At this point, society would grind to a halt if avocados weren’t readily available everywhere in the world at al times. But given the thousands of miles some avocados travel to reach the produce section in your local supermarket, there’s only a limited window of time before they go from ripe to rotten.
We will never stop hearing about avocado toast until the ice caps melt or every single millennial owns a home. It’s hard to tell which will happen first. It might seem like this trendy dish was specifically engineered to bankrupt everyone with an Instagram account, but the Australian chef widely credited with avocado toast’s ‘invention’ says its origin was much more innocuous.
Amidst their surge in popularity, avocados have been billed as a superfood packed with monosaturated fat. And though its nutritional benefits have frequently been blown out of proportion (especially when its cost is considered), the case of one epileptic child shows that avocados can sometimes have the power to change lives for the better.
If you were tasked with crafting the perfect metaphor to encapsulate 2017, the image of an 18-wheeler carrying avocados inexplicably bursting into flames would be rightly criticized as a little too on the nose. And yet, the universe has found another way to remind us that truth is stranger than fiction.