The price of avocados

@snowy22315 (29961)
United States
May 22, 2017 7:34am CST
Maybe it is just here, but has anyone else noticed the price of avocados have gone up significantly? I am not sure if it is the law of supply and demand,,or some kind of weather problem affecting them, or if retailers realize they can charge more them, but they seem to have nearly doubled in price over the course of a year. Last year I could get one for .99 now most stores seem to want like 1.89 for one! I am going to try to buy them in bulk at Aldi's or Costco I think. They are really good for you, and taste great!
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@JudyEv (90228)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 May
The price here seems to go up and down too. Maybe it's to do with the season.
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@snowy22315 (29961)
• United States
22 May
I don't know..but the last few times I looked at them, I got sticker shock.
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@JudyEv (90228)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 May
@snowy22315 Haha - I haven't heard of 'sticker shock' but it's pretty self explanatory isn't it?
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@snowy22315 (29961)
• United States
22 May
@JudyEv Yes, when you find your knees buckling and have to concsiously close your mouth..that is sticker shock!
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@Kandae11 (21940)
22 May
There are two avocado trees in our yard - but they usually bear from July into December.
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@snowy22315 (29961)
• United States
22 May
You can send me some..!. I'd pay a buck a piece!
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@Kandae11 (21940)
22 May
@snowy22315 I'd send you them free if I could.
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@snowy22315 (29961)
• United States
22 May
@Kandae11 That would be lovely!
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@Courtlynn (37447)
• United States
22 May
Do you have a bjs where they have big bags of stuff for decent amount?
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@snowy22315 (29961)
• United States
23 May
BJ's isn't really close by. If I go to a warehouse club it is Costco. I do have like a 3 month trial membership for BJ's though.
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@Courtlynn (37447)
• United States
23 May
@snowy22315 oooh. That kinda stinks since you have a membership.
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@snowy22315 (29961)
• United States
23 May
@Courtlynn It does, but I used to go to BJ's sometimes when I lived close to one. I prefer Costco.
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• Germany
22 May
Oh I love avocados especially when you mix it with creamy milk and ice..taste soooo goood..hmmm..same here, gone up high..I think because it is still not its season.
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@snowy22315 (29961)
• United States
22 May
Maybe, I am not sure. I may look today as I plan to do some shopping.
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• Germany
22 May
@snowy22315 Oh ok..have a happy shopping
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@snowy22315 (29961)
• United States
22 May
@m_audrey6788 I will be happy if I can find avocados cheap!
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@LadyDuck (108962)
• Switzerland
22 May
They are for sale this week at .90 each, but they usually cost around 1.80 here too.
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@snowy22315 (29961)
• United States
23 May
Oh I wish I could find some for .90. Sometimes the store in town has them cheap, but they are always over or under ripe.
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@LadyDuck (108962)
• Switzerland
23 May
@snowy22315 Tomorrow I go grocery shopping and I will buy several. I wrap the under ripe in newspaper and let them out on the kitchen counter until they are ripe.
• Lakewood, Colorado
22 May
I can't afford them they are 2-3 dollars each here.
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@snowy22315 (29961)
• United States
22 May
Yeah, gonna try to find a bag for 5 maybe.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
22 May
@snowy22315 They also are so small and hard here it is really useless to buy them. I don't know what happend as around 5 years ago, the quality has really gone downhill while prices rise.
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@fishtiger58 (28442)
• Momence, Illinois
22 May
I love avocados and yes I have noticed the rise in price.
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@snowy22315 (29961)
• United States
22 May
Gasp! It will take your breath away.
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@fishtiger58 (28442)
• Momence, Illinois
23 May
@snowy22315 no kidding
@youless (84724)
• Guangzhou, China
23 May
I think in our country we don't grow avocados, and therefore its price is expensive.
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@snowy22315 (29961)
• United States
23 May
They grow them here, but as far as I know it is only on the West Coast, and maybe Arizona. I have never seen them in Fla.although I guess it is a possibility.
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@Corbin5 (70209)
• United States
22 May
I do like avocados, but have never purchased one. Aldi does seem like the place to go to buy avocados at a reasonable price.
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@snowy22315 (29961)
• United States
23 May
They were 5 bucks for a bag of 4 at Target..I might get some there next time I go back.
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@diosabella (4846)
22 May
I love avocados. And I think they are making it the fruit of the year now maybe that's why the price is getting high too.
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@snowy22315 (29961)
• United States
22 May
maybe that's so
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@marlina (57093)
• Canada
22 May
A short article about this:
That bowl of guacamole on Cinco de Mayo will be more expensive this year, as avocado prices rise to a record on surging demand and a smaller crop in Mexico and California.
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@snowy22315 (29961)
• United States
22 May
They are so popular too! Thanks for posting Marlina!
@Dena91 (3476)
• United States
22 May
When we buy ours we normally get them at Aldis because they are the best price around. I think demand is up therefore the prices are up.
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@snowy22315 (29961)
• United States
22 May
Yeah, I am gonna look there.
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@marlina (57093)
• Canada
22 May
My sister won't be happy if the price keeps going up as she loves avocados.
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@snowy22315 (29961)
• United States
22 May
They have lots of health benefits too.
@NJChicaa (24905)
• United States
22 May
They are usually 2 for $5 at my grocery store so I rarely buy them.
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@snowy22315 (29961)
• United States
22 May
That is just too much!
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@Nawsheen (22905)
• Mauritius
22 May
In my country there has been no rise in the price of avocadoes. You can get them for less than $1. Avocadoes are for tasty and has so many health benefits
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@snowy22315 (29961)
• United States
22 May
Yes, it would partly depend on where you live.
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@1creekgirl (7077)
• United States
22 May
I really love avacodos, but at almost $2 each, I don't quite love them that much.
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@HazySue (15183)
• United States
22 May
I love avocadoes. I have noticed that the price has become a little steep. I haven't bought them as much this year.
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