Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Wholly Guacamole Review



I was very grateful to be able to review this company and their products. I love avocado and really like it on all my Mexican food when we eat out. I never could make it taste as good as what we got eating out until I tried Wholly Guacamole's dips!

Now, I don't have to worry about making my dips as good as what my favorite Mexican restaurant! They do have more products than the ones I got to review so check out their website for a list of what they have and if you need to know the ingredients because of any health issues.

Here is a list of the products I got to review:

*Classic Guacamole
*Classic Guacamole that is 100 calories per serving
*Spicy Guacamole
*Spicy Guacamole that is 100 calories per serving
*Medium Salsa
*Mild Salsa

We tried the Salsas first as we love chips and salsa. I loved the mild because I have GERD and have to be very careful about what I eat. The minute the salsa hit my mouth I knew this product was very fresh! I could taste the cilantro and the garlic and without those ingredients most salsas are bland.

Wholly Guacamole had the insight to know this and made their salsa with fresh ingredients to tickle your fancy. The only downside that I can attest to is that you will eat more than you planned to because it is that good!

Those of you who have GERD like I do can take this to heart because it did not give me heartburn. Of course, I take daily medication to prevent heartburn but even that has not stopped it if I eat something that is really acidic. I would recommend that you do not try the medium if you have GERD.

It is alot more spicy and if you are one of the fortunate ones who can eat anything higher than mild, my husband was in heaven and for him to say that is saying alot! He loves everything spicy or hot and sometimes even hotter than hot. Suffice to say, we both got what we wanted and that is a rare occurrence.

The Guacamole dips were my next favorite as I said before, I love avocados on all my Mexican food so this was a real treat. Because their products are made 100% natural with no preservatives, it is best to buy them like you would your milk because it will expire quicker than most other products that do have preservatives.

It is really worth it to get the rich, flavorful and very tasty dips in my opinion. Just add it to your milk list along with other perishable foods and you will always have fresh guacamole in your fridge for when you want to have chips and dip!

Naturally, there are alot of other ways to use both of these dips and they have all kinds of recipes on their website for you to try out. One way I use salsa is when I make Chili, I will pour a small jar of salsa into the chili instead of regular tomatoes.

It really brings an extra Umph! to Chili, I guarantee it! As for the Guacamole dips, they can be used on sandwich's, hot dogs,fish sticks, any kind of fish and then my favorite Lobster rolls! Check out their recipes and suggestions at eatwholly.com

The other great thing I liked about Wholly Guacamole is that they made their dips in regular and in 100 calories per serving! So, if you are watching your weight, you do not have to give up the mouth watering flavor. Another great side benefit of this product is that it has more potassium than bananas and contains good fats that will help you lower your cholesterol (which I have also!) I also learned on their website that an avocado is considered a fruit not a vegetable! I would never have guessed that one.

And did you know that you can make your own avocado tree? It says on the website to wash the seeds, put 3 toothpicks into the seed and turn it big end down into a glass of water enough to cover 1" of the seed. Put in a warm place by a window for sunlight, keep a check on the water level and the roots should start appearing about 2-6 weeks!

Only bad thing is they say it takes between 5-13 years to flower and bear fruit! I love the science part of things so I just had to throw that in there. So, if you want to make your own avocado tree, you better get busy!

This is a quote from their website on how Wholly Guacamole got started:

In 1989, Dallas restaurant owner, Don Bowden began searching for a pre-made guacamole to serve in his Mexican restaurants. It had to be fresh-tasting and all-natural. The problem is that avocados start to brown as soon as you cut them open. He knew that solving this problem without using lots of additives and preservatives would not be easy. But to know Don is to love him; and if you know Don you know he doesn’t do anything the easy way. He does it the right way.

In his search, Don discovered High Pressure Processing (HPP) technology. It’s a process of preserving foods through the use of high-pressure water rather than with heat or chemicals and is used in the preservation of some meats and vegetables. With guacamole, the end product is a completely 100% all-natural, fresh tasting product that can be refrigerated for weeks and frozen for months. The salt in our product is used for flavor only. The HPP technology is also the reason our product is able to retain the same great taste, texture and natural vitamins while ensuring the highest level of food safety.

Information on how to get in touch with Wholly Guacamole:

Address: 300 Burlington Road, Saginaw, TX 76179
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/WhollyGuacamole
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/eatwholly

Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. The photo's used in this review were provided by Mary Bearden.

7 comments:

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I love the stuff!
Stopping by from the Friday hops to say hello.
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Have a great day!
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Eco Baby Mama Drama said...

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Jennifer @ Just Peachy in Dixie said...

I just love guacamole! Thanks for sharing.

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Have a wonderful day!