Do you remember banana milk? I do. Fondly. When I was little, Nesquik made banana milk syrup, just the same as their chocolate and strawberry milk syrup, and it was delicious. I can taste it in my mind right now…
But was this a real thing? I can’t find proof it ever existed, and TRUST ME, I’ve been looking.
I’ve found this:
But it’s pre-mixed and you buy it in the refrigerated section. That’s not what I’m talking about. I’m talking about the un-pre-mixed syrup so you can make it as banana-y or un-banana-y as you want.
The liquid is ideal, but yesterday at my local British shoppe (I think all British and candy shops should be given the respect of an extra ‘p’ and an ‘e’, out of respect) I found this:
which is pretty much the exact same thing, only powder. Which kind of completely figures because AH is always trying to convince me that food from the U.K. is better than the food here and I try to fight him and I think this product alone proves me wrong. I actually kind of hope it does.
I’m so excited, it’s completely disproportional. It’s just milk. But, dudes. Dooooods. It’s BANANA MILK. It’s DELICIOUS. Caps lock/italics delicious. It was also $6.99, in Canadian funds, so it better be delicious.
I haven’t actually tried it yet because I just bought it yesterday and I have the memory of a dying goldfish and completely forgot about it until this morning. And it’s really more of an evening beverage.
Ever get really excited for something you remember from your childhood, only to discover that it was absolutely revolting and you’re pretty sure your parents should have handed their children over to the proper authorities for allowing them to consume such atrocities? Like cotton candy? Or Pop Rocks©? Or these:
I’m afraid Banana Milk will be like that. I’ve built it up so much in my head and it’s going to taste like liquid gruel. I don’t even know what gruel is, but it sounds like it probably doesn’t taste like the Banana Milk in my head. Which is delicious, if you haven’t caught on yet. And gruel probably tastes like those little pellets that fly off of tires when you’re burning rubber, but in more of a porridge-type texture. And also cold. Gruel is probably cold.
Now I’m sad for my Banana Milk. I’m sad because it’s probably going to disappoint me and I know it wants to live up to my expectations. But the fact of the matter is, Banana Milk, sometimes our expectations are based on memories created more than two decades ago. So, if you don’t taste the way I want you to taste, believe me when I say, it’s not you. It’s me.
UPDATE – I remembered to try it last night and oh my. It was EXACTLY the way I remember and did not disappoint. I wish it were liquid because it took some muscle work to get it mixed up properly, but it was worth it in the end.
CONCLUSION – Banana Milk is the bestest.