9/12/11



We have national holidays for just about everything these days, Guacamole is no exception! Friday, September 16th is National Guacamole Day! We are celebrating the world known and loved avocado-based dip that has become the worlds favourite preferred topping/dip for many traditional Mexican dishes like nachos, fajitas, tacos, quasadillas, salads and more by introducing to you (if you have not already heard before) the best guacamole in north America, Wholly Guacamole!

I have always been a big fan of guacamole, before kids I used to go out to a lot to this local Mexican restaurant, the food was awesome but  I didn't like spicy salsa on my food. The burning mouth and sweating brow while trying to enjoy a meal out was not very appealing to me so I would pile on the guacamole at every chance I got. Of course as I got older my taste buds changed and I learned to love salsa, I still won't try out anything beyond "spicy" though, I don't think my tongue could take that kind of torture!

Now that I'm a mom, I have picky eaters in the house just like I was when I was younger. They don't like anything that makes their tongues tingle or a food they haven't heard of before. There have been so many times I wanted to whip up an easy Mexican dish that required something I know they just won't eat. When I got the opportunity to try out Wholly Guacamole, it was the perfect opportunity to introduce a little Mexican food into my family's lives. I used to enjoy it, I know they will too.

About Wholly Guacamole:



In 1989, a restaurant owner from Dallas, Texas named Don Bowden was on a search for premade guacamole for his Mexican restaurants. It had to be fresh tasting and all natural. The problem with Avocados is that they begin to brown shortly after you cut into them. Don Bowden figured out a way to preserve them longer in Wholly Guacamole without all the added preservatives through High Pressure Processing. HPP uses high pressure water instead of heat or chemicals to preserve the product. This results in Wholly Guacamole being a completely 100% natural, fresh-tasting product that can be refrigerated for weeks and frozen in the freezer for months. Wholly Guacamole only uses only the best, Hass Avocados and natural ingredients that don't contain preservatives, artificial flavours or heat treatments.

Wholly Guacamole's goal is to give people made-from-scratch flavour in ready-to-eat convenience. Wholly Guacamole comes in classic, 100 Calorie, Spicy, Organic, Guaca Salsa, Pico de Galla Style, and Double Dip flavours. They also come in a convenient single size, perfect for a snack on the road or in the lunch bag for an afternoon snack.

When our cooler of guac arrived at the door, dinner and snack ideas came pouring in mind. There is so much you can make with salsa and guac! My first attempt before trying anything new on my kids is of course to try it myself so I began with tortilla chips and Wholly Salsa one night for an evening snack. They don't call it Wholly for nothing! Wow! It was really good, I almost ate the entire container myself.



My next step was to test something simple on my family, so I whipped up a cold noodle salad with chicken, veggies and  added some guac to the mix. Everybody loved it and said it was better than the normal kind I make. When I told hubby I added some guac he was impressed as he had never tried any and had been a bit skeptical. Like I say when it comes to food, never turn your nose to it unless you've tasted it! I'm very happy to have had the opportunity to introduce Wholly Guacamole to my family!

For more ideas about how we could use Wholly Guacamole in our house I skipped over to www.eatwholly.com, the official Wholly Guacamole website. Their official website it packed with information about the products, the history of guacamole, ways to save your guac and fun ideas like "green slime sandwiches" for the kids lunches. I actually learned a lot about guacamole I didn't know before!

Wholly Guacamole are going on tour! That's right, beginning September 16th - National Guacamole Day, Wholly Guacamole will be touring around spreading the goodness in celebration of the green-stuff! Follow them along on twitter @EatWholly to find out where they will be next! Want more Wholly fun? Like the Wholly Guacamole Facebook page, friends visit the website but fans party on Facebook! Find recipes and chat it up with other die-hard guac fans!

*This post was written by A Motherhood Experience on behalf of Wholly Guacamole in celebration of National Guacamole Day. We received product for review purposes.  All opinions are honest and always our own*


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18 comments:

  1. I learned that avocados are high in monounsaturated fat an oleic acid which is an omega-9. So avocados have good fat...I love wholly guacamole! Patricia

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  2. I learned they Contain 20 vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients

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  3. I learned avocados are high in fiber compared to other fruits - including 25% soluble fiber.
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  4. I leant about 75% of an avocado's calories come from monounsaturated fat- the good kind of fat!

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  5. Avacados Contain 20 vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients

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  6. I learned that avacados have 60% more potassium than bananas
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  7. I learned to add lemon or lime juice to help prevent browning.
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  8. I learned avocados are naturally sodium and cholesterol free

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  9. Avocados are high in monounsaturated fat an oleic acid which is an omega-9.
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  10. I learned the avocado can be traced back to 10,000 BC
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  11. i learned that avocados are rich in vitamins B, E and K

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  12. They contain 20 different vitamins.

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  13. i leared that they Have 60% more potassium than bananas.

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  14. I learned they use Haas avacodoes
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  15. Avocados have 60% more potassium than bananas =I learned that
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  16. I learned that native to Mexico, the avocado can be traced back to 10,000 BC and known to be part of the Aztec culture.

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  17. I learned: Avocado Nutrition Factoids
    Contain 20 vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients
    Rich in vitamins B, E and K
    Have 60% more potassium than bananas
    About 75% of an avocado's calories come from monounsaturated fat- the good kind of fat!
    High in fiber compared to other fruits - including 25% soluble fiber.
    Naturally sodium and cholesterol free

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