So, you can now buy avocados without a stone

The world is spinning and I don’t know what’s real or fake anymore


Marks and Spencer have started selling avocados without a stone in as a "less dangerous" option for avo-loving shoppers.

It may solve the "avocado hand" problem (the epidemic of people cutting their hands in the process of removing a stone from an avocado).

Named "cocktail avocados", this new creation has an edible skin and flesh and has been described as "smooth and creamy" by M&S.

They said the fruit is "only available during December, when usually it is sent to a Parisian food market and bought by chefs to be used in top-end restaurants. This year M&S has been able to source a small number of the avocados exclusively".

Although you can eat the skin, if you choose not to the way to remove the flesh apparently is to cut the top off and squeeze it out.

Why would you improve on perfection?

They're grown in Spain, the product of an unpollinated avocado blossom, meaning it doesn't produce a seed. They will cost £2 and appear exclusively in Marks and Spencers in December only.

Charlotte Curtis, M&S agronomist, said: "We’ve had the mini, the giant, ready-sliced and we’re now launching the holy grail of avocados – stoneless! This amazing fruit has been on our radar for a couple of years and we’re very excited to have finally been able to get hold of some for our customers to try.

"We know they will be in demand and we’ve only been able to get our hands on a limited amount so make sure you get them while you can!

"They’re perfect for snacking and lunchboxes as they can be eaten whole but can also be used for a beautiful garnish or in a salad. My top tip is to try them deep fried!"

As fun as this new avocado safety sounds, I can't help but think people should just stop being so careless with their stone removal. Can't we enjoy our avo on toast responsibly?