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

Claire clairefromclare at gmail.com
Tue Apr 12 07:04:19 PDT 2016


Bananas were widely available before 1922, the year my grandparents
married.  A famous family story has my grandfather, who came to this
country after WWI, biting into what he thought was a liverwurst sandwich
only to encounter mashed banana.

On Mon, Apr 11, 2016 at 10:00 AM, Luke Owens <lilongjr at gmail.com> wrote:

> Wow! I wasn't really expecting anyone to come back on this one; it just
> seemed a bit frivolous. So now we have it possibly back as far as the 1933
> World's Fair. Does anyone have any documentation on that Fair regarding the
> frozen banana covered with chocolate and nuts? Or anything earlier? I have
> no idea when the banana was first sold in the US, but it couldn't be
> earlier than that. <G>
>
> Thank you, S M and Karen!
>
> Luke
>
> On Sun, Apr 10, 2016 at 3:05 PM, Karen Weiss <ktvkweiss at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Using the search terms “frozen banana” chocolate peanuts history I found
> > this site:
> >
> > http://tinyurl.com/hnav7bq
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > http://tinyurl.com/hykrdhu
> >
> > 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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