Prevent This Tragedy: Selling Pre-Peeled Bananas In Cellophane Covered Foam Trays.

Pre-peeled bananas sold in a Billa Supermarket.The photo of the pre-peeled and wrapped bananas for sale was posted on Facebook and caused quite stir for the Billa Supermarket chain. In the face of threatened boycotts and the social media uproar, Billa has apologized and they’ve promised not to pre-peel & wrap their bananas again.

Jubbling’s take: BFD. They did it and won’t do it again. Move on. But one there is one issue that hasn’t been cleared up: who would buy pre-peeled bananas wrapped in cellophane on a foam tray? Hate to think that there are people living among us who haven’t figure out the whole banana peeling thing. [Gizmodo and Austrian Times]


Adding Edible Eyes To Fruits And Vegetables May Be One More Reason Kids Won’t Eat Them.

Edible Eyes from Suck UKRight now, my 9-year old is going through the Toy Story phase where every stuffed animal, rock and chunk of scrap wood is real and has a life. Getting him to part with Rocky VI (pet rock) and Woody XI (beach wood) is always a struggle. That’s why I probably won’t buy any Edible Eyes stick-on sugar eyes that you can put on fruits and vegetables to give them a happy face. Edible Eyes packageDon’t get me wrong, Suck UK (great name) has come up with a neat product and their intentions are good – edible stickers that give fruits and veggies a little character and friendly personality.

Edible eyes, in a normal household, would encourage kids to work down the food chain and make eating fruits and veggies more fun. But it wouldn’t work in our house and the results wouldn’t be pretty. I foresee 10+ smiling-eyed, uneaten, bruised and shriveled “Fruities” sitting on a shelf or by a bed like a favorite stuffed animal. Sorry Edible Eyes – great idea but we’re going to have to pass. [Laughing Squid]