Just look at this awesome banana saver clip.

Just look at it.

Banana Saver Clip by Evriholder Products (Thanks, notthemessiah!)


  1. I’m totally buying one of these. You laugh now, but when I’m eating my perfectly preserved semibanana the next day, who’s gonna be laughing then?

  2. I may not be as evolved as many of you monkeys, but I have never not finished a banana.

    But I still love to see a clever solution to a problem I never knew of.

  3. I bought one of these on account of the cuteness– it doesn’t work! The side that holds onto the banana isn’t long enough and it falls off! Which is ridiculous, because there’s all this wasted space inside the clip doing nothing.

    1. I’ve had this for awhile too. Useless. Way too short and falls off.

      I always end up throwing out pieces of banana. My box turtle loves bananas but can only eat small pieces at a time.

  4. @jere7my

    “You laugh now, but when I’m eating my perfectly preserved semibanana the next day, who’s gonna be laughing then?”

    The people who decided to just eat the whole thing the day before. In fact, by that time, they may be on their second banana.

    Perfectly Preserved Semibanana really does sound like a cool band name.

  5. This device is a defilement of God’s perfect creation, the banana, and you should all be ashamed of yourselves.

  6. Funny but unnecessary.
    Who is unable to finish a banana? And the plastic that thing is made of is probably worse for the environment than just throwing the unfinished banana away.

  7. are we such a decadent society that we really need a couple pieces of injection-molded plastic just so we don’t have to finish a piece of fruit?
    eat the other half of your damn breakfast!

    no wonder the rest of the world hates us.

  8. oh god this would save me from the reek of my husband’s lunch box! hallelujah! i have no idea why he cannot finish a banana but he’s got a permanently convalescent appetite. he eats breakfast out of the little bowls you put dipping sauce in for dumplings.

  9. Not only have I never not finished a banana, I’ve never used a knife with a banana unless slicing it up for cereal (in which case it’s peeled).

    Also, looking at that and remembering the previous banana holder, I’m wincing.

    1. I never use a knife to cut a banana into cereal. The bottom part of the spoon handle, near the spoon bowl, will slice the heck out of a banana. You can then eat the cereal with the same spoon.

  10. Is this a chindogu? http://chindogu.com/chindogu/

    Assuming a banana costs a dime, this thing will pay for itself after saving 80 half bananas. But don’t forget the value of the time it takes to wash this little gizmo unless you want to have fun wild yeasts growing on it.

  11. OK, people. Here is why you (where “you” means “I”) would eat half a banana: because slicing a whole banana on a bowl of cereal is excessive. Half a banana provides just about one slice per spoonful. Yes, I could then go on to eat the other half of the banana au naturale, but I prefer bananas on cereal to bananas by themselves, and don’t want to turn breakfast into a big production number involving plates or napkins or standing around in the kitchen eating a banana. Me, spoon, bowl, what’s in the bowl, and Top Gear. That’s breakfast.

    Also, I could use this to play banana mohel. Any more questions?

  12. I regard these things the same way I regard wine stoppers. Also, why is it that only bananas get all these crazy inventions? It’s as thought someone out there is thinking, “Bananas, why are they so damn tricky? If only there was some way to make them more user friendly…”

  13. Jeez, these banana apparatuses are blowing my mind as I read Hal Foster’s book /Prosthetic Gods/, on psychoanalysis and modernist subjectivity (with extra stress on castration anxiety). The MoMA banana armor from yesterday is so Wyndham Lewis (vorticism); I’d say this banana prosthesis is more dada/constructivist.

  14. It’s one of those cute gadgets that is searching for a problem to solve.

    I have seen these in a few houses and it is the kind of gadget that looks useful and then is rarely used. I like all sorts of bananas, not just the standard one, and this clip doesn’t fit them. If I ever didn’t finish a banana I would likely put it in reused baggy or tupper.

  15. I rented Perfectly Preserved Semibanana from the local adult video store.

    The production values were first rate, and the sex was hot. The guy in the Napoleon costume was really believable.

  16. Here’s an old magic trick. Stick a straight pin into a banana and swing it back an forth. Go down a ways and do it again and repeat until you run out of banana. When you peel it the banana appears to be pre-sliced. See if anyone will buy your spiel about it being a new variety.

  17. Behold, the banana, the perfect creation of god, the athiest’s nightmare. Now, add the awesome banana saver clip. DEAR GOD!!! Android bananas, marching down the streets! Oh the humanity, what dark thing have we wrought! Our god created perfect frosted flakes will never be the same. Weep for the children.

    And finish that banana, for Christ’s sake. There are children starving in Africa!

  18. Score 1 to CD. But quick calc on the environmental impact of production vs impact of unused nana ends? As for the banana bunker, it needs soft cushioning insides and breathability to prevent the awful Banana Stuck in Small Space Stink.

  19. Awesome! Now I know what to get my rich uncle for Christmas. Don’t dare to forget about the cucumber model.

  20. @jere7my my mom only puts half a banana in her cereal too. She just covers the other half with a small piece of plastic wrap. Well, she does now. She didn’t used to. For a while she just cut off part that was convex into the skin, because she thought it was shrinking. When she realized a mouse was eating it, she started using the plastic wrap.

    1. Lady Strathconn, I considered plastic wrap, but then you’re throwing out a bit of plastic for each banana. It seems like that would add up to a Nana Saver pretty quickly.

  21. At all the naysayers… do you have small children? The banana is the godsend of instant calorie intake into small screaming evolving primate mouths, but a whole banana of the mutant variety sold in Western countries is too big for one such small primate. For those parents unwilling to go down the “eat-all-my-child’s-leftovers-because-I-don’t-want-to-be-wasteful-you-do-know-there-is-a-recession-on-don’t-you” path this would provide a solution. Either that or find some lady finger bananas (http://easytothaifood.blogspot.com/2007/09/thai-fruits.html)… mmmmm…. lady fingers…. aaawwwrrrgggghhhhh

  22. This is absurd, I think owning a cheap plastic preserver is more wasteful than composting the banana.

    Also, Just finish your banana or give it to someone else.

    And as this person points out:
    “I bought one of these on account of the cuteness– it doesn’t work! The side that holds onto the banana isn’t long enough and it falls off! Which is ridiculous, because there’s all this wasted space inside the clip doing nothing.”

    I do agree that from a design standpoint it is interesting, but absolutely just a piece of chindōgu.

  23. What TheAntipodean said. My toddler is a great fan of eating half a banana, and he’d happily eat the other half many hours later, if only it could be somehow preserved.

  24. I mash up half a banana to mix into my morning bowl of oatmeal and peanut butter. The other half is my afternoon snack.

  25. Hmm… I’ve always just peeled any uneaten banana, dropped it into a container, and put that in the freezer. Frozen banana comes in handy for smoothies or home-made ice creams.

  26. @Antinous, I, too, am an oatmeal and ‘nanner breakfaster.

    A day without a nice hot bowl of stone-cut oatmeal and a half a banana is a day that would have been better had it begun with a nice hot bowl of stone-cut oatmeal and a half a banana.

  27. My Great-Grandfather often had things like a half-banana left in his kitchen (open air, no banana saver!) – and he made it to age 108, so must have been doing something right.

    So, I think the lesson is that this plastic clip will mean you live shorter. Or something…

  28. Mythus: Haha! My second choice was “banana-bots,” but yours is better.

    Daemon: Ah, yes! That’s where I learned the song in the first place.

  29. How do I convert this for use on bananas sliced lengthwise? Sometimes I just want half a banana split.

  30. I’m sorry, I just don’t see myself having sex with this one. I’m sticking with the bunker.

  31. Just buy smaller bananas and eat the whole damn thing

    This is just something to stick in a drawer along with the egg slice

  32. One of the biggest matrimonial arguments in my house surrounds the fact that my wife cannot eat an entire banana at anytime. (after reading this I realize that I need to clarify I am really talking about actual bananas here, perverts!) Finally a product that can keep a cut banana fresh and not turn my usual easy-going self into a raging maniac when I find a brown mushy mess on the kitchen counter! Thanks for saving my marriage Cory and BoingBoing

  33. I just don’t understand it.

    Is it really that hard to find another use for a half of a banana then saving it?

    I mean, the more the better, right?

    And now I want a banana.

  34. Oh wow. If you just look on amazon, there’s a whole cadre of these sort of “half the fruit/procduce made out of plastic clips onto the other half to sort of visually complete / preserve freshness” things. The Avo-Saver actually looks like it would work, for instance.

    But there’s enough of these things that you could conceivably put together a whole box of them as a relatively cheap and hilarious gag gift.

  35. aren’t bananas going to be extinct in the near future? (if that is the correct word for a fruit? ) and what about honey bees?

  36. We break or cut our bananas and put the part we’re not eating back into the fruit drawer in the fridge, no cover needed. That part lasts days. My grandmother just snaps the banana apart – no knife – and one banana, depending on length, can be eaten for several days this way. I’ve even left part of bananas (unpeeled) on my desk at work and it’s fine. Trouble comes, perhaps, from peeling before deciding how much you want.

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