The fruit grows to be about five to eight centimeters long, and looks like a miniature cucumber.
Considering "avocado hand" has proven itself to be one of the most perilous injuries of our time, the stoneless avocado could revolutionise our brunches. While smaller than other traditional avocado varieties, a huge part of the cocktail avocado's appeal is that it is almost impossible to wound oneself while cutting it open, given it has no pit and possesses an edible skin, meaning it can be eaten whole.
The fruit is grown in Spain and is only availably in December due to its short season. Meanwhile the flesh is "smooth and creamy, pale in colour and rich in flavour".
Cocktail avocados come at the flawless time, and not only because doctor's offices are overrun with knife injuries thanks to them.
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But this year M&S has sourced a small number of the avocados exclusively. No need to risk slicing your hand open scooping the meat from inside or whacking away at the pit - you can just chop it up and toss it on a salad, or eat it whole as a snack. "This incredible fruit has been on our radar for a couple of years and we're very excited to have finally been able to get [ahold] of some for our customers to try".
As M&S' agronomist, Charlotte Curtis, told the outlet, "This wonderful fruit has been on our radar for a couple of years and we're very excited to have finally been able to get ahold of some for our customers to try".
They're hitting M&S stores in December and will be available while stocks last, and cost £2 for a pack.
Curtis said she expected them to sell out quickly, adding: "My top tip is to try them deep fried".