Totally Bananas: Chocolate-Covered Bananas for the Masses

Categories: The Sweet Tooth
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Jatinder Channa

This $#!t is bananas, B-A-N-A-N-A-S. Literally.

Hollywood, FL-based Totally Bananas, has made it possible for fatties like myself to splurge on sweet treats and not feel guilty afterward. How? Through bananas... chocolate covered bananas.

They start by picking a perfectly ripened Chiquita banana,

then they cut it, flash freeze it and hand-dip it in semisweet chocolate. And if you're a purist who keeps things simple, then it's ready to eat and enjoy. But if you're looking for a little flair on your chocolate-covered fruit, the other varieties include peanuts, rainbow sprinkles and coconut-lime. Wait, it gets better... all of the treats are dairy-free, gluten-free and have 0 grams of transfat. Do you know how many sit-ups you're not going to have to do in the gym? Like 600 (This is only a guesstimate. I do not know actually the number of sit-ups).

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Jatinder Channa

The company was started by Chuck and Mindy Pheterson several months after getting laid off. Chuck was a VP of Marketing for a large computer software company, while Mindy worked for Motorola. And rather than beginning a job hunt at 55, Chuck took his severance pay and invested it into an idea that might've seemed Totally Bananas to those around him. But as he put it, "In bad times, you want a feel good product." He couldn't have been more right. Their bananas are now in over 250 locations in the tri-county area and they're not stopping there. They plan to expand throughout the country, and after trying all of the varieties myself, I absolutely think it's possible.

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Jatinder Channa

Let us know what you think when you get a chance to try one for yourself... they'll be giving away free samples on October 22nd starting at 6:00pm for Fright Night in Las Olas. For more info visit them at Totally-Bananas.net.

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angelbaby58
angelbaby58

Too bad the owners are racist....tried to use them as vendors but they dont service "welfare infested areas" Really its 2011? Can we grow up! Do not use Totally Bananas.

CjLaskin
CjLaskin

Like all of your stuff....... even more when it has chocolate.

Marc
Marc

Great! Banana coated with chocolate syrup?hmmm I should try this one. Thanks for sharing it. banana calories

TheBlackCanary
TheBlackCanary

Wow, chocolate dipped bananas. Do they have a Chocolate and Caramel mix? I love stories like this where people have an idea and execute it beautifully. Similar to the man who decided to make candy apples available year round in many different flavors, meaning other than standard cherry.

I Just have one really important question.Can you send one of the free samples to New York for me.You can send it to my school cause i don't trust you enough to tell you my home address.Consider It an early birthday present ;)

This review would have to be one of my favorites, glad your branching out from Alcohol based establishments. Your like Guy Fierri.

don
don

Where do you come up with such nonsense?  The owners are the nicest people in the world.  You must be a very angry person.  

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