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Baby pineapples - decoration or food?

rworange | Sep 20, 200605:20 PM     6

Raley's is selling baby pineapples for $3.99.

Has anyone had these? Are the worth the price?

I would have bought one, actually, but these babies were past their prime.

I feel so out of the produce loop. This is my thing. For years I snap up new and unusual produce at farmers markets and groceries.

Yet here this is something that has filtered down to Raleys, has lots of references on the web and has been popular, it seems, in Europe for years. Raleys DOES have a produce manager somewhere who seems to get a few interesting items. They had fresh New Mexican chilies recently.

Anyway, supposedly they are sweeter and there is no core, so you can eat the whole thing. Even so, $3.99 for what amounts to about a cup of pineapple ... if lucky.

They are just so cute though. When I first saw them I thought they were some sort of little ceramic pineapple knick knack.

They seem to make a cool presentation for dessert, a little half pineapple on the plate. Some Washington DC chef has the little pineapple filled with baked Alasaki ... cute.

So, should I snap one of these up the next time a fresh shipment comes in or save my money?

http://www.specialtyproduce.com/spNet...

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