It appears the onward march of the standard avocado is unstoppable.
Earlier this month we had information of the Hawaiian avocado “as huge as my head” vying for a spot within the file books.
Now Marks and Spencer is the primary grocery store to promote a seedless cocktail avocado – which may assist keep away from all these pesky avocado-related accidents.
“Avocado hand” is outwardly the bane of many center class kitchens, prompting claims that the fruit ought to carry warning labels.
Main plastic surgeon Simon Eccles has mentioned he treats about 4 sufferers per week at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital for knife wounds brought on by slicing into the fruit. Cocktail avocados price about £2 for a pack – so for a brunch of smashed avocado on sourdough toast it is perhaps higher to go for the originals.
However that should not be an issue with the brand new arrival on the cabinets.
Cocktail avocados are about five-to-eight centimetres lengthy, with an edible pores and skin and flesh which M&S describes as “easy and creamy”.
They’re grown in Spain, and are the results of unpollinated avocado blossom.
The fruit is “solely obtainable throughout December, when often it’s despatched to a Parisian meals market and purchased by cooks for use in top-end eating places. This yr M&S has been capable of supply a small quantity the avocados solely,” the grocery store says.
Final yr, M&S introduced us the mini and large avocados.
And, after all, these of us with lengthy reminiscences, will do not forget that it was M&S which first launched avocados to the UK public again in 1968 as an ‘avocado pear’ which individuals would eat with with custard
“Charlotte Curtis, M&S agronomist, says: “We have had the mini, the large, ready-sliced and we’re now launching the holy grail of avocados – stoneless.”
The cocktail avocados will price £2 for a pack. What we do not know is what number of you will want on your smashed avocado on bitter dough toast.