February 4, 2013—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read, price & availability may have changed.
Fresh Picked & Frozen
Over time and in various languages and cultures, the pineapple has gone by many names. Spanish explorers called it piña because of its resemblance to a pinecone. English travelers added "apple" to the name because its juicy sweetness reminded them of apples. In the Hawaiian language, it is called halakahiki, which means "foreign fruit." (Yes, the pineapple was originally imported to Hawaii.) The most descriptive name, however, comes from a Native South American tribe, which called it nanas, meaning "excellent fruit." How could we possibly disagree?
From one of the world's largest growers of sweet, excellent pineapple, we have Trader Joe's Pineapple Tidbits. These are Philippines-grown pineapples that are harvested only when they're at their most delicious, juicy, naturally sweet state. They're peeled, cut, and frozen within hours of being picked, so they retain maximum freshness and flavor. They're ready for you to blend into smoothies or make into salsa or pineapple upside down cake, or just thaw and eat for breakfast or a snack. Pineapple is a great snack: it's entirely fat free, and each one cup serving contains 110% of the DV of Vitamin C.
Trader Joe's Pineapple Tidbits come in a resealable one pound bag. Just shake out what you need and save the rest for another time—if you can resist enjoying the whole bag at once, that is. We're selling each 16 ounce bag for $1.79. You'll find them in our freezers.
Pineapple Quinoa — Get the recipe!