Who among us doesn't love avocados? Aside from being a delicious addition to many a meal and the base ingredient for the spicy ambrosia that is guacamole, avocados have given us countless precious moments in social media.
But all is not well in avocadoland. It seems a great avocado reckoning is upon us. Call it what you will: the Avocadopocalypse, Avacadogeddon, or just the Avocado Wars—but avocado prices have skyrocketed, and they're not coming back to earth anytime soon.
Just days before Cinco de Mayo, Bloomberg and others are reporting that a smaller crop in Mexico and California, combined with a surge in demand—probably from that damn avocado bar in Brooklyn—means avocados are twice as expensive as they were last year, and pricer than they've been in almost 20 years: