McDonald’s Banana Pie

Written by | January 14, 2007

Topics: 6 Rating, Fast Food, McDonald's

Isn’t technology great?

Thanks to people who make way more money that I do — the engineers and scientists who advance society — computers have gotten faster, cell phones have gotten smaller, hard drives have gotten larger, sex dolls have gotten more realistic (kind of SFW), and robots have come even closer to making human beings their slaves.

It doesn’t seem like it was too long ago when cell phones were the size of a concrete brick, gave off enough radiation to cook a hot dog, and to talk on it would cost about the same amount per minute as any 1-900 number found in the back of Juggs or Booty Magazine.

Today, cell phones can easily fit in a pocket, can play music, take scantily clad pictures of yourself to post on your MySpace or blog, and thanks to small wireless Bluetooth earpieces, they can also make you look like a crazy person talking to yourself.

Cell phones are a more recent technology, but even one of the pillars of home entertainment — the television — has seen dramatic improvement over the decades of its existence. When I was growing up, televisions came in black and white or color, screen were small, knobs were used to change channels, and PBS had Monty Python and occasional nudity.

Televisions today can come in sizes greater than 100 inches and show a vivid color picture in high-definition which allows you to see blades of grass blowing on a football field or the wrinkles on Larry King’s face that show the number of times he’s been married (It works much like how the rings in a tree can determine its age).

Advances in technology doesn’t stop with just consumer electronics and sex dolls, it’s been also seen in the fast food industry. Burgers have gotten bigger, french fries have gotten fryer, cup sizes have gotten taller, the waists of fast food eaters have gotten wider, and Happy Meals have gotten happier.

However, there has been one area in the fast food industry that hasn’t seen many technological advances — fast food pie technology. Over the years, the only change the McDonald’s Apple Pie has seen in its almost 40-year history was having the fried version replaced with a baked one in 1992. Although despite it being baked, along with Nick Nolte and Tara Reid, today’s McDonald’s Apple Pie is probably the only other thing in existence that is really baked, but looked fried.

Recently, other people who make way more money than me — chefs, nutritionists, and pieologists — have taken the apple out of the McDonald’s Apple Pie and replaced it with exotic fruits like, cherries, taro, and bananas.

Recently, I ate the McDonald’s Banana Pie, which was apparently available for a limited time at participating McDonald’s, because it doesn’t seem to be around anymore. From the outside it looked like a normal fried McDonald’s Apple Pie, but inside was the potassium-rich goodness of bananas, which is also the number one cause of accidents in cartoons.

The pie itself was good and sweet and the bananas inside weren’t mushy at all, but despite it being tasty, I don’t know if just replacing the fruit in a McDonald’s pie is enough of an advancement in fast food pie technology. I was hoping for a bigger pie, a pie that heats itself, or a pie that can make itself a la mode.

Item: McDonald’s Banana Pie
Price: 99 cents
Purchased at: McDonald’s
Rating: 6 out of 10
Pros: B-A-N-A-N-A-S. Tasty and sweet. Crispy. Potassium from bananas. Bananas weren’t mushy. Advances in sex doll technology.
Cons: Fried not baked. For a limited time. No major advances in fast food pie technology. Cartoon accidents caused by banana peels.






29 Comments For This Post I'd Love to Hear Yours!

  1. marvo says:

    Webmiztris – Well, actually, if the pie is fried and is fresh out of the fryer, I’m sure the hot oil would cause some havoc fun.

    Politicallll.Asylum – Because the more preservative, the more preserved my insides are going to be.

    Toni – Nope, anvils are only in the Looney Toon universe, bananas are in both.

    Meredith – I hear that McDonald’s in other countries have weird things on the menu. I’m sure somewhere out there a McDonald’s has a coconut or fig pie.

    Sir Jorge – It might be regional thing. “Regional” being only on these rocks in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

    Melanie – That’s right! I forgot about pumpkin. If you’ve never had banana cream pie, I gotta tell you that it’s pretty awesome!

    Stacie – There are actually a few McDonald’s scattered across the US that do still make fried pies. Also, I agree, if it’s from McDonald’s it can’t be very good for you.

    calvin – It’s not fried everywhere. Most of the McDonald’s in the United States do serve baked pies. Also, it’s America, one of our mottos is “We’ll fry anything.”

  2. Lacey says:

    I like Mc Donald’s apple pies, but they were way better when they were all fied and bubbly on the outside. I know, trans fat tastes good, but it isn’t good for you. I can’t imagine theat imaginary meat they serve is any better for you either. Still…you gotta love Mickey D’s.

  3. Suzanne says:

    I used to like the cherry ones, then they disappeared. No banana’s here though….never have seen them, but I’ll try them if they ever show up. They do need to be bigger don’t they?

  4. cybele says:

    I haven’t seen those at the local McDs!

    Did you see the article in they NYTimes about banana cream pie … you must be on the cusp of some trend about banana pies … you trendsetter, you!

  5. Ace N. says:

    If you guys want fried apple goodness, go to Taco Bell and get their Caramel Apple Empanada. It’s basically a deep fried apple pie and it is delish. It’s also one of the few items on the menu that won’t give you E. coli.

  6. Abi says:

    I scrolled down from the limited edition candy bar poll and gagged. There aren’t a lot of websites that make me do that, but your’s has a pretty good track record.

  7. marvo says:

    Lacey – I heart Grimace!

    Suzanne – You know what they say in fast food, “The bigger they are, the harder your arteries.”

    cybele – My banana pie review says “trendsetter,” but my plaid pants say the opposite.

    Ace N. – I don’t know about that, they stick green onions in EVERYTHING.

    Abi – I must keep that up, because I’d hate to let you down.

  8. mai says:

    wow, it’s been forever since i commented here…
    all i can say about this is.. eww! chunks of bananas? in pie? O.o
    banana cream pie is one thing, but…

    and yet, i commend you for being bold enough to try all these, ehm, interesting new foods and tell us all about them.

  9. marvo says:

    mai – Hi Mai! Chunks of bananas? Better than chunks of dog.