Product Type: Eddingtons Ltd household products
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Who likes squashed bananas?!?
Member Name: shirleyleunicorn
Date: 07/07/12, updated on 28/05/13 (48 review reads)
Advantages: Keeps your bananas perfect!
Disadvantages: Large, chunky, unattractive
Reaching into my bag to discover that my banana has been all squashed and bruised whilst it has been there is probably the main reason I wasn't particularly fond of bananas in my childhood. As I got older, I decided to give bananas another chance, because I didn't mind eating them at home when they were all fresh, slightly green, and non bruised, but I just hated how disgusting both the taste and the texture of a squashed banana could be. There had to be a way around this!
Well, thankfully, there was. Nowadays, people think up of wonderful things, and one of those is a banana guard. I never even knew that such a thing like that even existed until a friend of mine produced a beautiful, non squashed banana out of her banana guard one day. Well, obviously, being a great believer in the weird and wonderful, I just had to buy one for myself to see how well it worked.
I wasn't very familiar with how much a banana guard would cost, but I wasn't prepared to pay a huge amount for it, however useful it could be. Well, an Eddingtons Banana Guard was the one I had my eye on, and on the time of purchase it cost about £5 from Amazon- not bad for a banana case, I figured, but not incredibly cheap either. There were cheaper banana cases available on the Amazon marketplace at the time, but they all looked inferior quality to this one.
At the time of me writing this review, this Eddingtons Banana Guard costs £4.94, reduced from the Recommended Retail Price of £5.99 (according to Amazon). This comes with free Super Saver delivery, so it could be considered as something of a bargain.
So, does it keep your bananas fresh and perfect? I should like to think so. After retrieving your banana case after a particularly long journey, your banana is still as (or very close to) immaculate as when you put it in. It is made of quite a sturdy material to prevent your bananas from bruising.
I especially like taking this away on camping trips or whilst going hiking when you could really do with a nice fresh banana without any bruises.
Any downsides to such a useful product? Unfortunately, yes. For one thing, it is huge; I am not sure I have ever seen a banana that big, though I think that it is that size just in case. Well, the good thing about this is that you can fit almost any banana into there without many problems arising. This makes it hard to fit into small handbags making the portability factor of a banana quite useless. There is also the fact that this banana guard is very, very unattractive. It has a very, should I call it, interesting shape; this teamed with the quite luminous yellow colour and how very large it is has attractive many sniggers from passer bys (not to mention the people I know) should I decide to use this in public. Which, of course, is the very use this banana guard has been designed for.
So is this recommended? Well, for what it is meant to do, it works very well, better than what I would have expected from such a product. It is just such a shame about its appearance, which could have improved my impression of this product so much more. However, I will only dock one star off for that because it functions as well as I could hope for. This is perfect for you if you don't think you'd mind being seen out and about with this monstrosity. Therefore, that brings this to 4 out of 5 dooyoo stars.
Summary: No more squashed bananas!