My step son thinks it's hilarious. To me, I will avoid using an onion at all costs. I cannot stand cutting onions. Every time I put the knife on the evil little vegetable, I cry like someone just took away my birthday. Well, supposedly you can now buy TEARLESS onions! Is this real life?

They are called Sunions, and no they are not a genetically modified product. According to, the tearless onions were grown through an all-natural cross-breading program over the course of 30 years.

"Unlike all other onions, Sunions become sweeter every day. Volatile compounds in onions are responsible for tearing and pungent flavor and the amounts of those compounds in other onions remain the same or increase over time. In Sunions, these compounds do the exact opposite and decrease to create a tearless, sweet and mild onion."

Sunions were put to the test last year at trials where they were chopped and compared to a leading onion variety. Sunions were preferred five to one and rated significantly less irritating to the eyes compared to the other onion.

And beautiful news my tear hating friends, you can buy Sunions at Walmart right here in Rochester. They are available until April, or until supplies last.

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