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blue monday

So turns out that today is actually Blue Monday a.k.a officially the most depressing day of the year (and not last Monday like we read in some other place).

Anyways, if your Monday is turning out less than chipper or you're just a bit fed up and waiting for home time, soak up this Blue Monday instead

The shorts, oh the shorts.

blue monday

Today is meant to be Blue Monday - officially the most depressing day of the year.

If yours was less than chipper or you're just a bit fed up and waiting for home time, soak up this Blue Monday instead

The shorts, oh the shorts.

blends ahoy


Or should we say start, as for our first official bit of news for 2012, we are thrilled to announce that our new juice blends are now in the shops.

You can choose from our delicious apple and raspberry recipe or totally tasty tropical (sorry), depending on whether you need to be transported to a dappled orchard or a desert island.

You can find them in ASDA right now and in other shops very soon (we'll keep you posted as to where and when).

Given that at least one person you know will be on some sort of miserable cabbage maple syrup nothing beginning with C diet right now, why not cheer them up with a bit of sunshine in a carafe?

Or better still, give their eyes and ears a treat courtesy of a shady orange grove and the dulcet tones of Captain Jean Luc Picard.

Or even better still, if you fancy winning yourself a case of our new blends, just tell us your top 3 most ridiculous New Year's resolutions below and the 10 that make us laugh the most will each win a case of our new juice.

We'll pick the winners on Friday 20th January, so get your entries in.

Meantime, to find for your nearest ASDA stockist, just email

This competition is now closed. Thanks to everyone who entered. Congratulations to Katie B, Kieran W, Karen G, Thom B, Yasna, Andi G, Bex, Kerri W, Samantha S and Steven Y. A box 'o' blends winging their way to you very soon.

banana phone reality

We've had the bananaphone in Fruit Towers since Day 1 (even though it went walkies for a few years and was taken hostage along the way too). You can call it whenever you like to ask whatever you like and whilst you might not get the authority on Austrian dirndl techniques, you will always get an answer of some sort and someone jovial to chat to.


And interestingly, it turns out that bananas could end up being phones of the future, thanks to some smart folk over in Japan.

A couple of professors at the University of Tokyo have created a clever augmented reality that can make normal household gubbins into communication devices.

Pizza box into laptop. Pack of cards into an iPod.


And, yes, banana into a telephone


It's called 'invoked computing' and you can read all about how it works here.

We're just chuffed to have been 12 years ahead of science.

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