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Guacamole?

Peanut butter is made from peanuts, tomato paste is made from tomatoes, and guacamole is made from avocados, right?

Wrong. The guacamole sold by Kraft Foods Inc., one of the bestselling avocado dips in the nation, includes less than 2% avocado. The rest of the ingredients include water, partially hydrogenated coconut and soybean oil, corn syrup, whey protein concentrate, modified food starch, potato, and salt. Yum. Pass the chips.

But they're not the only ones. Other companies, like Herr’s is made of skim milk, corn oil, modified food starch, tomato paste, and salt. In fact, the label lists no avocado at all, only “avocado powder.” Mmmm. Sign me up for that.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but when I eat, I want there to be food in my food. Are you with me on that?

Fit's Tips: Read labels. Know what you're eating. Although it stinks that companies can put whatever junk they want in their products, it's up to the consumer to choose wisely.

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Beaner Beaner 9 years
I'm new to this avocado thing. My gramma told me it was good for me, so I tried it. It's kind of bland, but I like the creamy texture.
DStirk DStirk 9 years
any one ever eaten at rosa mexicana in nyc??? the best guac ever! so fresh!
daltan daltan 9 years
Who would eat the fake stuff when you can have the real thing?
txhottie txhottie 9 years
I love to make fresh guac. I usually smash up the avacado, add salt, pepper, garlic salt and a little lemon juice. Sometimes I top it with fresh chopped tomato. :)
Fitness Fitness 9 years
Good idea with the fresh garlic. It's yummy and soooo good for you.
ccsugar ccsugar 9 years
Guac is the easiest thing in the world to make! I like mine w/a little bit of garlic :)
Beaner Beaner 9 years
And a little sliced chedder cheese (to the sandwich, I mean)
azucar_maddy azucar_maddy 9 years
Beaner -- that is one of my favorite sandwiches in the world! So simple yet so delish. I like to add tiny pieces of white onion and tomato to my guac sometimes.
KWM KWM 9 years
Fresh Avocado, Lemon Juice, Salt and Pepper - That is all you need and it is sooo yummy!!
Beaner Beaner 9 years
Ever try it with lime juice instead of lemon? Ooh - I'm going to a dinner part Sat night and I'm totally going to bring the Guac.
mariemjs mariemjs 9 years
This is definitely the kind of stuff I prepare myself... I don't know, here in France it's different, we may have like two brand of guacamole and that's all(and it's not good :S)! Most of the people do it themselves :D
Fitness Fitness 9 years
What do you like in your guacamole?
kevindineen kevindineen 9 years
There's this restaurant in Burlington, VT called Pennycluse that has the best fish Tacos, served w/ ridiculous guac. I'm hongry.
SaRaH-22 SaRaH-22 9 years
I always make my own...oooo but i do love avocados!!
Beaner Beaner 9 years
Mmmm.... There's nothing like a piece of soft bread, topped with a slice of fresh avocado, tomato, and basil, with just a pinch of salt. Who the hell eats that other crap?
Fitness Fitness 9 years
Good thing companies are required to put the ingredients on their labels. Otherwise, we'd have no idea what kind of junk we were eating.
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 9 years
I think so purple, it had salsa cruda, guac, jack cheese and chicken in a tortilla shell. :smelly:
crispet1 crispet1 9 years
Homemade guac is the best!
purplesugar purplesugar 9 years
mexican salad? is that the same as a taco salad blonde?
Beaner Beaner 9 years
Moni B - ur funny. But ewww. Regular grocery store food is so gross. No wonder so many people are ill.
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 9 years
:drool: I just had guac for lunch along with a nice mexican salad :smelly:
t0xxic t0xxic 9 years
Eww, we make our on Guac. Ill have to get the reciepe to share from the mil. I found nemo!
purplesugar purplesugar 9 years
mmmmm, I love guacomole...just buy guacomole mix and smash the avocadoes yourself, then you know they're really in it!
JK-Boogie JK-Boogie 9 years
LOL @ Moni B
Moni-B Moni-B 9 years
Olive oil is made from olives. Baby oil is made from...wait a minute! ~M~
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