I bought these choice-looking bananas at Whole Foods. This, folks, is how bananas are supposed to look. Yellow, with plenty of brown spots. Not a hint of green anywhere on them. When you peel them, the skin doesn’t resist or cling.
Now, here’s the thing. The guy at Whole Foods told me something appalling. He said that a lot of the time, crew members will see bananas like this and pull them – presumably to throw them away. It appears that they generally assume that most people prefer the nasty kind of bananas – the ones still half-green. The ones that make you wince when you bite into them. The ones that taste like wood.
This policy needs to change immediately! I have been lamenting the difficulty of finding good bananas in recent times. It seems that every grocery store where I shop is well-stocked with green bananas, but they never have brown and yellow ones.
If you ask Sheila, however, you’ll get a whole different story. Apparently, she likes the nasty green ones.
Which camp are you in?