I read with interest that Japan launched its very first banana vending machine on June 23rd in Tokyo’s Shibuya station. Fruit in a vending machine is a novel idea and should be applauded. I just hope that after you pay your $US1.50 for a single banana ($US4.50 for a bunch) that it gets treated gently by the machine and doesn’t drop the equivalent of six banana stories from the top of the machine.
Dole, the biggest fresh produce company in the world, has provided the machine. When I squint hard enough, I’m pretty certain that Captain Banana, if that’s his name, has a banana mo.