I'm banana's for banana's.
Saying that has probably earned me a little pain today, I suspect as soon as James see's that I said that he'll probably smack me or some such.. Honestly? I probably kind of disturb it. That was too cliche.
By the way no matter who you are, where you are, or what your reasons you should ABSOLUTELY watch this video NO excuses.
What's a more perfect breakfast food, though? What food is more synonymous with morning meals than the banana? Everyone knows the banana and most people do associate it with breakfast because of it's popularity as a sliced condiment to go on top of cereal.. But you know what's better than simple sliced banana's on cereal? Cereal that tastes like banana's.
Sure you may argue that the real thing is better than something simply flavoured but I'd say fuck you, where's your sense of adventure? Where's your sense of fun and ridiculousness? Because it's well and good to have actual banana's on cereal but when you've got cereal that just tastes like banana's or involves some more fake form of banana's you've got something more creative and novel, something more unique and cool, something that isn't the run of the mill and gives you something more fun. It's more fun to have a cereal that looks nothing like banana's and tastes like banana's than it is just to slice one.. Anyone can slice one, you've got to really look for banana flavoured foods.
Kellogg's Corn Flakes with Instant Banana's:
This mental image is slightly more disturbing when you consider that the banana flakes in this cereal had a tendency to turn your milk a discerning shade of brown.. An interesting and.. Unique shade of brown.. Which is even more disturbing when you consider the mascot, banana flasher, and the fact that this is not a chocolate cereal... It's banana.. It's supposed to be yellow... Not brown..
One thing about these freeze-dried banana's is also that they did not reconstitute completely giving them a kind of rubbery and sometimes crunchy consistency. In the end with this cereal it was largely a matter of personal taste and opinion.. You may have had this cereal and loved it, it might of been great to you.. But a lot of people thought it was disgusting and considered the banana flakes to be wholly unappetizing. Myself? I'm just impressed there was a cereal with freeze-dried banana slices back in the 60s - I wish it were still around honestly but isn't that the story of my life?
Banana Frosted Flakes:
These were introduced in 1981 and were largely a reintroduction of Kellogg's earlier entry into the foray, the above Corn Flakes with Instant Banana's although the banana's in this cereal were a bit different than the freeze-dried milk-browning banana's from the Corn Flakes.. Amusingly the box even reads "Frosted Flakes of Corn" - Corn? Frosted? Flakes? So one could say these are a type of.... Corn.. Flake?
Either way that fucking tiger looks suggestive to me like he's trying to seduce the viewer of the box by peeling the banana in a pornographic fashion with it so close to his open and waiting mouth, hot breath wafting over the length of the potassium perkiness between his soft gentle fingers.. Baow chicka baow waaow!
This cereal was kind of weird though because instead of the banana flakes being individual from the cereal itself they tended to be clumped and kind of 'pasted' by some unknown glazing to the pieces of cereal. Don't know what that was about or why but it kind of detracted from the cereal to be quite honest. If I wanted banana in my cereal I wanted banana in my cereal, I want my damned dehydrated freeze-dried pieces of banana as their own individual disgusting or delicious chunks, I don't care which; they shouldn't be a part of the actual pieces of cereal either way. How am I meant to meticulously and obsessively pick pieces of banana from the cereal if I don't have individual banana pieces in my cereal after all?
Banana Nut Cheerios:
These are Cheerios but Cheerios that taste strongly of fucking Banana Bread, delicious, warm, and fruity banana bread complete with a hint of nuttiness. My frickin' god, so delicious. Honestly one of the things that works with this is that if you pay attention, reaaally close attention past the strong flavour of banana then you'll notice that the Cheerios don't actually taste like Cheerios, they're kind of.. I don't know.. A little like Corn Chex.. This, mind you is a really good thing; it's delicious and works well with this amazing banana flavour.
There don't seem to be any actual nuts in this cereal and the hint of nuttiness is very unique, it's kind of under pronounced but it works as well with the rest of the cereal.. It's kind of like they took a hunk of banana bread and shoved it into cereal. I don't know how one would do that but I suspect some strange Oompa Loompa magic to play a part in it.