Banana Keeper

Submitted by windupkitty June 15th, 2010
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When the terrain gets rough, you can switch into 4 wheel drive, slip on shin guards, or wear a helmut. But what about your banana? Please don’t tell me you’ve never asked yourself that question before! Well, here’s your answer! I’m not sure what I like best: the fact that the air holes so your kept banana can breathe are heart shaped, or that there are two large round holes on both ends of the holder so you can run a string through it and wear it around your neck. I think those people that climb Everest must do that so they can have a quick bite, kinda like how cyclists have those backpacks full of water……

4 Responses to “Banana Keeper”

  1. Allee Willis

    Wow! I’ve literally never seen this before. Is this really a contraption that cyclists are familiar with so they travel with snacks? God forbid I should ever do any exercise but if it meant wearing something as beautiful as this around my neck my knees might start moving in a circular motion. Really, are Banana Keepers common or extraordinarily rare? Also, the bananas we get out here in LA are pretty big. This looks wiener size and might not accompany the big chubby beef LA ones. I LOVE THIS!

  2. windupkitty

    Yeah, this was a shock to me too. It’s a new product and I found it at one of my favorite stores: Daiso. Daiso is a “Japanese” store that carries everything from clothes to kitchenware etc etc….but, everything is made in China, is kitschy, crappy, and costs a dollar or 2. It’s the only place where you can find reusable seat covers, the second generation of Lovin’ Towels for men (a kotd awhile ago…i used to have my bathroom wallpapered with them and it became a thing for people to take one when they came over…part of the sharin’ the lovin’), childrens’ bento boxes, tiny japanese dollhouse furniture, and things like “rain pants” (plastic pants to put over your pants) and “inner shirts” (men’s undershirts). This place is mecca for weird crap and the poorly translated instructions on the packages are to die for…always a favorite of mine….

    THe last time I was in this place, I walked in and saw rows of these banana keepers hanging on racks..I couldn’t figure out what they hell they were for several seconds….presumably the large holes on the ends were for display rack purposes but I prefer to think they are there for possibility of a necklace….you could show up on the red carpet and i guarantee no one else would be wearing one! I think it would be a cool way to carry your snack to work too, and especially cool to wear one to a job interview; it shows you’re prepared….. It’s actually a pretty good size…you’ll see, there’s one coming your way…use it in good health….

    • Allee Willis

      Needless to say, I’d kill to go to that store! No, more correctly I’d like to MOVE INTO that store! Poorly translated instructions make me swoon not to mention I’d probably want to buy everything in there.

      I’d wear the banana holder in the second. I might even not carry bananas in it. As I was writing that last sentence it’s a good thing I didn’t have a banana in my mouth because I was reading your last sentence and would have choked had something been in my mouth. I can’t believe you’re sending me a banana holder!!!! That’s better than sending me the Hope Diamond. I will not only wear it in good health but fully document my wearing of it and post it just for you.