Here’s how to make sure that you never buy a rotten avocado again:
Before you commit to a specific avocado, look for all the external signs of ripe-but-not-rotten. The skin should be very dark green-to-black and bumpy. The fruit should feel heavy and firm, with no obvious smooshy parts or flat areas.
Now here’s the trick.
Once you’ve got a good candidate, take a sneak-peak at what’s inside. Discreetly flick the dry stem off the fruit.