This year, there may be a pumpkin shortage at Halloween and high prices to reflect the demand for creating jack o' lanterns, so Dole Food Company is suggesting that people make carved pineapples instead. The Pineapple-O'-Lantern initiative helps to promote healthy eating with a delicious tropical fruit that provides a sweet alternative to pumpkins.
Dole is promoting the Pineapple Jack-O'-Lantern and Bountiful Fruit Salad with Orange-Mint Dressing, along with free pineapple Jack-O'-Lantern carving templates that can be downloaded online. "For years we've been encouraging fruit-loving families to try something new by carving a pineapple at Halloween and are now expanding our efforts in light of any possible pumpkin scarcity," says Melanie Marcus, RD, MA, Dole's nutrition and health communications manager.
Dole Suggests the Pineapple-O'-Lantern Amidst Pumpkin Shortages
Laura McQuarrie — October 20, 2021 — Lifestyle
References: dole & prnewswire