No, you’re not going bananas… the Big Banana has been given a sweet makeover. 

In the last 24 hours, Australia’s legendary Big Banana in Coffs Harbour was covered in chocolate-like syrup to celebrate the launch of the new Allen’s Mini Chocolate Bananas.

For the first time in its history, the 13-metre-long and 5-metre-high landmark got a makeover as a chocolate-like syrup was poured over the banana to mark the unveiling of the new bite-sized creation.

The spectacular meeting of two icons was orchestrated by a stuntman who 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.

Sounds weirdly delicious, doesn’t it?

Well, thankfully Allen’s has saved some real chocolate for their mini bananas. All edible, of course.


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 Mini Chocolate Bananas 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, Milkybar Cookie Bites and KitKat Snak It.

We don’t know about you but we’ll take 20!