• Bananas are great, but they go bad too quickly.
• A company in Korea has solved the banana problem by selling packages of the fruit at various levels of ripeness.
• Sadly, the packs are not yet available in the US.
Bananas: They taste great and they’re a good source of potassium and vitamins and whatever. But! It’s also very annoying to buy a bunch of ’naners only to have five out of the seven go rotten before you can eat them. Sure, you could use them to make banana bread, but be honest, you probably won’t.
Which is why these E-Mart banana packages are literally a dream come true for banana lovers: Each pack contains bananas at different levels of ripeness so that you have a fresh, tasty, non-rotten banana every day of the week. SOLD.
Korean grocery chain E-Mart came up with the idea, and is selling the packs under the name Hana Hanana Banana. E-Mart is apparently a leader in fruit innovations — they previously developed a banana-apple hybrid appropriately named „banapples“ and a cherry-plum hybrid called Nadia plums.
Fans of the banana packs were quick to note how the package helps alleviate their fruit-related anxieties.
I love this. I have banana ripeness anxiety.
— Allyson Beatrice (@allysonbeatrice) August 6, 2018
But others were concerned with the amount of packaging these bananas require.
My friend @copperleafsong raises the drawback to this innovation being that of using non-recyclable plastic in packing the bananas. What do you think?
— Erick Mokaya (@EkMokaya) August 7, 2018
Unfortunately, these super smart banana packages are only available in Korea right now. But, as one Twitter user suggested, you CAN create your own custom banana experience on your own:
You know you can select bananas for ripeness yourself without the extra packaging and the intermediary doing a whole lot of handling, pushing up prices.
— Scott M. Ramsay (@wtspman) August 8, 2018
Finally! Freed from the tyranny of bad bananas.
Source: Business insider