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Considering the pre-packaged avocado? Watch this race (featuring Arlene Dickinson)

Cardboard and plastic-wrapped avocados made headlines. What’s wrong with the old original?

Pre-packaged avocado vs. Real avocado. Which is faster to open? (featuring Arlene Dickinson)

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Gavin Crawford challenges Arlene Dickinson on who can get into an avocado the fastest. Will it be the new pre-packaged avocado? Or the plain old avocado? 1:23

The Twittersphere squawked at Sobey's for stocking a pre-cut avocado packaged in plastic and cardboard. Have we reached Peak Packaging? Because News panellist Rebecca Northan calls it a clear sign of the "downfall of humanity."

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But as some of you old-timers may remember, avocados previously came in a package called "an avocado." Sobey's responded on Facebook: "This product was developed for people who might be new to using avocados and for a little more convenience."

Watch the video above as Gavin and Dragon's Den star Arlene Dickinson put that statement to the test in a peel-off between a regular avocado and a pre-packaged monstrosity.