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This Is How To Eat A Pineapple The RIGHT Way


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A video surfaced recently of someone eating pineapple “the right way,” and the Internet immediately lost its mind. Is this how you eat pineapple?

We thought coring and slicing was the only way to eat a pineapple—until now. If you haven’t been sniffing around Twitter recently, you might not know about the viral video making waves in the food community.

Here’s How to Eat a Pineapple

The video was uploaded on a lip syncing app called TikTok by user @曾凯 (Zeng Kai). It features a pineapple being plucked apart chunk by chunk without the aid of a knife.

This is one weird food idea that actually makes sense. It may be hard to believe, but pineapples are made up of berries, indicated by those spiky pieces. Turns out you can just tear them out, sort of like orange wedges. Who knew?

Here are some other foods you’ve been eating all wrong.

Why Didn’t We Know This?!

The Internet is reacting, some singing the praises of this new method while others marvel at how long it took us to figure it out.

This nifty summer trick is pretty ingenious, but it does have its faults. Picking pieces out of a pineapple means you might get a mouthful of core, which can be pretty hard to swallow. The stringy texture doesn’t make for a great snack, but isn’t it worth it for convenience?

Will you give this method a try?

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This Incredible Pineapple Dessert Will Make You Go Loco

Botana Express has made a name for itself over the years in Santa Ana by creating savory and satisfying authentic Mexican-style cuisine.

Located inside MainPlace Mall in Santa Ana, Botana Express has built a solid reputation in the food game. Known for its robust line up of Tostilokos and Churrolokos, Botana Express has become a one-stop-shop for delicious street-style Mexican food you can’t find anywhere else.

We’re super pumped because Botana Express has added a special creation to the menu — The Piña Loka, which is part pineapple and part fruit salad. This mouthwatering creation starts with a hollowed-out pineapple, sliced mangos, pineapple chunks, cucumbers, and is topped with Jicama, peanuts and Chamoy.

To spice things up, limón, Tajín and Tamarind candies are added to this extravagant fruit-based creation. Lastly, the Piña Loka is topped with a candy swirl, mango juice and Tamarindo sauce.

If you’re in the mood for some authentic snacks with no frills attached, Botana Express at MainPlace Mall has you covered. Better hurry though, the Piña Loka will only be available through September.

See you there!  

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Two Birds Just Debuted A Pineapple Glazed Chicken Sandwich

Andrew Gruel, founder of Slapfish, Two Birds, and Butterleaf, is constantly working to expanding his culinary empire. Gruel is known for pushing food boundaries in the best way possible – and his reinvention of fried chicken in the form of this “Inside Out” Pineapple Glazed Chicken Sandwich is just one example.

This masterpiece comes straight out of the Two Birds kitchen – a well-known Orange County eatery that uses only organic, free-range Jidori chicken.

pineapple glazed chicken sandwich

In celebration of National Lemonade Day on August 20, Two Birds teamed up with Hubert’s Lemonade to bring you this exclusive pineapple glazed chicken sandwich. Starting with two perfectly fried pieces of Jidori chicken as the bun (yes, you heard us), this sandwich only gets more intense with every layer.

pineapple glazed chicken sandwich

Some consider Jidori to be the Kobe beef of chicken, thanks in part to a strictly organic raising process, which gives the meat an extremely robust flavor. If you’ve never experienced Jidori chicken, it’s about time you did.  

To top it off, this inside out masterpiece is stuffed with grilled pineapple, braised pork shoulder, and shredded carrots, and is then smothered in a Hubert’s Pineapple and Ginger Lemonade Glaze for a sweet and savory finish.  

pineapple glazed chicken sandwich

If you’re looking to celebrate National Lemonade Day the Two Birds way, mark your calendars now, because this sandwich will phase out on September 3.

See you there!

Photos by Peter Pham

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Disney California Adventure Now Has Dole Whip Cotton Candy

Dole Whip ice cream has become an integral go-to dessert at Disney theme parks, as it’s one of the only places outside the Dole Plantation in Hawaii to offer it.

Now Disney converted the pineapple-flavored treat into cotton candy form and fans are sure to go just as crazy for it as they have with the Whip itself.

The Disney Food Blog posted a photo of the cotton candy, confirming that it is available at Disney’s California Adventure park. Unfortunately, it’s only going to be available for a limited time, according to Pop Sugar.

Pineapple Dole Whip Cotton Candy! 🍍🍍🍍 #disneyland #disneyside #disney #dolewhip #cottoncandy

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Debbie Wilson, who posted the photo above and is an avid Disney-goer, said that the cotton candy tastes like, “a sugary pineapple,” that “melts in your mouth.”

I’m sold. I’m not a big “Disney person” but I’m down to let a sweet pineapple melt in my mouth.

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How To Cut And Prepare 7 Tropical Fruits [Infographic]


Cutting up an apple or peeling a banana can be a cinch when you’re craving some fruit. Though if one of the more tropical fruits were to make their way through your kitchen, you’re gonna want to know how to handle it.

Pounds to Pockets created a handy infographic that teaches us how to carve up several tropical fruits step-by-step. This sweet selection includes: Pomegranate, Watermelon, Dragonfruit, Mango, Passionfruit, Pineapple, and Coconut.

The graphic even includes a handful of useful hacks to make the fruit-cutting process go as smoothly as possible.

Check out the infographic below in case you have to cut up some uncommon fruits sometime in the near future.

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Red Robin Turned One Of Their Burgers Into A Beer


While we’ve heard of plenty beer-inspired burgers from fast-casual spots, this might be the first time a restaurant went the other way and turned one of their popular burgers into a beer.

Red Robin just created a new alcoholic beverage inspired by their Banzai Burger.

The Golden Ale-style beer, called the Grilled Pineapple Golden Ale, boasts a 5.5% alcohol by volume. The New Belgium brewmasters used ginger, brown sugar, and black malt to build up the Umami notes found in the Banzai Burger. The burger itself features a teriyaki-glazed beef patty topped with grilled pineapple, cheddar cheese, lettuce tomatoes, and mayo.

It’s pretty interesting to see brands draw inspiration for craft beers straight from the burgers on the menu. If a success, Red Robin and other restaurant chains, could potentially tap into a vast resource of inspiration for new brews. Though we draw the line at anything with chunks of meat in it.

The Grilled Pineapple Golden Ale will make its debut at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver on Oct. 6-8.


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HAWAIIAN PIZZA DIP Using A Pineapple As A Bowl [WATCH]


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I love Hawaiian Pizza, and I love dip, but I’d never seen them married together — until now.

You know the Hawaiian Pizza format, typically consisting of cheese, tomato sauce, ham and pineapple. You also know the dip format, some sort of less-than-solid substance you can scoop into your mouth using a solid edible object (like a chip, or piece of bread).

After brainstorming with the guys, we decided that a Hawaiian Pizza Dip should not let any part of the pineapple go to waste, so we decided to bake the pizza dip right into the pineapple remains.

Doing this was extremely easy to do, it just required us to cut the pineapple knowing we’d be using it for a bowl later (that means, just cut it down the middle and scoop out the pineapple instead of destroying the shell).

Make sure to keep a close eye on the pineapple in the oven, cooking with the leaves attached could get volatile. Keep the leaves away from the top rack of the oven, you don’t want them catching fire.

Enjoy yourselves players, this is gonna be the prettiest dip you’ve ever enjoyed!


This Girl HATES Pineapples On Pizzas With A Passion


Whenever we order pizzas in the office, a small number of staff request pineapples and ham. They’re quickly met with a barrage of insults and taunts for even suggesting such a thing.

Found on Reddit, user lollerkeet posted an image of a girl from a high school yearbook. Next to her portrait was a very passionate opinion about the placement of pineapples on pizza.

Here’s her quote:

If you like pineapple slices on pizza, I hope you like pineapple slices on your children’s graves because you’re weak, your bloodline is weak, and you will not survive the winter.

Remind us to be careful who we order pizza around from now on.