09/26/2013 09:38 am ET Updated Sep 26, 2013

Hot Avocados Are Ruining Everything, Here's How (PHOTOS)

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Avocados have a dark side. We know this is hard for you to hear, but bear with us.

We are well aware that just about everyone loves avocados. We love eating them the conventional way (in guacamole and in salads), and we're not opposed to getting a little crazy with avocados every once in a while. They're popular, and we get that. So it's a little hard to talk about this, but we have to admit it. There's one particular incarnation of the avocado that we take issue with.


They're brown. They're flavorless. They're void of the cool creaminess that makes avocados so incredible. They're just uncomfortable, sitting there on your tongue like hot garbage. They ARE hot garbage.

To clarify, let us say that there is a fine line between a "hot avocado" and an "avocado in hot food." Avocados served as accompaniments to hot applications are acceptable -- avocado toast, in which cool avocado is spread on warm toast, is just fine. Even grilled guacamole, which heats an avocado BEFORE cooling it down to serve, is also acceptable. But serving avocado WHILE IT'S HOT is a whole different issue.

Below, we've attempted to break down acceptable vs. unacceptable formats for hot avocado. Where do you stand on the issue? Let us know in the comments below. We have a feeling we'll be hearing from you.

First, let's start off with a couple examples that we can stand. Then we'll work our way toward the offenders.

Hot Avocados, Stay Away From Us

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