August 25 was National Banana Split Day. How did you celebrate? Probably the regular way: a scoop of vanilla, strawberry and chocolate ice cream on top of a split banana. Add some whip cream, sprinkles, peanuts and a cherry on top, and there you have it!
Well, if you’ve heard of the Food Surgeon, you’ll already know that someone else celebrated a little differently. Although he chooses to stay anonymous, the Food Surgeon has exploded on YouTube and social media for his crazy food inventions, and the way he creates them.
Using no background music, so that you can hear the actual sounds of the “surgeries,” the Surgeon creates treats such as the “Reese’s Peanut-Butter-Ectomy with Oreo Cream Transplant,” and the “Surgical Nutty Bar Enhancement,” where he separates the layers of three Nutty Bars, then uses a flame torch to melt them together into one large bar.
Well, he’s also conducted an operation on a banana split sundae, and if you’re interested, you can take a look at the procedure below.
I don’t know about you, but as interesting as this is, I think I prefer the old fashioned, sloppy way of enjoying a banana split. Also this feels a tad creepy to me. Maybe it’s because I’m more of a chaotic mess type of person.
According to an interview Yahoo News conducted with the Surgeon, his videos became a hit in only a few days after they were released. The Food Surgeon believes it’s either because of “the careful cuts, camera angles, and sounds” or that some find the videos to be “dark and Dexter-esque.” Either way, he says he’s happy to keep his subscribers “hungry and happily disturbed.”
I’ll admit I’m one of the disturbed viewers, but maybe audience members who value precision finally have a food show to appreciate. If you haven’t celebrated your National Banana Split day yet, it’s better late than never. Try the sloppy traditional approach, or even try the Food Surgeon’s meticulous approach. Whichever way you do it, it’s bound to taste terrific.