Wait, what? The whole time? The whole time!? THE WHOLE TIME! pic.twitter.com/TO9u6M6pOO
— Dennis Naghizadeh (@DenzBenzi) March 8, 2019
I guess this is a thing now. Everyone with access to a pineapple and a Twitter account are getting into it with mixed results.
Tried out the #pineapplehack for myself and can confirm that it works, but you need quite a ripe pineapple, and consider rolling it across the bench first to loosen the fibres. ????? pic.twitter.com/YgdC3v5GRR
— Alice Zaslavsky (@aliceinframes) March 9, 2019
Lifehacker’s Claire Lower attempted the pineapple pull last week, and did not have much luck at first. But the intrepid food-hacker writes: “I decided to try my pineapple again, and managed — after gently prodding with my thumb in several spots before really digging in —to get a small chunk.” Lower also notes that it’s “a messy way to eat this juicy fruit” that’s also “not great for sharing.” Some other food hackers suggest that the pineapple needs to be super ripe for the trick to work and it helps to bang it on a hard surface before slicing. According to the pineapple-pulling experts out there, a small Japanese “snack pine” is also apparently the best fruit for this maneuver, since its flesh is super soft.
Like many viral food tricks that are shared on social media — cheese stretching, piñata cake slicing, etc. — pineapple pulling is performative, a little silly, and a lot harder than it looks.