A high-end British retailer offers its customers an unusual and perhaps unnecessary luxury: seedless avocados. The Guardian reported Thursday that retailer Marks & Spencer believes that the "avocado cocktail" seedless will reduce the risk of people injuring themselves by cutting fruits.
Mocking if necessary, but apparently "avocado hand" is such a frequent problem in the UK that the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons believes that avocados need safety labels. A plastic surgeon even told the BBC that he treats about four patients a week at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital for avocado-related mishaps, most of which occur when the hapless with knives try to remove the pit from the fruit.
Spain is a kind of luxury fruit, so it is only offered at Marks & Spencer stores during the month of December. Although it is smaller than other traditional varieties of avocado, a great part of the attraction of the avocado cocktail is that it is almost impossible to roll up while it is open, since it has no pit and has an edible skin, which means that you can eat whole. [1