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A farm is growing pricey long-neck avocados and youll want them for your toast

Look at the size of that lad. Absolute unit. (Picture: Miami Fruit)
Look, youre either going to be r..

Look at the size of that lad. Absolute unit. (Picture: Miami Fruit)

Look, youre either going to be really into these avocados or find them strangely unsettling. Itll be one option or the other.

Whichever camp you fall into, you do have to acknowledge that these avocados are quite odd looking.

Theyre called long-neck avocados, or Pura Vida avocados, and have a strangely long section after the stone.

Miami Fruit, in Florida, grows the special avo breed, which can measure up to 3ft long.

Such big lads come at a high price – a single Pura Vida avocado can cost $47 (£39).

The farm sells the avocados in bulk depending on weight, starting at $47 (£39) for 3-6lb of fruit. How many avocados you get depends on how big they are, as theyre not uniform in size or weight. One avocado could weigh enough for that one box, meaning youd be paying that amount for one big bit of guacamole.

A farm in Florida is growing 'long-neck' avocados that are up to 3 feet long
Theyre 18 inches long on average, but can be up to 3ft (Picture: miamifruit)

The biggest box contains 35-45lb of avo for $197 (£162).

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Yep, the people who said millennials cant afford homes because they spaff all their money on avo toast might have been thinking of these fruits in particular.

Beyond their size, the long-neck avocados are much like any other avocado youll pick up from the nearest farmers market. Theyve got that lovely green exterior, theyll likely have an extremely brief window of ideal ripeness, and the farm says the flesh is thick, creamy, savoury, and slightly sweet. Sounds good to us.

We imagine that the neck bit is extremely satisfying to scoop out, too. They can grow straight for easy slicing potential, or curly, which makes them look slightly witchy.

Miami Fruit in Florida is growing 'long-neck' avocados that are up to 3 feet long
Imagine scooping this (Picture: miamifruit)

Each avocado is around 18 inches on average, but they have been known to grow up to 3ft long.

The avocados arent a new phenomenon – Miami Fruit has been growing them for years – but everyones paying attention thanks to a proliferation of long-neck avo pics on Instagram.

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We can understand why – the avocados look pretty impressive held up next to your head or arm for perspective.

Unfortunately if youre craving enough avocado to fill a baguette (just one long-neck one, we think, for a generous spread), youre out of luck. The Pura Vida avocados are only grown in southern Florida, so youre unlikely to find one in your nearest Sainsburys.

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Wetherspoons adds first plant-based fake meat burger to the menu

The new burger is made to feel and taste like meat (Picture: JD Wetherspoon)
When youre after some v..

The new burger is made to feel and taste like meat (Picture: JD Wetherspoon)

When youre after some vegan grub, Wetherspoons likely isnt the first place you think to go.

For pints, sure. But plant-based meals?

That could be set to change with the pub brands newest addition to the menu.

JD Wetherspoon has teamed up with startup The Meatless Farm – the UK rival to those Impossible and Beyond Meat burgers youve heard about – to create a vegan burger with the taste and texture of meat.

The burgers first landed on the menu early this year. Now, after a successful six-month trial in 40 Wetherspoons pubs, itll be available at all 880 Wetherspoons branches.

You may have sampled The Meatless Farms offering before – they sell their plant-based mince, burgers, and sausages in loads of major supermarkets.

Made of pea, soy and rice protein, chicory root, and carrot fibre, the burger is designed to have that meaty feel that will convert even the staunchest carnivores to give it a go.

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While Wetherspoons already does a vegetarian burger, this will be the first ever vegan patty the pub has sold.

Its served with a side of chips and onion rings for around £6 (prices vary depending on which Wetherspoon you head to).

Wetherspoons head of catering, Jameson Robinson, said: We are keen to offer vegetarian and vegan pub-goers an excellent choice of meals to enjoy at Wetherspoon.

The plant-based burger is a great addition to the menu and we are confident that it will prove popular with vegetarians and vegans as well as those who eat meat.

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Heinz team up with Hummingbird Bakery to launch ketchup and beans flavour cakes

Were… not sure (Picture: Hummingbird)
We all know somebody who loves condiments a bit too much.

The..

Were… not sure (Picture: Hummingbird)

We all know somebody who loves condiments a bit too much.

The one who drowns their roast dinner in ketchup, or eats lasagna with a squirt of salad cream on the side.

But are condiment cupcakes a step too far? Heinz has teamed up with the famous Hummingbird Bakery to create a range of cakes inspired by the beans manufacturers iconic products.

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Sweet and savoury sometimes works… right? (Picture: Hummingbird)

The cupcake flavours include ketchup, beans, mayo, salad cream and tomato soup – and were not sure how to feel about them.

The launch of the cakes this Friday is to celebrate the birthday of company founder, Henry John Heinz.

Each of the six Hummingbird Bakery branches in London is giving away 25 of the cakes for free, on a first-come, first-served basis. After that, youll be able to buy them for £3.45 each.

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OK, we just need to try one (Picture: Hummingbird)

But do we really need a mayo flavoured cupcake? And how does a tomato soup flavoured cake even work? Were not sure, but were definitely intrigued.

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Heinz notoriously enjoy playing with their classic flavours. Only recently they launched their Saucy Sauce – a hybrid mayo/ketchup condiment. And plenty of people were excited about the launch of a Heinz Beanz pizza.

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Zizzi launches jackfruit pepperoni pizza and its completely vegan

The pizza is entirely vegan (Picture: Zizzi)
Attention, plant-based pals: Zizzi has launched a new v..

The pizza is entirely vegan (Picture: Zizzi)

Attention, plant-based pals: Zizzi has launched a new vegan pizza and it sounds amazing.

The new jackfruit pepperoni pizza comes in partnership with plant-based protein company Jack & Bry.

The Jackfruit Italian Hot is topped with a new kind of pepperoni to create a vegan alternative to the classic, so now vegans dont have to miss out on enjoying circles of meaty joy.

The plant-based pizza, which costs £10.75, is the first vegan dish to be permanently added to the Zizzi menu, and has been voted as the Best Vegan Pizza at the PETA Vegan Food Awards 2019.

The new pizza comes topped with four ingredients: spicy harissa, roquito chili, vegan Mozzarisella and jackfruit pepperoni.

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The pepperoni is made from jackfruit (Picture: Zizzi)

It took 12 months to develop the palm oil-free meat alternative which is high in fibre and also features 70% less fat than the traditional meat pepperoni.

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So yes, its a pretty healthy option all round – even for those who arent vegan.

The Jackfruit Italian Hot is available as a Rustica, Classic or Skinny pizza and comes as part of Zizzis new Autumn menu which will be available from 15 October.

Bryony Tinn-Disbury, Co-Founder of Jack & Bry says: Were absolutely thrilled to be working with Zizzi on their latest vegan dish. There is a huge opportunity right now for brands and restaurants to listen to their audiences by expanding their plant-based offerings. Its great that Zizzi are committed to its audience and are helping to create delicious, guilt-free plant-based alternatives.

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Kathryn Wilson, Director of Food Development at Zizzi added: Were always looking for new ways to innovate our dishes at Zizzi and ensure that there is something for everyone. Our customers are more conscious than ever in what theyre eating and how it is sourced.

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