Okay Moosers, here is something that irks me! Sobeys Canada has just started selling Avocado Halves. While it is fabulous that Sobeys wants more Canadians to try eating avocados, I think the amount of packaging they have used is absolutely ridiculous. Do they seriously need plastic wrap and a cardboard box for just one avocado cut in half? Too bad nature didn't have a way of wrapping these avocados so that we didn't have to waste all that plastic... not!
This fact has been blowing people's minds. Calavo is the name of the food company that is processing these avocados. They come pre-cut and pre-wrapped. I guess you could say that it offers convenience for some. Sobeys states that this product was developed for people who might be new to using avocados. On their Facebook page they state that this product will eliminate the guess work when it comes to the ripeness of the avocado, as well as any challenges that come with peeling and preparing this healthy item. For others though, this is super wasteful and over priced. The avocado halves will run you $3.99 before taxes. They are wrapped in plastic and then placed in a cardboard box. Some people are commenting on Facebook saying that the package would take longer to open than the actual avocado.
I see both sides of the fence, though I wouldn't buy this product. Avocado is definitely super healthy for you, but it does require knowledge and a lot of work to get it ready to use or eat. For some of us moms, time is a hot commodity so buying the avocados prepared like this would be a life saver. Though I think the amount of packaging is a bit unnecessary.
Here is the link to the original post on the Sobeys Facebook page, which is where I got my photos and screenshot from.
Moosers, do you think the amount of packaging is worth the convenience? Would you buy these?