Shoppers in a frenzy after fruit shop launches a promotion on avocados for just NINE CENTS

Shoppers are in a frenzy after fruit shop launches a promotion on avocados for just NINE CENTS each – but there’s a catch

  • A Queensland fruit shop is selling avocados for just 9c each right now
  • But customers are only allowed to buy ten of the fruit each day
  • The fruit is on sale at Coco’s, a 24-7 fruit shop in Annerley, Brisbane

A fruit shop is selling avocados for just 9c each but there’s a catch – shoppers can only take home 10 each.

The avocados are just one of the sale items at Brisbane-based fruit store Coco’s this week, with mangoes being cleared out at just 29c a piece.

The avocado sale had foodies in a frenzy with Mon Mack who is known for her popular recipes shared over Instagram and TikTok posting about it.

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A fruit shop is selling avocados for just 9c each but there’s a catch – shoppers can only take home 10 each

The avocado sale had foodies in a frenzy with Mon Mack who is known for her popular recipes shared over Instagram and TikTok posting about it

The avocado sale had foodies in a frenzy with Mon Mack who is known for her popular recipes shared over Instagram and TikTok posting about it 

But she was ‘caught out’ for trying to buy 11 and made to put one back with the fruit store keeping a strict limit of 10 avocados per customer.

The fruit store, which is located in Annerley, south of the Brisbane CBD, announces sales every Wednesday.

But the recent 9c avocado sale appeared to get their customers’ attention.

‘Avocados at this price, wow,’ one woman said.

And the store’s manager knew they would be popular.

‘Avocados, 9c, this is not a misprint,’ they said on Facebook.

‘Enjoy your expensive avocados,’ one woman said taunting her friends with the bargain-priced fruit.

Avocados are currently priced at $2 each at Woolworths and Coles.

Avocados are currently priced at $2 each at Woolworths and Coles

Avocados are currently priced at $2 each at Woolworths and Coles

But she was 'caught out' and made to put one back with the fruit store keeping a strict limit of ten avocados per customer

But she was ‘caught out’ and made to put one back with the fruit store keeping a strict limit of ten avocados per customer

The green fruit has become a popular breakfast staple in Australia over recent years – with many people enjoying the numerous health benefits.

Avocados are loaded with potassium and good fats and have been proven to help lower cholesterol levels.

The most popular variety in Australia is the ‘Hass’ avocado, however the Shepherd variety is now in season. 

Recently a woman’s simple trick to ripening avocados went viral.

The mum revealed how she softens her un-ripe avocados in just ten minutes.

An Australian mum has revealed you can ripen an avocado in foil in just ten minutes

An Australian mum has revealed you can ripen an avocado in foil in just ten minutes

The woman posted her secret tips on Facebook – and all you need is an airfryer and some foil.

The mum said she discovered the hack one night when she couldn’t find a ripe avocado for her guacamole, after making tacos for dinner.

She avoided disaster by using her airfryer to ripen up the hard fruit.

First she covered it in foil and turned her airfryer to 200C then she popped the avocado in for ten minutes.

When it came out it was easy to mash.

‘It does change the taste and texture a bit and I would recommend that you let it cool in the fridge, but it works,’ she said.

And although she admits she would prefer to use a ripe avocado she said the trick works ‘in a pinch’.

HOW CAN I KEEP MY AVOCADO FRESH? 

Submerging half-cut avocados in cold water will keep fruit fresh and stop skin turning brown, a video on TikTok has claimed.

Avocados quickly turn brown after they’re sliced open due to an enzyme called polyphenol oxidase which sits under the skin.

Once cut, the enzyme reacts with oxygen in the air, turning the surface dark brown. 

Cold water prevents oxygen penetrating the skin and reacting with the enzyme, which preserves the pale green colour. 

Chefs have been using the trick for years, storing half cut avocados in water baths until needed.

But it seems many outside the hospitality industry were unaware until the video was shared on July 4, with thousands of the almost 900,000 viewers thanking the poster for showing them how to get better value from the popular ‘millennial’ fruit.

Hundreds of home cooks liked the simple hack which could end up ‘saving the day’ if dinner is prepared and a ripe avocado can’t be found.

‘We have had the same situation happen, thankyou so much for this,’ one home cook said.

‘This is amazing information, thanks so much,’ said another.

Others said bananas can be ripened in the same way. 

Others had questions about how the fruit looked when it came out of the foil – but the woman who posted the trick assured them it was still green on the inside.  

Some do the same thing using a microwave instead.

‘Don’t use foil and put it on for between 10 and 30 seconds,’ one person said. 

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