Where have all of the Avocados gone?

What will you put on your tacos and toast?!

July 16, 2019

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Have you noticed how expensive avocados have gotten?  The price for your favorite taco ingredient is up 129% over last year due to a shortage.  Some restaurants and taco trucks can't get their hands on 'em which makes for a pretty sad piece of dry toast.

Is the shortage because of timing compared to the harvest?  Is it market manipulation by the Avocado Cartels?  Just a classic case of supply and demand?

Whatever the cause, it's becoming a crisis that may force me to reach for the PB&J.  That's OK for toast.  But it sounds like a terrible taco!

-john