Pink Pineapples Exist, Obviously Your Drinks Need Them

Written by Bryce

Hello, pink pineapples exist and are here to quench your millennial cocktail thirst.

Remember back in late 2016 when everyone was pretty sure the world was ending? As proof that everything in life has a silver lining, the FDA was actually throwing us all a lifeline back in December, because that’s exactly when they approved pink pineapples for public consumption. Can we get an amen, because all the best summer cocktails are about to get a healthy dose of millennial pink and we’re not mad about it.

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Obviously pink pineapples are all the adorableness in the universe combined, and the number one food source of tropical mermaids, but how do they even exist? Apparently the rosy flesh and exterior found in pink pineapples is due mostly to lycopene, the very same substance that gives tomatoes, beets, and watermelons their reddish glory.

This is how pink pineapples grow

According to the FDA, this GMO (yes, it’s a GMO — don’t even dream of pink pineapples occurring naturally), “(Del Monte’s) new pineapple has been genetically engineered to produce lower levels of the enzymes already in conventional pineapple that convert the pink pigment lycopene to the yellow pigment beta carotene. Lycopene is the pigment that makes tomatoes red and watermelons pink, so it is commonly and safely consumed.”

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We’re betting we’ll see pink pineapples turning up in all sorts of high end floral arrangements, fancy pineapple cocktails, and bat mitzvah fruit platters this summer. We’re pretty sure this is the moment Lilly Pullitzer was born for, and it’s a damn shame she’s not here on Earth to see it, because imagine how chic her prints would be with a dose of pink quartz nails?

And if you’re going to down cocktails made of pink pineapples all summer long, you’re probably going to want to wear these Dolce & Gabbana shoes with a real-looking pineapple heel. Again, because you’re worth it.

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About the author


Bryce Gruber is a Manhattanite mom who can be found jet-setting off to every corner of the globe. She loves exotic places, planes with WiFi, summer clothes, & Sucre brown butter truffles. Bryce's aim is to do to luxury what Elton John did to being gay. Follow her on twitter @brycegruber

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