My tongue is ruined.
Those giant mutant pineapples have done it in.
I usually have such a high tolerance for the acid in a pineapple. [I eat them daily, I can eat 3 or 4 before the bromelain gets busy and my tongue gets fizzy and sore. And then I only need to push aside the plate for about 10 mins to rest my tongue before I can chow down on some more].
Today I opened proceedings with half a giant pineapple followed up a few hours later with a whole one. I was only about 1/3 of the way in when I had to stop.
My tongue was on fire. I tried to eat on (it’s the end of the week my food options are limited) but I just couldn’t. The pain/reward ratio didn’t make any sense.
It was a good 4 hours later before I could get another forkful into my mouth and even then I knew my tongue wasn’t entirely ready but I did it anyway.
And now I’m in proper pain. It’s uncomfortable to eat anything. I managed an ice cold smoothie (apple, spinach, carrot and a hint of courgette) but my salad with a mustard and balsamic dressing (unwise choices) was torture and now I’m only good for soft, smooth, neutral-on-the-tongue bananas.