US – Del Monte Foods has launched a new pineapple variety of a petite variant, named Precious Honeyglow that weighs between 1.5 and 2 pounds—approximately half the size of traditional varieties.

This product, described as the “most compact pineapple in Del Monte’s history,” aims to align with evolving consumer tastes while addressing concerns related to food waste.

This innovation is set to redefine the pineapple landscape and is available year-round nationwide through Melissa’s Produce.

In a statement, Del Monte emphasized its commitment to meeting diverse consumer preferences by experimenting with smaller pineapple varieties.

The company had previously introduced the Mini Honeyglow in the summer of 2022, recognizing the changing dynamics of the market.

According to them, with single-person households becoming more prevalent, the demand for conveniently sized fruits has risen.

Del Monte, as the leading global producer of fresh pineapples, recognizes the need to offer a spectrum of choices to cater to varying preferences—be it sweetness, sustainability, or the convenience of different sizes.

Regarding the latest addition to their lineup, Del Monte representatives expressed enthusiasm stating, “Precious Honeyglow is a testament to our dedication to innovation and meeting the ever-evolving preferences of our consumers.”

“This smaller-sized pineapple not only offers a delightful taste but also aligns with our commitment to reducing food waste.”

The Honeyglow pineapples, including the newly introduced Precious Honeyglow, are cultivated on specialized farms in Costa Rica.

What sets them apart is their meticulous ripening process, allowing the fruit to stay on the vine a few extra days.

This extended ripening period results in an exceptionally sweet flavor profile and a vibrant hue, enhancing the overall sensory experience for consumers.

Del Monte’s commitment to providing diverse options extends beyond the Precious Honeyglow. The company offers an array of colorful proprietary pineapple varieties, including Pinkglow and Rubyglow.

These varieties are curated for special occasions, such as Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year, providing consumers with an extra touch of luxury and uniqueness.

In an era where sustainability is a key concern, Del Monte stands out by continuously adapting to consumer demands.

The company’s strategic foray into smaller pineapple varieties aligns with their broader commitment to sustainability, offering a solution for those who seek smaller portions to minimize food waste.

As Del Monte continues to lead the industry in pineapple production, the launch of Precious Honeyglow signals not just a new product but a response to changing consumer habits and preferences.

This versatile and conveniently sized pineapple is expected to make waves in the market, providing consumers with a delectable and sustainable option for their fruit preferences.

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