The appearance of the Hawaiian pineapple in slices on the market, all ready for use, added another base for the preparation of fancy sundaes, which has proved to be exceedingly popular. While pineapple sundaes of this class have been on the market for some time, the trouble of pealing, slicing and preparing the pineapple for use was so great, that but few cared to bother with them.Here's an advertisement for Dole's pineapple juice:
The ad reads:
Physicians prescribe it in throat, stomach and intestinal trouble. A refreshing drink during fever and convalescence.So pineapples were also part of a health fad. Instead of curing cancer or Alzheimer's, people thought their food would cure indigestion.
--From The Spatula--