Originally Posted by chefwriter
You're viewing this as a problem when it is most likely just the natural ripening process. As has been pointed out, we have all gotten used to a certain type of banana. We have also gotten used to the way those particular bananas are handled before arriving on the supermarket shelves.
So now you have encountered something you are not used to but that doesn't mean it's wrong, just different.
I would speak to the produce manager with the view to being a better informed consumer, not looking to complain. I have no doubt you are not the first customer to inquire. You might even inspire him or her to post an informative sign with the bananas.
When i used to live in the states, i noticed some products are prefered by the majority and thus appear more on market shelves.
What the OP is probably noticing is a different variety of bananas on his markets shalves. Or the handling process of these bananas could be different.
Here in brazil most supermarkets have at least 3-4 different varieties of bananas. And there ripining process, size, and even taste can all differ.
In my mothers house we have banana trees. The name of the banana i don´t remember, they are huge, thick, have and internal orange/pinkish coloring, and taste completely different, really sweet and starchy. Not to be eaten acessively when uncooked. Theres also giant cavendish bananas.
The varieties are many and each one has different traits!.