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][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".

In 2017, Jaffas Lumps were released to the New Zealand public.[6]

In 2019, Cadbury produced a fusion between Perky Nana bars and Pineapple Lumps called "Perky Nana Lumps".[7]

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 Archived 2009-03-15 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Regina History http://www.reginalollies.co.nz/lolly-memories/
  4. ^ "Pineapple Chunks - The Original Flavour From Back in the Day". Regina Lollies. Archived from the original on 16 January 2017. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  5. ^ Compare Rainbow Confectionery: Our Story.
  6. ^ Jaffa Lumps tempt and tease Kiwi candy lovers
  7. ^ Perky Nana Lumps adding to our obsession with fusion food products