In recent years, avocados have become wildly popular. You can find them in any local supermarket, deli, and restaurant.
Avocado bars are also popping up around the country with menus exclusively dedicated to avocado recipes.
The avocado craze is a bit of a fad, but there’s good reason for the hoopla. Avocados are filled with over 20 vitamins and minerals.
They are filed with monounsaturated fatty acids (good for you) and omega-3 fatty acids. They improve your eye health, prevent osteoporosis, and can even help depression. A superfruit indeed!
So, imagine this shopper’s surprise when they went into their local Sprouts supermarket to get some avocados.
The shopper went home and began dicing up the avocado and found a rather interesting object in the fleshy meat-a bullet.
Yes, the shopper found a bullet in their avocado. So naturally, their friend took a picture and posted it on the internet.
A thread was started on the social media forum Reddit to discuss the origins of this avocado-bullet. Each commenter had their own idea about the bullet.
Some believed the bullet got lodged in the avocado after a squirrel tried to steal it and a farmer shot it. Another user referenced a Freakonomics podcast about Mexican cartels infiltrating the local avocado farms.
Sprouts Farmer’s Market is a chain of supermarkets committed to providing fresh organic food. The company has over 250 stores nationwide and a website dedicated to all things healthy living.
They did not return request for comments by the associated press but they do have a section dedicated to “responsible retailing” on their website.
They speak about sourcing their products responsibly, operating the company, and building new stores.
They say, “As we grow, we will continue to adopt practices that improve our relationship with the environment and strengthen our social responsibility endeavors.”