We want to cheer on all the runners who will try their best. Dole has always taken up the
challenge to open up all of banana’s new possibilities.
Part of this challenge is the “Low-Brix Banana,” which is less sweet and enjoyed by those who exercise,
and the “Gokusen Banana,” which offers a rich, deep sweetness. In order for bananas to
provide ever more support to runners, Dole has created a revolutionary new product.
It is called “BANAPEN”.
It is the first pen in Japan used exclusively for writing a message right on the banana skin.
When you write on the banana skin with the pen, you will be surprised again.
Easy to write, easy to hold. It is truly the MAGIC pen.
Write a message on the banana skin and wait for about 5 minutes. Then the characters or pictures that you wrote will appear on the skin.
*How they appear depends on each banana and the actual pen pressure.
Surprisingly, not ink but actually vinegar is contained in the pen. With oxidation effect of the banana skin, you can write characters or pictures on it. As it is an edible material, you will feel safe and reassured.
What the runners need is moderate sweetness. The lightly sweet banana defies the conventional wisdom of bananas.
As it is grown in lower elevation lands, the banana contains more water and less starch, which results in a less sweet taste.
In the survey of 800 athletes, about 49.6% of them supported the less sweet banana to eat before and during the exercise.
Compared to a banana grown in high elevation land, the Low-Brix banana has about 13% lower sugar content.
After exhausting all their energy,
runners choose this ultimate
This rich-tasting banana with a deep
sweetness rejuvenates runners.
Its rich sweetness has matured for more than a
year at high altitudes of
over 500 meters.
Selected from over 100
varieties of banana based
on its sugar content,
aroma, and nutritional
Gokusen is loved more
than typical bananas due
to its ultimate sweetness,
aroma, and texture.
Let’s write your message with the BANAPEN on the banana, which is perfect for sports, and support the runners.