A pink pineapple now exists and we can't stop imagining all the cocktail creations to come
Literally, everything is pink right now. Just look at how rose gold has gone from retro curiosity to a jewelry staple. Look around, you’ll see the pale “Tumblr pink” on just about everything from advertising to actual clothing.
And just when we thought that nothing else could possibly be turned pink (case in point: this pink hippo), we were proven wrong.
It turns out that food scientists have somehow engineered a pink pineapple, and we’re over-the-moon with excitement.
Think of all the pretty, fruity creations that we can make now!
Here’s how the science breaks down. The pineapple-producing corporation of Del Monte Fresh Produce has chilled out the effect of genes that produce lycopene in pineapples. Lycopene causes pinkness and redness in other fruits, says NBC News. The genetic modification will also create pineapples that taste sweeter (in case you needed any more reason to love them). It’s basically like the pink lemonade version of our favorite tropical fruit.
In addition to being pretty and scrumptious, Del Monte smartly patented the new pineapple strain as “rosé.”
Making it immediately palatable for trendy millennials everywhere.
Expect to start seeing rosy pineapples in stores soon. Just remember: They look like regular pineapples from the outside, so you’ll have to read the tag to find the pink ones!
Excuse us, we have some pretty pink piña coladas to start mixing up.