Pineapple Lumps

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Pineapple Lumps
Pascall Pineapple Lumps.JPG
Alternative namesPineapple Chunks
TypeConfectionery
Place of originNew Zealand
Main ingredientsChocolate, sugar, pineapple flavouring
Pineapple Lumps in bulk
Charles Diver's original recipe.

Pineapple Lumps are a flavoured chocolate-covered confectionery with a soft, chewy pineapple-flavoured middle from New Zealand. They are often identified as Kiwiana. The semi-brittle shell of chocolate conceals a chewy, soft pineapple flavoured centre.

History[edit]

The Regina Confectionery Company in Oamaru first introduced Pineapple Chunks around 1952-54.[1][2][3] Charles Diver, the confectionery chief and floor production-manager at Regina, who would later formulate other classic Kiwi sweets, had the task of using up waste product from other lollies of the time. One sweet in particular, an early version of the chocolate fish with a banana-flavoured marshmallow middle, resulted in the most left-overs.

The name "Pineapple Chunks" was changed[by whom?] to "Pineapple Lumps" in the early 1960s[citation needed] to give the product a more recognizable and original title.[citation needed] As of 2017 the product bearing the former, original name is being manufactured again by Regina Lollies.[4][dead link][5] Pascall manufactures what it calls "Pineapple Lumps" - typically sold in 140g and 300g size packs.

Similar products[edit]

As of 2018 Pam's markets a product similar to pineapple chunks using the name "Pineapple Bites".

References[edit]

  1. ^ History of Rainbow Confectionery http://www.rainbowconfectionery.co.nz/history.html
  2. ^ Pascall History of Pineapple Lump http://www.cadbury.co.nz/Products/Candy-Confectionery/Pascall-Pineapple-Lumps.aspx
  3. ^ Regina History http://www.reginalollies.co.nz/lolly-memories/
  4. ^ "Pineapple Chunks - The Original Flavour From Back in the Day". Regina Lollies. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  5. ^ Compare Rainbow Confectionery: Our Story.