#61 Victorian Banana Candy or why does banana candy typically not taste like bananas?


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  • Knight of YouTube
    Knight of YouTube 5 hours ago

    9:30 the kid actually managed to drop his banana.

  • LT
    LT 2 days ago


  • Calamity Jai
    Calamity Jai 3 days ago

    There was a bananapocolypse 😱

  • Gatchagaleia1827
    Gatchagaleia1827 5 days ago

    Well I might as well do y too


  • HappyHimitsu
    HappyHimitsu 6 days ago

    This was a rad video. I love old fashioned soda shoppes, keep up the good work! :)

  • Honey Bee86
    Honey Bee86 6 days ago +2

    It was actually called the *"GROS MICHEL"* not "Gross Michael".....
    It's pronounced *"GRO MEE-SHELL"*
    And it's *"Caven-DISH"* ...not "Caven-DOSH"

  • Dick Sapp
    Dick Sapp 7 days ago

    Correction: The only way to peel a banana wrong is to have the peel still on the banana when you are finished.

  • Craig With a Wig
    Craig With a Wig 7 days ago

    You know if everyone peels a banana the same way, it's you who is doing it the wrong way. As it is not the accepted means of use. Get with it.

  • Peter T
    Peter T 8 days ago

    God bless the United Fruit Company

  • Malik Von Saint
    Malik Von Saint 8 days ago

    very educational. thank you

  • Andvare
    Andvare 9 days ago

    Monoculture is bad, mkay.

    And is a problem with pretty much all crops these days.

  • Themadcow
    Themadcow 10 days ago

    K N O W L E D G E

  • Pillsbury Doughboy
    Pillsbury Doughboy 10 days ago +1

    Do you guys deliver to england? I SOOOO badly want some of Your sweets

  • Miss Lotus
    Miss Lotus 10 days ago

    Banana is my favorite flavor....not many places make it

  • Sir. Smoke a lot
    Sir. Smoke a lot 10 days ago

    I gotta ask but what song where you singing wile using the hook?

  • Contact Info
    Contact Info 11 days ago

    interesting, I just ate a banana and this is shown to me....hmmmm

  • MilkPudding
    MilkPudding 11 days ago

    OMG I've been peeling banana wrongly in my entire life

  • Daredevil
    Daredevil 12 days ago

    The guy in the background 2:40 is just staring at the camera

  • Gabriel Walker
    Gabriel Walker 12 days ago

    2:46 thatguy just looking in the back haha

  • Girl in the Striped Sweater

    I love everything about bananas except a banana by itself. I'll eat anything banana flavored, bananas with peanut butter, banana in ice cream. Buuuut alone, I don't like the after taste.

  • Xenoz Da Fortnutter
    Xenoz Da Fortnutter 14 days ago

    2:13 the dude on the left is just admiring the making the candy.

  • Almighty YT
    Almighty YT 14 days ago

    The banana flavor syrup, which is like the sticky mess left from rotten banananas is super strong, a cup makes ten gallons of vanilla pudding into banana pudding. I had to add my 2 cents

  • möth män
    möth män 14 days ago

    I know the story of the banana you don't need to tell me it again

  • Shifttube
    Shifttube 14 days ago

    damn he bout shatter the glass when he throwed the sisers i know i cant spell but i try

  • Doge
    Doge 14 days ago

    If I had a penny for every time you said “banana” I would be a billionaire.

  • Daniel Bacon
    Daniel Bacon 15 days ago

    Is that not called rock because it is in england

  • Troph2
    Troph2 17 days ago

    Sorry bro, i aint eating a banana bananus end first.

  • LadyAmaltheaUnicorn
    LadyAmaltheaUnicorn 17 days ago

    The 10 minutes of banana facts and history combined with the making of the candy is pleasing to my autism, thank you

  • Rev Marcell
    Rev Marcell 18 days ago

    I last saw these 50 years ago.....

  • yoichiro michishige
    yoichiro michishige 18 days ago

    Enjoyed the video and the story

  • maryandchild
    maryandchild 18 days ago

    the gros michel thing is an urban legend. also it's pronounced like 'me-shell' not 'michael'

  • queenofmyths 13
    queenofmyths 13 20 days ago

    I learned to peel Bananas from thw bottom, i have since i was very small thanks to a trip to the zoo. A chimp was peeling it that way and i copied him.

  • Cpt Pigeon
    Cpt Pigeon 20 days ago

    I think it’s pretty neat that things used from over 100 years ago are still used to make candy

  • Richard Head
    Richard Head 21 day ago

    *_5:54_**_ Unicorn Droppings!!_*

  • e gril
    e gril 21 day ago

    now i crave sugar

  • Vernelle Douglas
    Vernelle Douglas 22 days ago

    Wonderful and informative. Thanks.

  • Ollie Rowan
    Ollie Rowan 23 days ago

    even the employees stop to watch Greg work his magic! mesmerizing

  • gaatutube
    gaatutube 23 days ago

    No idea how I got here .... but after seeing this whole video, I'm still asking myself "Why not just use a real banana?" No candy will come even close to real bananas.

  • Sebastian Cooper
    Sebastian Cooper 24 days ago

    I the delving into history. Kind of skipped the whole thing about the US warring with Panama for bananas (well.. trade but DEFINITELY for bananas).
    It's a bit less lighthearted for a candy video but if you're interested in the history it seems like an interesting part about the US's banana story to leave out.
    Overall though, great candy video. I don't even like sweets that much but I've been really sucked into these hard candy videos lately.

  • Sarah Jane
    Sarah Jane 25 days ago

    If I ever head to Florida, y'all are on my stop list! Loved this!

  • Kiwi Is Purple
    Kiwi Is Purple 26 days ago

    i like how the kid at the end drops the candy.

  • Dylan Childs
    Dylan Childs 27 days ago

    i love candy

  • mika
    mika 27 days ago +1

    yeah it was a banana fungus that wiped out the original banana flavor...

  • James P
    James P 28 days ago

    i live no where near Florida; but can i come work for you lol.

  • Dumb Idiot
    Dumb Idiot 28 days ago

    i can now die happy knowing why banana candy taste weird

  • Viper Retaliation
    Viper Retaliation 28 days ago

    So I dont like banana at all, but for some reason I just spent 10 minutes watching banana related items being made and learning the history of bananas....

  • Josh Dustman
    Josh Dustman 28 days ago

    Plastic spoon! Gross.

  • Briccmomo
    Briccmomo 28 days ago

    The voice is relaxing

    Also this video made me go eat a banana

  • Brannan Maier
    Brannan Maier 29 days ago

    9:31 slip lol

  • AmaraEmme
    AmaraEmme 29 days ago +2

    Monocultures suck amirite. There probably won’t be chocolate in a couple of decades because theobroma cacao (*the* chocolate plant) is threatened by an incurable pathogen.

  • Fiddlesticks WT
    Fiddlesticks WT Month ago

    Looks like pickled peppers

  • mobucks555
    mobucks555 Month ago

    my arms would be on fire working on that hook.

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  Month ago

      It's not just the pulling. You can deal the heat through your gloves.

  • gridcaster
    gridcaster Month ago

    There is something just "good" about old-fashioned candy...its a feeling you don't get when you buy a bag of commercial industrial candy from the super market. One of my most favorite things to do as a kdi was buy licorice pipes (which were put in a brown lunch bag by the cashier)...still one of my favorite candies...but increasingly hard to find the real deal.

  • Mavrick Alexander
    Mavrick Alexander Month ago

    Im loveing your guys content. Plz keep including history and info about the stuff your making. Absolutley facinating to watch and listen!

  • kean chin
    kean chin Month ago

    Amazing candy making. Nice video and commentary. Thanks! Will buy some to try, never had a banana favoured candy before.

  • Donelle Glatt
    Donelle Glatt Month ago

    Looks delicious. 😋 🍌 Where can I buy this banana candy?

  • Kendall Lladnek
    Kendall Lladnek Month ago

    Just a quick note on peeling, the flower end pinches apart- all you need to doissqueeze it between thumband forefinger and it will split approximately in half, with that little black thready chunk in the larger of the halves - no need to slice off the end with a knife.

  • Yo Mama
    Yo Mama Month ago

    Please don't add food coloring

  • Alex Teoli
    Alex Teoli Month ago

    Omg, I could listen to you tell stories all day! Subbed and also, candy looks delicious

  • reggie salt
    reggie salt Month ago

    now this ill buy

  • Joe Norman
    Joe Norman Month ago

    People use the word “decimate” incorrectly. To decimate is to destroy 1/10 of something, not to completely destroy it. So you cannot “completely decimate” something.

  • Fo Town 909
    Fo Town 909 Month ago

    Rocking robin 🎵

  • Axel Bengtsson
    Axel Bengtsson Month ago

    But did the book teach you self defence against a 🍌?

  • 2lεgiϯܢ
    2lεgiϯܢ Month ago

    poor banana girl, what will she do if they go extinct?

  • Marcus R.
    Marcus R. Month ago

    "gross michael"

  • ファクシFakushi
    ファクシFakushi Month ago +1

    *my ex completely decimated the banana industry*

  • lolo shepheard
    lolo shepheard Month ago

    :O nannnnnnnners

  • Resas
    Resas Month ago

    so i clicked a video about banana candys,but i didnt expect to learn so much about bananas and why the heck does youtube recommend this video to me?

  • Garrett Holland
    Garrett Holland Month ago

    Isoamyl acetate is the normal flavoring used. It is just cheap to only use this. While the 'older' Gros Michel has a higher concentration of isoamyl acetate than the modern Cavendish, it isnt purely like that and tastes significantly different than banana candy. They simply do it as a cost saving measure, nothing more

  • Philippe Asselin
    Philippe Asselin Month ago

    You are a wonderful narrator. Thank you

  • H A R
    H A R Month ago

    so why?

  • im angry
    im angry Month ago

    I had no ideas peeling bananas that way had a purpose i just thought well if the monkeys do it must be right

  • WatrDragn
    WatrDragn Month ago

    I've never been a fan of banana-flavored snack, but greatly bananas themselves. I've always wondered why they don't taste the same and now, while still not quite liking it, I have a greater appreciation for the artificial flavoring. I'd also love to visit sometime; I only live about six hours away.

  • hi there
    hi there Month ago

    Hmmmm, banoffee candy?
    idk if I spelled it right

  • vert!cal
    vert!cal Month ago

    Man, I don’t know how many years it’s been since I’ve eaten a banana

  • Logan Waltz
    Logan Waltz Month ago +1

    Why does banana candy taste freaking delicious? We may never know

  • ImPacosTacos
    ImPacosTacos Month ago

    Real reason, original banana that was used is gone, that type of banana was wiped out, the banana of today is gmo


    im having 2 exam tomorrow , its 02:02 , and i have barely studied
    yet this is what im watching...

  • Chaud314231
    Chaud314231 Month ago

    How did I find this video

  • DefunctNinja
    DefunctNinja Month ago

    bananas are symmetrical kind of like a sea cucumber, although a sea cucumber is an animal

  • Matt McDermott
    Matt McDermott Month ago

    I really want a banana now

  • Sam's Channel531
    Sam's Channel531 Month ago

    5:15 no ‘split’!

    I’ll go now.

  • ACookieDealer
    ACookieDealer Month ago


  • Fraves Prod.
    Fraves Prod. 2 months ago +2

    This video is not* some low-hanging fruit*, behind its peel* the video packed with brain food*. 10/10 this was a bunch* of fun to watch.
    That first banana joke wasn't a reach* was it?

  • Seth Hinds
    Seth Hinds 2 months ago

    I love your content i can't stop watching

  • King Rottennoggin
    King Rottennoggin 2 months ago

    So, one might say the grosse Michael was top banana, until the Cavendish came along. Damn young upstarts. 😁

  • bruh
    bruh 2 months ago

    I have no interest in ever making candy. But something about your narration style is so appealing that I can't stop watching

  • Erik Haneklou
    Erik Haneklou 2 months ago

    look up the banana republics, it will really show you the history of America

  • Syncringe
    Syncringe 2 months ago

    Okay I actually laughed when the kid popped off with "I know how fast. Its as fast as I chomp down on m&ms"

  • David H.
    David H. 2 months ago

    I bought some banana, root beer, and pickle candy from your website and I love it!

  • Nanobyte
    Nanobyte 2 months ago

    No idea why this was recommended to me but now I wanna eat candies. i have none here and it's 4AM. What a cruel world. Also this candy store is on the other side of the world as well. It's a tough life.

  • Memez R alive
    Memez R alive 2 months ago

    A good idea is to do gluten free things for like cake in the dessert

    JOHEL B 2 months ago

    Nooo poor boy in the end

  • Kj16V
    Kj16V 2 months ago

    Why didn't banana growers learn from the last banana disease and start growing different banana cultures?

  • Mustache Cashstash
    Mustache Cashstash 2 months ago +1

    i just got my package today. this is my new favorite candy. definitely worth the wait and money.

  • yugifan9
    yugifan9 2 months ago

    he said banana like three million times

    • yugifan9
      yugifan9 2 months ago

      +Lofty Pursuits hahaha thank you im watching it immediately. big up from italy however!

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  2 months ago +1

      Someone made a super cut from this video of me just saying banana. Search for it, it makes me laugh.

  • Yasser Arafat
    Yasser Arafat 2 months ago

    The bana is not a herb, get your facts rights. A banana is a fruit, more precisely a berry. I don't know why people think banana is a herb, it's a fruit, not a herb.

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  2 months ago


  • danshifackao
    danshifackao 2 months ago

    super interesting stuff! keep it up my good fellow

  • sydney nesbitt
    sydney nesbitt 2 months ago +4

    I don’t like bananas......

  • Lee Hobbs
    Lee Hobbs 2 months ago

    You explained it perfectly! When bananas were first introduced in England people rushed to try them and ate them with the skin on because no one had eaten one before they didn't know how!