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Cheer on all the runners
with the banana.

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.

Watch the product introduction video.

It is a magical pen that
changes the banana to
become a communication

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.

It has a revolutionary
innovation hidden
inside the 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.

Fine tip
Broad tip

The very special bunch of
bananas which defy the
conventional wisdom of

What the runners need is moderate sweetness. The lightly sweet banana defies the conventional wisdom of bananas.

The banana’s sweetness is
designed for those who do

As it is grown in lower elevation lands, the banana contains more water and less starch, which results in a less sweet taste.

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In the survey of 800 athletes, about 49.6% of them supported the less sweet banana to eat before and during the exercise.

Sugar content

Compared to a banana grown in high elevation land, the Low-Brix banana has about 13% lower sugar content.

The ultimate sweetness,
aroma, and texture.

After exhausting all their energy,
runners choose this ultimate
This rich-tasting banana with a deep
sweetness rejuvenates runners.


A sweetness beyond imagination
that rejuvenates the body after

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.

Cheer on all the runners with the
magical pen and the very special

Let’s write your message with the BANAPEN on the banana, which is perfect for sports, and support the runners.