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Coles Banana Bread

D and I are on a mis­sion to find deli­cious banana bread that’s reas­on­ably priced and eas­ily acquired. To be hon­est, we found our holy grail banana bread at the Harris Farm Markets in Baulkham Hills, but that was neither reas­on­ably priced nor easy to acquire! So we’re going back to basics with this Coles Banana Bread.

The first thing we notice is that the col­our is much paler than what we expect from deli­cious banana bread, des­pite the high (~26%) per­cent­age of banana used and the fra­grant smell of banana.

On tast­ing, the pale­ness of the banana bread comes through as a notice­ably strong floury fla­vour that com­petes with the banana and detracts from our enjoy­ment. The bread also lacks the deli­cious pops of moist banana comes through in homemade banana bread, as the banana has been blen­ded smooth into the bat­ter. Overall, we’re not sure why this banana bread claims to have won sil­ver and bronze awards.

This pack­age of Coles Banana Bread con­tained 550 g. It was pro­duced in Australia and pur­chased in Sydney, Australia in 2017.