But when that mini version doubles as a delicious and portion-controlled superfood? That’s just plain brilliant.
Enter the mini avocado, your answer to the age-old half-an-avocado serving size dilemma. (Seriously, how do you store the other half of your avocado—or resist eating the whole thing?)
The adorable mini-fruit, dubbed the “babycado,” first sparked a frenzy when it was sold at Marks & Spencer, a UK-based chain, earlier this year. Now it’s become a thing stateside, thanks to an Instagram post from a Santa Monica farmers’ market.
But looks aren’t everything. These avocados are said to be tastier than their larger counterparts, with a richer, sweeter, and creamier taste—as if they could get better.
And if you can’t seem to find a babycado at your local farmers’ market, maybe try searching for their alternative name—gator eggs.
Scroll down to see the cutest babycados on Instagram.
No matter what size your avocado is, there are so many recipes you can make. Ditch the toast and make these seven insanely delicious out-of-the-box recipes. Or blend it up with tequila for a refreshing, end-of-summer margarita.