Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Results Not Typical

Sometimes it is better to just leave well enough alone.

This next "recipe" is a good example of the all-too-common Retro WW mistake of taking a perfectly good food and turning it into an utter catastrophe. 

Chocolate Covered Banana

1 tsp unsweetened cocoa
1 tsp brown food coloring
1/4 tsp coconut extract
1/4 tsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp butter flavor
1 tbsp water
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup non-fat dry milk
4 tsp artificial sweetener
1 medium banana - peeled, cut in half and frozen

Combine first 7 ingredients and add milk and sweetener. Pour over frozen banana and return to freezer. Serve frozen.

So here is a pictorial review of how to take a perfectly good banana and turn it into a barely edible mess:

Assemble the culprits
The unholy mixture


The lesson here: Sometimes, when you need a snack, simple is better. Sure, it may sound like a great idea to top a frozen banana with a grainy, artificially colored and artificially flavored chocolate sauce from Hell. But trust me on this one - it is not. Just eat a banana, and be done with it.

Food should not stick to the plate like this.

After one bite, I threw this one in the trash.... Plate and all.


Outsmart the Fat! said...

That looks...fecal. Just reading the ingredients list I could sense this wouldn't end well. That's a lot of mess going on in that sauce!

Caker Cooking said...

Anything involving brown food colouring is usually a warning sign. I didn't know brown food colouring even existed.

Anonymous said...

Isn't it monkey tails that are frozen chocolate-covered bananas? I can see where they were going, but... just no.

Mimi said...

You have to mix Red & Green to make brown. Sadly I have done this on more than one occasion. Its a Retro WW trick for making something "chocolate" --Mimi

The Student @ Food for Dissertating said...

But wouldn't the cocoa make it brown? Maybe just not dark enough?

I personally have no real issue with most of it, except that I hate frozen bananas. I'm very particular about my bananas. I have to eat them fresh and when they're still quite firm and have green in the peel yet. I also don't go in for artificial sweetener, but I'm assuming stevia could be substituted here. So I would have eaten it before freezing.