Picking out a ripe Del Monte Pineapple is easy - just look for one without a lot of green on the body, and the bottom should smell pineapple-y. These pineapples are so sweet! I have been putting chunks in my grilled chicken salad. Any chunks we have leftover, I put in a freezer bag so I can quickly make some diary free Dole Whip anytime I want in my Vitamix. Delish!