Sobeys Is Selling Avocado Halves - Check Out The Amount of Packaging!

Sobeys Is Selling Avocado Halves - Check Out The Amount of Packaging!

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?


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  • Wayne1973

    Stupid idea, and paying $4.00 for one avocado is ridiculous as well. But I guess you have to pay for the "convenience" of having it cut for you.

    • CuteSavings

      I agree about that for sure! I could probably get 4 avocados for that price.

    • Tamara M.

      Sickening. Sobey's needs to quit it.

      • Robyn B.

        Very wasteful

        • Kate S.

          Anyone willing to pay $4 for 1 avocado doesn't have enough brains to realize it is wasteful and lazy to buy a pitted avocado.

        • Laura D.

          Just as wasteful as every precut packaged produce item.

          • Jennifer P.

            Imagine the preservatives in that!

            • Melanie A.


              • Heather H.

                Wasteful and by the time you actually open the package you could already have a fresh one cut open.

                • Keely A.

                  What a waste and proves how lazy people are... kinda like prewrapped baked potatoes..

                  • Beth P.


                    • Mardina H.

                      Who is this for anyway? Am I going to buy this and eat it in the car on the way home? Silly and wasteful.

                      • Talia B.

                        Too bad an avocado comes in its own packaging!

                        • Arlene C.

                          What a waste. Why bother.

                          • Jodie F.

                            First peeled oranges now this!! They come in their own neat and biodegradable package why make cardboard and plastic an extra waste....totally agreed what a waste and why bother...

                          • Penny T.

                            How lazy do you need to buy this? And hello the packaging!!!! Great for the environment! Way to go!

                            • Alison C.

                              Wasteful. It naturally comes in its own packaging.

                              • Pat A.

                                At first i thought it was completely wasteful. But then i realized there are times when i only want half an avocado and if it's not stored perfectly the other half goes to waste. So if the packaging is made to allow you to use one half but keep the other sealed it had it uses.

                                • Karley D.

                                  If you keep the pit in the other half it lasts longer in fridge :)

                                  • A.m. R.

                                    seal your other half perfectly yourself.

                                    • Laura C.

                                      Karley Davison - and rub it with lime or lemon juice.

                                      • Christina M.

                                        Store it with an onion!

                                        • Charlene D.

                                          Get some glad press n seal! I use it on the half of avocado that has the pit. Cover it up and there'll be a few small brown spots the next day but nothing too bad! Also work on bananas too

                                          • Kristal B.

                                            $3.99 for one avocado just to save the other half. You could probably buy half a dozen for that price, just eat half and throw the other half away if you don't know how to store it properly. Never mind the preservatives that are probably slathered on that thing! Lol

                                          • triciachin

                                            Did they learn nothing from Whole Foods and the pre-peeled orange in the plastic container? Wouldn't a picture of how to split and de-seed an avocado suffice? I don't think avocados are that exotic or foreign that it would be that hard to figure out.

                                            • miarodak

                                              Right?! Even if you've never seen an avocado, instructions for preparing any type of whole food are only a click away—thank you Google! This leaves me shaking my head, too. 

                                            • Melissa A.

                                              I can't believe people are that lazy right?!

                                              • Erin K.


                                                • Candy M.

                                                  Look at the packaging. Horrible waste