I love pineapple but it has to be fresh. I've tried tinned pineapple once in my life and it almost put me off the fruit. The pieces were overly sweet and the fruit mushy. If I suspect something has been cooked with tinned pineapple I'd rather skip the dish or drink. I do enjoy the tartiness of the fruit.
Living in North Queensland,it is always very easy to get lovely sweet pineapples,and,just for the fun of it, I have even grown small ones myself by planting the removed 'top' of a nice one!!! The ARE very slow growers though, taking 2 years to produce a good fruit!! You just cannot beat a beautiful fresh sweet juicy pineapple!!
I prefer the taste of fresh pineapple but it has some chemical in it that strips the top layers of skin off my tongue so I can't eat it any more. Something about the tinning process seems to remove whatever it is that attacks me, so I can eat as much tinned pineapple as I like :)
Yes, Jonaj, how do WE know how pineapple tinned in Thailand or the Philippines meets OUR standards? I you want to buy cheap asian imports, & NOT support Aussie pineapple growers' that's up to you. But I will NOT; that's up to me!
I love fresh pineapple. Specially the ones you get in tropical countries. They are much sweeter and juicier. Growing up in a tropical climate, I remember eating whole fruits of pineapple by my self during the pineapple season! A piece of very sweet pineapple with a sprinkle of salt and chilli powder is sensational! So , the bottom line is, I am a huge fan of fresh pineapple.
No, we buy a tin of pineapple, but we'd only use it about once a year for my marshmallow & pineapple salad. A fresh pineapple would take up to much room in the fridge, & go off before the 2 of us could eat it all. Also I'd be worried it might be sharp, not have the taste I was waiting for. (I hope that makes sense.)
I rarely buy fresh as my dry mouth bleeds with the sharpness of the pineapple. I use cans of crushed pineapple in my boiled fruit cakes and iI'm partial to the odd pineapple fritter from the fish shop when the mood takes me. I'd occasionally buy the tropical chicken pack from Red Rooster but I haven't had one for years as I think they only have the banana in it now.