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All Pineapple All the Time
Chip and Andy
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From: Corner table, Molokai Lounge, Mai-Kai.
Posted: 2007-01-08 12:56 pm   Permalink

Here we go, something about some pictures and words and some big number.....





Push it straight down through the fruit and then twist. Nice clean wedges come out, cut the core out and your good to go.

The Mai Kai has the same kind of tool in a few different sizes to handle the different grade fruit.

Now, where to get one.... I don't know. It was a gift. I would suggest eBay since everything I find new are made of plastic.


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Haole'akamai
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From: The Polynesian Port of NOLA
Posted: 2007-01-08 2:45 pm   Permalink




This is what we use at Forbidden Island and I just can't recommend it more highly...


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GatorRob
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From: 3 hrs 33 mins to paradise
Posted: 2007-01-09 09:38 am   Permalink

Excellent. Thank you both. Just ordered the Vacuvin. Bring on the pineapples!

By the way... is it good for crushing buckeyes? Oh wait, all you have to do is look at buckeyes really scary and they just fall apart.

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VampiressRN
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Joined: Nov 23, 2006
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From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2007-01-10 9:23 pm   Permalink

Yes...thanks to all....I just got Vacuvin in the mail. If I can ever get a free weekend to myself...gonna try it out and enjoy a Mai Tai ala pineapple beverage container!!!

Just a few other pineapple thingys here...for fun.
http://www.perfumelamp.com/lamps.html
http://www.essentialoils-online.com/pineapple_perfume.html
http://www.nextag.com/Rasta-Imposta-Adult-Pineapple-512610374/prices-html
http://www.scentsandsprays.com/yapipacarjar.html

OK...enough torture for now.

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Sweet Daddy Tiki
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Joined: Jul 20, 2003
Posts: 1072
From: Edmonton
Posted: 2013-04-04 6:24 pm   Permalink

A friend sent me this jpeg today. It's a Hellman's Mayonnaise ad from 1961 (she found it at Retro-Ads.net):



I think it would make a pretty awesome centerpiece at a luau or party or whatever. Here's the text of the "recipe":

1. Use one big pineapple for the chest. Cut on all four sides to make a rectangular shape (about 7" x 3" x 3").
2. Shallowly scoop out centre of 'chest'.
3. Reserve curved top slice with peel intact for treasure chest lid.
4. Peel remaining shell, re-cover sides of chest, attaching shell with toothpicks.
5. Prop lid on chest with toothpicks.
6. Fill chest with fresh fruit cut like jewels - strawberry garnets, cherry rubies, banana rings, pineapple nuggets, jade and gold melon balls, necklaces of berries, grapes.
7. Gild salad with Hellmann's Real Mayonnaise..."

I say "recipe" in quotes because the instructions seem to be the fiction of an ad copy writer. Clearly a pineapple shell was applied to an actual box with hinged lid, probably by an art director with a hot glue gun (or whatever they used back in 1961).

I would love to see someone attempt this.
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Little fragrant Tiare
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Posted: 2013-04-04 11:32 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-01-05 18:21, VampiressRN wrote:
Thanks for all the great info. So, if you cut the top and bottom off the pineapple and core it.....how do you serve a drink in it? Do you put a glass inside it?




You just cut off the top and then use the corer you posted a pic of and turn it around until you almost reach the bottom but make sure you don`t go so deep you get a hole in the bottom.

Then i use a knife to cut off the core and voila you have a drinking vessel. No need to put any glass in it.

For pineapples i use my chefs knife, works just fine.
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hang10tiki
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2013-04-05 9:58 pm   Permalink

Got a pineapple yesterday
I'm going to try and plant the top inside mu bar
Wouldn't last long outside here in Vegas

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