August 08, 2014
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Customers enjoyed banana-inspired favorites and new creative recipes at the Banana Cabana during the Dole “Peel The Love” Tour hosted by Jacksonville, Fla. -area Winn-Dixie stores.​

Customers received top banana treatment during Dole’s “Peel The Love” cross-country tour, held on July 20-25 at Jacksonville, Fla.-Florida-area Winn-Dixie stores to celebrate the love of Dole bananas. Activities included the Banana Cabana, which let customers “peel” like a kid again with delicious banana-themed samples, free recipe cards, giveaways, coupons and more.

Banana Cabana staff offered cooking demonstrations to show the versatility of the famous fruit by grilling, blending, tossing or freezing them. Customers learned new recipes at the “What's New, 'Nana?” station, including Blackened Tuna with Banana-Mango Chutney, Banana s’mores, cupcakes and smoothies.

Banana fans also enjoyed free samples, including banana strawberry smoothies, while they picked up recipe cards and coupons to save on Dole bananas as they shopped. They also received fun Dole giveaways, including coloring books, fans, T-shirts, pens and hats.

“Customers had a great time with the Banana Cabana at the store,” said Store No. 123 Director Jonathan Hilmo. “They loved the coupons to save on bananas and were inspired by the creative recipe ideas for their meals and snacks at home.”

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