DES MOINES, Iowa — An Iowa restaurant is throwing pizza lovers for a loop.
Fong’s Pizza in Des Moines has introduced a breakfast pizza called Loopy Fruits, the Des Moines Register reported. The topping is what will catch the eye of traditionalists. Instead of tomato sauce, sausage, pepperoni, hamburger meat, peppers, olives or even anchovies, this pizza combines Froot Loops and cheese, the newspaper reported.
It is not the only unusual breakfast pizza on the menu at Fong’s. There is also steak and eggs, bacon popper and vegetarian.
“People want to try it. Some people hate it and some people are declaring war in the name of Italy on it,” Fong’s general manager Ron Livingston told KCCI. “But it’s definitely a pizza that makes people talk.”
It is not all happy talk, however.
Starting with frozen pizza maker DiGiorno, which used its official Twitter account to note, “Please do not disrespect the word pizza like this.
“The Midwesterners must be stopped,” Washington Post data reporter Christopher Ingraham tweeted.
“Oh, Iowa. It’s gonna be OK. Just back away slowly from the ‘breakfast pizza,’” another person tweeted. “We’re here for you.”
“As an Italian, I am officially declaring war,” another person tweeted.
On its official Twitter account, Fong’s noted that “Every story needs a villain, apparently that’s us!”
“Stay tuned with what we are about to do,” the restaurant tweeted, which also noted that Loopy Fruits will remain on the menu permanently.
What next? Spaghetti with Corn Flakes?