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Pineapple is a big hit in our house, we all eat it and love it. I first bought this for my daughters first birthday party, I was doing pineapple and cheese on sticks, as I was doing a buffet I wanted things that would take less preparation or cooking, so rather than buying a fresh pineapple, and having to chop it up I bought this. You can buy this in most supermarkets and convenience shops. Asda are currently selling this for 77p or 2 for £1
The Del Monte pineapple comes in a tin can (227g). the green can has a picture of a pineapple and another of one of the pineapple slices when opened you get sliced pineapple rings, you normally get about 6/7 rings per can, with about half a cup of pineapple juice, which is lovely to drink.
Per 100 g:-
286 kJ / 69 kcal
Country of Origin
These are a great thing to have you cupboard as you ever fancy some fruit, they are always there on hand. Plus you can use these in some many ways, such as with ice-cream or puddings, snacks for children, ham or gammon or even cheese and pineapple on a stick.
The tinned pineapple looks just like fresh pineapple. The pineapple is softer and sweeter than fresh pineapple. The juice is lovely to drink aswell its sweet and tastes just like shop bought pineapple juice and because it is just pineapple juice, there's nothing bad in there. my daughter normally claims this now though.
I love how these taste and prefer them to fresh pineapple, I find these more juicy and yummy. The slices are very easy to chop if you ant chunks, maybe a bit too easy as you do get the odd ring which breaks in half just taking it out of the tin, which don't bother me because I always chop them up.
Great produce to have in you cupboards.
I have used Del Monte Sliced Pineapple several times, most recently in an upside down cake that I have to make for a work leaving do. It's one of those things that is just really convenient to use when you need pineapple chunks or rings because, I can assure you, hacking up a fresh pineapple isn't anyones idea of fun!! A 220g tin cost me 52p from Tesco - which I felt was a pretty decent price as it gave me 6 slices of pineapple that were a pretty good chunk of pineapple.
The pineapple is arranged in rings and are stacked on top of each other and stored within its own juice which keeps the pineapple fresh and well hydrated. I find the the pineapple looks and smells very fresh and the syrup helps to keep it moist and sweet. I have used some tinned pineapple in the past where the pineapple almost feels quite stewed and soft, whereas this pineapple has a nice texture that is not too soft and equally does not taste unripened. I would say that the pineapple tastes perfectly ripe and that the pineapple has been canned at the optimal time in terms of taste. It also doesn't have that acrid taste that some tinned pineapple can have that makes your tongue sting (or is that just me!?).
Overall, I would recommend Del Monte Sliced Pineapple. It's not as easy to get as it used to be, but if you need pineapple I think it's a really good decent option.
Pineapple is one of a very small amount of fruit I like, so when I go shopping it's something I normally buy whether it is a fresh pineapple or canned like these. I would have to say that nothing beats fresh pineapple, but sometimes I just don't have the time or the patience to remove the skin and chop up and when I do decide not to be lazy I often end up with loads of pineapple that goes to waste because I'm not going to eat a whole one myself and other people in my house don't like it much. So, I often buy the small tins of pineapple slices in their own juice so I can keep them in my cupboard for whenever I fancy them.
These Del Monte sliced pineapple rings come in tins of either 220g or 432g (weight before draining). As you would expect they have the very distinctive Del Monte green label with a picture of a fresh pineapple and pineapple slice, along with the red and yellow Del Monte logo.
*Nutrition per 100g serving*
Energy - 286 kJ / 69 kcal
Protein - 0.4g
Carbohydrate - 15.5g
Fat - 0.1g
I normally buy mine in Tesco for 52p. They are available in most supermarkets for around the same price. In my opinion they are fantastic quality for money.
I love how versatile they are. I use mine for main meals with things like gammon and salads, also for deserts with ice cream and have even used them to make a delicious pineapple upside down cake. A very handy little tin to have in your cupboards. I find that these Del Monte pineapple rings are much juicier than other brands I have tried and the only alternative from fresh pineapple for me.
Recommend to a friend? Yes.
It's been a while that I am not eating fruits. Rather, I consume tons of coffee lately. I don't know I just can't resist coffee. I know I am not eating healthy lately and realized that I needed some diet revisions.
When I was at the supermarket the other day, I went straight to fruit section and bought some fruits. I was also craving for pineapple but don't like the fresh fruit because I was too lazy to peel. I just want it ready to eat. Good thing I found stacks of Del Monte pineapple products on shelf and I pick a couple cans of single serving pineapple slices.
I love eating pineapple before but for some reason, I didn't have it for some time because I stumble around enjoying junk food and coke.
Anyway, reading on the label, Del Monte sliced Pineapple in juice is a good source of Vitamins A, C, E and minerals for a stronger immune system. It also contains antioxidants that help build body resistance against diseases.
I just wanted to share brief recall of the importance of vitamins and minerals to our body. Vitamin C strengthens our body's immune system it also promotes would healing. Good vitamin source are citrus fruits like orange, lemon, guava and pineapple. Vegetable such as tomatoes and bell pepper are also a good source of Vitamin C. Vitamin A or retinol aid for normal vision, reduce infections. Sources are mostly from yellow, orange, and green leafy vegetables such as carrots, squash, sweet potatoes and a lot more. Vitamin E on the other hand, is an anti- oxidant. When talk about anti oxidants, means its cancer fighting. Sources are green leafy vegetables, wheat germ, etc. Minerals like Calcium aids in the formation of a healthy bones and tissues. Magnesium helps in the mineralization of the bones. Copper and Iron has something to do with the blood. Copper in needed in the production of blood while Iron is a blood component aids in hemoglobin formation that carries oxygen to different parts of the body.
Maybe you are asking why I am all talking about these nutrients. Well, they are all vital to the body. Without these nutrients, we can be at risk for diseases. Thanks to the goodness of Del Monte sliced Pineapple product which contains all these nutrients. Looking at the nutrition facts, it does not contain fat, saturated fat or cholesterol rather contains Carbohydrate, dietary fiber, natural sugar and protein. Vitamin contents are Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and minerals are Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Copper, Zinc, Sodium and Potassium.
Del Monte sliced Pineapple has a refreshing sour taste blended with its natural sweetness. I can't deny the rich taste that Del Monte is 100% natural, real pineapples.
I love pineapple but we don't get fresh ones very often because none of us can be bothered with peeling and chopping them, it's mega hard work for something that should be straightforward like fruit! lol My dad gets annoyed because pineapples are so dear but we buy them and end up chucking them away when it goes off because of the effort involved in getting it right!
That's why I started buying tins of Del Monte sliced pineapple, it comes in juice not syrup so it's just as healthy and yummy as eating fresh pineapple.
In the small tin pictured above you get about 4 thick slices of pineapple and for tinned fruit it tastes amazingly like eating fresh pineapple. The slices are all cut to be the same size so you can use it for decorating cakes, cutting into cubes or just hooking out of the tin and eating.
I think it tastes very fresh and the juice is also proper tasty, I love emptying the juice into a glass and swigging it back because it's got little flakes of pineapple in it from the rings of fruit and that makes it taste like it's soooooooo good for you. The pineapple in Del Monte tins is very sweet, too sweet for my mum actually who buys the Tesco own brand for herself because she prefers her pineapple to be a bit less sweet.
The rings of pineapple have got a wicked texture, they're quite firm but very easy to chew up. I've never had a piece of pineapple out of one of these tins that has been less than perfect, the pineapple is deffo softer than if you have a fresh pineapple but I like this better actually because it brings the sweetness out more I think.
I can't rate this tinned pineapple highly enough, it's just gorgeous and definitely more cost effective than buying fresh pineapples when you think of all the waste and stress involved in peeling and coring one. The tins I buy are 220g and cost about 55p, thinking about the last pineapple I brought it was £1.99 and half of it ended up in the bin when you work out the peel and core and bits of "bad" fruit. At least there is zero waste with one of these tins, like I said I even drink the juice so the only waste is the tin!!!
I've been pretty much on my own this week - eldest daughter now lives in Sheffield, younger daughter away camping & hubby (self-employed) working long hours due to staff holidays - so I decided to have something a bit 'different' last night.
I fancied something sweet but not too unhealthy & decided to plump for a tin of Del Monte Sliced Pineapple which comes in a 432g can & cost me £1.29. This may seem fairly pricey compared to some of the cheaper brands but have you seen the price of fresh pineapple these days??
There's always been something a bit special about canned fruit - I was born in the 50s when there was still rationing - & a Sunday treat always included some type of tinned fruit with Carnation or condensed milk lol!
I prefer the rings or slices because they are more versatile & you can cut them into chunks or serve just as they are with gammon etc. If you're having a traditional/ retro part they're good for popping on a cocktail stick with chunks of cheese, they're nice in a salad with cootage cheese etc & of course an essential when making pineapple upside-puds or using for garnish & decoration. However, when I'm making crumbles, I do admit I buy Sainsbury's basic ones as they're hidden & taste very good yet cost a lot less.
There's a fair amount of juice in these Del Monte cans - although the weight says 432g you actually get only 260g when you've drained them. The juice isn't too sweet though & it makes a refreshing drink straight from the fridge.
The ingredients & nutritional values are clearly printed on the attractive label on the tin. I won't list them all - but was pleasantly surprised to see there were fewer calories than I'd expected - 69 per 100g & only a trace of fat. This makes them a fairly healthy option if you don't pile on fresh cream or full-fat ice-cream.
I'll continue to buy Del Monte pineapple slices although there's obviously a big difference between the canned & fresh stuff - but it's ideal to have in stock & the taste & texture is a good second-best in my opinion.
yummy yummy yummy and healthy cant be right??
I love canned fruit but you cant beat del monte fruit in a tin. The pinapple rings are the best and come in a 432g tin which costs £1.29 which is pricey but worth the money in my opinion.
The rings come in a syrup which help to preserve them and keep them sweet. The texture of them is quite firm but ripe and sweet and the flavour is really intense because they sit in their own juice and mixed with the syrup brings out the natural sweetness.
These go really well with cream or ice cream as a dessert, or you can add them to a sponge and make a pineapple upside down cake by putting them in the bottom fo the dish and adding the sponge mixture to the top and bake for 20 mins this is really tasty. I would recommend these if you need a tasty sweet treat but are watching the pounds... not as good as chocolate but pretty close!
A little favourite pleasure of mine is pineapple rings with vanilla ice cream, a bit strange really when you consider that if you gave me a fresh pineapple I would never eat it.
The pineapple rings that come in Syrup however are excellent and until recently I had been using Sainsbury`s own brand but then one day when Sainsbury had none I had to fork out the extra for a tin of Del Monte and sorry Sainsbury but I will never look back.
The 432g tin of Del Monte pineapple rings set me back the princely sum of £1.29 as opposed to the 98p that I usually pay for the same size tin of Sainsbury own brand but they were worth every extra penny in my opinion.
The syrup was much sweeter and the pineapples tasted much fresher and they were quite substantially softer than the Sainsbury brand which regularly has quite hard portions of pineapple.
I had been eating and enjoying the Sainsbury brand but only because I did not know what I was missing. The sweetness of these Del Monte pineapples just makes them so much nicer and they are only 30p more at the end of the day which is scant price to pay for such better quality.
While preparing the cheese and pineapple on sticks for my granddaughters birthday party I suddenly realised I'd forgotten the main component, the pineapple. Silly me, I had to drive to the closest shop which was about 5 miles away (it was a Sunday afternoon) and hope to goodness that they had some tins of pineapple as although my daughter had a fresh one sitting in the fruit bowl somehow fresh pineapple isn't the same with cheese.
The shop had lots of cheap looking no-name tins of fruit, including pineapple, but the quality of the labels looked suspect so I eventually paid the disgusting £1.59 they wanted for a medium sized tin of Del Monte Pineapple Rings. The same sized 432g tin would have cost me about 70p in Sainsbury's and I suddenly remembered why I do not use this shop very often.
Having said that, Del Monte is a premium tinned fruit brand and I was extremely impressed with these pineapple rings. They are of a uniform size and thickness and surrounded with a beautiful pineapple juice, or you can buy them in syrup but I think pineapple is sweet enough without adding unnecessary sugar.
I cut mine into chunks because I needed to skewer them along with the cheese, I found the rings were easy to slice through using a sharp knife and looked nice and fresh after cutting. Del Monte pineapple is a sunny golden yellow colour and looks as good as fresh pineapple, but without all the faffing around of peeling and slicing.
The pineapple flesh is very much the same as I would expect from a fresh pineapple, perhaps a little softer but then it really depends where you buy your pineapples from, how much you pay and how long it's been sitting in your fruit bowl! These rings have a beautiful juicy flavour and taste, well, just like pineapple. There is not much that can be said about that is there, other than the fact that these pineapple rings are sweet, juicy and taste refreshingly wonderful. The chunks went lovely with the Cathedral City cheese, the sweetness of the pineapple matching the creaminess of the cheese beautifully.
The juice that is in the tin with the pineapple rings can be drunk as it's only pineapple juice, no glucose or other nasties added to it. Plain and simple pineapple juice that can be poured into a glass straight out of the tin, or actually guzzled straight from the tin as my uncouth son in law did the other day. I won't say I smiled when he cut his lip on the tin, but there was an element of 'serves you right' about the whole situation.
Although the weight of this product is 432g, don't forget that you will only actually get 260g when the juice has been drained out so if you're buying a specific quantity for a recipe then you'll need to bear this in mind. 100g contains just 69 calories and a mere trace of fat so even if you're dieting you'll be able to fill your tummy on these, and they're so sweet that it feels like you are treating yourself to something altogether naughtier!