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so last night when dh went to the store, i asked him to get me some avocados. he came home with these ginormous shiny green orbs that i couldn't even recognize as being avocados. i look at the label and it says "Less Fat! Slimcado 30% less fat"....wait, what? less fat? for heaven's sake, WHY?! i have tried looking up information on them today and most of what i pull up is bad reviews on people's blogs about the taste and texture of slimcados. i'm scared to eat them now.
are these GMO, or hybrids? anyone know?
 

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oK, according to the website (here) they are not considered GMO by the FDA. so i guess that makes them a hybrid. additionally their PLU code starts with a 4 which indicates conventional produce. (How to Decode PLU Stickers on Produce) i guess that makes them "safe" to eat...so i suppose i will go make some guac with the one that is already ripe.
 

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sounds like a florida avocado with clever marketing behind it. they have smooth green skin, and get a lot bigger than the california avocados.

eta a bit of googling unearthed this:

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Florida avocados have less fat and less calories than conventional varieties like Hass and are marketed under names like Lite Avocado (TM).
 

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sounds like a florida avocado with clever marketing behind it. they have smooth green skin, and get a lot bigger than the california avocados.

eta a bit of googling unearthed this:
thats what i was thinking. we have both kinds all over the place here in california... the Haas and the weird, pale watery tasting ones. i sometimes see them sold as Fuerte avocados, wonder if that is the same thing? if so, its just another (lesser, IMO) type of avocado and nothing new. ive bought 'em in a pinch when i need avocados for dinner and the haas arent ripe. we go through a lot of avocados here.
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It sounds like the FL variety to me too. They are naturally lower in fat... lower in taste too.
 

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sounds like a florida avocado with clever marketing behind it. they have smooth green skin, and get a lot bigger than the california avocados.

I think so, too. I don't care for them - they are so lacking in flavor! Haas rule
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But isn't the whole POINT of avocados that they're full of healthy fats?
No, no, no, silly! The POINT of avocados is to SELL SELL SELL, by any manner of marketing that might work on some percentage of the population!
 

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No, no, no, silly! The POINT of avocados is to SELL SELL SELL, by any manner of marketing that might work on some percentage of the population!
You said it sister.

A Florida avocado almost ruined me for avocado for life. I heard good things about avos, went to the store, didn't know which to pick. The FL ones were bigger so I went with that. Yuk!!! Fortunately a few months later a friend served a dinner salad with a Haas avocado, and it was sooo yummy.

Honestly, if DH brought home a FL avocado by accident, I would actually cut it open and throw it in the compost. I hate wasting food, but - yuk. It's watery, tasteless, slimy, and blob-like.
 

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I like the way they taste, they are different from Haas, yes, not as rich tasting. but they taste like another fruit to me..... I'm not a fan of teh "slim" marketing, but they are still good food IMO
 

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oK, so now having eaten one...i would say that alone they taste similar to white button mushrooms.
the guacamole tasted alright but watered down.
 

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Why is everybody knocking Florida avocados? I think they taste the same...I take offense being from Florida and all
But I really do think they taste the same. I mix my guac mix with chopped tomatoes, garlic, salt, pepper, a tiny bit sour cream. I also eat them right out of the boat (the rind)
 

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I grew up in Florida. You use SlimCados differently from haas avocados. I slice them up to put on top of a salad, or what's absolutely fantastic is dicing them up to put on top of hot soup. If you're grilling a hamburger, put a slice on top of the burger the last couple of minutes on the grill.

I like guacamole made out of SlimCados, but I understand with its lower oil content it may not be the avocado of choice for your party dip recipe.
 

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My friend used to always confuse me with buttery avocado and watery avocado-that's the difference one is a Haas variety(buttery) and the other is the bigger green skinned Florida ones(watery)-it's not a GMO or a hybrid just a different variety. Like granny smith apples vs. cameo apples, both are apples just different types.

I honestly like both kinds, you can make a whole giant bowl of guac for a couple dollars with the big green ones.
 
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