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

Luke Owens lilongjr at gmail.com
Mon Apr 11 07:00:53 PDT 2016

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!


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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