Video Of The Week — Cheese Pizza Topped With Cotton Candy? Yum!

By Meera Dolasia on April 3, 2017

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Photo Credit: Schmatz Beer Dining via Facebook

In Japan, the onset of spring is synonymous with the cherry blossom, or sakura, season. To attract some of the thousands of locals and tourists that flock to parks to see the beautiful, albeit brief, two-week bloom, many restaurants offer sakura inspired specialties.

This year, the chefs at Tokyo’s Schmatz Beer Dining, created a cotton candy pizza. Available at the brewpub chain’s Kanda neighborhood location, the thin crust pie is just like any other cheese pizza, except for one thing — it is topped with a mound of pink cotton candy sprinkled with cherry blossom petals. Before taking a bite, customers are asked to drizzle the delicious-looking pie with some honey ginger sauce that melts the spun sugar and blends it into the cheese. Though there is no word on how the pizza tastes, it sure looks good.

Photo Credit: Schmatz Beer Dining via Facebook

Unfortunately, it was a short-term offering that was timed to coincide with the cherry blossom season which came to an end on April 2 in Tokyo. Hopefully, the restaurant will bring the pizza back next year, or better still, make it a permanent fixture on their menu.


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  • CaydenWednesday, June 21, 2017 at 2:39 pm
    it looks yum but does cottencandy go well with pizza ??????
    • Eve Monday, June 19, 2017 at 5:56 pm
      Cool cool cool
      • pizza Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 1:17 pm
        looks so good wish i can eat it
        • wifi
          wifiThursday, June 15, 2017 at 6:38 am
          It looks so good it probly taste good to🍕+cotton candy=asome
          • pizzagirl7
            pizzagirl7Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 8:25 am
            Yes it looks good!
          • jadeeee
            jadeeeeWednesday, June 14, 2017 at 5:22 pm
            I would try it, it would be fun to take a little risk ^-^
            • irool
              iroolTuesday, June 13, 2017 at 9:57 am
              It sound so gross I love this video❤️❤️❤️
              • catmeow05
                catmeow05Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 9:55 am
                It sounds very funny bot it might taste really good
                • cool i guessTuesday, June 6, 2017 at 5:33 pm
                  I could just take the cotton candy off the pizza, otherwise i would not really want to eat it. :3
                  • My Name Is....Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 2:06 pm
                    I love it!
                    • cookiecookie
                      cookiecookieTuesday, June 6, 2017 at 7:31 am
                      i like both of thoses things but not together

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