As far as I am concerned, pineapple is the most glorious of all fruits.
I could eat it every day.  Every meal.  Forever and ever and ever and ever.
{Fresh pineapple, mind you.}

It is the one item of produce that makes me totally ignore sales, prices or seasonal availability.
If a ripe, or nearly ripe one catches my eye, it inevitably ends up in my cart.

I can eat an entire one in one sitting.  If given the choice between a cupcake from Sprinkles and a bowl of pineapple, the bowl will always win.
A few years ago, my sweet sis in law got me this GENIUS!!!!!!! pineapple slicer/ corer/ dealie.
It took my adoration for the golden goodness to a whole new level.
It is right up there with my favorite birthday gifts of all time.  I even take it on with me on vacation.  It has been to Kauai, twice, and let me tell you, I was happier that I packed it, than even my flip flops and sunglasses.
Totally worth the weird explaining to the TSA guy.  HELLO!  Who doesn't travel with their pineapple cutter?  To the land of aloha and roadside pineapple stands?
With that I am off to cut and enjoy the pineapple that I just spent way too much money on.  Money that was worth every single, out of season, penny.


38 Comments

  1. I love pineapple! That contraption is ingenious!!

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  2. SO funny! The thought of Kauai and pinapples...mmm....I so vividly remember buying a pineapple at a roadside stand near Waimea, and eating it with some fresh sourdough bread from a bakery in the north, I think? Thanks for sparking that wonderful memory. :)

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  3. Please tell me, how do you know when they are ripe? I just guess!

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  4. YUM! When I was pregnant, I craved pineapple and nothing else. I had to have it in the fridge, cut and ready to go at all times!

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  5. BA! I love that you travel with your pineapple slicer. And, I am a bit envious, truth be told. I thought my Pampered Chef pineapple dealie was 'da bomb, but this contraption... wooeeeee!

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  6. I <3 pineapple. I'm juicing/detoxing this week and when I saw a glorious pineapple at Costco I had to buy one. It was heaven.

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  7. i couldn't get your link to work.
    i want one of these.
    we eat pineapple like crazy also....and it's such a pain in the butt to cut up.
    is it the pampered chef thing?

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  8. oh man i love pineapple! Reading this really made me want one now. It'll def fit in with my healthy eating :)

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  9. A girl after my own heart...I adore pineapple. And yes, it has to be fresh. This tool looks amazing...hmmm!

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  10. I love pineapple!! I buy at least one a week. And when I was pregnant it was at least two a week.

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  11. my sister hates pineapple. HATES. like, the mere thought of it makes her dry heave. it's so weird. anything even with a "tropical" flavoring...the chick gags. if it weren't for the fact that she were otherwise rad, i'd totally disown her.

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  12. I am a pineapple freak too. But I have never seen that genius tool before!

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  13. I feel exactly the same way about blackberries and golden and black raspberries.

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  14. I have that slicer. It's fantastic...just like pineapple...and you.

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  15. That tool is pure genius! I big puffy {heart} pineapple too!

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  16. We have been eating so much pineapple at our house lately. They are only $1.89 at Henry's!

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  17. I love pineapple, too . . . I just wish it didn't give me sores on my tongue!! ouch!!
    Pineapples are usually $1.99 at Aldi. (do you have that store by you??)

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  18. cute shirt your daughter's wearing.
    right now we buy *gasp* canned pineapple.

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  19. I love pineapple too but if I eat to much I get pineapple tongue...you know where you can't taste anything else afterward. I think it ruins my taste buds.

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  20. aloha from kauai and happy new year julie! john and i are here on the island and loving life. funny thing is that we've been eating pineapple like crazy....we're staying in a condo and cook most means at home. made pineapple salsa and it was delic....but i've never used one of those great tools! will for sure have to invest in one. had pineapple shaved ice yesterday that was tasty. aloha friend....

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  21. that is the cutest pineapple ever!
    i like to eat an entire one in one sitting, too.

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  22. I love love fresh pineapple too... it gives me cancer sores every time I eat it... yet ... every time I have the chance ... I still eat it... it is worth the pain!! lol!! ;) yum!!

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  23. i ate fresh pineapple like everyday when i was prego!!! whish i would have had that tool!
    ummmmmm...Love it!!

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  24. agreed - pineapple is the bee's knee's. Do you not get upset with that little contraption when it doesnt get alllll the edible pineapple?

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  25. once upon a time, my husband bought an off-season pineapple that turned out to be $8. i was vexed about the $8. then, husband slices through his hand while cutting it, which resulted in a trip to the ER. With the copay, it was actually a $58 pineapple. where was the slicer when we needed it!

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  26. I'm glad I'm not the only one totally in love with my pineapple cutter (I have the same one)! Sooo much better than the Pampered Chef version.

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  27. Amen! I agree on all accounts ecxept the cutter, I've got to get me of of those. :o)

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  28. LOVE pineapple too! Had the best ones in Thailand, just not the same in the states!
    Happy Eating!

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  29. I love pineapple also! Your love for pineapple is like my love for watermelon. I could eat it everyday!

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  30. have you tried it frozen? kind of weird in the winter but perfect in the summer. or is that too close to a popsicle for you? ;)

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  31. my little girl tells everyone that the pineapple in heaven is going to be glorious...she's 5. pineapple is her absolute favorite.

    we soo need one of those awesome contraption!

    cheers

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  32. Ohhhhh one of my favs too! I also love, love, love pineapple juice. So Mexico trip led me to this brilliance: fresh pineapple, splash of lemon juice, and dash or so of chile powder = heaven. Your welcome. Aww man, now my mother is watering....

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  33. yum, love pineapples. My sis-in-law gave us one of those too a few years back. great tool!

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  34. You think pineapple is expensive in California in January... try Maryland. However, I refused to look at the price, and purchased the golden fruit anyway! My hubby's birthday is today, so I used that as the excuse! But really... you made me! haha

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  35. how funny. you should read my blog post from today:
    http://alwaysanotherdecision.blogspot.com/2011/03/attack-of-killer-pineapple.html

    i'm sure you'll get a kick out of it, even if it's obvious you won't agree :-)

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