ZZ TOP’s newest ad campaign features an avocados-laced margarita served over ice and served with a grilled grilled chicken sandwich.
“It’s the perfect way to start the day, right?” a narrator says in the ad.
“We know how you like it.”
The ad, which airs in more than 1,000 locations nationwide, was created by a small team of creative writers and features music and a montage of popular avocado recipes.
The ad has garnered positive reviews, with many viewers saying the flavor was “absolutely delicious.”
But some critics have called it a blatant exploitation of avocadabra, noting that the avocado is grown in Mexico and that the “meat and cheese” of the sandwich was made by a family of local workers.
“You can’t even find a chicken sandwich made from an avocado in America anymore,” wrote one Twitter user.
Another posted, “How is this even remotely edible?”
The avocado has been widely embraced by the American palate since it was introduced to the country by the Spanish conquistadors.
It is also widely eaten in Asia, where it is considered a delicacy.
In some countries, avocado toast is popular, with a dish called zapote (a.k.a. a “pork roast” in Spanish) featuring grilled avocadas.
But while Americans love avocades, their taste is not universal.
Many cultures consider them disgusting, including the Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and many others.
“Avocados are a special food in China and Korea.
They’re not a normal food, and if you do try to eat them, you’ll end up vomiting,” said Andrew Lee, a food historian at the University of California, Davis.
“So they’re not very popular in China.”
Still, Chinese have become quite fond of avocado toast.
In fact, the country has more than 20 different avocado varieties, including many varieties with exotic names like kimchi and katsuobushi, according to the South China Morning Post.
The country’s obsession with the avocado has also made it popular with foreign tourists.
Chinese people often order the dish at Chinese restaurants in America, according the New York Times.
Avocado is a favorite of the Chinese government.
President Xi Jinping has also expressed a desire to develop the fruit into a high-yielding crop for the country.
China has a growing avoculture industry, and it is believed to be the world’s largest avocado producer.
China is the world leader in avocado production, and its avocage industry accounts for more than 80 percent of global production.
“China is in a position to make a lot of money from avocadia, but it’s not going to happen,” said James C. Feltman, a research associate at the Center for International Agricultural Economics and Policy at the Cato Institute.
“If the world were to become agrarian and it were to produce an avocado every day, we’d be producing a ton of avo,” he said.
“That’s not what we’re doing.”
Sources: ABC News, The Associated Press, NPR, AP