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Foods that should be commercially available, but are not?

Frozen chocolate covered bananas.

Why aren't those commercially available? How come some big conglomerate like Nestle or Good Humor can't package them into a 6-count box?

What other foods do you think should be commercially available but are not?

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  1. They are available, and I've bought them before. They have a brand name like "Banana Buddies" -- something similar, but probably not exactly that.

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    1. re: Big Bad Voodoo Lou

      I stand corrected.

      I guess they are commercially available, but who would've thunk that FTD, a florist, would be hawking them. http://www.ftd.com/golden-edibles-ass...

      1. re: ipsedixit

        There's always money in the banana stand.

        1. re: GraydonCarter

          All I could think about when I read the OP...haha :)

      2. re: Big Bad Voodoo Lou

        And there you go ... Banana Babies!

        Now, to find a place that sells them.

         
        1. re: ipsedixit

          All my grocery stores sell them...bi lo ,food lion, walmart, lowes food, and piggy wiggly

          1. re: LaLa

            I guess I just have to look harder in the future.

      3. Oh that has such a huge YUCK factor to me, so I can see why not.
        Things I really like I do not want commercially produced, here come the additives, the small print the yuck. And why for?
        As I smell my slow cooker congee calling, saying, "almost ready!"

        1. Go to your local Trader Joes. They've been selling chocolate covered bananas for years. I think they are called "Go Bananas" -- my kids love them.

          I wish I could find the apple fries from Legoland. They are tossed with cinnamon and sugar and served with a cinnamon vanilla whipped cream to dip them in.

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          1. re: boogiebaby

            I rarely, if ever, shop at TJs.

            According to some 'Hounds, that's a personal character flaw of mine ..

            1. re: ipsedixit

              i have never been to a trader joes.......

              1. re: ipsedixit

                According to some 'Hounds, that's a personal character flaw of mine ..
                ~~~~~~~~~~
                nah, the TJ's thing isn't a flaw. your ketchup habit, OTOH...

                ;)

              2. re: boogiebaby

                Those apple fries sound delicious.

              3. I would like to see Lucky Charms with just the marshmallow pieces (yellow stars, blue diamonds and the like) without the quasi-heathy Meow Mix looking things (never did like those things). If I am looking for healthy cereal I am not buying Lucky Charms in the first place so why not go Full Monty with the goodies!

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                1. re: LorenM

                  So you want these:
                  \http://www.amazon.com/Mini-Dehydrated...
                  or maybe these:
                  http://www.amazon.com/Cereal-Marshmal...

                  1. re: Quine

                    Coool. Like the second link exactly! The first one seems to be like the ones in hot cocoa packets. I am just thinking of all the cereals I can add "charms" to now. Grape Nut Charms, Cheerios Charms, Raisin Bran Charms....I bet they'd be pretty good as a French Toast topper or on a peanut butter sandwich! Thanks Quine!

                    1. re: LorenM

                      *grin* Glad!

                    2. re: Quine

                      Wow! Cereal marshmallows! Who knew? Thanks for the link.

                      1. re: Quine

                        Oh boy! I can't wait!

                      2. re: LorenM

                        Not sure where you live LonenM but, the northeast esp. PA has wonderful small Amish owned markets that have so many specialty items and spices. They sell the lucky charms marshmallows by the bag. Hilltop Acres Farm Market near Manheim PA is my stop when in the Lancaster Area.

                      3. i would buy KFC gravy by the gallon....

                        and outbacks spicy ranch dressing that u get with the fries....

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                        1. re: srsone

                          Re KFC there is this:
                          http://www.food.com/recipe/kentucky-f...

                          http://kfcsecretrecipes.blogspot.com/...

                          and re Outback:

                          http://restaurantrecipesbook.com/outb...

                          http://www.food.com/recipe/outback-ra...

                          1. re: Quine

                            thanks... i will try those out

                            1. re: Quine

                              You wouldn't happen to have Longhorn's ranch dressing in that back pocket of yours??

                              1. re: HeavenLeighRI

                                http://answers.yahoo.com/question/ind...

                                1. re: Quine

                                  Well, Quine, you're sure the Shining Star of this thread!

                                  1. re: Quine

                                    It's really not Hidden Valley Ranch, buttermilk or otherwise..but thanks!!

                                    1. re: HeavenLeighRI

                                      Well, one of the posters on that link, said it was, as they worked and prepped at Longhorn's So, never having had it, don't know.

                              2. re: srsone

                                i would buy KFC gravy by the gallon....
                                ________________________________

                                I like topping the KFC biscuits with their gravy.

                                1. re: ipsedixit

                                  i use it to dunk the chicken in...

                                  and yes its ok to dunk......

                                  1. re: srsone

                                    (Tee hee...)

                                    Lucy

                                    1. re: srsone

                                      i use it to dunk the chicken in...
                                      __________________________

                                      It's the only way to make the breast meat edible.

                                    2. re: ipsedixit

                                      When I was a teenager, I went through a phase of eating just the biscuits and gravy, but since they wouldn't sell me *just* the gravy (you had to order the mashed potatoes to get the gravy), it was lucky that my then-boyfriend liked the mashed potatoes with just butter. I liked the chicken just fine, but it was never what pulled me in.

                                      1. re: onceadaylily

                                        hmmmm...
                                        i dont ever remember not being able to buy gravy separately
                                        small size or large

                                        1. re: srsone

                                          This was over twenty years ago, in a small town with the one franchise, but I was told that they made the gravy to go *with* the potatoes. It could have been a lazy staff member, or the whimsical boss of such, but that's the hand I was dealt at that particular franchise.

                                  2. http://www.dianasbananas.com/

                                    or you could head down to Newport Beach/Balboa Island and hit Bluth's, the stand that started it all...

                                    1. I would like to buy the seasoning that manufacturers use on salt and vinegar chips. I have a recipe for making it but have yet to get round to it.
                                      I'd love it to put on popcorn and on hot chips (vinegar makes them go soggy).

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                                      1. re: Billy33

                                        try salt & vinegar popcorn seasoning:
                                        http://www.google.com/search?q=salt+%...

                                        or use vinegar powder and add salt to taste.
                                        http://www.google.com/search?q=salt+%...

                                        1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                                          Thanks for this - unfortunately they don't ship internationally. I'll see if Amazon has it.

                                      2. Haggis In A Can ...

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                                        1. re: redfish62

                                          I've seen this in both Scotland and Canada, though could not tell you what stores they were specifically. My Mom adores it!

                                          1. re: redfish62

                                            I've seen it at the Celtic Festival in Hunter, NY. Vegetarian haggis, also (it's mostly made of oats). And you can buy it online!

                                            http://www.kilts-n-stuff.com/scottish...

                                            1. re: redfish62

                                              You got your wish:

                                              http://www.caledoniankitchen.com/cata...

                                              1. re: redfish62

                                                I've had a can in my pantry for over a year now! Nobody will try it with me. :(

                                                I got it at The British Shoppe in Orlando, and they do mail order sales!

                                                http://www.thebritishshoppe.com/Merch...

                                              2. Fresh razor clams :):)

                                                1. We buy them at Trader Joe's for our youngest daughter