Video Shows Correct Way To Eat A Pineapple And People Are Completely Baffled
A viral social networking post about how to correctly eat a pineapple has the internet freaking out. This is the most intense disagreement about pineapples since someone suggested placing them on pizza.
Most of us have a challenging time eating a pineapple and always appear to make a mess, but a technique is revealed in the online video which changes everything. In the clip, which has been initially shared on TikTok by consumer Dillon Roberts, a person can be seen pulling out parts of the pineapple from the skin, piece-by-piece, after cutting the top.
The clip was shared on Twitter by Lewis McCluskey, a 21-year-old biomedical sciences student in Middlesbrough, also assembled thousands and thousands of likes and retweets.
Im sorry but what the actual fuck 😨 pic.twitter.com/DYaDoGMe7i
— lewis mccluskey (@lewismccluskey) March 4, 2019
It is almost as if the pineapple was designed to be eaten this way!
The internet was amazed by this new discovery, but not everyone was impressed.
Some internet users have tried to replicate the technique in the video with varying results. Hayley Richardson, of Femail is one the people who tried to experiment with the method on their own.
“For me, no fruit salad is complete without a healthy portion of pineapple. But I’m often put off buying it if it’s not pre-prepared. Chopping up the citrus fruit takes considerable time and effort – and I always feel like I end up wasting half the fruit when shaving off the rough skin with a knife. I was eager to try this new ‘mind-blowing’ method, and after whipping off the leafy top I set to work. Or at least, I tried to. Admittedly I wasn’t working with the ripest pineapple, but it still oozed sticky juice all over my hands as I tried in vain to pull off a pyramid chunk from the outside,” Hayley said.
Hayley had a very difficult time getting the chunks of pineapple to release, and she made more of a mess than she would have otherwise as well.
“I dug in my thumbnail (which was both mega unhygienic and bad for my manicure) to try to release a chunk, but in the end I gave up and used the knife to help release the fruit. As I tugged all I got was small, stumpy pieces, making it a pretty unsatisfying way to snack on the fruit – and a time-consuming way to prepare it for a salad. I’m baffled as to how the person in the video managed to pull out such long pieces, as even if my pineapple was riper, the hard inner core makes it pretty impossible to get a similar result. I tried the trick with two different pineapples, but still had no luck. I’ll be sticking to my tried and tested method going forward – if only for the sake of my manicure!” she added.
A writer at LifeHacker even did their own experiment and found that this experiment is not as easy as it looks. She concluded that “I suspect that this is easier to do with a super ripe pineapple, but that also ignores the fact that is a messy way to eat this juicy fruit, and the fact that it takes “finessing” means it is not an easier, simpler, or more streamlined way to do things. It’s also not great for sharing, nor would it be a good way to serve it to a group of people. Several hands of unknown levels of cleanliness reaching into and pulling apart a pineapple, one segment at a time is unhygienic, inefficient, and ridiculous, especially when you consider that we are the only species with knives. Therefore, it is my professional opinion that this is not a good hack but is, in fact, wack.”
Some people had better luck with their attempts, but they had to try a few times to get it right, and their pineapples had to be at optimal ripeness.
I LIED IT WORKS pic.twitter.com/nxGc1l2fsQ
— mia (@coconutszn) March 6, 2019
According to the Huffington Post, pineapples grow as individual berries, or “fruitlets,” but as they grow they fuse together to form the core of the fruit. The report indicated that “The pineapple plant’s flowers — which can vary from lavender to bright red — produce berries that actually coalesce together around the fruit’s core. So the pineapple fruit itself is actually a bunch of “fruitlets” fused together. “