M&S debuts stoneless cocktail avocados

M&S debuts stoneless cocktail avocados

The crop was grown in Spain and will be available throughout this month in what M&S describes as a "high street first".

The Guardian reported Thursday that the retailer Marks & Spencer believes that the seedless "cocktail avocado" will reduce the risk of people hurting themselves while cutting open the fruits.

As of December, they'll be bringing "cocktail avocados" to UK-customers, and, as it turns out, they've actually been hiding right under our noses for some time in the US!

The stone-free fruit come from an unpollinated blossom and is develop without a seed.

The so-called Cocktail Avocados are entirely edible, which means you can eat the skin as well.

However, it can be a little tricky to cut the tough stone out of the middle, and earlier this year it was reported injuries sustained from this very task had increased, and the phenomenon became dubbed "avocado hand". The flesh is much like that of a normal avocado - smooth and creamy, pale in colour and rich in flavour.

Although these "safe" avocados are new to M&S, they're not exactly revolutionary.

Everyone's favourite source of healthy fats is now available in stoneless, miniature form for £2 a pack in M&S.

M&S agronomist Charlotte Curtis said: "This incredible 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".

"This wonderful 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".

Charlotte continued: "They're flawless for snacking and lunchboxes as they can be eaten whole but can also be used for a lovely garnish or in a salad".

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