$400 for one pineapple: The rise of luxury fruit

May 19, 2024 | CNN |

Del Monte's Rubyglow pineapple, priced at $395.99, is marketed as a luxury fruit due to its distinctive red exterior and sweetness. Despite economic concerns, there's interest in premium fruits. Del Monte, known for developing proprietary pineapples, previously launched the Pinkglow pineapple at $50, now cheaper. The Rubyglow targets niche markets like high-end restaurants and food influencers. Though praised for its taste, many believe it’s not worth the steep price. The trend of paying premiums for specialty fruits is rising, driven by a desire for novelty and exclusivity.

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