As if the world needed more plastic and paper waste, one California-based company thinks that people are completely unable to prepare avocados on their own, and have taken the initiative to not only peel and halve them, but also wrap them up in plastic and cardboard.
Avocados traditionally come stock with their very own protective casing, just like many other fruits do. Of course, this means that we have to do a bit of work when want to eat them. But, I don’t see many people selling pre-peeled bananas…
Not to mention, avocados have become incredibly popular in the food industry as of late, with nearly every restaurant or food chain offering some type of dish featuring the delicious green fruit. So, it’s not as if having to peel and halve avocados is somehow reducing their value.
And while many people will believe this product to be some type of prank or photoshopped image let loose upon the Internet to troll unsuspecting foodies, the truth is that Calavo’s Avocado Halves have already hit store shelves.
Stores who have acquired Calavo’s new avocado product say that the meticulous packaging method is for the consumer’s benefit, as many people struggle to determine when an avocado is ripe (the packaging keeps them from turning brown) and they are often not familiar with how to prepare them.
If you’ve ever bought an avocado and prepared it yourself, you know that it’s not an incredibly complex or labor-inducing task. However, Calavo seems to be appealing to a market of people who are fine with shelling out a few extra dollars for a single, pre-prepared avocado. They just don’t seem to care about how much waste they’re contributing to our already jam-packed landfills.
What do you think about these pre-peeled, pre-halved avocados?