I will only buy fresh pineapple if I drive for miles and buy it at a very good place - I often drive there as their fruit is far fresher, and more expensive! than anywhere else....It lasts longer and tastes better.
I have tried pineapples from ordinary shops and often they are not ripe, and not sweet like the ones I get at the expensive shop.
I don't regularly fresh pineapple for the same reasons others have stated. Pineapple are often flavourless from the supermarket. If I buy one it is because I have smelt them before I see them . If they smell good they taste good . I am more likely to buy them if I pass a side of the road stall or I am in the area they are grown.
I also like to plant the tops in my garden and have grown lovely pineapples after a couple of years.
I do buy tinned pineapple as I find it thirst quenching in a drink blended with crushed ice and sometimes yogurt. Sometimes I add a little soda water after I have blitzed it.
Whilst I love pineapples, I don't buy them regularly. The pineapples found in supermarkets have a different taste and are not fresh. If I see some pineapple at the green grocer which is fresher, I will buy some then.
I never buy tinned pineapple and I wouldn't say I "regularly" buy fresh pineapple . . . .because I love it sooooo and would gobble it all up. I used to live next door to a pineapple farm and you never want anything else after you have eaten fresh out of the field. The farmer used to leave huge pineapples out in a big crate with an honesty box - 50c or $1.
Rice, As I grow up eating paw-paw, I have always smelt them before I've bought them. If they're under ripe, I put them out in the sun for a few days, or leave them in the fruit bowl, & they soon ripened up that way. I have a slice on my cereal every day. I just love them, but the question was of cause re pineapple, (me!) not paw-paw!
I love pineapple but haven't bought a fresh one in years. A great fresh pineapple is a delight but like most fruit I find 'fresh' ones disappointing as others have said. I use tinned pineapple in recipes.
I just bought one a couple of days ago. However, I rarely eat them because they burn my dry mouth. Even though they are supposed to be sweet I still need to put sugar over the slices. I ended up cutting the slices into small chunks and making a fresh fruit salad for after dinner lasf night. They are a rare occurrence in my household.
I like a good pineapple but don't buy them all the time because I find it hard to know from the outside how nice they'll be. Also it's a bit of a job cutting it all up when you're in a rush to have some fruit.
Most of you must be living in queensland, buy from side of the road yum, The tinned ones are fine and I buy the unweetened ones for a rice and ham dish, some of the fresh ones at supermarkets leave a weird furry after taste in my mouth yuk.