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(Fark)   Subby just saw a pink pineapple at the grocery store and was curious to try one until he saw they were $15 each. Has any Farker tried one? Can a pineapple really be worth $15?   (fark.com) divider line
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2021-09-16 1:32:48 PM  
Nevar.

Take a bromelain supplement/extract.
 
2021-09-16 1:33:04 PM  
Hi, We haven't tried it yet.
 
2021-09-16 1:37:51 PM  
I never knew of such a thing.  And its worth is purely in they eye of the purchaser.  If you think the novelty of a pink pineapple is worth $15, knock yourself out.  People throw 10 times that into slot machines to watch the pretty lights and think it's fun.
 
2021-09-16 1:40:55 PM  
Yeah, my wife bought one not too long ago. Tasted like pineapple, nothing special. I have had way better pineapple in the tropics, this far north they are never that good, picked too early so they can survive shipping.
 
2021-09-16 1:41:04 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: I never knew of such a thing.  And its worth is purely in they eye of the purchaser.  If you think the novelty of a pink pineapple is worth $15, knock yourself out.  People throw 10 times that into slot machines to watch the pretty lights and think it's fun.


What slots are you playing?!

/ pulls out coin purse...
 
2021-09-16 1:42:24 PM  
in the great lemon crusades, whole armys were sent forth for years, only one lemon was ever returned.

do not complain about your pineapple.
 
2021-09-16 1:44:26 PM  
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2021-09-16 1:44:28 PM  
If they're $15 now that means they've come down in price. Not too long ago I saw them for $50+.

They're supposedly sweeter
 
2021-09-16 1:48:52 PM  
Can a pineapple really be worth $15?

Only if you put it on a white pizza.
 
2021-09-16 1:51:27 PM  

Buzzerguy: Can a pineapple really be worth $15?

Only if you put it on a white pizza.


Well, you bring up a good point, would it better or worse than yellow pineapple on pizza, both from a taste and aesthetic standpoint?  Would the pink matching up with the pink of the ham/Canadian bacon be an improvement or make it less visually interesting?
 
2021-09-16 1:51:43 PM  
Anything's a--
 
2021-09-16 1:52:25 PM  
I heard you can just rent one for the day, to carry around like a status symbol.
 
2021-09-16 1:53:38 PM  

dstanley: Anything's a--


Can confirm.
 
2021-09-16 1:54:54 PM  
Salmon flavored pineapple, huh?
 
2021-09-16 1:57:59 PM  

Lochsteppe: Salmon flavored pineapple, huh?


There's something fishy about that...
 
2021-09-16 1:58:24 PM  

dildo tontine: dstanley: Anything's a--

Can confirm.


PAIGE NO
 
2021-09-16 2:00:26 PM  
I have, it's a sweeter than normal pineapple (IIRC, it's a pineapple strawberry mix). I didn't pay $15 though, a co-worker's SO worked for them at the time and got one.
 
2021-09-16 2:05:06 PM  

Cyber Duck: Lochsteppe: Salmon flavored pineapple, huh?

There's something fishy about that...


I think you meant to reply to dstanley's comment...
 
2021-09-16 2:07:55 PM  

Kat09tails: If they're $15 now that means they've come down in price. Not too long ago I saw them for $50+.

They're supposedly sweeter


Because of Covid, or is someone trying to hose customers over an exotic product?
 
2021-09-16 2:08:52 PM  

MonstarMike: Benevolent Misanthrope: I never knew of such a thing.  And its worth is purely in they eye of the purchaser.  If you think the novelty of a pink pineapple is worth $15, knock yourself out.  People throw 10 times that into slot machines to watch the pretty lights and think it's fun.

What slots are you playing?!

/ pulls out coin purse...


Slots in the high limit rooms can run to thousands a spin
 
2021-09-16 2:20:28 PM  

Gubbo: MonstarMike: Benevolent Misanthrope: I never knew of such a thing.  And its worth is purely in they eye of the purchaser.  If you think the novelty of a pink pineapple is worth $15, knock yourself out.  People throw 10 times that into slot machines to watch the pretty lights and think it's fun.

What slots are you playing?!

/ pulls out coin purse...

Slots in the high limit rooms can run to thousands a spin


And I have never understood it.  Even the quarter-slots.  There is no skill involved, no real play, just hit the button and see what lights the computer activates this time.  How do people get addicted to that?
 
2021-09-16 2:25:28 PM  

whidbey: Kat09tails: If they're $15 now that means they've come down in price. Not too long ago I saw them for $50+.

They're supposedly sweeter

Because of Covid, or is someone trying to hose customers over an exotic product?


Del Monte actually did quite a bit of work to create this is how I understand it. They also put a ton into marketing under the pinkglow brand name.

The branding of fruit and other food to aspire to a better more interesting quality is a thing. Cosmic Crisp apples is another recent one commanding a higher dollar cost but fell apart last year due to covid shipping woes. They were really hoping to court the chinese market for premium pricing.
 
2021-09-16 2:27:11 PM  

skyotter: I heard you can just rent one for the day, to carry around like a status symbol.


I captainamerica'd that reference!
 
2021-09-16 2:31:07 PM  
Pink pineapple, excuse me?
 
2021-09-16 2:32:25 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Gubbo: MonstarMike: Benevolent Misanthrope: I never knew of such a thing.  And its worth is purely in they eye of the purchaser.  If you think the novelty of a pink pineapple is worth $15, knock yourself out.  People throw 10 times that into slot machines to watch the pretty lights and think it's fun.

What slots are you playing?!

/ pulls out coin purse...

Slots in the high limit rooms can run to thousands a spin

And I have never understood it.  Even the quarter-slots.  There is no skill involved, no real play, just hit the button and see what lights the computer activates this time.  How do people get addicted to that?


The skinner box is a powerful force.

And decades of refinement in games. Knowing exactly how to entice people to machines (machines aren't parallel to the path so you can see all the machines) to knowing exactly when to pay out to keep your interest to rewarding you for your play etc.

These things aren't addictive by accident.
 
2021-09-16 2:36:07 PM  

Kat09tails: The branding of fruit and other food to aspire to a better more interesting quality is a thing. Cosmic Crisp apples is another recent one commanding a higher dollar cost but fell apart last year due to covid shipping woes. They were really hoping to court the chinese market for premium pricing.


I remember the time those moon-cloud-something grapes became super popular. never once saw them in the store, and not sure I'd have bought regardless.

then recently ALDI had some "sapphire" grapes on the cheap, ugly AF but truly amazeballs delicioso - turns out they're basicamente same as the moon ones... modulo price.
 
2021-09-16 2:38:37 PM  

tintar: Kat09tails: The branding of fruit and other food to aspire to a better more interesting quality is a thing. Cosmic Crisp apples is another recent one commanding a higher dollar cost but fell apart last year due to covid shipping woes. They were really hoping to court the chinese market for premium pricing.

I remember the time those moon-cloud-something grapes became super popular. never once saw them in the store, and not sure I'd have bought regardless.

then recently ALDI had some "sapphire" grapes on the cheap, ugly AF but truly amazeballs delicioso - turns out they're basicamente same as the moon ones... modulo price.


There's a pretty good fruit stand near my town that carries all the weird gum drop, cotton candy, witch finger grape varieties when they're available. They do taste different which is pretty amazing considering they're just selectively bred as opposed to soaked in sugar like that grapple nonsense that is also available.
 
2021-09-16 2:40:30 PM  

Gubbo: Benevolent Misanthrope: Gubbo: MonstarMike: Benevolent Misanthrope: I never knew of such a thing.  And its worth is purely in they eye of the purchaser.  If you think the novelty of a pink pineapple is worth $15, knock yourself out.  People throw 10 times that into slot machines to watch the pretty lights and think it's fun.

What slots are you playing?!

/ pulls out coin purse...

Slots in the high limit rooms can run to thousands a spin

And I have never understood it.  Even the quarter-slots.  There is no skill involved, no real play, just hit the button and see what lights the computer activates this time.  How do people get addicted to that?

The skinner box is a powerful force.

And decades of refinement in games. Knowing exactly how to entice people to machines (machines aren't parallel to the path so you can see all the machines) to knowing exactly when to pay out to keep your interest to rewarding you for your play etc.

These things aren't addictive by accident.


add to that the part where gambling operates/reinforces the same chemical pathways in the brain as alcohol, drug, and sex addiction (also I think shopping/spending addiction?)
 
2021-09-16 2:42:43 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Gubbo: MonstarMike: Benevolent Misanthrope: I never knew of such a thing.  And its worth is purely in they eye of the purchaser.  If you think the novelty of a pink pineapple is worth $15, knock yourself out.  People throw 10 times that into slot machines to watch the pretty lights and think it's fun.

What slots are you playing?!

/ pulls out coin purse...

Slots in the high limit rooms can run to thousands a spin

And I have never understood it.  Even the quarter-slots.  There is no skill involved, no real play, just hit the button and see what lights the computer activates this time.  How do people get addicted to that?


An eye-opening explanation of how slots, video poker machines, and casino layouts are designed to maintain engagement in players is in the book Addiction by Design: Machine Gambling in Las Vegas by Natasha Dow Schüll
 
2021-09-16 2:44:36 PM  
Emmymade did a tasting video on this where she describes the taste pretty well.


$50 Pinkglow Pineapple | Fruity Fruits
Youtube xKeXNgg9lmM


She actually describes taste, smell, and texture well when she samples stuff.
 
2021-09-16 2:46:07 PM  

Kat09tails: There's a pretty good fruit stand near my town that carries all the weird gum drop, cotton candy, witch finger grape varieties when they're available. They do taste different which is pretty amazing considering they're just selectively bred as opposed to soaked in sugar like that grapple nonsense that is also available.


tomorrow morning we start a weekend trip to my rural Ohio hometown - I should really remember to actually bring actual cash monies in the hope of seeing fruit/vegetals stands. we're staying at my Aunt's farm, but I don't think they produce much of anything anymore :(

looked up that grapple stuff just-meow, never seen it before, but I'll be sure to steer clear just in case.
 
2021-09-16 3:17:32 PM  
if you live in the right climate, you can grow your own pineapples, starting from the parts you didn't eat.
which might make a $15 farking pineapple a little more palatable.
 
2021-09-16 3:23:30 PM  

dildo tontine: dstanley: Anything's a--

Can confirm.


Well? Pitter patter?
 
2021-09-16 3:44:21 PM  

swaniefrmreddeer: Yeah, my wife bought one not too long ago. Tasted like pineapple, nothing special. I have had way better pineapple in the tropics, this far north they are never that good, picked too early so they can survive shipping.


Look for the term "jet fresh". Those are picked ripe and flown to major markets.
 
2021-09-16 4:31:31 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Gubbo: MonstarMike: Benevolent Misanthrope: I never knew of such a thing.  And its worth is purely in they eye of the purchaser.  If you think the novelty of a pink pineapple is worth $15, knock yourself out.  People throw 10 times that into slot machines to watch the pretty lights and think it's fun.

What slots are you playing?!

/ pulls out coin purse...

Slots in the high limit rooms can run to thousands a spin

And I have never understood it.  Even the quarter-slots.  There is no skill involved, no real play, just hit the button and see what lights the computer activates this time.  How do people get addicted to that?


One trick they use, is the moment you press spin, the machine knows if you've won or lost.  If you've lost - which you probably have - the spins and lights will make it look like you've 'almost won' which gives the illusion that you had a chance.
 
2021-09-16 4:50:18 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Gubbo: MonstarMike: Benevolent Misanthrope: I never knew of such a thing.  And its worth is purely in they eye of the purchaser.  If you think the novelty of a pink pineapple is worth $15, knock yourself out.  People throw 10 times that into slot machines to watch the pretty lights and think it's fun.

What slots are you playing?!

/ pulls out coin purse...

Slots in the high limit rooms can run to thousands a spin

And I have never understood it.  Even the quarter-slots.  There is no skill involved, no real play, just hit the button and see what lights the computer activates this time.  How do people get addicted to that?


The skill comes from using it to keep getting free drinks because you're gambling. Last time, well the only time, I played the slots was on a cruise. As long as you were actively playing in the casino area you got a reduced cost on alcoholic drinks. Being the cheap-ass that I am I played the nickle/dime/quarter or whatever slots while I watched the other family members "prove" they had a system for roulette.
 
2021-09-16 5:01:36 PM  

Brandi Morgan: Benevolent Misanthrope: Gubbo: MonstarMike: Benevolent Misanthrope: I never knew of such a thing.  And its worth is purely in they eye of the purchaser.  If you think the novelty of a pink pineapple is worth $15, knock yourself out.  People throw 10 times that into slot machines to watch the pretty lights and think it's fun.

What slots are you playing?!

/ pulls out coin purse...

Slots in the high limit rooms can run to thousands a spin

And I have never understood it.  Even the quarter-slots.  There is no skill involved, no real play, just hit the button and see what lights the computer activates this time.  How do people get addicted to that?

One trick they use, is the moment you press spin, the machine knows if you've won or lost.  If you've lost - which you probably have - the spins and lights will make it look like you've 'almost won' which gives the illusion that you had a chance.


Yeah, but... you don't.  It's entirely planned and calculated and you have a very low prospect of winning.  Everyone knows this.  But I've watched people in Vegas sit there and throw money at the things like it was their job, absolutely convinced that they were going to win "next spin".  They could feel it.  I played the nickel slots to get free drinks, and the lady next to me was the most fascinating one.  She absolutely knew she had almost no chance of winning, but still she played all night every night.  She even pointed me to another machine I might want to try - "That one shakes!" she said, as if a rumble controller made all the difference.  it was clear that her satisfaction came from the act of watching the machine, not the chance of winning.  That's what I wonder about.  How does a person get there?
 
2021-09-16 5:12:18 PM  

rue_in_winter: Emmymade did a tasting video on this where she describes the taste pretty well.


[YouTube video: $50 Pinkglow Pineapple | Fruity Fruits]

She actually describes taste, smell, and texture well when she samples stuff.


Long time subscriber of hers.  She does plenty of Farkworthy stuff too.  Maybe some day i'll submit one of her great food experiments.
 
2021-09-16 5:28:20 PM  

Kris_Romm: rue_in_winter: Emmymade did a tasting video on this where she describes the taste pretty well.


[YouTube video: $50 Pinkglow Pineapple | Fruity Fruits]

She actually describes taste, smell, and texture well when she samples stuff.

Long time subscriber of hers.  She does plenty of Farkworthy stuff too.  Maybe some day i'll submit one of her great food experiments.


She made me very curious about various agar desserts, like raindrop cakes. Those look magical.

Chocolate Cacao does some really cool agar stuff, too, like cherry blossoms in agar and it's super neat.

One day, when I can stand up long enough to cook again!
 
2021-09-16 5:28:30 PM  

GardenWeasel: Pink pineapple, excuse me?


You'd rather have Cream Lemon?
 
2021-09-16 6:00:55 PM  
A number of reliable YouTubers from the Weird Fruit Explorer to Emmy have reviewed them and said "Meh". It's just a regular pineapple with extra anthocyanins
 
2021-09-16 6:02:47 PM  
The pink pineapple tastes about as different as a normal pineapple as grey goose does from normal vodka.    Paying more money will make you feel like it tastes better, but blind taste tests will disagree. Money makes everything taste better.
 
2021-09-16 6:20:19 PM  
Oddly colored vegetables, at best, taste like ordinary ones. At worst, they have less flavor. Berries, on the other hand, tend to have distinct flavors.  Yellow tomatoes fall in the latter group.
 
2021-09-16 7:49:09 PM  

LIGAFF: Benevolent Misanthrope: Gubbo: MonstarMike: Benevolent Misanthrope: I never knew of such a thing.  And its worth is purely in they eye of the purchaser.  If you think the novelty of a pink pineapple is worth $15, knock yourself out.  People throw 10 times that into slot machines to watch the pretty lights and think it's fun.

What slots are you playing?!

/ pulls out coin purse...

Slots in the high limit rooms can run to thousands a spin

And I have never understood it.  Even the quarter-slots.  There is no skill involved, no real play, just hit the button and see what lights the computer activates this time.  How do people get addicted to that?

An eye-opening explanation of how slots, video poker machines, and casino layouts are designed to maintain engagement in players is in the book Addiction by Design: Machine Gambling in Las Vegas by Natasha Dow Schüll


My wife will spend 15 minutes at the front of a grocery store and spend $20 before ever looking at the list.
 
2021-09-16 8:00:11 PM  

bud jones: if you live in the right climate, you can grow your own pineapples, starting from the parts you didn't eat.
which might make a $15 farking pineapple a little more palatable.


Not these. They cut the crown off.

/Have a couple pineapple plants.
//Not saying it couldn't be done.
 
2021-09-16 8:19:11 PM  

ttycook: The pink pineapple tastes about as different as a normal pineapple as grey goose does from normal vodka.    Paying more money will make you feel like it tastes better, but blind taste tests will disagree. Money makes everything taste better.


My weird produce tastes can't afford to add another weird item to the cherimoya.
 
2021-09-16 8:37:51 PM  

NINEv2: ttycook: The pink pineapple tastes about as different as a normal pineapple as grey goose does from normal vodka.    Paying more money will make you feel like it tastes better, but blind taste tests will disagree. Money makes everything taste better.

My weird produce tastes can't afford to add another weird item to the cherimoya.


Legit question: are they good? How do you eat 'em? I saw them in a street market when I was able to be out and about and never had the chance.

Did have mangosteen, though. Delightful, but been ages.
 
2021-09-16 8:43:25 PM  

rue_in_winter: NINEv2: ttycook: The pink pineapple tastes about as different as a normal pineapple as grey goose does from normal vodka.    Paying more money will make you feel like it tastes better, but blind taste tests will disagree. Money makes everything taste better.

My weird produce tastes can't afford to add another weird item to the cherimoya.

Legit question: are they good? How do you eat 'em? I saw them in a street market when I was able to be out and about and never had the chance.

Did have mangosteen, though. Delightful, but been ages.


Oh dude/tte...  they call them custard apples. Flesh the texture of ice cream with a vanilla/apple flavor. Absolutely awesome and worth the price.
 
2021-09-16 10:41:26 PM  

ocelot: LIGAFF: Benevolent Misanthrope: Gubbo: MonstarMike: Benevolent Misanthrope: I never knew of such a thing.  And its worth is purely in they eye of the purchaser.  If you think the novelty of a pink pineapple is worth $15, knock yourself out.  People throw 10 times that into slot machines to watch the pretty lights and think it's fun.

What slots are you playing?!

/ pulls out coin purse...

Slots in the high limit rooms can run to thousands a spin

And I have never understood it.  Even the quarter-slots.  There is no skill involved, no real play, just hit the button and see what lights the computer activates this time.  How do people get addicted to that?

An eye-opening explanation of how slots, video poker machines, and casino layouts are designed to maintain engagement in players is in the book Addiction by Design: Machine Gambling in Las Vegas by Natasha Dow Schüll

My wife will spend 15 minutes at the front of a grocery store and spend $20 before ever looking at the list.


You have slot machines at your grocery store?  shiat, all we have is a damn bulletin board.
 
2021-09-16 11:18:35 PM  

NINEv2: rue_in_winter: NINEv2: ttycook: The pink pineapple tastes about as different as a normal pineapple as grey goose does from normal vodka.    Paying more money will make you feel like it tastes better, but blind taste tests will disagree. Money makes everything taste better.

My weird produce tastes can't afford to add another weird item to the cherimoya.

Legit question: are they good? How do you eat 'em? I saw them in a street market when I was able to be out and about and never had the chance.

Did have mangosteen, though. Delightful, but been ages.

Oh dude/tte...  they call them custard apples. Flesh the texture of ice cream with a vanilla/apple flavor. Absolutely awesome and worth the price.


Oh shiat, sorry. Part two: how to eat a cherimoya. First, cut in half. Second, scoop out and eat. Third, spit out the seeds.
 
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