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      31.10.2012 02:42
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      5/5

      I love pineapple - it's yummy, healthy and pretty versatile, too. While I do prefer fresh pineapple, I always buy a few tins of the canned pineapple slices whenever I do the grocery shop as they come in really handy. I find that tinned pineapple is best in smoothies or in thai recipes and I use tinned pineapple for these purposes because fresh pineapple is too yummy to be blended up or cooked into a thai dish and I prefer eating it on its own. The tinned pineapple also comes peeled, cored and sliced up so it doesn't recquire any preparing which I find handy when I want a quick smoothie but can't be bothered to prepare the fruit. I am not really brand loyal when it comes to tinned pineapple - as long as it's in juice rather than syrup and is reasonably priced I will buy it. I've been buying the Tesco own brand tinned pineapple chunks recently and considering how cheap each can is I'm really impressed with how natural it tastes - it doesn't have any weird taste to it like some brands of tinned pineapple can have. Tesco sell their tinned pineapple in slices and chunks and I usually buy the chunks as I can throw them straight into the blender without having to do anything other than opening the can. The pineapple chunks come in baked bean sized cans which hold 432 grams of pineapple and natural juice. There's also a light syrup version available but I never buy this. Each tin will set you back just 54 pence which is a bargain and I usually get two big smoothies out of one can. I like that the juice that the pineapple comes in is actually pineapple juice as I've noticed that a lot of cheap tinned fruit usually comes in pear juice, but the pineapple juice is a benefit because the pineapple chunks don't absorb different flavours like they would if they were in pear juice so they don't taste off. Packaging wise, the can is pretty nice and it doesn't look cheap - it has pictures of pineapples all over it and the brand/product name is clearly written on the front with nutritional information clearly displayed. Inside the can there's a lot of liquid - around a glass full. The chunks are relatively equal in shape and size and the chunks are big and juicy bite-sized pieces. The texture is a little spongey - not at all like fresh pineapple, but this isn't an issue for me as the chunks don't fall apart or anything. Taste wise the chunks definitely taste natural and the same as fresh pineapple, just not as sweet and the smell isn't as fragrant either. The chunks are versatile - I either eat them on their own, blend them into a snoothie/purree or add them into a recipe. My favourite at the minute is vegetable and pineapple rice which is a spicy thai dish. The tinned pineapple works well in a lot of dishes and it's tasty. There are 115 calories in half a can as well as 1.1 grams of protein. The carbs and sugar content is high but it's natural sugar so this doesn't concern me. Overall I highly recommend the Tesco pineapple chunks - they're tasty, healthy, versatile and cheap. Five out of five stars.

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        08.06.2010 22:57
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        goes towards your 5 a day

        I always try to make sure my children have some fruit with their dinner everyday, but sometimes fresh fruit isn't practical. It doesn't last and can be expensive as me and my husband also like to take some to work. At the start of the month I always buy a few tins of fruit to keep as a standby and one of our favourites are tins of pineapple. I always buy the tesco chunks of pineapple because at 57p for a 432g tin they are cheaper than other named brands. To open the tin you do need to use a tin opener so this is a downside that they don't have the ring pull but as we do own a tin opener it's not too much of a big deal. I always buy them in natural juice as I hate the syrupy stuff that you can get fruit in. Once you open the tin you will notice that the chunks are more or less the same size and the tin does have quite a bit of juice in (the drained weight is 260g). The chunks are nice and sweet but you might find the odd one is a little hard. I find the tin is a lot more convenient than fresh pineapple especially if you have to start chopping it up, although these chunks are definitely not as juicy as fresh pineappple. Which when eating at work is a good thing. When I open a tin of these there is enough for two people if that is the only fruit going to school/work. But the tin says 216g (half of the 432g) is 1 of your five a day but I never put the juice in as it would leak therefore it must mean it isn't a full 1 of your 5. I find this hard to understand as there is plenty of pineapples in half a tin and my youngest could never eat half a tin - she has about 5 pieces so that would be about 1/8th of a portion. I find these handy to have in the cupboard and they are also good if you have pizza with pineapple on or do cheese and pineapple on sticks etc. Half a can again the 216g is quoted so it must be with the juice contains 110 calories. All in all a good standby fruit

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          10.03.2010 14:55
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          A great way to eat Pineapple & help get you to your 5 a day.

          I'm not a big fan of fresh fruit. I don't like having to muck around preparing it. It's expensive. When it's a fresh Pineapple you waste loads of it & lets be honest. If you didn't grow it & pick it, how do you know how fresh it is? I do however like tinned fruit very much. No preparation, cheaper & I can even eat it straight out of the tin at work. Tinned Pineapple is one of the fruits that I buy tinned regularly to have at work. It costs around 57p per tin of 432 grams (although it was on offer this Sunday at 2 for £1.00). You can get it sliced as well for the same price & in my Tesco at the moment that even comes with an easy open lid. The Chunks tin doesn't yet. Half a tin (216 grams) contains 110 calories, 26.4 grams of sugar & a trace of fat. Inside are loads of chunks (which have been cut from Pineapple rings) & are about 1 inch inside. The Pineapple is Soft, Juicy & Sweet. Occasionally you will get a tin in which the fruit will be a little harder than usual, but the majority of the time the fruit will be just right. The chunks are in Pineapple juice (which has been made from concentrate) which helps to keep them soft & juicy & also tastes pretty good too. The contents in most tins are very good. I am always happy to recommend tinned fruit as long as the contents taste good & this product is no exception. If you want some Pineapple & haven't got the time, space or will to actually chop down a fresh one, then I would give this product a try. One of Tesco's many, good, own brand products.

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          19.01.2010 16:28
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          A very good Tesco product.

          I have to say that I do not exactly use a lot of tinned pineapple but when I have in the past it has always been a brand name tin I have purchased but at the new year I got in a few tins to use on cocktail sticks with cheese and some to use in my fruit salad. This time the brand we chose was Tesco as it was only 54p for a tin rather than the 92p that the cheapest brand name tin cost. The texture of the pineapple chunks was in the main good although throughout the three tins we did get a few hard pieces. Taste wise they were very sweet and delicious and easily on a par with the Del Monte ones we used last time round. A few of the chunks were a bit odd looking shape wise and the tin didn't have a ring pull on it so you needed a tin opener but those are the only complaints I could have and they don't count for much really do they? All in all I found these a very high quality product at a very reasonable price and I certainly would not hesitate to recommend them to others as I am doing here!

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          19.01.2010 15:08
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          Great for cheese and pineapple, very juicy

          I quite often buy a nice, fresh pinepaple to add to a fruit salad - important to get your five a day! However, I needed to make some cheese and pineapple cocktail sticks for a party (however tacky they may be, everyone loves a bit of cheese and pineapple at a party!). I didn't want to spend ages cutting up a fresh pineapple - or even cutting up tinned pineapple rings, so I was pleased when I saw these pineapple chunks for 57p. 57p is an absolute bargain for what you get and the time that you save in not chopping the pineapple up!To buy a tin of branded pineapply, such as Del Monte, I think the cheapest you can get it is for about £1 - so the Tesco one is half the price. The tin is simple, with a paper wrap with pineapple pictures and the usual nutritional information etc. The tin is 400g of pineapple chunks in natural juices. A can opener is needed for the tin as it doesn't come with a ring pull. The tin is filled to the top with pineapple and juice which is a good thing as a pet peeve of mine is when products are actually half of what you think you are getting! The chunks are good sizes - about 2cm squares, and they are all similar in size. A few of the chunks aren't the best looking but this doesn't really matter. The chunks are very sweet and taste fresh, and the juice is lovely too. I actually drank the juice afterwards with a little bit of lemonade which was quite nice! The juice keeps the pineapple chunks lovely and fresh and moist. The tin costs about 57p which is great compared to the other brands available. The flavour is perfect and goes really well with the cheese! Some of the chunks were a bit tough and hard, but this can happen with a fresh pineapple too so I don't think it is too bad. I will be buying these again, not only for cheese and pineapple, but instead of my regular pineapple, as it is a much cheaper and less time consuming option! UPDATE... I bought some more of these last week for my breakfast. I sometimes have yoghurt and fruit and so tried these with that. I found it was a really nice substitute for the fresh pineapple I would usually have and it saved a lot of time in the morning. Another way that I used it was in a smoothie. I wasn't sure how good they would be in the smoothie but, after mixing it with mango, raspberries and a little yoghurt, it created a lovely healthy drink!

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            06.01.2010 15:23
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            Yummy And Cheaper Than Other Brands

            You can't have a buffet without cheese and pineapple on sticks so I had to remember to buy some tinned pineapple on Xmas Eve to go with the buffet my mum was putting together for on the night. She said to deffo get chunks to save the stress of chopping rings up so I got a tin of Tesco's own pineapple chunks in natural juice. I buy any brand of tinned pineapple and my only reason for buying this tin was because it looked the perfect size for the amount of cheese we'd got! lol You have to use a tin opener because there's no ring pull on the tin but it opens easy even with our dodgy tin opener! The pineapple chunks are all the same sort of size, some of the chunks aren't as good looking and perfect as others but they're all edible and none of them look manky. They're just not perfect like when you buy Del Monte and other big brand pineapple. I LOVE the sweetness of this pineapple, it tastes like the freshest pineapple ever and is just yummy. The texture is mostly good, there was a couple of tough chunks in the last tin we had but not many and most of them had a soft texture. This went wicked with the cheese and was also nice munching the last few chunks straight out of the tin and then drinking the bitty juice. None of the chunks broke apart when I stuck the cocktail sticks through and they stayed nice and moist while they was on the plates..... everyone loves these though so they didn't stay on the plate for long! lol I paid about 54p for this tin, I don't know the weight of it but it's deffo the cheaper option compared to brands like Del Monte and stuff. I think it's very good quality, it's a shame about the chunks not all looking as perfect as they could but for the price you can't moan about a few weird bits. Recommended for cheese and pineapple lovers!!!

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