The other day I took my bi-monthly trip to my favorite Green Grocer. As I walked around the store deciding what all I wanted to buy, I could smell something familiar. I turned a corner and there it was.
But they’re from where? “Product or Costa Rica/Mexico”. It’s the Del Monte Gold Pineapple, really delicious; they cost how much? $2.99 EACH!!! WHAT?!
Very little Pineapple is still grown in Hawaii any longer, mainly due to the value of land. Del Monte left the Pineapple business in Hawaii back in 2008, leaving only 2% of the World’s Pineapple production to Maui Land and Pine and Dole. You can still take a box of Pineapples home to the Mainland (2-3 Pineapples per 10 pound box) for about $24.00. Not exactly cheap, but at least you can enjoy a little piece of Aloha long after your vacation. When we still lived in Kaneohe and would go to visit relatives on the mainland, I would order a box shipped ahead of us to our host family. They were gobbled up in no time flat.
A HUI HOU! (Until we meet)