@tsturm Apparently they were so expensive and such a status symbol in the 17th and 18th centuries, that people would rent them to try to improve their social stature.
(At least according to this Mental Floss article. https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/65506/super-luxe-history-pineapples-and-why-they-used-cost-8000 )
@readsteven Things sure have changed. Every single one of our supermarkets would blow the mind of a person from the 17th century.
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