Yes, kiddies, cotton candy pizza really exists.
And just like that, pineapple pizza is no longer the biggest abomination in the pie game. In fact, it seems positively pedestrian now. Quaint, even.
The craze for cotton candy pizza began at Schmatz Beer Dining, a German-themed restaurant in Tokyo (because of course)(a German-themed pizza place in Japan).
Via Oddity Central:
The bizarre dish consists of a thin-crust pizza dough pie, cheese and cotton candy. The tomato sauce is replaced by a special honey-based ginger sauce that is poured over the cotton candy, melting the candy floss and allowing the sugar to really get into the pizza.
The bizarre dish made news headlines in Japan recently, after Schmatz advertised it as a way of celebrating cherry blossom season. They added pink coloring and cherry blossom flavoring to both the cotton candy and the ginger sauce. This special pizza is only a temporary item on the menu, and can only be ordered for a few more days (April 2nd to be exact)
I can almost see conservative pizza fans breathing a sigh of relief at the news that this travesty is only a promotional gimmick, but it’s actually not. While the special cherry blossom variant is just a one-off thing, plain cotton candy pizza is here to stay. In fact, RocketNews24 reports that Schmatz has been serving the unusual dish for a while now, so it must be pretty popular.
So if you ever find yourself in the Kanda district of Tokyo and get a craving for cheese pizza and cotton candy, stop by Schmatz Beer Dining. They’ll hook you up!
Or, I’m pretty sure with a little experimenting you could make your own!