Rainbowsocks blog

Author: Gosia

Did you know that over 5 billion pizzas are sold to people on Earth each year? What an abundance of deliciousness! Inspired by this pie over pies, we had created our pizza-resembling socks, which became extremely popular among you. To once again celebrate our pizza-derived profits, we have something special for you - interesting facts about pizza that are hard to find in a cardboard box or under mozzarella. Discover pizza secrets today!

Fun facts about pizza – a man carrying a plate with a pizza on it

We've been keeping it up our sleeve, but our Pizza socks slices have been around for a few years now, so here it comes… Fun facts about pizza from the designers of the yummiest cotton slices. First one – did you know, that the word “pizza” means exactly the same around the globe? What were the odds! Let’s see what's next...

Bella Italia! Interesting facts about pizza in Italy

“You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I’m not hungry enough to eat six.” – said Yogi Berra, a baseball legend. And we totally get that! We also know that there would be no pizza without Italy, its true homeland. So what are the fun facts about pizza in Italian.

Male feet in socks, pizza, pizza box.

They say that already in antiquity pizza was a delicacy in the region of the Apennine Peninsula. Then, it was reinvented in Naples, where the oldest pizzeria in Italy – dating back to the 18th century –  is still operating! The oldest type of pizza is the fishermen's favourite Pizza Marinara. The second most popular, with a universal, basic topping, is Margherita, named after the Queen of Italy, Margherita di Savoia, who really enjoyed eating this particular pizza. Rumour has it that she especially liked the fact that tomatoes, mozzarella and basil do resemble, in terms of colours, the Italian flag. 

Nowadays, sweet Italy is not the only place where you can taste top-quality pizza. Other countries that fell in love with this delicious treat added a little something to its composition. Let’s check, what are the quirkiest pizzas!

Female feet in socks, pizza, pizza box.

Fun facts about pizza – hot dogs, peas and pineapple

First, a warm-up - Hawaiian pizza! The addition of pineapple is an unobvious and really-not-islandish twist on pizza, and there is a reason for it – Hawaiian pizza is not a Hawaiian invention. Interesting fact is that it was invented in the sixties by a Greek living in Canada!

Other original flavours that you may not have even heard of are green peas on pizza in Brazil and ... mini hot dogs as a pizza crust in China. Yummy? If you really say so, you should check our Pizza Socks Mix Flavours – made for those with imagination running wild!

Interesting facts about pizza – a pizza box with slices of pizza.

“Ideas are like pizza dough, made to be tossed around.” – we like that one! The quote comes from Anna Quindlen, an author and a journalist. So if you know more interesting facts about pizza, share them in the comment section. Toss them, surprise us! 

And if you want to continue reading, take a journey following different cuisines from around the world!

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