Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Chiquita Banana Would Love The Carb Lovers Diet

Collecting (And Eating) Your Favorite Bananas

I'm going bananas! Here is the scoop...I just agreed to try Health Magazine's new diet book called The Carb Lovers Diet. As you poke through the book, you will see why I am going bananas. In the first week during the Kick Start Plan every breakfast is based on bananas.

Hello Chiquita!

Why bananas you ask? Bananas are high in Resistant Starch the mainstay of this latest diet approach.

So here is what I will be eating for breakfast week 1

Monday Banana Shake
Tuesday Banana-Nut Oatmeal
Wednesday Banana Shake Plus
Thursday Banana Berry Shake
Friday Banana & Almond Butter Toast
Saturday Banana Cocoa Shake
Sunday Banana & Almond Toast

Chiquita Banana Trivia

While I am on the subject of bananas, here is some Chiquita trivia. According to Joleen Ashman Robison and Kay Sellers, author of "Advertising Dolls" (, there were three official
Chiquita Banana Dolls issued by Chiquita Brand, Inc.

The first doll came out in 1944 , the year the trademark symbol was designed. This doll was offered on packages of Kelloggs Corn Flakes. The next doll was a rubber squeak toy and was issued as a premium in the 1950s. The last doll was released in 1974 for $1.75 and two seals from Chiquita Banana. The doll shown is the last doll (1974).

1974 Photo (Top) is Courtesy of
1944 Cloth Doll Image (bottom) courtesy of

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  1. Dianne,
    My husband and my Dad worked for Campbell Soup....I know all about premiums! Love seeing these!!!! I guess I am going to have to do a post about the Campbell Kids! :)

  2. Love this! My granddaughter loves eating bananas. So, we watch the old banana commercials on YouTube and old Carmen Miranda clips. We sing along loud to the clips. Found some vintage kitsch chalkware bananas for her to hang on her wall. She loves them. Thank you for this cute post. Wishing you well on your diet.