Friday, February 25, 2011

Another lovely gift from the local (90 miles away) Health Food Co-op trade...Equal Exchange bananas... we thought we'd do a side by side taste test with the bananas that we normally get at the regular grocery store here in our small town... Scout set up our little we couldn't be the banana cutters or we would know which was which... was a fun little taste test...

...and you know what...THEY'RE BETTER!...I think the Man was surprised...I however was not...(Scout did not participate as he has not eaten bananas since he was in a high chair - it surprised me that once he was past his toddler years the taste and texture no longer appealed to him as they had once been one of his favorite foods)

...The smaller Equal Exchange bananas were sweeter and had a creamier texture than the grocery store variety... now you know...they really are worth it...


  1. Cool! I've always wondered about that kind of thing.

  2. Awesome that you all did an experiment! A man who will not be named has had the same doubts/surprise too about the difference in organic foods and otherwise. I's great too for the farmers that they get paid equitably and don't have to farm amongst all of those pesticides and chemicals.
    Have a great weekend!

  3. yeah, that was a neat experiment.

    love, k

  4. Sweet! I'll remember that next time I'm debating over two bananas, or squash, or whatever.

  5. I wish I had a store that carried those. Have plans to plant a banana tree so I guess I really should get to it. Enjoy your weekend.

  6. Anonymous11:32 AM

    Nice. I made that discovery some time ago but not as scientifically. Organic and fair exchange is so worth it! The taste and quality far exceeds that of the non.

  7. Anonymous1:23 PM

    What a fun experiment! I think I might have to do that with farmer's market vs. grocery store tomatoes next summer to convince my boy that the responsible choice really tastes better!

  8. Cool experiment, I'll have to try Equal Exchange bananas too!

  9. Interesting experiment, good result.

    Children's tastes in food as they grow up are so fascinating. Once she could crawl my daughter would track down garlic and chew it!