Banana is a pretty polarizing flavor. I know that. Unfortunately, I have a wide range of flavors I like, including artificial banana. I know it’s odd but I won’t stop liking it. I always loved when my mom bought the variety pack of Laffy Taffys to pass out for Halloween, because while my brother and I rifled through the package to save a few for ourselves, I knew my little banana babies would be safe. No one else wanted them. Honestly, of all artificial candy flavors, banana might be my favorite. It is consistent if nothing else. I always know what I’m getting myself into. I can’t always say the same for other flavors. Banana flavor is mellow and creamy. I’d heard of the Milkis sodas before, but never tried them. The idea of carbonation and milk is enough to send me over the edge. I don’t care for cream soda, really, but I do enjoy the very occasional ice cream float, so I’m at a crossroads I guess. I believe in my heart that creamy and carbonated can be a combination done correctly, if restraint and precision are exercised.
I’d never had honeybush before now. I wasn’t even clear on exactly what it was, I just had seen the word around a lot in the last few months. This is kinda like when I had never seen rhubarb before and I kept seeing it in the store everywhere all of a sudden and thought, "What the fuck is wrong with that celery?" So I looked it up. I’m allergic to honey (not deathly, it just makes my tongue and face swell. Uncomfortable? Yes. Deadly? No.), so I have to be careful and look into things with honey in the name. I had no idea honeybush was a plant, or that the smell was so sweet and fragrant (hence the name).