November 26, 2016

Chiquita

Who puts the stickers on Chiquita bananas?

In 1944, we introduced Miss Chiquita and became the first company to brand a banana. In the early years, we experimented with putting our name and Miss Chiquita on a paper band and wrapping it around hands of bananas. The idea of sticking labels on bananas started in 1963. Machines are just too rough and can bruise the delicate fruit so that’s why we still place our Blue Label on them by hand.

Our Chiquita stickers have become an iconic symbol for high-quality fruit and produce. We've used the stickers to promote bananas for school lunches, celebrate major anniversaries, advertise our sponsorship of the Olympics in 1980, celebrate Miss Chiquita's 50th birthday, and feature our slogan “Quite Possibly, The World's Perfect Food®”



Where can I find banana bread recipe?

It’s the Number One, world-famous Chiquita Banana Bread Recipe. With just a few ingredients, you can make the most delicious banana bread recipe that is sure to please any eater. Make this time-tested and easy banana bread recipe today with Chiquita bananas.

Ingredients:
  • 4 whole Chiquita® bananas
  • 1 cup All-purpose flour
  • 1 cup Unprocessed wheat bran
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Baking soda
  • 1/2 cup Sugar 
  • 1/2 cup Brown sugar
  • 1 cup Unsalted butter, soft
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup Walnuts
  • 1 Tbsp. Honey

Instructions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a large 9x5 inch loaf pan. Whip 2 Chiquita bananas and sugars until mix is creamy (about 3 minutes). Add butter, eggs and vanilla and whip until smooth. Mix in all dry ingredients until blended then add walnuts and blend for additional minute. Slice two Chiquita banana and toss with honey until Chiquita bananas are well coated. Pour mix in loaf pan and place honey coated bananas on top. Bake in oven for 60 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes then place plate on top of pan and flip pan upside down so loaf falls onto plate. Slice and garnish the loaf with your choice of fresh fruit, powder sugar, yogurt etc.

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