I've been busy watching the Red Sox play the Indians on Opening Day but could not let this tweet go un-blogged. Apparently NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr's favorite sandwich is mayonnaise and bananas. It's for sure one of the grossest things I've ever seen.
Mayonnaise and Bananas.
Oddest combo ever?
Not since Lamb & Tunafish have I seen an odder combo.
Listen, nobody loves mayo as much as I do. I'm a mayo guy. Probably like it too much, big reason I'm in the 3 bill club (not for much longer) is because I put it on almost every sandwich, dip fries in it. I know people think it's gross but have you ever had fancy-sauce? Life changer.
I'm not gonna bash mayo because it has it's own important place in food but this is too far. Mayo can make or break a sandwich. In this case it breaks it. I'm not a huge banana guy (shocker) but they're are cool in my book. I just don't like how they stay ripe for one day then turn into poop.
What I want to know is how did Dale Jr come across this combo? His dad is fucking Dale Earnhardt so it's not like he grew up poor. Some athletes (NASCAR drivers aren't athletes IMO) grow up poor and have some weird habits because of it, gotta do what you gotta do to survive. For example I remember hearing that Michael Irvin used to eat cereal with water because he was too poor to have milk and he still eats it like that because he's so used to it. Weird for sure, but I get it. Dale Jr does not have that excuse as he has had money his entire life.
My only guess is he thought of this when he was fucked up. Thats the only logical explanation to come across this. For his sake I hope it's the case. That he was messed up and made this sandwich and some how liked it and kept making it. I've made some interesting food choices over the years, especially under the influence, but this one is mind boggling. I've done sandwiches with pizza and donuts as the bread, dipped ritz crackers in apple sauce (amazing btw). So I get people like to experiment but nothing I've done in my life even comes close to mayo and banana. Those at least tasted good. Theres no way this is tasty.
Sad thing is it's probably all just a marketing scheme.