Do olives make a pizza taste bad?

United States
May 4, 2009 2:36pm CST
I tried olives on my Pizza Hut pizza last month and it tasted really weird. It made the entire pizza taste sour as if there were something wrong with it. Have you ever gotten a bad topping on your pizza? Do you eat olives on your pizza?
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@makingpots (11920)
• United States
4 May 09
I only get olive on my pizza when we order a veggie or a supreme pizza. I never put them on pizza's I make at home. Olives seem more like a salad ingredient to me, sometimes on a sandwich is okay.
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@lilybug (21145)
• United States
4 May 09
I like black olives on my pizza. It might just be the brand of olives. I have tasted some canned olives that I did not like before. If it tasted sour then maybe the olives were going bad and they used them anyway.
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• United States
5 May 09
Yep! I'm thinking the same thing too. Cause the next pizza that had olives on it tasted just fine.
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@GardenGerty (115758)
• United States
5 May 09
I love black olives. They have a really rich taste to me. I eat them in eggs and on pizza and in lots of other settings.
@SomeCowgirl (32255)
• United States
4 May 09
I tried olives for the first time a few years ago, and while I like them, I've stopped using them on my subs. I can't say that I haven't ever eaten them on a pizza, but I'm a cheese or pepperoni woman myself. lol. I think that if an olive isn't fresh it probably has a bad taste to it.
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• United States
5 May 09
My daughter loves pepperoni on her pizza so when we order, that's all we get and everyone has some. For me, I would prefer to pile on the toppings. I don't get pizza that often so it's nice to indulge in as many flavors as possible. Usually I go for the Super Supreme. But of course, that is over kill. LOL!
@katsmeow1213 (28910)
• United States
4 May 09
That's never happened to me, but I have to be in the right mood for olives on my pizza. I don't normally put them on mine. If I order a veggie lover from a pizza place then I won't ask for them to be taken off, but normally we make pizza at home so I decide the toppings, and I don't think I've ever put olives on it.
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@makingpots (11920)
• United States
4 May 09
Me too, I have to be in an olive mood.
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@jerzgirl (8170)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
4 May 09
I like black olives on my pizza, but if they were ever sour, I'd have to assume they had gone bad. Did you tell the pizza place about it?
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@fasttalker (2797)
• United States
4 May 09
I don't like olives on my pizza either. I assume it is becasue they have so much liquid in them that the juices run throughout the pizza when they get hot. I always order them on the side for the exact reason you are talking about. I like olives but I don't want my entire pizza to taste like them!
@russso (1699)
• Philippines
10 May 09
Hi FASTTALKER. I also do not like olives... period. Hahaha. When you put olives on anything that you cook, the whole thing starts to taste like olives. I also do not like how it feels inside my mouth. And lastly I don't like its after taste.
@Bethany1202 (3432)
• United States
4 May 09
I guess if you don't like olives it might give pizza a taste you dislike, but I love black olives on my pizza. Onions, pineapples, mushrooms, peppers, broccoli, OLIVES, tomatoes, and most veggies I love on pizza, but my most favorite pizza tends to be plain cheese. Once in awhile I like toppings, but usually simple pizza tastes best!
• United States
4 May 09
I had olives about a week after the incident on another pizza. And it was a truly delightful experience. I believe that the olives were just bad. Sometimes fruits and veggies do go bad. These things happen. Thanks for being first to respond.
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@Nhey16 (2518)
• Philippines
5 May 09
I do eat olives on my pizza, but my kids don't coz for them since they don't eat the olives, it tastes weird. Sometimes, when I'm not in the mood to eat pizza, the whole pizza would taste weird for me, but it's just because I don't have the appetite to eat it.
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• Canada
13 Sep 09
Do you find this problem with olives in general, or just the olives on this partcular pizza? I love olives on pizza, in salads, just as little finger foods, any way imagineable, I'll eat them. My husband agrees, and loves them too. They're not for everyone, though. I think they give it a bit of a zing, but they don't generally change the entire flavour of the pizza.
• Canada
13 Sep 09
Do you find this problem with olives in general, or just the olives on this partcular pizza? I love olives on pizza, in salads, just as little finger foods, any way imagineable, I'll eat them. My husband agrees, and loves them too. They're not for everyone, though. I think they give it a bit of a zing, but they don't generally change the entire flavour of the pizza.
@Darkwing (21588)
17 May 09
I can't abide olives, I'm afraid. I know they're good for you but how people can actually eat them, I don't know. They eat them like a pickle! My favourite topping for pizza is one that I chose myself and I stick with it. It's Chili Beef and Pineapple and it's always delicious. I've never had a bad topping because I avoid the things I'm not so keen on. Brightest Blessings my friend.
@hezoid (2147)
13 May 09
I guess they do if you don't happen to like olives! Personally i find them far too salty and would prefer not to eat them or have them as a pizza topping. The only really bad pizza toppings for me are pineapple (i hate it at the best of time let alone combind with ham!!!) and maybe something really, really spicy like hot peppes or too-spicy pepperoni. I prefer seafood pizzas anyway.
@Slashable (117)
• Netherlands
13 May 09
I love olives on my pizza! I prefer green olives when it comes to pizza and black ones in salad :)
@gemini_rose (16192)
8 May 09
I think olives are an aquired taste and they do taste awful on a pizza. I have to pick them off if I get one with them on they are gross. I do not eat olives at all!!
@GreenMoo (11837)
6 May 09
I like olives, but not on pizza. some olives taste different to others though, so perhaps the ones you had there were particularly bitter. Our neighbours gave us some which were disgusting, they reminded us of goats! The one topping I really cannot stand on pizza is anchovies. They make the whole thing taste bad so I can't even eat a piece which has been next to one which has them. Yuk!
• United States
6 May 09
Yeah I am not an olive person at all and I can see where it made the pizza taste sour. I have had olives on a store bought pizza with olives on it and it was okay but like I said I am not really an olive person. Take care and happy mylotting to you as well.
• United States
6 May 09
Were they green olives or black olives? They each have their own distinct flavors. If it were green olives, perhaps you were not mentally ready for their tartness. If they were black or green it is possible they were old. Olives can really bite back if they are too old. It's like they spoil but you can only tell by the very bitter bite they have when you taste them.
@youless (99272)
• Guangzhou, China
6 May 09
The olive oil is one ingredients to make the pizza. One day when I ordered a pizza with olives on the top, I had to say that I didn't appreciate to its taste. Perhaps I don't get used to eat the olives. Later I will order the pizzas without olives. I love China
• Canada
5 May 09
I love black olives on my pizza, haven't had them on one for a long time. The kids always pick them off Can't say I've ever had a bad topping on a pizza, but I have had it with either much too much sauce or much too little sauce.
@ElicBxn (61063)
• United States
5 May 09
I don't like olives, so except for a Scholtzkie's sandwich, they make every thing taste weird