Ever had a bad batch of avocados from Costco?

You know, the ones that never ripen and seem rubbery, or when they finally do get soft, they look grey and rotten inside? We have, and we almost completely stopped buying them from Costco because of this… until we learned on simple trick to getting flawless avocados almost every single time.

Chances are, those bad avocados probably came from Peru or Chile.  The quality of avocados coming from those two countries is extremely poor.  Hundreds of Costco shoppers have come to this same conclusion.

So what are the best avocados to buy, you ask? Look for those grown in Mexico or, even better, California. This is the ticket to soft, buttery goodness on the inside virtually every time.

How can you tell the difference? The country where they are grown is printed right on the label of the net/sack they come in.

Bonus tip: How to Speed Up and Slow Down Avocado Ripening

Want your avocados to ripen faster? Stick them on the counter next to your bananas.  Even faster than that? Put them in a paper bag with a ripe banana.

Want to slow down ripening?  Keep them in the refrigerator until a couple of days before you are ready to use them.

Bonus Trivia:  An avocado is technically a berry.  🤯