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

Luke Owens lilongjr at gmail.com
Tue Apr 12 07:59:24 PDT 2016


Oh, dear. That must have been a shock! We've all had the experience of
thinking one food was something else.... ;-D

Luke

On Tue, Apr 12, 2016 at 7:04 AM, Claire <clairefromclare at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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