Nestlé confectionery brand Allen’s has covered Coffs Harbour’s legendary Big Banana in chocolate-like syrup to celebrate the launch of Allen’s Mini Chocolate Bananas.
A stuntman climbed on top of the banana and poured 180-litres of the syrup over the 13-metre-long and 5-metre-high landmark.
Allen’s said the stunt, which involved 18 people and 13 buckets of syrup, took 91 minutes to complete.
“The Big Banana is an iconic landmark that has created many special memories for Aussies across the country, and has also been a big supporter of Allen’s banana lollies, so 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. After all, the only thing better than one Australian icon being given a delicious chocolate makeover, is two Australian icons being made over!” Nestlé head of marketing confectionery, Joyce Tan, said.
Allen’s Mini Chocolate Bananas are gluten-free, without artificial colours and flavours.
The lollies are available at Coles nationwide, independent grocers and convenience stores.