Which do you prefer for a snack - a KitKat or a banana? According to the BBC News website [here] PM Gordon Brown is attempting to wean himself off his four-a-day KitKat habit, and eating nine bananas instead!
Given the choice, I think I would opt for a banana - it is healthier, cheaper, and much more versatile. You can eat it as it is, mush it on toast [spread with Nutella, if feeling really decadent] chop it into custard, blitz it into a smoothie, sling in on the BBQ, slice it over your Branflakes ...and if it languishes too long in the fruit bowl, it will still bake into a moist, sweet banana loaf.
And then there is the indescribable sensual pleasure of writing a message on a banana skin with a ballpoint pen [you just have to try this yourself to understand what I mean!]
Not sure I could manage to eat NINE in one day though! Apparently the PM's strategy is to help him prepare for the upcoming Election. But I would certainly prefer 63 bananas a week to Maggie Thatcher's 1979 pre-election diet [allegedly 28 eggs, plus spinach, cucumber, the occasional steak and a regular swig of whisky]
Do you remember this? [surely there is only one 'p' in unzip though?]
I asked Bob which he would prefer for a snack - KitKat, or banana.
He said "Both!"