Pineapples are known for their delicious, sweet, tropical flavor. In 1996, after 10 years of research and careful selection, Del Monte Fresh Produce was the first company to introduce a new Gold variety of pineapple, and it instantly became a hit! Del Monte Gold® Extra Sweet pineapple stood out because it is twice as sweet as the traditional pineapple variety and has a beautiful golden flesh. Nowadays, even though almost all of the pineapple sold in stores is the Gold variety, the Del Monte Gold® Extra Sweet pineapple is specifically sought after by discerning consumers because of its consistent quality and great taste. Consumers enjoy Del Monte Gold® Extra Sweet pineapples in a variety of ways including desserts, salads, drinks, or as garnish for meats and poultry.