Diamond Encrusted Bananas

I hate bananas. And not because they cost a bazillion dollars.

For the record, that $17.02 bought me exactly five of the vomitous things. 

Both my sons adore them but the current prices relegated them to the luxury item category and thus, I removed from the weekly shop. I thought about that a bit and realised neither of my kids eat enough other good shit to warrant removing the one highly nutritious foodstuff they may deign to let pass their lips on a daily basis. And so, I steeled my resolve and cracked out the plastic. Perhaps the local supermarket would have a layby option?

Every time I buy bananas, I feel like someone has socked me in the guts. I'm sorry, how much???

Especially when you compare the price of mandarins.

Sucks to be you
Wow. Sucks to be you, Mr Mandarins.

Anyhoo, here's the deal. I do buy bananas but it's strictly a one nana a day rule in this house. Both kids could happily eat two or more in a sitting. Bourgeois tastes, motherfuck!

Last week I caught myself bribing Zee with lollies to cease the endless crying for more "nana" – what's wrong with this picture?   

Hello friends


I’m Angie!  I mum. I write. I wife. My husband would say this is the correct order.  He’s so neeeedy. I live with my family in Melbourne, Australia, where I complain about the weather for 90% of the year – but I can’t imagine living anywhere else. Except maybe in Lake Como, waving to my neighbours George and Amal each morning.

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  1. Fran

    Lol that is just craziness! Neither of my kids are banana fans – lucky for me! How do you find the raisin loaf? 🙂 I love my Aldi bread!

  2. Angie @ The Little Mumma

    Isn’t it nutty??? I wish they didn’t like bananas – mostly because I can’t bear to touch them. Truly gag-worthy.

    Kids love the raisin loaf! Big hit. Aldi bread is awesome!

  3. Bilby

    My earliest childhood memory? Bananas. And not the good sort of childhood memory. Specifically, I was sitting in my green leathery/vinyl-type highchair and was given banana, which I promptly (and I mean, PROMPTLY) spat out everywhere. Vomitous is exactly right. I cannot tolerate those hideous things. Unfortunately my daughter does, however, like them and I am forced (on occasion, when I can force myself to put them in the shopping trolley) to peel one and give it to her. The gagging reflex is very hard to control…

  4. Deeanne

    I brought 6 bananas as a treat a few weeks ago as Adrian was with me and pleaded for one, that boy carried his banana around Aldi, as soon as I paid for his (shocked at the price of $2.21 for one banana) he ate it before we were out of the shop, got home with the other 5 bananas (costing over $12) and I strictly told everyone only 1 banana each. It`s outrageous. I didn`t really like bananas myself until I was pregnant with Matthew, grapes and bananas were my fruit diet with him 🙂

  5. Victoria KP

    You’re kidding? I wonder why they’re so expensive there. A lot of places here sell them for .25 a piece.

  6. Angie @ The Little Mumma

    I can’t see myself ever coming around to the banana love. Like, ever.

    Of course, the kilo of mandarins for 69 cents? Is being completely rejected by my champagne tastes children!

  7. Angie @ The Little Mumma

    Victoria, there’s actually a very good reason. Last year, Queensland, where the bulk of our banana plantations are, was hit with terrible flooding and cyclones which devastated the crops. The prices are normally much, much lower.

    Ah, the laws of supply and demand.

  8. Melissa

    I put this up on FB because I still bend over and allow myself to be rogered at the checkout, just so that the non-fruit/veg eater in this family will not miss out on the only fruit he tolerates. Albeit in a smoothie.

    Queenslander that I am too old loyalties die hard. I want to help in the only way I can (shopping and eating). God I hope nothing happens to the pineapples …

  9. Angie @ The Little Mumma

    Mel, you make me laugh. Every time and always.

    Now go over and say something funny in my post about LD turning into Ali at kinder…..

  10. Jenny

    Aghhh damn you hurricane Yasi.

  11. MJ

    I would DIE if we had to fork out that much for bananas! Seriously, die. I remember after Cyclone Larry, being heavily pregnant with F, and just about crying because the bananas I so badly craved were too expensive to be anything other than a luxury item. These days, we go easily go through half a dozen a day in this house – I like ’em but don’t love ’em, and the girls gobble them like they’re going out of fashion. Thankfully, they’re usually around 70c/lb here in California, which works out about 20c each… and even then I hate it if one only gets half eaten. It’s the hangover effect from Cyclone Larry, I think. Kind of like the Depression!


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