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Japan's Luxury Fruit Collection Now Includes Banana With Two Peels

The banana is sold exclusively in Japan.


Japan loves luxury fruit — $6 bananassquare watermelon$8,200 bunch of grapes — but a new banana takes the concept to a new level. The Shiawase banana — which is grown on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines and is sold only in Japan — has two peels. The distributor of the fruit commissioned a design agency to create special packaging for the banana and the result is a double-layered sticker applied to the surface of the banana peel. The sticker "mimics the texture, colors, and feel of a banana peel" and it when it is peeled backwards it has a layer of text explaining the story behind the banana.