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Too early, too late, just right? We want your best tip for choosing ripe avocados

Share your secrets and you could win a €50 voucher towards your next Big Shop.

AVOCADOS ARE THE simplest food of all, right? They’re delicious, compact, portable, and you can eat them with a spoon right out of the wrapper (eh, the skin).

But there’s one problem: eat them too early, and they’re like small green rocks. A fraction of a second too late, and they’ve turned to stringy mush. So what’s the secret to choosing a good ‘un?

As part of‘s brand new Lidl Food Magazine, each week we’ll be asking our readers to share their cooking tips, kitchen hacks and go-to-dishes. From the secret to great roast potatoes to the best burger toppings, we’ll have a new question every seven days.

This week, we’re asking…

What’s your secret for choosing ripe avocados?

Simply comment below or email to tell us your hack and why it works.

You could see your response in the next issue of the Lidl Food Magazine – and the best response this week will win a €50 Lidl voucher. Perfect for your next Big Shop.

Want to be included every week?

We’re building a panel of home cooks and foodies right now from our readers to answer our weekly question and share their kitchen hacks. If you’re interested (and fancy the chance to win a few prizes from Lidl along the way), send us a mail on with ‘Home Cooks Panel’ in the subject line. Be sure to include:

  • Your name
  • Your contact details
  • What kind of foods you like cooking best

If you’ve already been in touch, keep your eyes peeled for an email soon!

Congrats to last week’s winner Cian Smith, whose poached egg wisdom won him a €50 Lidl voucher.

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