Is there a clean way to initiate and access a custom helper without using the constructor? Currently I instantiate the custom helper using the constructor of the model as shown here as the accepted answer.
This is great in most cases but now I would like to access a helper method on a model that adds a bit of functionality to the product model - extending
\Magento\Catalog\Model\Product. It seems a bit overkill to overwrite this constructor so I am wondering if there is an alternative, acceptable way to do this? Can I just grab it directly via the ObjectManager or roll out my own factory like @philwinkle suggested here or is this not recommended?