FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | February 04, 2021

Why banana candy doesn’t taste like banana (video)

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2020 — Have you ever eaten a Laffy Taffy and thought, “Wow, that tastes just like a banana!” We didn’t think so. But apparently, there’s one variety of banana that’s not far off from its candy counterpart. In this episode of Reactions, we got our hands on that hard-to-find-variety and others to investigate which banana tastes the most like artificial banana flavoring: https://youtu.be/zECg-21dYLI.

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