The blood diamonds of Mexico. A hipster’s fever dream. Compressed mushy peas disguised as a gonad. Is there *anything* to commend the avocado? A fruit, we’ll remind you, that CAN’T EVEN BE BOTHERED TO TASTE SWEET. And that’s before we consider ‘avolattes’, an invention every bit as infuriating as the people who drink them.

Well hang on just a vegan-bashing minute. Why does the humble alligator pear cop so much flack? Sure, the practice of growing billions of the blighters is, in many ways, absolutely catastrophic. But so is growing billions of anything. Perhaps the h8ers could leave off the poor old avo, and let the planet-conscious eat a nice thing in peace for once?

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