Llandudno student shocked to find double-barrelled banana

A STUDENT was shocked when he peeled a banana to find it was double barrelled – with two fruits inside the skin.

Aiden Martin grabbed the snack while on his break working at Asda.

But when the 18-year-old peeled off the skin off his 18p snack, he was delighted to find two fruits inside.

Experts suggest roughly 5 per cent of bananas can grow into doubles – but they rarely make it on to the shelves.

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Aiden, from Llandudno, said: “They were like a little couple camping.

“They were all nice and cozy like they were in one of those little double sleeping bags.

“They weren’t joined at all, just lying next to each other.

“I think it was a once-in-a-lifetime find.

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“I wish I could say they were two for the price of one, but sadly it’s done on weight.”

Aiden, who has just finished A-levels, is working at the supermarket over the summer before moving to Edinburgh University in September.

He said he ate the nana like one big fruit, and from the bottom up – because “that’s how the monkeys do it”.

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