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Pineapple Gem

 Listed as one of the 40 Taiwanese foods we cannot live without, pineapple gem - buttery shortbread filled with slightly tart pineapple filling - is not only the beloved sweet/snack of local Taiwanese but also popular gourmet souvenirs sought after by tourists visiting the country. Pineapple gem is called ong-lai-so in Taiwanese or feng-li-su in Mandarin (鳳梨酥). "Feng-li" and "ong-lai" both mean pineapple. "Ong-lai" can also be directly translated to "prosperity has come". It is believed that anyone who eats pineapple gems will be prosperous, making the iconic pastry a perfect and thoughtful gift.  The Foundry Bakery is proud to offer a premium version of this quintessential Taiwanese treat baked fresh right here in St. Louis! Our handcrafted filling is made with 100% sun-ripened pineapples...

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