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Walmart teaches us when a banana is ripe and ready to eat!?

I was so hungry after work and I had to run a few errands. I was in a walmart and decided the best snack to have (even if it was grown conventionally) would be a pound of bananas. Luckily, I found a few bunches with brown dots on it.... but, on the banana stand they had three pictures describing when the banana were ripe enough to eat. Here is the third photo with the printed instructions.


The ironic thing is, i had just left a private student's home where the mother said she never eats bananas with brown spots on them because it is too sweet. Well, I would think that is it sweet because it is actually ripe.BTW, these were my first conventional grown bananas since i started this lifestyle 3 weeks ago... not as good as organic... yuk.

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Comment by Eric on November 3, 2010 at 2:22pm
FruitCurls, I have been considering that since i saw the vid. ;)
Comment by Fruit Curls on November 3, 2010 at 2:15pm
I'm at least getting marked down ripe bananas at my local store, Wal-Mart doesn't even do that. Maybe we need to send them letters along with the Chiquita Banana video.
Comment by Jared Six on November 3, 2010 at 5:29am
It's unfortunate to think that as soon as bananas are just starting to get ripe there will be an employee dispatched to the banana section to throw them in the trashcan because they're "over ripe". Some stores will put "over ripe" bananas for sale at half off or less to hurry up and get rid of them which is cool, but still kind of sad to think that we seem to be the only ones that realize that spots on bananas means that they are ripe and not that they are going bad.
Comment by YesicanⓋXE on November 3, 2010 at 5:22am
i dont think I can afford to buy most of my fruits organic but I never cheat on bananas. Ive eaten organic bananas for so long that I dont at all like the taste of conventionally grown. As a matter of fact I bought a bag of cheap-cause-they-were-brown eko-bananas at my low price fruitmarket, most of them were marked but there was a small bundle in the bag missing the sticker. When I later was chowing down a plate of bananas I took a bite that did not taste good to me at all. I figure it was a conventionally grown banana. I threw the rest of it away.
Btw, LOOVE that vidio! Im sharing it!
Comment by mark kolb on November 3, 2010 at 3:43am
Now all I need is them to teach me how to peel them and I will be set.
Comment by Eric on November 3, 2010 at 2:45am
jaakko, thanks for sharing that cartoon. I have already shown it to 3 people at work this morning!
Comment by delaney on November 3, 2010 at 2:17am
Funny. I just got a comment from a co-worker. "Why do you need nine bananas today?"
Comment by _verde_ on November 2, 2010 at 11:48pm
I love that!! Amazing how they knew how to do it!!!!
Comment by SuperduperCucumberLover!..=) on November 2, 2010 at 11:33pm
wow thats cute!
Comment by frank tkac on November 2, 2010 at 3:14pm
Thanks Eric, yes that video is from 2008 and he is not vegan but who knows i have not talk to my friend in past 6 months and everybody knows that Walmart is horrible! But free camping is a + and Food is up to you when you walk in there:)

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