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Wool Avocado Ripener

Cozy cover speeds up avocado ripening process Made with pure Shetland wool
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  • Materials: 100% Shetland wool sock, ultrasuede label and drawstring
  • Care: Hand wash in warm water with mild detergent, lay flat to dry
  • Instructions: Insert unripened avocado into the sock and place in a warm, dry place to ripen in as little as 24 hours. For best results, gently seal opening with drawstring
  • Natural lanolin and warmth of the wool ripen avocados evenly and gently, reducing bruises and damage
  • Speeds ripening time to an average of 48 hours
  • Can also be used to ripen other fruits and vegetables
  • All natural materials are ethically made
  • The Avocado Sock employs people with employment challenges who sew on the label, insert the drawstring, and attach the hang tag
  • Made in Canada
  • Dimensions: 4" x 5" x 0.5"
  • Weight: 0.13 lb
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Reviews


4 avg. (71 reviews)


Disappointed
09/15/2019 by Cindy Rountree
I was so excited when I saw the wool sock avocado ripener as my husband and my best friend love avocado's and I thought this was a great gift idea. I purchased two to give them both as part of their birthday gifts and neither have ripened any avocado's we put in the socks. I am looking for my receipt to return them. I sure wish it had worked because it is really a cute sock. I would not recommend buying.
Cute
08/23/2019 by Cynthia
Yes - the avocado ripened within the sock. I think it works well as an interesting texture to a kitchen where style as well as utility are valued. There are other ways to ripen an avocado. This one is nice - and per the illustration - works well in a wooden bowl where a stain of a ripe one would mar the bowl.
It’s magic!!
08/20/2019 by Della-Rae
Seriously, this thing works. I bought 3 of them. My mom made fun of me when I bought this. I immediately put it on an avocado I had just purchased which was rock hard. We were eating it the next evening. My mom stole a sock from me. It just works.
Somewhat disappointed
08/19/2019 by Laurie
I was excited about this purchase and I'm a little disappointed. It did not ripen the avocado as fast as I expected. I put the avocado in the sock on a Thurs. and it still had not ripened enough by Sun. I will try again and hopefully have better luck.
Awesome
08/17/2019 by Brenda
Really helpful to know when it's ripe! Giving them as Christmas gifts!
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$17.00
Wool Avocado Ripener

Cozy cover speeds up avocado ripening process Made with pure Shetland wool
Ripen avocados fast with an adorably small sock (yes, a sock) made just for the job. The Avocado Sock is made from pure Shetland wool that helps move along the ripening process, thanks to its natural lanolin and cozy warmth. It’s scaled to snugly fit an avocado as it gently and evenly encourages ripening in about 48 hours and makes for a super-cute addition to the kitchen counter or fruit bowl.

The Avocado Sock

The Avocado Sock got its start when Maker Dianne Sherwood worked as a caterer. She would stuff unripe avocados into old ski socks to help speed up the ripening process. When she learned that not many other folks knew about this trick, she created a tailored, perfectly avocado-sized version to do the job—because, really, who wants ski socks on the counter?

Dianne’s updated method is adorably small and fits snugly on an avocado. It’s made in Canada from pure Shetland wool that’s sourced from a 200-year old woolen mill in Scotland. The purity of the wool matters; its natural lanolin, not to mention the dark, cozy warmth it creates, is what helps the avocado ripen. The sock gets it ripe evenly and gently and does it in about 48 hours—and is by far the cutest thing we’ve ever seen on an avocado.

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