'Tis the season for crock pots and special dishes. Too often, prepping the onions becomes a labor of waterworks and blurry eyes. Now, there's a product which has been in the making for three decades. Behold, the tearless onion.


I can't tell you how many times I've cringed when a recipe called for multiple onions. In fact, if it wasn't for Hannaford's pre-chopped option going in the pot, I'd have to stick to more PB&J's in my life. To me, the tearless onion might give sliced bread a run for its salt as the definitive term for greatness.

According to vegetablegrowersnews.com, Nevada and Washington state-grown Sunions are being marketed as “America’s first tearless and sweet onion.” “This onion is the product of more than 30 years of research and development to grow an onion that actually decreased in pungency during storage,” said Sunions breeder Rick Watson.

The tearless onions are hitting shelves this month. Depending on supply, they will be around until March or April.