J loves banana splits. He loves them, a lot. When we go out and eat out, he would look at the dessert section and if there is a banana split, more likely than not, he would order it.
I grew up reading Sweet Valley and the banana split was always mentioned. Archie comics would always mention it as well. I used to fantasize about this dessert and imagine it to be something really nice and awesome.
The first time I ordered one for myself, I was 19 I think. I had enough allowance on me that I didn't flinch when i saw it was around Php120. I thought, pretty fancy dessert and my expectations were set way way higher.
So there I was, all giggly and excited, fantasizing about something wonderful. And then, there it was. My heart dropped. I remember thinking, this is it?!?!?! This is what the fuss is all about?
OMG! (actually it was more WTF!)
It was just a banana split in half and then placed in the middle were 3 scoops of ice cream with whipped cream and some nuts and cherry. I didn't get it. What was so fascinating about it that all the characters in Sweet Valley and Archie seemed gung ho on it?
I was depressed. I could do the same thing at home and it would cost me less and I'd be able to do a lot more. Sigh ...
Now, I refuse to order it for myself. I REFUSE! And so ... there goes the story of the end of my love affair with the banana split. =(
i'm not a fan of banana split as well. i'd rather order three scoops of ice cream without the banana hehe.ReplyDelete
Hahaha this is so funny! Maybe bananas are rare in Sweet Valley and Riverdale hence why they're so ga-ga over it.ReplyDelete
@ Ibyang: Yep, I feel the same.ReplyDelete
@ toni: Oo nga e. Nakakainis talaga hehe