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Blimey! Poll Shows Brits Love Corn on Pizza (And Other Weird Stuff)

By DNAinfo Staff | April 6, 2017 11:53am | Updated on April 11, 2017 10:53am
 A British pizza with corn. No word on whether it's the queen's fav.
A British pizza with corn. No word on whether it's the queen's fav.
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CHICAGO — The old joke is that Britain and the United States are two nations separated by a common language.

Add what they like on their pizza to that distinction.

A recent poll of some 3,600 Brits asked what they like on their pizza.

The top pick: mushrooms, at 65 percent. Onions came in second, at 62 percent.

But there were some unusual toppings, too: 56 percent said they like chicken, 42 percent said sweet corn, and 22 percent said tuna.

As for the U.S., a 2016 Harris poll found Americans like pepperoni best, followed by sausage and then mushrooms.

The British survey illustrates how pizza means different things to people around the world.

Here are some other unusual toppings:

• Durian fruit (China)

• Mayonnaise (Japan)

• Fried Egg (France)

• Peas (Brazil)

• Smoked reindeer (Finland)

• Coconut (Costa Rica)

If you find yourself in London looking for a piece of Chicago's best, be forewarned. Though a number of British pizza places use Chicago in their names, reviews of them are middling.