Baby pineapples are kissing cousins to the common pineapple we see most often. They’re delightfully sweet, and a perfect size for two. They’re not cheap, but they also contain no core, so they’ve got more edible flesh than you might suspect.
The ones from Costa Rica are very nice, sweet and honey flavored, with a bit of tartness. Buy them when firm, and slightly fragrant. Lunchbox likes them about a day overly ripe.
The Queen Victoria variety from South Africa weighs only about a pound and a half, but it’s packed with deliciousness. JMF pronounces it the best pineapple he’s ever had.
Baby pineapples–decoration or food?