Smashed prices: Australians enjoy $1 avocados amid record production

It’s avo on toast for everyone thanks to an eye-watering drop in the price of the nation’s favourite brunch fruit

It was the summer of 2018 and Australians were sweating. In their hands: a single avocado pear, barely ripe. The price: $9. Could it possibly be worth it? And how many times had it been squeezed?

Thankfully, though much has gone wrong in the world since that fateful January, one thing has gone right – this winter, Australians can afford to eat all the avo on toast they like, with the savoury green fruit selling for just $1 (55p, or 77c) each.

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