50 People Try to Slice an Avocado

Sure, avocados are great mashed into your guacamole, or (shudder) spread onto your toast, but how do you get it there from it's fruit form? 50 people try their best! How do you cut, slice and serve a mango? We asked 50 (yes, fifty) people and got...well, a variety of techniques - and fifty different approaches to mangoes...

Released on 11/29/2017

Transcript

00:00
This is going to be my Waterloo,
00:03
but I will try.
00:04
(La donna e mobile)
00:07
I don't like avocados.
00:09
We don't have avocados in Croatia.
00:11
We have a tree in my house in my country.
00:13
This is green.
00:14
Green stuff looks yucky.
00:21
All right.
00:22
Um.
00:23
Um.
00:23
Um.
00:24
Hmm.
00:26
Okay, so obviously the way you cut an avocado
00:28
is you start from the top.
00:30
Oh boy, that's not correct.
00:31
I never seen the inside of an avocado ever in my life.
00:34
Eww.
00:39
The seed is getting in the way.
00:41
Do they have seedless avocados?
00:43
(knife hitting cutting board)
00:45
And then just scoopy doop.
00:46
Uh.
00:47
Hmm.
00:49
Nice.
00:50
Take the pit,
00:53
take the pit out.
00:55
The safest thing to use would be a butter knife.
00:57
(peppy classical music)
01:03
Who eats this, man?
01:04
Use this part?
01:05
Nope.
01:06
Nope.
01:08
Nope.
01:09
There we go.
01:12
They key is to use two knives.
01:15
I usually use my teeth,
01:17
but I guess I can't do that here.
01:19
Great.
01:20
Okay, now what do I do?
01:23
I think you're supposed to do it like this?
01:25
Oh man!
01:25
Makes me feel kinda dangerous.
01:27
I dunno if anybody eats this part.
01:29
I'm guessing that this is the part you eat?
01:31
Make sure you eat around the skin.
01:34
I didn't do a good job with this.
01:35
Anybody have some tequila?
01:37
This looks so much better when professionals do it.
01:40
Oh, I've done this before.
01:41
We're just gonna rotate this bad boy all the way around.
01:43
Nice!
01:46
And pull it in half.
01:49
(peppy classical music)
01:51
(knife smacking pit)
01:52
Came out so easily.
01:55
I'll score it.
01:57
Straight across the other way.
01:59
Give it a little something like this.
02:02
Smush it out.
02:06
Love when they're easy to peel back!
02:09
(peppy classical music)
02:13
Just did this yesterday.
02:15
(knife chopping)
02:17
Sandwich-ready avocado slices.
02:19
Who's hungry?
02:21
(warped music)
02:25
The first thing I'm gonna do here
02:26
is rotate the avocado around my knife and twist.
02:31
Knife blade into the pit,
02:33
and twist again and it will come out cleanly.
02:35
Then I leave it in the skin,
02:37
make my slices,
02:38
and then, with a spoon,
02:40
I'm gonna scoop my slices right out of the avocado.
02:43
It's good to go.
02:46
Voila!
02:46
(peppy classical music)
02:51
Mmm!
02:52
Is it supposed to be pretty?
02:57
No?
02:58
Okay.
02:58
(flourishing classical music)