Will the Real Banana Please Stand Up?

Greg and Audra get to the bottom of why banana-flavored candy doesn't taste like bananas.

Why don’t our banana-flavored candies taste like bananas?  Well they do, but they just taste like your great-grandfather’s banana.  The flavoring was developed based on a variety called the Gros Michel, or the Big Mike.  That breed of bananas went extinct from a fungus that killed all of them in the 1950s.  The new variety most of us find in the stores is called the Cavendish.  There’s a noticeable difference.