To date, deciding whether to have pineapple on a pizza is probably the most important question there is regarding the tropical plant.
(The answer, or course, is a resounding no. Pineapple does not, and never has, belonged on a pizza. You’re wrong if you believe otherwise.)
But now, it appears another question has emerged with regards to the spiky fruit, and it concerns how you eat it.
If you’re anything like me, you’ll have been chopping up pineapple into little pieces in order to eat the fruit in the least messy way. It might take ages but it’s the right way to do it, right?
Wrong, because a video has emerged which shows the ‘correct’ way to eat the fruit – and it has left people shook.
Originally shared on TikTok by user Dillon Roberts, the video shows someone pulling out sections of the pineapple by the skin, piece-by-piece, after slicing off the top.
It was then shared on Twitter by Lewis McCluskey, a 21-year-old Biomedical Sciences student from Middlesbrough:
Im sorry but what the actual fuck 😨 pic.twitter.com/DYaDoGMe7i
— lewis mccluskey (@lewismccluskey) March 4, 2019
Incredible, right? Who knew that pulling at the skin towards the centre of the fruit could give you perfectly-sized pyramid-shaped pieces, without even needing a knife?!
And Lewis was clearly as shocked as me, because he wrote alongside the video:
I’m sorry but what the actual fuck
Like I said, people were shook and could not get over this revelation, hence resulting in the tweet getting a massive 135K likes and 43K retweets in just a matter of days.
…so, we've been EATING IT WRONG? pic.twitter.com/oCUeQbYy3a
— LadyPolitik (@Ladypolitik) March 6, 2019
One person wrote:
…so, we’ve been EATING IT WRONG?
While another replied:
Mind blown. You cud pick the pineapple pieces out.. I’ve been doing it wrong this whole time
Mind blown 🤯. You cud pick the pineapple pieces out.😭😭😭. I've been doing it wrong this whole time
— Ash 🇬🇩🇯🇲🇱🇨 (@a_cole247) March 6, 2019
And another tweeted:
The game changer. It’s so beautiful
The game changer. 😱It’s so beautiful 😭 pic.twitter.com/MYVErR7JlE
— Sabreena Cabrera (@sabcab123) March 7, 2019
While we’re all blindsided by this revelation though, one Twitter user helpfully explained why we’re able to do this.
Twitter user @_mohammadaidil_ wrote:
You can do this because pineapples are actually berries. As the fruit grows the individual berries coalesce together.
Each ‘eye’ is a single individual berry. they may seem fused together, but if you start from from the top, you can pluck each eye one by one.
You can do this because pineapples are actually berries. As the fruit grows the individual berries coalesce together. Each 'eye' is a single individual berry. they may seem fused together, but if you start from from the top, you can pluck each eye one by one. https://t.co/IR3pd3jPZl
— Aulendil (@_mohammadaidil_) March 6, 2019
Well, there you have it. My mind is officially blown and I think I need to go and buy a pineapple just to see if I can actually do this.
I know, I have no life.
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A Broadcast Journalism Masters graduate who went on to achieve an NCTJ level 3 Diploma in Journalism, Lucy has done stints at ITV, BBC Inside Out and Key 103. While working as a journalist for UNILAD, Lucy has reported on breaking news stories while also writing features about mental health, cervical screening awareness, and Little Mix (who she is unapologetically obsessed with).