Picture it: the marriage proposal. People veer classic—down on one knee, small velvet box—or completely unconventional—a choreographed musical number in your local Home Depot. Whatever your flavor, a marriage proposal is bound to be a memorable moment. But there’s a new trend, a take on the genre, that’s left me scratching my head, wondering what have we come to?
It seems people are now proposing with avocados. Yes, you read that right. The green, fleshy fruit of guacamole and toast fame, is being re-purposed as a vessel for engagement rings. Don’t believe me? The proof is in the pudding, or, in this case, the Instagram.
It all began when food account FoodDeco shared the above picture in the days before Valentine’s Day. Two hands open an avocado to reveal what is unmistakably an engagement ring wedged into the avocado’s creamy pulp. It sits in the crater where the pit used to be. The effect is halting, disheartening. I, upon viewing it, am slightly dismayed and slightly grossed out. Is this the best way to propose? Is this the best use of an avocado?
Wait, but how do these avocados stay so green? Lemon juice hack, perhaps? Hmmm. It all feels a bit strange to me, but who am I to say. Love is love, right? Even when it comes in the form of an avocado.
Words by Valerio Farris at Food52
[Photo via @fooddeco]