M&S launch stoneless avocados - and says they could prevent 'avocado hand'

The cocktail avocados will cost £2 for a pack. That's right, the stone in the middle (responsible for numerous 'avocado hand' injuries) has gone.

The British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons has even suggested the fruit should come with a warning.

These avocados are said to taste the same as regular avocados, but they have thin, edible skin.

Brits' love of avocados shows no sign of slowing down, with Iceland making waves earlier this year with their launch of frozen pre-sliced avocado. These "Cocktail" avocados could apparently prevent "avocado hand", a reportedly serious injury that occurs when cooks accidentally slice their hands while trying to remove avocado pits.

Forget the knife, these avocados can be eaten whole.

If you're unsure how to prepare the mini fruit, Charlotte Curtis, a senior agronomist at M&S, shared her recommendations, which we first spotted on The Telegraph.

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'This fantastic fruit has been on our radar for a couple of years and we're very excited to have finally been able to get hold of some for our customers to try.

This new breed of avocados will also be smaller than the ones we are used to ranging from approximately five to eight centimetres in length.

Avocado-lovers don't have long to get their hands on the revolutionary fruit though - they're grown in Spain and only available during December. It is usually sent to Parisian food market where top chefs buy and use them in top end restaurants, but M&S have managed to source a small number of them.

"They're flawless for snacking and lunchboxes as they can be eaten whole but can also be used for a handsome garnish or in a salad", she said.

Tesco has sold miniature avocados while M&S has attempted to tattoo the skin to do away with sticky labels.

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