For the second time in three years, fresh cut Del Monte Gold extra sweet pineapple has been honored with the superior taste award by the International Taste and Quality Institute, Brussels, Belgium, according to a news release.
The institute, an organization of chefs and sommeliers, gathered a panel of 120 professionals from European culinary associations to evaluate food and beverage products.
The fresh cut pineapples from Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A. Inc., Miami, Fla., ranked highest for taste and fragrance, according to the release.
“Fresh cut Del Monte Gold extra sweet pineapple is loved by consumers world-wide for its exceptional taste and fragrance,” Dennis Christou, vice president of marketing, said in the release. “This award confirms that consumers can always count on delicious, superior quality fruit every time they purchase Del Monte branded fresh produce.”
The Del Monte pineapples were among several hundred products that were blind tested by the panel, according to the release.