Australia is in the grips of an avocado shortage, and it is trending. Won’t someone think of the breakfast selfies!
If there is one thing Aussies are proud of, it’s our religious dedication to the avocado. Once “smashed” meant six too many beers on a Friday night, but now it’s a creative way of describing the delicious green mush we serve on toast alongside eggs and other vital breakfast ingredients.
However, the free market is a powerful and dangerous thing. Just before Christmas, it seems Big Avocado did a little market interfering to help drive sales and then BOOM, Mother Nature was having none of it. Thanks to some extra rainfall, avo crops have become scarce and now we’re facing a shortage.
As always, Social Media has responded to the avocrisis with all the rationality you’d expect. Enjoy our gallery of some of the best responses. Until this dark (green) time is over, your breakfast selfies won’t be the same. May AvoGod-o have mercy on us all.
Ralph has just re-mortgaged his house in order to buy an avocado in Melbourne. pic.twitter.com/qM1ykiNxRX
— wtf renaissance (@WtfRenaissance) January 20, 2016
— Suzanne Bennett (@suzi_bennett) January 19, 2016
The cost of avocados is making me turn to cocaine
— ainsindahouse (@ainsindahouse) January 25, 2016
It’s now cheaper to fill up my motorbike’s tank than buy a single avocado.
— Osman Faruqi (@oz_f) January 25, 2016
My morning doesn’t feel right without avocado toast
— kenzie (@kenzelizabethyt) January 24, 2016
“Mum what did you do during the Great Avocado Shortage?” “Son, it was a terrible time. I sold your father.” https://t.co/rFmI5eCgHm
— Helen Davidson (@heldavidson) January 24, 2016
Barrel of oil now worth just 4 avocados
— Ben Eltham (@beneltham) January 23, 2016
The should do the price of avocado in the stock report at the end of the news… #TheDongDownAgainstTheFirmAvocado
— Wil Anderson (@Wil_Anderson) January 26, 2016
I ask u to hold my purse. it is so heavy. “what is in here” you ask. an avocado rolls out. another. i begin to sweat.
— ✨glitter bean✨ (@pvnkbucky) January 21, 2016
I just found out my mom ate my last avocado last night so I found her and we fought :). I don’t play when it comes to my avocados.
— drew (@Drewphillips__) January 20, 2016
what is value of australian dollar against the avocado
— Aus Gov Just Googled (@GovGoogles) January 26, 2016
SEVEN DOLLARYDOOS AN AVOCADO what on earth
— Rupert H (@rpy) January 23, 2016
Things that are terrible: stacks of paper slightly too big for the bulldog clip, avocado prices, cubism, the name Nathan, parasols.
— Rick Morton (@SquigglyRick) January 21, 2016