In celebration of International Pineapple Day, Dole Packaged Foods, LLC has announced the launch of the Dole Can It Pineapple Snack Hackathon, a three-week-long competition that challenges canned pineapple fans to reimagine the timeless pantry staple and create original snack recipes. Participants will be invited to submit their best creations based on a different theme each week, giving everyone who enters the chance to win prizes, and ultimately, a snack hack grand prize winner will be crowned.

The Dole Can It Pineapple Snack Hackathon aims to find the next crave-worthy snack after popularizing the Pineapple Upside Down Cake in a Dole-led recipe contest in 1925 that will inspire generations to come.

“For decades, Dole has been making quality pineapple a staple in households across the country and globally, helping consumers find unique ways to incorporate our juicy, canned pineapple into everyday recipes. Innovating delicious, new ways consumers can enjoy pineapple is in our DNA, which is why we are excited to hear our brilliant fans’ unique ideas to enjoy it as a snack,” says Orzse Hodi, senior vice president and managing director for Dole Packaged Foods, Americas.

Dole Can It Pineapple Snack Hackathon submissions will be judged based on creativity, craveability, presentation and theme. Participants can share up to three Dole Canned Pineapple snack hack recipes (one per week) with a short video no longer than 30 seconds via TikTok or Instagram using the hashtags #DoleSnackHackathonContest and #CanItPineapple, and tagging @DoleSunshine.

Category themes:

  • Week 1: Tastes of Nostalgia connecting your favorite past times through pineapple
  • Week 2: Globally Inspired leveraging cultural staples and flavors from around the world
  • Week 3: Simples Bites made with five ingredients or less

A panel of fan-favorite foodies will review all entries, including fan favorite and food creator Faith Christensen, TV personality and social media chef Roice Bethel and Dole executive chef and culinary innovation director Chef James Bickmore-Hutt.

The judges will award a winning recipe for each theme, and then a grand prize winner will enjoy a two-night getaway for two at the hotel known for all things pineapple, Staypineapple, a summer supply of Dole Canned Pineapple for continued snacking and “best snack hack” bragging rights.