If the cruel temptations of the Play-Doh Fun Factory taught the world anything, it's that mouthwatering creations are more gratifying when they're actually edible. Swoop mouth-first onto a cold, peeled treat with today’s deal: for $5, you get $10 worth of frozen banana treats at Bananarchy on Lamar. Today’s Groupon may be used over multiple visits for an entire summer’s worth of banana tallying.
Bananarchy operates on a deceptively simple principle: frozen bananas are dipped in the customer’s choice of four melted dippings, then coated in one of 11 delicious textured toppings. Dip your banana non-euphemistically in chocolate, vegan chocolate, peanut butter, or vanilla, and then coat it in one or more toppings, which range from M&Ms and Oreos to coconut, granola, toffee, and cinnamon. The result is a frozen treat perfect for gripping in a proletariat fist and for bombing one’s fascist innards with vitamin C. All bananas used by Bananarchy are fair trade, unlike the bananas at Bananobjectivism, which are harvested directly from the hands of bawling, hungry babies. Prices usually range from $2.75 to $3.75 per treat, based on half or whole bananas, and specialty bananas can be a bit higher.
Whether they’re celebrating a summer of chaotic fun or trying to chicken-dance their career as a magician back to life, a frozen banana from Bananarchy gives anarchic Austinites a big, yellow, potassium-rich finger with which to stick it to the Man. Treat some friends to a few frozen bananas and a whole lot of Arrested Development references with today’s Groupon to Bananarchy.
- More than just that simple combination of peeling, freezing, and dipping Anderson and Notario first envisioned, Bananarchy serves every banana made to order, with customers able to choose from chocolate, peanut butter, and vanilla coatings, then add endless varieties of toppings, like chopped peanuts, shredded coconut, crumbled Oreos, Nutella, cinnamon, even Reese’s Pieces. And in keeping with its “bananarchist” principles, it sources only fair-trade bananas, and puts everything on 100-percent-recyclable spoons—revolutionary, indeed. – Gina Bastone and Sean O'Neal, A.V. Club
- Mmmm... frozen banana covered with your choice of hard shell of chocolate, vanilla or PB, and rolled in your selected topping. Mmmm. – M B., Yelp
Bananarchy operates on a deceptively simple principle: frozen, Turbana bananas are dipped in the customer’s choice of four melted dips and then coated in their choice of 11 toppings. Hundreds of combinations result. Patrons can opt for a wholesome snack, devouring a banana dipped in vegan chocolate and granola, or indulge in a satisfying dessert with a banana dipped in chocolate and coated with toffee, cookies, and M&M's.
In addition to offering a warm-weather alternative to snow cones or snowman tears, Bananarchy boasts a complex origin story that earned co-founder Laura Anderson a feature on McSweeney’s. In a Q&A session, she explains that the idea was inspired by the frozen banana stand on the TV show Arrested Development.