The conversation on Instagram was almost equally split on both accounts, with positive and negative things to say about the banana spread. The pro-banana side said, “MY TRADER JOES BETTER HAVE THIS.” Another added, “Was introduced to banana butter in French Polynesia and it’s been so hard to find in the US!! So excited for this.” Others suggested how they would want to eat the spread. One said, “for overnight oats???” Another wrote, “over ice cream!!!!!” One tagged comment read, “that would be yummy on your next charcuterie board.” However, those who weren’t so keen on the spread were firmly against it.
One person tagged someone and simply wrote, “too far.” Someone else responded to @traderjoeslist saying, “I’m so glad to find someone who shares my disdain for bananas. Don’t you dare sample this!” Another questioned the texture writing, “I’ll eat almost anything but I feel like this is going to be slimy. And refrigerated cold banana slime is worse than shelf stable.” Finally, one person said, “my husband feels the same way about bananas! Is this a thing? Are bananas a seriously hated food? (Like cilantro).” Wherever you fall on the banana spread spectrum, this new product is certainly getting attention.