A man has gone viral for sharing an innovative method for eating a pineapple with minimal chopping.
Dennis Naghizadeh, who has since dubbed himself “Pineapple King of Twitter”, went viral on the platform after sharing a demonstration of the method.
The clip, which was originally posted by a user on TikTok – a video creation app – has garnered hundreds of thousands of retweets and likes since it was posted last Friday.
The method involves eating each segment of the fruit by grabbing hold of the prickly spines at the side. While the video creator appears to have chopped off the top of the fruit first, he takes the rest of it apart without the use of a knife.
Wait, what? The whole time? The whole time!? THE WHOLE TIME! pic.twitter.com/TO9u6M6pOO
— Dennis Naghizadeh (@DenzBenzi) March 8, 2019
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Many users were totally sold on the trick, with several trying it out for themselves with success.
I want a pineapple now
— Sally Price (@saspist) March 8, 2019
This is the most important thing I will see this weekend. Thank you so much for sharing.
— Tyler Cunningham (@Tcmann34) March 8, 2019
It really works…thanks Twitter 🍍 pic.twitter.com/MXolaDStTT
— WAVES🌊🇬🇭 (@CleverTetteh) March 10, 2019
Saw it yesterday, tried it today… works really well for eating. Thanks for sharing.
Anything for making a juice? pic.twitter.com/1cL989Aror
— Uhtred of Bebbanburg (@ThinkersPad) March 10, 2019
Others were more sceptical of Dennis’ method, while others claimed they had tried it and it hadn’t worked out all so easy.
Yeah, and how do you get the first piece out?
— ☀️🐬Pippa🐬☀️ (@kiwipippa) March 8, 2019
Just tried it. Fake news. Sore fingers. Kitchen is a mess. It kind of works but it’s useless.
— Perrete (@ChuchoIT) March 8, 2019
The general consensus was that a ripe pineapple was required for this trick to work properly.
I feel like it has to be a certain degree of ripeness would have to be present for this to work so perfectly. Caveat Emptor.
— High Quality Cassee™ (@MissCassee) March 8, 2019
@Militia_Miike I think I need to try this again with a more ripened pineapple
— Stephaniiee (@TheLittleOne222) March 9, 2019
Looks like it needs to be yellow for this to work right.
— Trey (@3yekobe) March 9, 2019
This isn’t the first food hack to get the internet talking.
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Earlier this year, a mum-of-two shared her simple but effective microwave rice hack on Facebook, which was dubbed a “game changer”.
And late last year, a mum’s time-saving mashed potato hack divided Mumsnet users, with some excited to try it out while others weren’t so convinced.