Saturday, July 7, 2012

Wholly Guacamole Sponsor Spotlight 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
They have introduced (5) New Flavors of Salsa:
*Pineapple Salsa
*Roasted Tomato Salsa
*Red Pepper Mango Salsa
*Guacamole & Spicy Pico Salsa
*Avocado Verde Salsa

And (1) New Flavor of Avocado:

*Chunky Avocado

We tried the Salsas first as we love chips and salsa. I loved the Mild Salsa 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 think you could also eat the Medium Salsa if you eat it a little at a time or mix it in with something else to tone down the flavor like I did with some of the other salsas. It is alot more spicy and if you are one of the fortunate ones who can eat anything higher than mild, like my husband who was in heaven! 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 when we can both eat the same thing, just at different levels of spicy! Hey, we all can't be rocket scientists, so somebody has to be the wimp and that is me!

Now, for the new flavors the only two I managed to eat where the Avocado Verde (still a little bit spicy so I only ate a little to test the waters) and the Roasted Tomato Salsa. I think those are pretty safe if you don't eat too much.  My husband loved the Red Pepper Mango Salsa and the Guacamole & Spicy Pico Salsa. Those were a little too hot for me. I do have to admit that neither one of us cared for the Pineapple Salsa (it's not Wholly's fault, we just don't like pineapple period!), but I gave I gave it to my best friend who does, and she had a fit over it! So, if you like Pineapple, then this is gonna be a good one for you to try!

As for the Chunky Avocado, we loved it very much! I was able to mix it in with the Medium Salsa to tame the flavor of the Salsa down and to prolong the use of both dips. We are a dip eating family around here and will try just about anything! If it is too spicy for me, then my husband takes over and as in the case of the Pineapple, we find a friend who likes that particular flavor and get a report from them. I try to always give the opinions of people who like that flavor so that way, I never have to write anything bad. Because most of the time it is not that you don't like the food or company, it is just that you don't like that particular flavor period, no matter who makes it. Plus, my friends get to have some new experiences also without me having to hog the whole show!

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. Of course, I only ate the Classic flavors in both regular and the 100 Calorie, while Mike ate the Spicy Guacamole! 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

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! They have alot more facts and fun information on their website so go check them out at

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:
300 Burlington Road,
Saginaw, TX 76179

The great folks at Wholly Guacamole will be giving the winner of my Summer Fun Event Giveaway their own cooler full of these products to try out for themselves! You are really gonna love these dips and salsas! Event starts on July 8th and ends on the 18th. Open to the U.S. only. Good Luck!

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 Wholly Guacamole and myself.


Charlotte Cramer said...

I love Wholly Guacamole!!

Amanda said...

LOL I'm laughing on the growing/planting a tree from the seeds! My grandmother would constantly take the seeds and try to grow them! She was never able to get one to take in the ground! I remember there being several seeds at one time on the windowsills waiting on roots to sprout! I have a black thumb so I haven't even tried!