A bit more on the bananas and the aforementioned Euromyth.
At the time the myth came about the UK and France had encouraged the the EU to tarrif favour the smaller, curvier, sweeter banana from the Caribbean. Guess where we had a colonial presence? ;-). This pleased not neither the Germans, Dutch or the Americans who favoured due to taste or political reasons the straighter 'dollar banana' of Central America.
So we entered into a trade war which in this case the EU lost, but the UK tabloids made it into, as was their wont, a 'EU bans curvy bananas' rather than the reality which was the EU lost a case favouring countries such as St Lucia, Dominica and the French regions of Guadaloupe and Maritinique.