Sunday, May 25, 2008

Dole Tropical Gold pineapple launch, Cold Storage @ Ikano

I was at Cold Storage in Ikano, Mutiara Damansara, for the launch of Dole Tropical Gold pineapples. The sweetest in Asia, is now in Malaysia!


These samples were available, and lots of people tried them!


My shopping basket!


Ready to eat! Sweet corn ala Dole. Very cleverly and conveniently packed in vacuum sealed bags.


One of the ones I brought home for my folks! RM$9.99, so sweet, full of flavour, and doesn't bite the tongue. Bravo!


Ps . Wikipedia even has an entry about Dole!
Dole was founded in 1851 in Hawaii as Hawaiian Pineapple Company by James Dole, who opened his first pineapple plantation in the central plateau of the Hawaiian island of Oahu.
Today the company does business in over 90 countries and takes in upwards of $5.3 billion in annual revenue. It is owned by billionaire David H. Murdock.
The Hawaiian Pineapple Company was later acquired by Castle & Cooke, and was renamed to Dole Food Company, Inc in 1991. Castle & Cooke Inc, a real estate company, was spun off in 1995; it is currently a separate company but is also owned by Murdock.
Dole incorporates the Standard Fruit Company, which was acquired by Castle & Cooke between 1964 and 1968. It was then the U.S.'s second largest producer and importer of bananas. Dole and Chiquita remain the top two U.S. banana companies.
Historically, the Hawaiian Pineapple Company had a hand in the hostile overthrow of Hawaii's last queen, Liliuokalani, and the establishment of Hawaii as a U.S. territory.
Sanford Dole, the cousin of James Dole, was briefly president of the Republic of Hawaii in the years immediately following the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy, in 1893.
Dole Food Company, Inc. is member of the SA8000 Social Accountability International (SAI).
Dole also has a plantation in the Philippines and a packing plant in Thailand.

2 comments:

mimid3vils said...

wow u bought so many pineapples?

Julian Si said...

It was very good :-) and my family love pines ... oops, pineapples!