Nobody likes paying extra for avocado, especially Mexicans.
But Mexicans would rather laugh than cry about the recent avocado shortage. So they're taking to social media to mock the sudden spike in prices, caused by the end of the year’s biggest harvest in southern Mexico, a growing global demand for the Mexican fruit, and an increase in the cost of production.
The U.S. is also feeling the effects of the avocado shortage, as growers in Southern California are hit with droughts and heat waves. Avocado anxiety has reportedly reached as far as Australia, where rising prices are being blamed on weather conditions, bushfires and market manipulation.
It's unclear when avocado prices will stabilize, but for now Mexicans are coming up with all sorts of memes portraying aguacate as the country's newest luxury item.