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A veritable fruit fanatic was stunned when she stumbled across a foot-long banana in her family's grocery order.
Sam Palmer, from Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, had to do a double take when she looked through her shopping bags last week and saw the impressive specimen.
Overwhelmed by what she was seeing, the 31-year-old burst into a fit of laughter before showing off the whopper to her mum.
Not wanting to forget this magical moment, Sam quickly grabbed a few snaps of the banana, strategically positioned next to some other regular-sized examples - and even her entire arm, just for good measure.
Speaking about the find, Sam said: "It's the biggest banana I've ever seen.
"It was double, if not triple the size of the ones I already had [in the house]. It was about 12 inches long in total."
Sam's mum Paula popped down to their local supermarket in Locking Castle to pick up their shopping on Thursday (28 January) lunchtime.
Oblivious to the huge banana she'd picked up, the 65-year-old only realised that she'd hit the fruity jackpot when Sam looked through the purchases and pointed it out.
Sam said: "I'm living at home at the moment and my mum came home with it.
"I remember asking her, 'What is that?' It just made me laugh. My mum said she hadn't noticed it was that big.
"I'm trying to eat better at the moment so I've been eating bananas every morning and I think she just probably saw them and picked them as she was out.
"I thought, 'I've got to take pictures of it.' I already had some bananas as I'd bought my own so I thought I'd compare the two."
Now, while you might think a banana like this would be too special to eat, Sam didn't let it go to waste and claimed it was the tastiest one she'd ever eaten.
"The sheer size of it made me laugh, I've never seen a banana that big before - it was a bit thicker than a regular banana too. I just thought it was hilarious," she said.
"I ate the majority of it in one go. I'd already eaten one in the morning, I must have been way over my potassium limit.
"It tasted really good, it was better than the little ones I had. It's the best banana I've had in my life."
She added: "I might have to put a word in with my mum to make sure she keeps her eyes peeled for other big bananas too."
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