Imagine being able to snap your fingers and have a perfectly ripe avocado in the palm of your hand. Well, that's pretty much the purpose of the Avocado Sock. It promises to quickly ripen your fruit every time you're in desperate need of guac. (So, on the reg.)
Diane Sherwood used to own a catering company in Sun Valley, Idaho. And to keep up with the high demand for guacamole, she would ripen avocados faster by putting them inside wool ski socks. Since the trick worked so well for her, she decided to share it with the rest of the world in the form of (you guessed it) the Avocado Sock. (Related: The Real Secret to the Best Guacamole Ever)
"Sometimes, the oldest tricks work the best, and the effectiveness of the Avocado Sock is no exception," she explains on her website, adding that the sock ripens avocados faster, more gently, and more evenly than a paper bag. "Hence the creation of the custom all-wool, all-environmentally-friendly, all-Canadian-made Avocado Socks to enable everyone to enjoy a perfectly ripe avocado exactly when they need it." The best part is that you can also use this avo-garment on other fruits and vegetables, according to Sherwood.
Turning the concept into a reality has been "very rewarding" for Sherwood, a Vancouver-native, who is excited for the opportunity to give back to the community she loves so much. That's why the Avocado Sock is manufactured by local employees and uses sustainably sourced products only.
An Avocado Sock will cost you $14.99, but if that's too much of a price to pay, you can always give one of your own wool socks a go.