worth the price?
originally sold for $49 in the US, they can now be purchased for $10.99 in Canada
these pineapples are sold without the crown, because the crowns are saved and replanted to grow the next crop
the pink colour is achieved by lowering expression of enzymes that turn the pineapple yellow
they were created by Del Monte scientists, and took 16 years before they were ready to be sold to the public
super ripe and sweet
also, doesn't make your mouth feel numb after eating
this is because it contains less bromelain (an enzyme found in regular pineapples)
with the current price of $10.99 which is much lower than its original cost, it's worth trying for the novelty.
i would reserve it for special occasions when i want an attention-grabbing centerpiece.