I bite into the square piece of pineapple, and wince inwardly as the citrusy juice runs over my dried, cracked lips.
Had the alternative been available, maybe I would have tempted a bite. But then the alternative would kill me, closing my throat as quickly as it could, and I'd die of asphyxiation.
So the pineapple is worth it- it will only sting my lips. It's flavor is near the same, but at least it isn't out to kill me.