Post # 1
So I was at the grocery store last night and my eye was caught by an interesting piece of produce- the Slimcado. Apparently it is an avocado with half the fat and 1/3 fewer calories. I love all thins avocado and am just very curious if anyone has tried it and if it is good? My gut tells me it is going to be nasty, but I am always happy to save a calorie or two. Tell me about your slimcado experiences and if you ate it plain or used it for something delicious like guacomole.
Post # 3
@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 # 4
@BlondeBee: I’m not super worried about saving calories, although that would be nice. I am more curious if anyone has actually tried it and if it is good. Like, I said, I can’t imagine that it is, but just want to know if anyone has tasted it and what it is like. Thanks!
Post # 5
@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
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
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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@hotpinkbride: I find the taste to be lighter and almost fruity compared to the Hass.
Post # 9
@patchy: I might just do that! I don’t think I live in a really hipster area or anything, just a really big city!
@KCKnd2: Hmm, I figured it would have some negative aspect to account for the lower calories, but I think I am going to try it out.
@MrsRugbee: @beachbride1216: Thanks for the feedback!
Post # 10
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
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 # 12
@Looopy: @Hyperventilate: Thanks! I am definitely going to give it a shot. Never hurts to try new things. 🙂
Post # 13
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.