I have just returned from a trip to the shops in search of food for the weekend. My boyfriend and I are heading south to Florida (it’s next to Miami!) to stay in his parents’ beach shack. Normally I would take this opportunity to complain about land developers’ decisions to name housing estates after American states/cities but I am currently stuck on another issue – the price of avocados.


They’re green. They’re high in delicious, healthy fats.  They also cost $3.60 each, which is about 90¢ per quarter. And it is highly likely that I will cut into it and discover that 50 old ladies have squeezed and hence bruised my avocado in the search for the perfect ripeness. It just doesn’t seem right to me.

I have no solution for this avocado conundrum and this is merely a gripe. I do plan on one day owning an avocado tree so that I can produce my own fruit. Except that seems hard and I don’t know anything about gardening so I will continue to fork out money to Mr Coles and Mr Woolworths until I do.

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8 Responses to “Guacagolde”

  1. Jas says:

    I’d suggest comparing it to something that is equally delicious and possibly (shock horror!) more expensive, such as, wait a moment. Ok. My moment of mental blankness has now left me. Such as… a bag of roasted salted cashews or a really, really good melt in your mouth chocolate? Or gluten free pasta…you need a second mortgage to afford this stuff!

  2. Jess says:

    Excellent point, Jas! Food shopping is painful! The government should move the cost from healthy delicious things like avocados and nuts on to disgusting artery-clogging products like McCain’s frozen pizzas…

  3. Captain Poopy Pants says:

    I make my own gluten-free pasta. Sava-da-monies.

  4. Rabbi says:

    Buy avocados elsewhere. That price is absurd.

  5. handy andy says:

    I thought i was reading the wrong blog when it said you were going to Florida for a holiday. Now I realise that you mean South Mandurah.

  6. Rabbi says:

    FYI : Paid $1.49 today for nice big Avocados.

  7. Jess says:

    Well that’s not fair! Did you buy me one?

  8. Rabbi says:

    I bought two and have consumed one with
    maximum prejudice. Alas, the other will soon meet a similar fate. I will procure for you at my earliest conwenience.

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