Back in June, fellow YBA editor Zakiyyah and I had a problem. Naturally, we took it to Twitter.
Not one but two people responded with the same recommendation: the Banana Guard. I never heard of this before, so I went to their website. With bright and colorful product images, the company describes their product:
Are you fed up with bringing bananas to work or school only to find them bruised and squashed? Our unique, patented device allows for the safe transport and storage of individual bananas letting you enjoy perfect bananas anytime, anywhere. The Banana Guard was specially designed to fit the vast majority of bananas. Its other features include multiple small perforations to facilitate ventilation thereby preventing premature ripening and a sturdy locking mechanism to keep the Banana Guard closed.
I needed this item.
I reached out to them and asked if we could try a few Banana Guards to review and give away to our readers. The company was extremely nice and generous, and they sent us a box of products: Banana Guards of varying colors (I grabbed the purple) as well as Froot Guards (to protect rounder fruits) and S’wich Guards (for your sandwiches).
When we opened the box at our office, we had a pretty great laugh. A group of women opening a box of brightly colored phallic-looking objects? This makes for an excellent workday.
The following day, I began testing the Banana Guard. And I was impressed. Like, really impressed.
You know how you bring your bananas with you in a bag and they become all black and mushy, and make everything in your bag smell like banana? That never happens with the Banana Guard. Not only does it do exactly what they say — protect your banana while in transit — it actually keeps the banana staying good for a longer amount of time!
I once left a banana in it over an entire weekend, as it traveled with me for six hours in car, stayed inside my duffel bag in my hotel room for two nights and traveled the six hours back home. The NEXT morning I unpacked and realized I forgot about my banana. Nervous, I opened the banana guard – and it was still perfect! No rotting at all.
The banana guard works so well that my fiancé started taking it to work, despite the constant teasing by both his coworkers and his fiancée about his [rhymes with mildo]. We began getting into fights over whose turn it was to use the Banana Guard, and I might have made him sleep on the couch after he “forgot” to take it home from work one night.
The Banana Guard is just that good.
For a chance to win your own Banana Guard, Froot Guard and S’wich Guard, simply “like” us on Facebook and fill out the entry form. You will love it!