The Fascinating Reason Why Banana Flavoring Doesn't Taste Like Real Bananas

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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?

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