Lots of Stuff About Pizzas That You Don’t Really Need to Know

vito2 There is something about the humble pizza that brings out the exhibitionist in a certain kind of person.

Probably amongst the zaniest of all the adventures to befall the world-renowned Italian dish is the clamour to produce the largest pizza ever. That is a pizza even bigger than the previous largest pizza ever.

Let’s get the all-important facts and figures over with. The largest pizza ever made was 121 feet in diameter, and was constructed by Norwood Hypermarket in South Africa back in 1990. Its ingredients included a massive 4,500 kilograms of flour. A previous effort in 1987 was built in Havana, Florida before more than 30,000 spectators, who between them devoured it after it had been cut into no fewer than 94,248 slices.

In the United States approximately one hundred acres of pizza are consumed each day, or about 350 slices per second.

There are around 61,300 pizzerias in the USA and 10,000 in the United Kingdom. Each man, woman and child in America eats on average 46 slices of pizza every year.

Annually over five billion pizzas are sold around the world. A recent Gallup Poll found that children between the ages of 3 to 11 prefer pizza to all other types of food.

And last but certainly not least, how many people know that October is National Pizza Month? Designated as such for the first time, in 1987 – by the US Congress no less (allegedly) – the occasion is particularly celebrated in the States where families take their children out for pizza meals and have even been known to indulge a little themselves!

Meanwhile at home, normality abounds. Eco Restaurant may be the finest pizza restaurant in Clapham Common, but it doesn’t have seating for 30,000 and none of its famously nutritious pizzas come anywhere close to being 141 feet across.

Nevertheless as “proper” pizzas go ours are the healthiest and tastiest for miles around.

When you come to appreciate just how good our pizzas truly are statistics, records and dedicated pizza months really are not that important at all.

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