Who remembers the great banana famine of 2011?For those who are unaware, Cyclone Yasi hit Queensland wiping out a majority of banana production for the country. This shock in the banana production sent prices of bananas into the $15 per kilo mark, almost on par with fresh berries and exotic fruit. Who could ever image the common banana could sell for more than a bunch of out of season grapes?
The ritual of baking a comforting loaf of banana bread became a treasured luxury, and banana where treasured as a bar of gold in the fruit market. I think I remember an article where new line of “banana bandits” where steal bananas from small shops. Let say the country when a bit crazy for a while.