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Restaurants are adding $1 to guacamole as Trump’s border threats send prices soaring

Skimpier avocado portions, pricier guacamole and toast topped with ricotta cheese instead of avocado are some of the culinary shocks diners should brace for as prices for the trendy Mexican import skyrocket.

President Donald Trump’s threats to close the U.S.-Mexico border sent the price of Hass avocados from Mexico up 34% this week, Bloomberg News reported. It’s the biggest bump in a decade, leaving some restaurateurs paying up to $90 a case.

Trump on Thursday backed down from his threat to close the southern border, the Washington Post reported, but as of Thursday afternoon, chefs confirmed avocado prices were still more than double the average cost, forcing restaurant owners to raise menu prices or ration portions, some told MarketWatch.

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