Slimcado?!

posted 3 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@hotpinkbride:  The calories and fat in avocados are not so high as to ruin a diet. Really, you shouldn’t be eating an entire fruit in one sitting, unless that is the staple protein/fat of the meal. Case in point: I do a mango lime quinoa salad, and pile it into avocado halves. It’s a great meal. 

Just be smart about portions, and you won’t have to experiment with some frankenfruit. Genetically altering a perfectly good ‘cado is just sinful. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@hotpinkbride:  if it’s not insanely expensive, you should buy one and try it and report back! I’ve never even heard of the things, much less seen ones in grocery stores. you must live in a very hipster area?? xD

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

The site says it’s non-GMO. It appears to just be a different variety of avocado, the Hardee Red. It sounds to me like the growers are capitalizing on the fact that this variety naturally has less fat and lower calories than the Hass, which totally dominates the avocado market. I’d give it a try just out of curiosity, because I’d like to sample a wider variety of avocadoes.

ETA: just saw on another site that this variety tends to be watery (naturally). That probably accounts for why its calorie count is lower. So, it might not be very tasty, but you’ll never know until you try.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

As @KCKnd2: said, this is just marketing. The green avocado’s just a different variety. I actually prefer their taste to the black (Bruce or Hass) Avocado. They’re sweeter, lighter in flavour & I find they don’t get that bitter flavour if they overrippen. When I can find them, I always buy the green ones.

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@hotpinkbride:  I find the taste to be lighter and almost fruity compared to the Hass.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I had some in Florida.  I liked them!  They were a bit more watery than regular avocados, and I prefer the texture of regular avocados.  They were definitely yummy, though!  I liked to throw them in green smoothies.

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Avocados are actually one of the best superfoods you can eat. The fats are good for you and are chock full of vitamins and nutrients. On a nutrient level, I’d be worried that the “slimcado” would be less fulfilling on a cellular level. Taste is a huge deal for me with avocados (I love them. I could live solely off of avocados for the rest of my life) and the idea of a “watery, diluted, thinned out taste” does not appeal to me in the slightest.

 

One article I read stated:
“The majority of people who try the slim version end up deciding that they will stick to the normal, full fat edition. Others have claimed that the skinny fruit has it’s place as a topping (over salads and in sandwiches, for example) but it doesn’t hold it’s own in avocado heavy dishes such as guacamole.”

 

I would definitely try one for the giggles and sniffs, but nobody could pay me to give up my real, meaty, buttery flavored avocados.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Had one a few weeks ago, the texture was similar but it did have a lighter flavour (probably from the higher water content).  Agree with PP that it was fine in a salad, but it you are making something where the avacado is the main flavour and not just an addition you would probably want the avacado you are used to.

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