My Daughter ate Something

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@Frischy (119)
May 3, 2016 6:21am CST
Last night I told you about my daughter who seemed to be on a hunger strike due to her homesickness. Before she got up, my husband went out to look for fruit. She loves fruit, but we have had some trouble finding fruit here in Dakar. He brought home some red grapes, cantaloupe and two bunches of bananas. He cut up the cantaloupe, and when she got up she ate about 1/3 of it. He and I ate the other 2/3. And then she drank a glass of orange juice. Now he has gone to try to find a pineapple. The fruit vendor he bought the other items from told him they don't have pineapples in Senegal. Do they have pineapple where you are?
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@MALUSE (43484)
• Uzbekistan
3 May 16
Certainly not fresh ones, but we can buy them at the greengrocer's. I live in Germany. :-)
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@Frischy (119)
3 May 16
Do pineapples grow anywhere in Europe?
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@MALUSE (43484)
• Uzbekistan
3 May 16
@Frischy No. Not even the Southern European countries are warm enough.
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@RasmaSandra (19660)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
9 May 16
@Frischy Pineapples are imported here to Latvia. Unfortunately they are usually not ripe and once they do get riper at home they are not very good. Much too tart.
@Teep11 (7138)
• United States
3 May 16
Pineapples from the store is what we're use to. It would be nice to obtain some fresh pineapples. It sounds like a fruit feast took place.
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@Frischy (119)
3 May 16
We went to the supermarket and found a pineapple there.
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@hereandthere (32762)
• Philippines
3 May 16
at first i thought it was papaya, but when i read cantaloupe, oh, that's right, though we call it melon here. yes, we have pineapples here. i prefer the big juicy pale ones, but the vendors here tend to sell the small bright yellow compact pineapples.
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@Frischy (119)
3 May 16
I have never seen different varieties. The best pineapple I have ever had was in Guinea.
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@LadyDuck (175960)
• Switzerland
3 May 16
There are no pineapples in Europe, but you can find pineapples in any grocery store. They are usually imported from Costa Rica or Brazil.
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• United States
21 Nov
Yep we have pineapples flown in from areas that are warm enough for pineapples to grow and the grocery store prices are relatively inexpensive, depending on what time of year. Since this post how is your daughter doing ?
• Indonesia
1 Jul 16
my country is a land of pineapple...eat fresh or cook ..very delicius
@MsTickle (24993)
• Australia
9 May 16
They grow here in Qld. sometimes you can get them free. Straight from the farm and so much better than store bought.
@zarlamain (24885)
• United States
9 May 16
Yes, they cost less than $3 a pineapple over here regardless of size.
@cpefley (1699)
• Hemet, California
8 May 16
Yay! I'm glad she ate. I love pineapple. I live in California, so we have pretty much every fruit available.
@BelleStarr (39652)
• United States
6 May 16
Yes they do have them in the grocery store.
@Lucky15 (33698)
• Philippines
4 May 16
We got a lot here
@maezee (33294)
• United States
3 May 16
We also have pineapple, although it is kind of expensive. not sure where they get it from! Was that your daughter's first time eating cantelope?
@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
3 May 16
I've seen them in the stores down here but I don't even know if they grow here or not...