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

S M Colowick januarye at gmail.com
Sun Apr 10 18:07:35 PDT 2016

On Sun, 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?

Inspired by the show Arrested Development ("There's always money in
the banana stand."), Smithsonian Magazine has traced the history of
this treat:


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