First world problems? Yes shoppers have been hit this summer by the shrinking avocado but Tesco have come up with a solution for the fruit sensation that’s graced millions of Instagram feeds and quickly become a breakfast staple.
The fruit has been smaller this year down to the lack of rain in South Africa but the supermarket chain are taking advantage of the problem.
Traditionally the smaller avocados, around a third of the size of the traditional version would have been rejected by growers due to their size.
Growers,say Tesco, have worked hard so that these diminutive eggs are of the same high quality as their larger counterparts.
The rare, mini avocados or Zilla Eggs are now being boxed and sold in egg boxes in quantities of six.
In recent years the popularity of avocados has overtaken the demand for more established favourites, with demand soaring by more than 30 per cent last year.
It is hoped the trial by Tesco will help to widen the fruit’s appeal even further.
The size and delicate skin, which can be peeled away by hand, makes these miniature avocados ideal snacking foods, and a perfect addition to a school lunch box.
The Zilla Eggs are available until stocks run out in 100 stores and in boxes of six priced at £2.