If you've ever eaten banana-flavored foods like Runts, Laffy Taffy or Jell-O Pudding then you know that their unmistakable taste is nothing like that of the actual yellow-peeled fruit.
While most artificial food flavors rarely taste 'natural', banana flavoring is actually closer to the real deal than you would think.
According to Food & Wine, "it's not that the fake banana flavor doesn’t taste like bananas, it’s that bananas don’t taste as flavorful as they used to."
There's a very interesting, but somewhat complicated reason why the banana-like flavor our taste buds are used to is significantly different from a real banana.
Are you ready to have your mind blown?