Last Updated: Mar 13, 2023 @ 10:19 am.

What is the best pineapple syrup? To find out, we took the seven top brands and had the office's pineapple enthusiasts do a blind taste test—we turned the syrup into pineapple popsicles. Which had the best pineapple taste? Was best for summer drinks? Here are the winners.

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Finding the Best Pineapple Syrup . . . And A Recipe!

Let’s talk pineapple syrup.

Perfect for summer popsicles and slushies, pineapple has taken on new popularity thanks to drinks by a certain chain of famous coffee shops. If you are trying to recreate these tastes at home, a good place to start is with a base of pineapple syrup.

To test pineapple syrups, we did our famous blind taste tests. We took syrups from several major brands and made pineapple popsicles:

Best Pineapple Syrup pineapple popsicle

Ok, our popsicles didn’t look that pretty. But you get the idea. (If fruit flavored syrups intrigue you, check out our reviews of peach syrup too.)

Before we get to the winners, here is a recipe for one of our favorite pineapple drinks.

Recipe: Pineapple Candy Crown Drink

PINEAPPLE CANDY CROWN recipe

INGREDIENTS

 

Glass Size: 16 oz.

Garnish: mint sprig, pineapple, orange slice

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Fill serving glass full of ice.
  2. Pour ingredients into serving glass in order listed.
  3. Pour mixture into mixing tin and back into serving glass to mix.
  4. Add garnish and serve.

Recipe and photo credit: Monin

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Best For Popsicles

Also great for tea
We loved the overall flavor notes in this syrup—nice balance between the sweet and fruit notes. Mixes well with coconut.
$9.50 ($0.37 / Fl Oz)

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Best For Smoothies

Long shelf life
The star feature of this syrup is how easily it mixes—and the slightly sweeter taste profile makes it our pick for smoothies and milkshakes.
$14.63 ($0.58 / Fl Oz)

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Best Sugar-Free

Fantastic for sweet tea
Sweetened with sucralose, this was the best tasting sugar-free option we found in our tests—great pineapple flavor with no aftertaste.
$10.00 ($0.39 / Fl Oz)

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Best For Matcha Tea

Made in the USA
This syrup did the best job at approximating the taste of that coffee chain's pineapple matcha tea drink—and yes, it is sugar free.
$37.95 ($0.37 / Fl Oz)

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Alan Fields is a consumer advocate and best-selling author. He has authored 12 books with three million copies in print, including the best-selling guide to baby gear, Baby Bargains.

Fields has been featured and quoted in the New York TimesWall Street Journal and Los Angeles Times.

As a consumer products expert, Alan Fields has made guest appearances on the NBC Today Show, Good Morning America and ABC's 20/20.

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