I contacted the customer service people at Necco about the Smoothie controversy (see post below.) They sent a very kind e-mail saying that the flavor selection is indeed random, but they'd be sending my query on to Quality Control. In the meantime, Alexandra was sweet enough to share her four banana caramel wafers with me. They were lacking that slightly sour tang of real banana flavor. It was more of a cloying, artificial banana with some serious caramel notes. But I always like to see banana represented in the candy canon. I think it deserves as much respect as say, watermelon or green apple.