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


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  • T.C.J B
    T.C.J B 4 hours ago

    Its not pronounced Gross Michael haha.

  • Thicc Nuggettt
    Thicc Nuggettt 4 hours ago +1

    Take a shot every time he says banana

  • Lance Gearin
    Lance Gearin 6 hours ago

    What are you basing the claim that the gross Michele aren’t extinct on? They’re literally impossible to find anywhere...

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  5 hours ago


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  • heck No
    heck No 17 hours ago

    how old is this candy technique as a whole?

  • Will Ferrel
    Will Ferrel 22 hours ago

    labor intensive

  • Deathlikesensation
    Deathlikesensation 23 hours ago

    I wonder if he likes bannanas

  • Kyle Hamson
    Kyle Hamson Day ago

    Try cooking a banana in some oil and eating it. You'll understand why artificial banana flavor tastes the way it does.

  • APE Algol
    APE Algol Day ago

    Happy to know this video exist

  • sgtbcon
    sgtbcon 2 days ago

    He's so passionate about bananas

  • pringers
    pringers 2 days ago

    I love this channel. Great story telling

  • andrew vazquez
    andrew vazquez 2 days ago

    Go to Ecuador and you’ll see a bunch of little shops doing this outside

  • wr3stlegirl
    wr3stlegirl 2 days ago

    I hope I can go to FL one of these days to visit these guys! Looks like a great place!!

  • Vaylon Kenadell
    Vaylon Kenadell 2 days ago +1

    The history of the banana is tied in with imperialism as well ... but, of course, that wouldn't have been appropriate to discuss on a channel like this, yes?
    In any case, I do enjoy bananas and banana-flavored treats.

  • Patrick Banks
    Patrick Banks 2 days ago

    I am going bananas for your banana expertise!

  • rja
    rja 3 days ago

    This type of candy is common in the UK, it's called 'rock' and sold at seaside holiday resorts.

  • Kurt Cobain
    Kurt Cobain 3 days ago

    9:29 this kid missed

  • Nemo TheEight
    Nemo TheEight 4 days ago

    So simply banana candies taste like banana, but type that isn't available worldwide to buy today?

  • George Kettler
    George Kettler 4 days ago

    Gros Michel is pronounced: GROW mee-SHELL. But Gross Michael is pretty cool name too. jk gross

  • Denkgod 227
    Denkgod 227 4 days ago

    We are better experts on bananas we grow them

  • JustSammy
    JustSammy 5 days ago

    Just as a heads up, it's pronounced "grow Michelle" not "gross Michael", that's just how it looks from spelling!

  • PeachyPerns
    PeachyPerns 6 days ago

    Came to watch candy be made and now I'm worried about the future of the banana. Didn't expect that.

  • Polar Bear
    Polar Bear 6 days ago

    9:32 : for the damaged coda plays in the kid's mind

  • Salty Pearl
    Salty Pearl 6 days ago

    I love the story telling in this one!

  • DaigunSaga
    DaigunSaga 6 days ago

    9:30 psyche!

  • FakeBlocks
    FakeBlocks 7 days ago

    You can't talk about bananas in America without talking about the banana wars...

  • Audrée Adam
    Audrée Adam 7 days ago

    banana, banana, banana. Am I watching a Minions movie or a candy video?

  • Cameron Voigt
    Cameron Voigt 7 days ago +1

    now this is the randomly recommended content i didn't sign up for but will accept

    • Cameron Voigt
      Cameron Voigt 7 days ago

      way ahead of you, I subscribed immediately after finishing the video :D

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  7 days ago +1

      Please subscribe, we do a lot of videos i hope you'll like.

  • Arne Von Schweinitz
    Arne Von Schweinitz 7 days ago

    Oh my god! This Video is so strangely comforting!

  • agun17
    agun17 7 days ago

    When you put your finger into that banana and split it into three I clenched.

  • mom2mmpt
    mom2mmpt 7 days ago

    Fascinating about the banana!

  • Bryan Park
    Bryan Park 8 days ago

    9:30 Anyone catch that? 😂

  • Monique Val
    Monique Val 8 days ago

    looks like a giant slab of wax

  • The Aussie Slav
    The Aussie Slav 8 days ago

    I am sure they threads wont happen if your banana is actually ripe

  • It's_The_Milkman
    It's_The_Milkman 8 days ago

    You're a badass.

  • MC Mega-Jessup
    MC Mega-Jessup 8 days ago

    I once left a very ripe banana in a hot car and when I got to it, it tasted very much like banana Laffy Taffy.

  • Peyton Collins
    Peyton Collins 8 days ago

    this is an amazing, well done video. i hate bananas. but i learned a lot

  • Sasha Massey
    Sasha Massey 8 days ago

    Bananas are yummy. I make a nail oil that smells like banana split and a more mixed banana flavor. 🍧🍌🍍🍌💖😁

  • thepieddragon
    thepieddragon 9 days ago

    As a person who hates banana candy... I now need to try this candy out. Especially if it tastes different from the usual stuff.

  • YourNeighbourlyComrade

    Why am I watching this? How did I get here?

    But hey, I'm not complaining.

  • Mr. E
    Mr. E 10 days ago

    WOW I learnt so much about bananas :o

    RUSSELL DAVIS 11 days ago

    the MRS here... wow bunches of info i didnt know!!!!! and the one banana thing i miss the most is banana yogurt (which the good stuff tastes like banana baby food mmmmm..) i wish they made that more.. love your video and the info!!!

  • Ckes, the dead channel ;-;

    Huh people peel with the stem? Well i grew up with the other side lol

  • rphxleonine
    rphxleonine 13 days ago

    This is fascinating (and mouthwatering) stuff.

  • Francisco Ciarliero
    Francisco Ciarliero 13 days ago

    they don't ship to argentina. i'm heartbroken

  • Gipsar
    Gipsar 13 days ago

    9:32 r.i.p that kids candy

  • Ed Eranged
    Ed Eranged 13 days ago

    Fascinating.. Never would have thought this could be an enlightening and interesting video but I was wrong. Glad I watched it. Love your passion. Keep doing what you're doing.. Keeping the best of the past alive and contributing to ensuring bananas don't become a memory.

  • gifyfish
    gifyfish 14 days ago

    I remember when my grandma and my grandpa had a banana tree...

    They cut it down

  • firefox5926
    firefox5926 14 days ago

    1:09 i just have the urge to pick up that slice and just eat i t like a slice of pizza .. head back mouth open lol

  • Dj K-Oz
    Dj K-Oz 14 days ago

    Wow you learn something new everyday. Never even heard of gros michel bananas before. However many times I've heard why banana candy didn't taste anything like bananas. Now I did hear something about corruption and the Chiquita banana company once.

  • fawn
    fawn 14 days ago

    im allergic to bananas :(

  • Maricela venus
    Maricela venus 15 days ago

    Yellow food coloring is so bad

  • BrycetheKid
    BrycetheKid 16 days ago


  • NewBootGOOFIN85 !
    NewBootGOOFIN85 ! 17 days ago

    Drink a shot every time he says banana

  • Doug Zbikowski
    Doug Zbikowski 17 days ago

    Everytime I watch these videos I order the candy :D

  • Marcelino Jorge Romero

    the thing that you should peel bananas from the bottom up is wrong. It's a myth.

  • Audry
    Audry 18 days ago

    "It taught me some cool things about bananas, and how you should deal with them." Wow.

  • flerpaderp
    flerpaderp 19 days ago

    The part where the candy was being cut was so satisfying

  • Range Ryder
    Range Ryder 19 days ago

    damn this dude knows his bananas. Kinda want one now. I wonder if scientists can make bananas grow on plants that arent banana trees.

  • Cheese of CHEDDAR
    Cheese of CHEDDAR 20 days ago

    Dose anyone else want to shake their hand When he cuts it like yoyr citing it to

  • Hello Corona
    Hello Corona 20 days ago

    First time I've seen your vid. Not only was it satisfying and looked tasty, I learned some cool facts. I love candy, little known trivia, and ....... certain plants.

  • TheNukeMan
    TheNukeMan 20 days ago

    Damn now I want a banana

  • SirMrMcJack
    SirMrMcJack 21 day ago

    This is so calming AND educational in different ways! Sadly I live far so away from your shop that I may never try your candy so maybe I'll try making some for my own. For science!

  • Fran Fine
    Fran Fine 22 days ago

    I could listen to you talk all day! Such a great video

  • passion fruit
    passion fruit 22 days ago

    Great *apeel*

  • USS Glow Cloud
    USS Glow Cloud 22 days ago

    This is the 9th doctor's favourite video

  • Pacificsugar
    Pacificsugar 22 days ago

    why can't every history lesson be set to candy-making? It's much more fun!

    FOAML8X 22 days ago

    So glad I found your channel!

  • Paul Edward Montador
    Paul Edward Montador 23 days ago

    Greg, I love your use of a Bakers Bench Scraper, and the speed you wield it at! As a Chef & Baker, I can see how talented you are at this! If I ever get to Talahassee I'll come pay you a visit, not sure I'll get Candy, I try to limit my sugar intake, but Coffe would be nice!

  • klujah
    klujah 24 days ago

    why am I binging this? its addictive

  • anonymous user
    anonymous user 24 days ago

    Great presentation of yourself and your product.

  • Drageo Gaming
    Drageo Gaming 25 days ago


  • Alena Ps
    Alena Ps 26 days ago

    banana banana banana banana banana banananabanababananababanaana

  • ferze001
    ferze001 27 days ago

    why the hell i'm craving bananas all of a sudden...
    great vid tho, some serious skill showed and very informative narration about that fruit.
    thumbs up.

  • ViralLag
    ViralLag 27 days ago

    Anyone else see the piece of candy fall out the kids hand at the end?

  • No Im not doing this
    No Im not doing this 28 days ago

    I can't believe I watched the whole thing.
    It was mesmerizing and the man commentating was so relaxing to listen to. He should do radio.

  • Ylime Green
    Ylime Green 28 days ago

    i don't even like bananas but this video is awsome

  • Lela Ramsey
    Lela Ramsey 28 days ago

    he sounds like kevin from the office with slightly more enthusiasm lol

  • Nemo
    Nemo 28 days ago


  • Mariah Kilgore
    Mariah Kilgore 28 days ago

    Just got mine in the mail and they are delicious

  • Saumya S
    Saumya S 29 days ago

    I love the way the person narrated it, felt soothing. Good to see the workers so relaxed. I'd love to visit someday.

  • Akseli Lallukka
    Akseli Lallukka 29 days ago

    I have always peeled bananas right but i never knew that it was diffirent than peeling off the other end.

  • Personal Virus
    Personal Virus 29 days ago

    I just ordered some, so excited to taste.

  • patio87
    patio87 29 days ago

    Banana candy and sweet flavoring is my favorite.

    DJ_THE_BOSS 29 days ago

    You have earned my subscribe

  • Johnny Bash
    Johnny Bash Month ago

    hmmm interesting, i thought people just peel it like that to use the stem as the "handle", but now that i know it makes the strings come off with the husk... i'm sold... that will be my technique from now til the end of time.

  • Littlefeline96
    Littlefeline96 Month ago

    It looks very a-peel-ing

  • Eᴄʟɪᴘsᴇ
    Eᴄʟɪᴘsᴇ Month ago

    god its so crazy that amber+air = white and white+amber=opaque yellow but nowhere inbetween adding air does it seem to become more opaque yellow

  • Brewer1ish
    Brewer1ish Month ago

    This is an amazing video. The information about bananas was very informative. Also I really thought that the banana wouldn't turn out as well as it did. I'm banana's over this video!! Thank you.

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  Month ago +1

      I hope you get to try these for yourself. They taste just as good.

  • curtis
    curtis Month ago

    weird ive always peeled banans from the flower end, opens easier.

  • Caspear
    Caspear Month ago

    Just bought this. Love it.

  • MїĈhÃЭĹ ĴoЯđÃй

    I did wonder when I saw some children start to appear on screen when you started to cut the sweet if you would give them a free sample. I watched to see if anyone said thank you and from what was included it didn't look like it. Let it be known if I was there and you gave me a free piece to sample you would have had my gratitude and thanks.

  • MrRory1667
    MrRory1667 Month ago

    Im soo blitzed, thank you youtube for guiding my soul here.

  • Logan Harris
    Logan Harris Month ago

    seeing him cut that candy is just--ooh

  • Logan Harris
    Logan Harris Month ago

    this video says banana so much that i literally skipped halfway through the word banana and the part i skipped to perfectly finished the rest of the word

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  Month ago

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

  • cat mane
    cat mane Month ago

    I'm sorry but you look a bit like aguste gusteau from ratatoullie

  • luke boulet
    luke boulet Month ago

    I never wanted to learn about bananas until I watched this

  • flinticus maximus
    flinticus maximus Month ago

    I wish I lived in America I'd love to come to your shop

  • Robert's New Hand
    Robert's New Hand Month ago

    If i what in the world your talking about. Bananas are awful.

  • pukalo [CDN]
    pukalo [CDN] Month ago

    5:34 "great aPEEL"

  • Joseph Warren
    Joseph Warren Month ago

    can we talk about how fast he chops those rods 0.o
    now that is a impressive