Ashley bananas

Terry

Ashley bananas are almost always weird. They’re small, and often misshapen — like either too thin, or too rounded. And they’re often green and brown at the same time.

 I find what I consider normal bananas pretty much anywhere else — Stop N Shop, Whole Foods, NYC street vendors.

I have concluded that Ashley buys irregular bananas from its supplier because they’re cheaper. 

Has anyone else noticed substandard bananas at Ashley or am I bananas?


Klinker

I don’t shop at Ashley but I find this thread fascinating. Please people, tell us more!


drummerboy

Are they brand name bananas, like Chiquita or (who else sells bananas)?

Or are they generic?



mrincredible

Ashley Bananas sounds like a YouTube sensation. 



sprout

I buy our bananas anywhere but Ashley -- we noticed the direct green-to-brown years ago. 

My guess was that they arrive in a refrigerated truck while green, and are never able to ripen after that refrigeration. 

Whatever the reason, I agree that they tend to go from green to brown without passing through an actual ripe yellow banana stage. I hadn't thought about it in a while, and now you've added a new 'irregular' banana theory to the mix.


The Soulful Mr T

Ashley Bananas? i think I dated her in college.


kenboy

I find a lot of things are odd at Ashley, including the incredibly short-lived lunch meat. Really disappointed how things have changed there since it was Eden. 


shh

 Costco bananas used to be like that. 


ml1
The_Soulful_Mr_T said:
Ashley Bananas? i think I dated her in college.

 this answers my question, which was "Who is Ashley Bananas?"

I was thinking mobster's daughter 


Klinker

Trumps newest girlfriend. 


apple44

Sounds like you've solved the problem.  grin 

Smedley said:

I find what I consider normal bananas pretty much anywhere else — Stop N Shop, Whole Foods, NYC street vendors.

 


peteglider

Unless we’re willing to accept genetically modified bananas, they’ll be extinct before we know it...  so enjoy any bananas you can get!


joan crystal

Could they be plantains?


joanne

The plantains I know are thicker, as in much much wider and really look like giant bananas.

The pic is D holding a plantain, which here looked like a double-banana.




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