‘‘Mi bawl out, oh Lawd, nuh Bob Marley dat pon di banana?!’’ Patricia Robinson recalled, after discovering what appears to be an image of Reggae icon Bob Marley on one of the banana peels — attached to a hand of Bananas she was placing her stall to sell.
‘‘I had to pull it off the shelf,” she told 18 Karat Reggae, “I said: ‘this one is not for sale,’ when I saw his face.’’
The image of Marley on the banana had such an impact on Robinson; it prevented the Jamaican woman from selling the fruit. However, it did not prevent her from eating it.
‘‘I took some pictures before I ate it and put on Facebook, and people were saying it is a reggae banana or the king of all bananas,’’ Robinson said.
Miss Robinson said the only reason she ate the banana is because it would have spoiled over time and the image would have been gone, according to the Reggae website. When asked why she did not put it in the freezer for preservation, she said she only thought of freezing it after she finished eating it.