The logical move would be to look beyond American borders for supplies, but here's issue #2: Mexican drug cartels are giving local avocado farmers a seriously hard time. Just as they did with limes earlier this year, those goons have been threatening and extorting farmers because they know how profitable avocados are, and want a piece of the action. Which brings us to the final problem. Avocados have gotten really popular, really fast. And seeing as there's already a strain on supply, the crazy demand isn't helping matters.
So enjoy that moderately-priced, accessible guac while you can, people. Soon, you might have to rely solely on salsa for your chip-dipping needs.
Kristin Hunt is a Food/Drink staff writer for Thrillist, and might never recover from this news. Follow her to the secret, underground avocado vault at @kristin_hunt.