r/mildlyinteresting Jan 22 '22

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u/gofatwya Jan 22 '22 Silver

This post is Spam.

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u/VortoThePirate Jan 22 '22

The two main exports of Hawaii

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u/_tropical_tundra_ Jan 22 '22

Exports would mean that spam is made in Hawaii. It is not. SPAM is made in Austin, Minnesota; and, Dubuque, Iowa.

Hawaii imports a lot of SPAM though.

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u/Impossible-Charity-4 Jan 22 '22

It’s not an import or an export when it’s coming to or from Hawaii from anywhere that is in the United States.

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u/_tropical_tundra_ Jan 23 '22

Kinda. You also have to consider that each state is also considered it’s own nation. It’s that those nation states are joined with the union of the United States. So, interstate commerce is imported commerce.

For example, the Federal Government has broken down state imports from other states in different area, such as energy. For example, see https://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.php?id=38912

The division between federal government and state government is that the federal government is supposed to be for regulating how states treat each other. Whereas the states are supposed to focus on how their citizens act in accordance with their own laws on health and safety.

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u/regulate213 Jan 23 '22

So many people just don't get this. This makes unified federal response to large disasters so much more challenging. "What do you mean the President can't just do things without the Governor agreeing?"

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u/Impossible-Charity-4 Jan 23 '22

States do not equal nations. Each state has its own sovereignty under the union, but they are not considered nations. There are no tariffs or special customs forms to fill out if I wanted to send a 50lb box of tampons to Alaska, Hawaii, or even Puerto Rico for that matter.

Edit: The link you provide specifically cites energy commerce, which is obviously highly regulated between states and for good reason.

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u/_tropical_tundra_ Jan 23 '22

Only because it’s prohibited in the constitution to do so.

I am a lawyer. This has been taught this way to me by several con-law professors. That’s also why the ninth and tenth amendments are so important.

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u/Impossible-Charity-4 Jan 23 '22

Again, you’re equating highly regulated energy commerce within the confines of the US to international commerce. Why?

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u/_tropical_tundra_ Jan 23 '22

imported mean anything not created within when it comes to the us. Your state might import fruit from California or it’s corn from Iowa.

And the reason I used the energy index is to show you an example of how the word import is used in relationship to states.

I’m done arguing with you at this point.

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u/Pineapple_Spenstar Jan 23 '22

You don't have to fill out a customs form to bring a 50 lb box of tampons from Italy to France, yet I'm sure you have no objection to the claim that they are separate nations despite both being member states of the European Union

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u/[deleted] Jan 23 '22

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u/Impossible-Charity-4 Jan 23 '22

Are you literally just googling for this conversation?

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u/eatmycahk Jan 23 '22

Bro, instead of shutting the fuck up and apologizing for being stupid you actually doubled down. My god...

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u/MajorJuana Jan 23 '22

Yeah also with the si e of out Nation, each state is the size of a lot of countries, I didn't realize how big until I was looking at a map of UK after listening to a podcast where they talked about people who circumnavigate the whole thing, and the fact that anywhere on the place is 70km from the ocean lol like I am farther from the ocean now than the length of the UK

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u/karma_the_sequel Jan 23 '22

It is from a mainland/island point of view.

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u/Cras_ Jan 23 '22

And in Denmark, under license, though obviously that's not going to be making its way to Hawaii

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u/KeepitPurp Jan 23 '22

I have coffee made in Dubuque, Iowa called Verena Street coffee. It’s amazing. (Verena street no longer exists)

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u/Grineflip Jan 22 '22

No wonder Pacific islanders are so obese

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u/indehhz Jan 22 '22

Looks down south.......

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u/c0mad0r Jan 22 '22

You assume any SPAM is left over for export... that shit is Hawaiian crack.

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u/InnocentTailor Jan 22 '22

It is delicious: fry it up with onion, garlic, tomatoes, mushrooms and Napa cabbage. Flavor with a little bit of soy sauce and black pepper.

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u/hand_me_your_bitcoin Jan 23 '22

According to the website that sells these pink pineapples, “Hawaii prohibits the shipment of any pineapple into their state.”

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u/SeymourJFry Jan 23 '22

This pink pineapple comes from Dole’s farm in Costa Rica, and they are only grown there. PinkGlow is how it’s advertised. Paid $10 for one on an Asian supermarket site here in NYC.

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u/summon_lurker Jan 23 '22

Pineapple plus spam sounds delicious!

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u/ckge829320 Jan 23 '22

🤢 hamapple

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u/toastybootytoes Jan 22 '22

Take my free award and go!

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u/c0Y0T3cOdY Jan 22 '22

Exactly what I thought

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u/Sirlancemehlot Jan 23 '22

Spamapple. So good on pizza

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u/karma_the_sequel Jan 23 '22

Pineapple Spam.

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u/toodlesandpoodles Jan 22 '22 Wholesome Evil Cackle

Slice it thin, put in on pizza, and sit back and watch the chaos.

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u/Hexmonkey2020 Jan 23 '22

Pineapple on pizza is already good I don’t see how it being pink could make it any better.

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u/CaptainFunktastic Jan 23 '22

The joke is that it will look like things that aren't pineapple and infuriate people.

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u/LacyTheEspeon Jan 23 '22

I'm pretty sure they knew it was a joke

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u/eternally_feral Jan 22 '22

It’s supposed to be really sweet in comparison to the yellow fleshed pineapples and it costs like $50ish for one alone.

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u/RustedAnxiety Jan 22 '22

I saw this advertised in my local grocery store’s flyer. $20 CAD. Comes in a fancy box. No way I am spending that much on a pineapple.

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u/braydinmiller Jan 22 '22

Pineapples were originally a status symbol because you had to devote an extreme amount if resources to grow one outside of the tropics, and you couldn't ship fruit far back then. So I guess its fitting its a status symbol again lol.

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u/Impossible-Charity-4 Jan 22 '22

But this this one resembles dollar store ham.

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u/[deleted] Jan 22 '22

Especially a pineapple without the classic pineapple tang.

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u/ScarletDarkstar Jan 22 '22

Especially if it looks like a ham from a pig with a rare disease.

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u/Epic_Meow Jan 23 '22

did the pineapple have its leaf hat??

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u/lik3r_of_things Jan 23 '22

I would. Just to try once.

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u/[deleted] Jan 22 '22

I have pineapples shipped from Hawaii and it works out to about $11+ each. But I won’t pay above that. $11 is worth it, $20 not worth it.

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u/InnocentTailor Jan 22 '22

It makes a handy gift, I suppose - an easy way to kiss up to the boss for Christmas.

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u/cciv Jan 23 '22

Considering yellow pineapples are like $2, that's crazy.

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u/njones1220 Jan 23 '22

Depends on where you get it.

This place sells a 4 pack for $99.

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u/Nachocheeze60 Jan 23 '22

I work in the hunts point market in the Bronx. It’s the largest wholesale market in the world. We sell them by the case. 6 to a box, for (depending on the supply and demand) between $18 and $56.
Just saying.

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u/eternally_feral Jan 23 '22

Location definitely makes sense. My grocer had it for $50 sometime last year but I don’t like pineapple. I was kinda wanting to taste it but I leave that up to ppl with money to describe for me.

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u/njones1220 Jan 23 '22

I'm pineapple obsessed, but would never pay more than $5 for one.

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u/saintofhate Jan 23 '22

I got one at my local shop for $5 and it tasted similar to a pink grapefruit ans was cloying as fuck.

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u/Gian1993 Jan 23 '22

So i can inject pineapples with beet juice and sell them for way more money? Nice.

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u/Daft_Sauce Jan 23 '22

I know its called 'flesh' but when I read it, I still felt weird. Lol

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u/joebro112 Jan 23 '22

The yellow pineapples are already super sweet though? I can’t imagine wanting it sweeter

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u/flip_phone_phil Jan 22 '22

Fleshapple

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u/passwordsarehard_3 Jan 23 '22

Ohhh, this is going to be tangy.

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u/Daft_Sauce Jan 23 '22

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u/Bleached_eyeho1e Jan 22 '22

Spamapple

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u/[deleted] Jan 22 '22

Goes great with tomacco

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u/Slappy_Axe Jan 22 '22

Thanks I hate it

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u/Pickleodeon09 Jan 23 '22

Came here to say this.

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u/Guard1an_Angel0 Jan 22 '22

It looks like flesh ngl

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u/Thebeergremlin Jan 22 '22

Now baked ham can have smaller circles of ham colored pineapple as garnish.

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u/geobioguy Jan 22 '22

I'm not familiar with baked ham, all I know is steamed hams.

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u/Thebeergremlin Jan 22 '22

Must be a regional dialect thing.

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u/zbubblez Jan 22 '22

This is real. Recently approved, they're modified to be sweeter.

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u/-Jaws- Jan 23 '22

I was just googling it and found its website, uh maybe?

https://www.pinkglowpineapple.com/

Seems...off somehow.

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u/mylarky Jan 23 '22

Why would you need a sweeter pineapple?!

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u/OPs_Friend Jan 23 '22

why wouldn't you?

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u/Semi-Pro-Lurker Jan 22 '22

Ham and pineapple in one? The Hawaiian pizza enthusiasts will thank whoever invented it.

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u/Money_MathMagician Jan 22 '22

These have been around a long time and they are really good they just used to be crazy expensive

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u/Spite-Funny Jan 22 '22

I think they still are, depending how crazy expensive you mean. The one I saw at my local grocery was $29.

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u/dr4gonr1der Jan 22 '22

every day, we stray further from God

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u/International_Gur_51 Jan 22 '22

Meat fruit aren’t real they can’t hurt you. Meat fruit aren’t real they can’t hurt you. Meat fruit aren’t real they can’t hurt you.

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u/naptastic Jan 22 '22

"They're made out of meat."

"Meat?"

"Meat. They're made out of meat."

"Meat?"

"There's no doubt about it. We picked several from different parts of the planet, took them aboard our recon vessels, probed them all the way through. They're completely meat."

(Terry Bisson, 1991)

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u/CBT_Dr_Freeman Jan 22 '22

Lol thinking meat that's ridiculous

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u/midsizenun Jan 23 '22

Spamapple

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u/lexyren Jan 22 '22

They taste amazing, recently got one for $15USD, pricey as hell but maybe they’ll come down eventually.

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u/Epitaphi Jan 23 '22

Alright so I like buying weird fruit occasionally, to try new things and treat myself. I did end up buying one of these suckers for $30 and while it was tasty, it certainly wasn't worth that price tag.

It also wasn't radically different than a normal pineapple but this could be attributed to being in Canada and not getting fresh anything. I think I bought Witches Fingers (neat long grapes) at the same time and those were amazing.

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u/wormant1 Jan 22 '22

A yes, one of my favorite studios famous for churning out high quality works

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u/KalandosLajos Jan 23 '22

Jesus, I just googled pink pineapple studio, was still confused, and then scrolled down... God damn it.

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u/Datathrash Jan 22 '22

Needs a few slices of yellow ham on it.

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u/Howy_the_Howizer Jan 22 '22

But, your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could that they didn't stop to think if they should.

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u/briandesigns Jan 23 '22

i like the taste of the pinkglow and the texture is more refined than a regular pineapple(more soft with less fibers) but not at all worth the 3X price difference(originally 10X). Regular pineapples are already delicious and dirt cheap

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u/EnunciateProfanities Jan 22 '22

It's so... wrong. 😶

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u/-GermanCoastGuard- Jan 22 '22

It’s a variety of pineapple with pink flesh rather than yellow flesh

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u/-GermanCoastGuard- Jan 22 '22

Dunno, never had it.

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u/YOURMOMMASABITCH Jan 22 '22

Rub some brown sugar and cinnamon over it and roast it over a grill.

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u/Rich_Emotion_6448 Jan 22 '22

Not going to lie, looks like the unholy child of ham and pineapple. Like a sign of the apocalypse

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u/AmazingMrSaturn Jan 22 '22

An angry, pock marked ham, yearning to join its kin on the pizza.

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u/CptBag Jan 23 '22

Babe wake up, new pineapple just dropped

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u/Jackerroo Jan 23 '22

But pineapples don't taste pink, they taste yellow.

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u/krssonee Jan 23 '22

Eeww, bet people will put it on pizza

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u/sunnykutta Jan 23 '22

Is it on pizza yet?

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u/Pain_Monster Jan 23 '22

This is the only reason they exist, surely

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u/five3tenfour Jan 23 '22

consume the fleshapple

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u/swbooking Jan 22 '22

Hmm r/KnightsOfPineapple—how do we feel about this?

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u/potatohead657 Jan 22 '22

It’s only pink after a fresh shave I think

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u/SmallPiecesOfWood Jan 22 '22

Ham IN pineapple, this is genius work.

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u/sparklephallus Jan 22 '22

It's like, supposed to be pink, right?

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u/mfza Jan 22 '22

Looks like guava

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u/jjsyk23 Jan 22 '22

So expensive

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u/jefferzbooboo Jan 22 '22

It looks like it should have olives embedded in it.

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u/b1tgoblin Jan 22 '22

Who lives in a pink pineapple under the sea ?

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u/[deleted] Jan 22 '22

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u/Redditron-2000-4 Jan 22 '22

I heard the same thing, but googled it and you can actually buy seeds and plants to grow your own.

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u/The_Thrill17 Jan 22 '22

It’s called pinefruit. It’s native to South America and tastes like sour pineapple. I made this up fuck you.

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u/StormyAndGrey Jan 23 '22

Chaotic evil

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u/JulesVega37 Jan 22 '22

What about blue ? I think a blue pineapple would look better

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u/CustomerComplaintDep Jan 22 '22

Does it taste any different?

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u/Nachocheeze60 Jan 23 '22

Sorta. Generally a little less acidic and maybe a tad sweeter.

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u/Aliomer29 Jan 22 '22

Blood pineapple

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u/Acherontia_atropos91 Jan 22 '22

It looks like skin...

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u/VTtransplant Jan 22 '22

Is the taste the same?

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u/NerdyFrida Jan 22 '22

You could smuggle it on top of a pizza and nobody would be able to tell. Moh ha ha ha!

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u/YourAverageRando Jan 22 '22

I thought that was ham for a second.

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u/LemonySoda60432 Jan 22 '22

If anyone else knows another pink pineapple, you're very cultured 😏

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u/ragefaze Jan 22 '22

Ahh a fleshapple.

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u/dqllyy Jan 22 '22

i thought ir was ham for a second

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u/Axelluu Jan 22 '22

dude this looks disgusting, like an scp about a brick of living flesh and the little holes all move individually muttering different names

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u/onlinesadfriend Jan 22 '22

f l e s h m e l o n

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u/-GailTheSnail- Jan 22 '22

Looks like rum ham

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u/4chanbuscuit Jan 22 '22

This feels wrong t o look at on many levels

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u/Smurfaccount1337 Jan 22 '22

Looking at this picture is what making love to my cousin felt like

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u/wene324 Jan 22 '22

I've tried it. It's really expensive (I didn't buy it) and not really any different than normal pineapple.

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u/Registered-Nurse Jan 22 '22

That looks like rotten flesh or ham :/

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u/HuskiesFan28 Jan 22 '22

I thought this was raw meat at first glance 😳

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u/T7Web Jan 22 '22

That’s a weird looking ham

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u/HalogenPie Jan 22 '22

Well they should stop.

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u/Lynel_Plays Jan 22 '22

Not gonna lie, I thought it was ham.

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u/CommunicationOdd9654 Jan 22 '22

I thought that was a ham at first :) Visually, it's not very appetizing...

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u/whyrustaring Jan 22 '22

Now they can add it to pizza and surprise all the haters

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u/paphnutius Jan 22 '22

This looks uncomfortably fleshy

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u/SmellyCarcass69 Jan 22 '22

Vegan rum ham

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u/dovakim1619 Jan 22 '22

I thought this was like a slab of infected meat or something

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u/CrimsonFatalis8 Jan 22 '22

I love pineapple but that looks fucking gross

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u/JOHNNYBOYY1237 Jan 22 '22

I saw these on sale at a fruit market recently, it was $9.

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u/moutonbleu Jan 22 '22

Too genetically modified for me

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u/MrScant Jan 23 '22

It’s actually a cake.

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u/fistymcbuttpuncher Jan 23 '22

Looks like something out of a Will McDaniel video.

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u/HighDookin89 Jan 23 '22

Vegan ham?

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u/xionyou Jan 23 '22

Looks like infected zombie flesh

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u/kjhvm Jan 23 '22

OP, did you find it in a store? I've had a couple of these, one at the $50 price point when they first debuted, and one at the $15 price point when they showed up in a random store. I'm always interested to know where it shows up.

I do plant biotech outreach and this is an interesting example of genetic engineering, in this case to have the pineapple accumulate lycopene, the same reddish compound found in tomatoes and watermelon. They used an already-sweeter and lower-acid variety of pineapples called the Sun Glow, so it will often taste sweeter than your average pineapple in the store. I tested the brix (roughly, sugar %) and it was a little bit higher than a store-bought fruit.

But yeah, the price is way too high for the general public, but production just started so the quality will be low. If it has staying power, they may grow more and you'll see it cheaper and in more stores.

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u/wbluelighter Jan 23 '22

This is gore

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u/mihran146 Jan 23 '22

Buy one then plant the crown/ top part. See if it give a same color pineapple or a regular colored one

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u/Velocityler22 Jan 23 '22

What’s even more crazy is it taste like cotton candy it blew my mind when I tried it

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u/jmm166 Jan 23 '22

If they have ham flavoured pineapple, pizza might just got easier!

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u/Yeeeoow Jan 23 '22

One of the earliest examples of "dumb urban legend on the internet" i can remember fruit like bananas and pineapples cut in half that had a pink centre.

The caption was "Bio Terrorists injecting AIDS infected blood into fruit, beware".

Now the dumb urban legends are just bigger in scale.

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u/Fiz010 Jan 23 '22

You did surgery on a pineapple!

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u/lordofbuttsecks Jan 23 '22

This is not the Pink Pineapple I grew up with.

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u/tribriguy Jan 23 '22

Damn you! It’s 9:30 on Saturday night and you just gave me a serious craving for fresh pineapple.

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u/Joeyjackhammer Jan 23 '22

Nice try, Spam.

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u/KidWill96 Jan 23 '22

Pink pineapple apple pen

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u/nostopthere2 Jan 23 '22

Looks like canned ham

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u/arrakis2 Jan 23 '22

It looks more like a hamapple.

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u/Suzzie_sunshine Jan 23 '22

Nasty. Looks like my grandpa's butt.

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u/riddlemethis13 Jan 23 '22

Ham-apple. Eeeehhhhh. I’m not sure how much I like the look of this pink pineapple lol 😂

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u/titsthetit Jan 23 '22

But wait .. serious

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u/joebro112 Jan 23 '22

It looks…raw

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u/wiggiag Jan 23 '22

It's all pink in the middle baby

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u/throwaway774612 Jan 23 '22

Meat Pinapple

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u/Avareeses Jan 23 '22

Pink pineapple apple pen

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u/I_are_Lebo Jan 23 '22

They should serve this with yellow ham

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u/just_fish_ass Jan 23 '22

This looks like canned food for cannibals.

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u/HandsomeDodge Jan 23 '22

The flesh fruit

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u/relaxiwasollijokinen Jan 23 '22

Delicious rum pineapple.

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u/Waste-Entertainer-56 Jan 22 '22

Bullshit gmo garbage