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Australia’s Big Banana Gets A Sweet Makeover

The Big Banana & Allen's Mini Chocolate Bananas. Image: Supplied

Two Aussie icons unite as Allen’s covers the Big Banana in chocolate.

Don’t fret, you’re not going bananas, but the team at Allen’s lollies might be! In the last 24 hours, Australia’s legendary Big Banana in Coffs Harbour was covered in a chocolate-like syrup to celebrate the launch of the new Allen’s Mini Chocolate Bananas.

For the first time in its half-century history, the 13-metre-long and five-metre-high landmark got an oozing makeover with chocolatey goodness. Thankfully, the team at Allen’s saved the real chocolate for their delightful mini bananas.

Allen's Mini Chocolate Bites. Image: Supplied

Allen’s Mini Chocolate Bites. Image: Supplied

“We’re thrilled to be the first confectionery brand in the world to give this great icon an ‘apeeling’ make-over to celebrate our new Allen’s Mini Chocolate Bananas,” said Nestlé Head of Marketing Confectionery, Joyce Tan.

“Afterall, the only thing better than one Australian icon being given a delicious chocolate makeover is two Australian icons being made over!”

The delectable event was orchestrated by a stuntman dressed as an Allen’s candy maker. He was bananas enough to climb to the top and pour 180-litres of the special syrup to make the magical moment a reality. It took a total of 18 people, 13 buckets, two safety harnesses, and one daredevil to change the face of The Big Banana. The pour took a total of 91-minutes to complete, to the enjoyment of onlookers who witnessed the once-in-a-lifetime moment. Take a look at the video below!

When it comes to the ‘real peel’, the team at Allen’s has made the perfect bite-sized treat, covering its cherished banana lolly in delicious milk chocolate. The twist on this classic will not only melt-in-your-mouth, but they are also gluten-free and have no artificial colours and flavours.

“Allen’s is a proud Aussie brand many of us have grown up with, so when we decided to make our much-loved original bananas bite-sized and cover them in chocolate, there was only one way to mark the occasion.

 Allen’s Mini Chocolate Bananas (RRP $4.50) are available in the chocolate aisle nationwide in Coles, independent grocers and convenience stores, along with the rest of the new ‘Allen’s Bites’ range, including the Allen’s Mini Chocolate Raspberries, MilkybarCookie Bites and KitKat Snak It.

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