The UK chain Marks & Spencer is a wonderful place. You can literally buy a suit, a blender and a bottle of tequila all in one store. (And then, obviously, go on to have the greatest night of your life.) But like many stores of a similar ilk, though M&S sells all sorts of stuff, they regularly try to lure in shoppers by promoting one specific product… like giant avocados.
Last week, the chain announced the addition of Carla avocados to their produce lineup. For those not in the know, a Carla avocado – cultivated from a tree found in the Dominican Republic in 1994 – gets billed as being five times the size of your average avocado, growing as large as over 2.5 pounds. The fruit is so big that you can fit a normal avocado inside of a Carla avocado once you’ve pulled the pit.