Is chopping onions for dinner the bane of your life? Yeah, a stir fry is lovely, but when it comes to cutting up the vegetable, it's hard not to resist breaking down in tears.
Well, there's good news for people who just burst into tears from looking at an onion as a supermarket in the UK is to start selling onions that won't make you cry.
Waitrose is selling Sunions in its stores, a “brown, tearless and sweet” onion variety that is billed as a “gamechanger” for red-eyed chefs. The onions, which are being marketed using the strapline “not a single tear”, have taken more than 30 years to perfect. pic.twitter.com/neXC9WK86K
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Tear-less onions will be available in Waitrose and come about after decades of cross-breeding the vegetable to find one that doesn't irritate the eyes.
According to The Guardian, 'Sunions' were developed by the agricultural giant Bayer, but is now owned by the chemicals firm BASF.
Sunions are not a genetically modified product and took over three decades to develop.
They're grown in Spain and are slightly more expensive than a standard onion.
However one review, in the US where they've been available since 2018, has described them as 'flavourless'.
It's not known yet when the food product will cross the Irish Sea, but I'm sure there are plenty of people here in the South East that would avail of onion!