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Feb 21, 2009 07:30 AM

Hawaiian pineapples in Toronto?

Is there any place to reliably find Hawaiian pineapples in Toronto? Ideally, I'm looking for the Maui Gold variety.

And a related question, where to find li hing powder? Hawaiians sprinkle it on fresh pineapple (among other things), and it's a very unique taste. I'll try T&T Supermarket in the next couple of days, but would appreciate any advice on where to find it.


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  1. Most pineapples in Toronto are form Costa Rica. Hawaii is phasing out pineapple production because the labour is too costly. Costa Rica doesn't have that problem, yet

    1. just an opinion. as with most produce, pineapples are harvested unripened and are not as sweet as consumed in Hawaii. I took a trip to Hawaii many years ago and ate lots of pineapple. I haven't been able to enjoy it as much as before the trip. If anybody knows better, I'd would very much appreciate it!