FOOD & DRINK
03/21/2017 12:03 pm ET Updated Mar 21, 2017

Starbucks Fans Are Oddly Excited About New Avocado 'Spread'

Wouldn't fresh avocados be better, though?

Starbucks now offers an “organic avocado spread” for coffee connoisseurs who also crave some DIY avocado toast.

The Starbucks Organic Avocado Spread dropped in all U.S. stores on March 21 “with the arrival of spring,” and is part of a bunch of new food the company is introducing to “fuel the warmer days ahead.” 

The spread had been quietly rolled out in some locations as of August last year, but this time, it’s avocado for all!

In what is essentially hermetically-sealed, grab-and-go guacamole, the spread’s ingredient list includes: “fresh, organic Hass avocados, sea salt, onion, garlic, jalapeño pepper, and lime juice.” It is also labeled USDA Organic.

Starbucks told The Huffington Post that the spread contains 90 calories, 1 gram of protein and no sugar.

From the photos, the spread looks borderline radioactive, but on the upswing, it’s only a dollar and people do seem to be liking it.

In addition to the spread, there is a gluten-free breakfast sandwich, a vegan bagel, lemon chiffon yogurt, and, most bizarrely, a parrot cake pop. Yes, a literal cake pop that is meant to look like a parrot (Editor’s note: I saw one in Starbucks this morning and the feathers are multicolored sprinkles. It is both confusing and weirdly enticing). 

Well... Who’s down for a latte and some avocado spread?

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