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View Poll Results: Which of these bananas would you eat?
1-2 4 9.76%
3-4 9 21.95%
5 18 43.90%
6 28 68.29%
7 30 73.17%
8 28 68.29%
9 24 58.54%
10-11 20 48.78%
12-13 5 12.20%
14-15 2 4.88%
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Old 08-21-2017, 01:23 PM
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In particular, which of these bananas would you willingly consume (as a whole banana, not as a baking ingredient)? Vote for as many different options as your heart demands. (The correct answer is 7-13, though.) Note that I had to collapse some of these because the poll only allows 10 options at most.

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Old 08-21-2017, 01:26 PM
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#10. It's just right.
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Old 08-21-2017, 01:29 PM
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Apparently the two of you who have voted thus far either didn't read the instructions or are super picky banana eaters who will only consume bananas of a precise ripeness? I'm not trying to pin down everyone's preferred ripeness (mine would also be 10), I'm trying to generate a ripeness acceptability gradient.
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Old 08-21-2017, 01:33 PM
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No, there's gonna be some bullshit at 10. My cut off is 9, but I can't be truly sure until I open the banana itself.

6 is maybe the surest start, but the important thing is that I keep my tongue away from revolting banana mush. (I got a solid vocabulary)
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Old 08-21-2017, 01:33 PM
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Past nine, the situation becomes fraught. Dangerous.

I don't want to go down like that, bro.

Not this guy.
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Old 08-21-2017, 01:34 PM
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There wasn't a poll or a second jbear post when I started writing that post. So much I need to read and vote on now.
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Old 08-21-2017, 01:57 PM
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Bananas exist near a threshold beyond which they cease being food and become horror. That threshold for me is at about #10 for me on this chart (but I would probably eat #11).
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I'm down to clown with 6 through 11, but given my druthers I'd take love potion #9
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Old 08-21-2017, 02:09 PM
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I don't want to make this weird but 1-4 are below the banana age of consent.
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Old 08-21-2017, 02:27 PM
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1 through 5 are for eating.

The rest are for baking.
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Old 08-21-2017, 02:28 PM
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Anything above ten is literally alcoholic.
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Old 08-21-2017, 02:29 PM
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6-10 is my range. Too green in one direction. 11 and beyond are only good for banana bread or the trash.
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Old 08-21-2017, 02:34 PM
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5 through 8 tops, I like my bananas crisp and sour, not bland mushy garbage.
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Old 08-21-2017, 02:46 PM
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1 through 5 are for shitting, because that's what they'll do to a human body. Also, they taste bad.
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5 through 8 tops, I like my bananas crisp and sour, not bland mushy garbage.
You're calling the ripe ones bland? I think that even most of the folks that turn their noses up at those very good, ripe bananas wouldn't call them bland. It's that green shit that tastes bland.
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Old 08-21-2017, 02:51 PM
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Maybe your human body is broken Jbear? because I dont seem to have that problem with bananas at all.
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11 and beyond are only good for banana bread or the trash.
I agree with you up to the point where I find things like banana bread distasteful because the bananas always taste like they've gone off
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Maybe your human body is broken Jbear? because I dont seem to have that problem with bananas at all.
I'm actually not speaking from personal experience here, because I don't eat green bananas (they taste bad). But I've heard more than one person tell me that they cause GI distress.
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Old 08-21-2017, 03:36 PM
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I always knew Vaeran and I were banana buddies.
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Probably 6-7 for me, although I have developed an allergy to bananas, so I can't eat any of them raw.
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Old 08-21-2017, 05:58 PM
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I'll eat up to 11, though 9 and 10 are good banana times.

1-5 are not fit for human consumption.
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Old 08-21-2017, 06:29 PM
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As a kid I would have picked 10 or 11 but these days I prefer a firmer banana. Numbers 6 to 8 look best to me.
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#1-5
Suitable mainly for baking (and grilling!) whole, as the insides are still starchy and firm enough to resist direct heat. If a recipe calls for plantains, you can usually substitute unripe bananas in a pinch.

#6-10
Suitable for snacking, sliced on top of pies or cereal, adding to lunch boxes... you name it. Them's good eatin'!*

#11-15
While these are technically still edible on their own, it's not recommended, unless you need to smooth out your bowel movements. Save these for mixing into breads, or freeze them to use in smoothies or make soft-serve.

*you might want to invest in a banana box if you're traveling, though.
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Anything above ten is literally alcoholic.
Bananadine?
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Büge is my banana buddy. (Though I'd be willing to snack on 5 or 11 in a pinch)
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I would have voted for 10, but I didn't want to also vote for 11.
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Old 08-22-2017, 09:14 PM
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Shoot, I didn't realize the poll was multi-choice 'til after I'd voted. Anyway, for actual direct eating, I prefer a banana slightly on the underripe side; like 3-7 is acceptable. But these days I almost entirely use bananas as a smoothie ingredient, for which anything from 8-13 is just fine.
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Old 08-23-2017, 11:57 PM
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That's a nice bell curve of answers!
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Old 08-24-2017, 05:23 AM
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6-12 for this guy, though I'd saute 4-5 in some butter and brown sugar.
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Old 08-25-2017, 10:06 AM
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1-4 are the delicious bananas, but 5-8 are servicable enough.
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