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Banana Flips

I've seen a few posts on here about those wonderful snacks from my childhood--banana flips!! They look like a big taco with lots of yummy cream inside...haven't been able to find them for over a year. Does anybody know if they're still available anywhere???

thanks much!

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  1. when i saw your post on the board titles, i actually mewed "ooaaaah, banana flips!!," and clicked on!

    Ode to a Banana Flip

    You are fluffy and creamy,
    Your sponge cake so fine.
    You make me dreamy
    Wish you'd be mine.

    Alas, you have left me
    At 7-11 forlorn.
    Please return and surprise me
    On some fortunate morn.

    Why did your fine maker
    Cease crafting your kind?
    I'd love to again eat you
    Snack food so refined!

    Oh! the banana
    On the tongue gentle.
    Without your light sweetness,
    I've gone nearly mental.

    You may not be trendy,
    You may not be hip,
    But I love you, I miss you
    Come back 'nana Flip!

    I promise to love you
    Again, it is true.
    So please come and meet me,
    7-11, aisle 2.

    2 Replies
    1. re: alkapal

      love the poem!! still rather have the flip, tho... :-(

      1. re: psalm14517

        thank you. my creativity was fueled by the long-lost flip. i've looked for years to find one....

    2. I did enjoy Banana Flips. There was a red one too for a while...Cherry?

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      1. re: scuzzo

        i don't recall any cherry flips. the sponge cake was red? or just the fluffy filling?

        looking on the net, seems they can be found only in vending machines. i've emailed the dolly madison bakeries hq to get more info.

        in the meantime, a recipe: http://www.cooks.com/rec/doc/0,1810,1...

        1. re: alkapal

          Just cherry filling. White cake.

          1. re: scuzzo

            i grew up in southwest florida, but don't recall seeing the cherry. maybe i was just riveted by focusing on my beloved 'nana flip!

        1. re: HillJ

          hmmm, it is the sister bakery to dolly madison. will try the twinkie, but the flips had a certain oh-so-important ratio of fluffy filling to sponge cake.

        2. Im sad to report that I've gotten a bad report, to wit, a reply by email from the Interstate Bakeries company regarding our beloved, now dearly departed, Banana Flips:

          "Thank you for contacting us concerning our Dolly Madison Banana Flips.

          We are sorry that you have been unable to find Dolly Madison Banana Flips. Unfortunately, we have discontinued that particular item. We know how disappointing it is to find a product that suits your taste only to have it move off the market. Several consumers have voiced the similar views and we are forwarding your concerns to the bakery manager in your area and our executive management team.

          Thank you for your interest."

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          1. re: alkapal

            so...what's stopping you from a petition?
            The banana Twinkies are not an equal substitute!

            1. re: alkapal

              i have to say, those interstate bakeries people are nice. they actually sent me a snail mail letter, too!

            2. Try a "whole lotta banana' at Famima!! I think the difference is that the banana is chocolate covered. Opps! Sorry, but there are not too many Famimas!! around.