[PW] History of the "Moose-Anana" Query

Karen Weiss ktvkweiss at gmail.com
Sun Apr 10 15:05:22 PDT 2016

Using the search terms “frozen banana” chocolate peanuts history I found this site:


The History of the Frozen Banana Stand by K. Annabelle Smith.  Smithsonian.com  May 24, 2013.

The article refers to a news article in the Daily Pilot, 3/17/2007, about the first banana stand in Newport Beach ca. 1940.  The owner may have got the idea from the frozen bananas sold at the 1933 World’s Fair.


Karen Weiss

On Apr 10, 2016, at 5:13 AM, Luke Owens <lilongjr at gmail.com> wrote:

> I woke up this morning with a question in my head: "Where did the
> 'Moose-Anana' come from?" As a bit of background, my parents were members
> of the Moose Lodge back in the 1960s and 70s; at some public function
> (carnival, lodge picnic, that kind of thing) or other, they would serve
> what they called "Moose-Ananas", a frozen banana on a stick dipped into
> melted Hershey Bars and rolled in peanuts before the chocolate hardened.
> Now I'm pretty sure that this recipe was not invented by the Moose Lodge,
> as bananas and chocolate have been around for at least four centuries. I've
> searched the net, but all I find are recipes, none of which have any
> history of the dish. Would anyone here have any ideas where to find that
> history?
> Thank you in advance!
> Luke
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