Wholly Guacamole Double Dip

October 19, 2010
What it is: A layer each of fresh guacamole and salsa
How it comes: 16-ounce container
Where it is: In the produce section of supermarkets, or to find a store near you, check the company store locater at eatwholly.com
Who it's for: Avocado lovers
Suggested retail price: $3.99 - $4.99
Nutrition notes: 35 calories, 2.5 grams fat, 115 sodium in a 2-tablespoon serving
Category: Snacks

Bonnie: I first discovered AvoClassic fresh packaged guacamole about five years ago; today that guacamole is sold under the Wholly Guacamole label.

At that time I wrote, “I’m in love again. This time it’s with new, convenient avocado products from AvoClassic. The company employs a “Fresherization” process that uses high pressure, not temperature, to keep the avocado as fresh as if you had just cut open a perfectly ripe one. This retains the flavor, color and texture of the avocado, while destroying bacteria and extending the shelf life.”

And although the name changed, that write-up from my syndicated column still stands! This is the freshest-tasting guacamole you will ever try — other than when you make your own from a perfectly ripe avocado or when it’s made tableside in a molcajete at a good Mexican restaurant.

Double Dip is the newest addition to the Wholly Guacamole line. It consists of a layer of guacamole topped with spicy pico de gallo (salsa fresca). It’s delicious.  I like that the layer of salsa topping the guacamole keeps the avocado from turning that ugly brown, a natural process of that occurs when that fruit is exposed to air.

I recommend Wholly Guacamole’s regular and/or spicy guac and the Double Dip! It’s perfect for parties or tailgates — but be sure to open the guacamole package just before serving!

Bryan: What’s better than guacamole? Well, guacamole and salsa for starters, and heck, some queso never hurt anybody either. It’s the holy trinity of the Mexican restaurant eating experience, and now it’s easier than ever to have it all in your home, and fresh! Meet Wholly Guacamole, not just the original guac in a box, but the true industry revolutionary.

Starting small, Wholly Guacamole began as a Texas restaurateur’s search for ways to keep his 100% natural guacamole fresh without preservatives. The idea of introducing a high-pressure food-safety technology to his passion for good guac resulted in the world’s first commercial high-pressure-preserved guacamole in 1996. The first batch was a whole seven pounds, but the rest of his batches were wholly successful, and in the process America’s #1 Guacamole was born.

Years later, Wholly Guacamole remains America’s #1 brand through dedicated production and an innovative packaging process. Avocado is hand-scooped daily, with the resulting authentic guacamole being Fresherized immediately. “Fresherized,” you say. “What is that?” Well, it ensures the avocados retain their beautiful color and flavor with absolutely no preservatives or heat processing; simply avocados, garlic, onions and spices.

Think of five elephants standing on the edge of a dime to get a good idea of how Fresherizing really works. Once packed in its pouch, Wholly Guacamole avocados endure the equivalent of six times the pressure found at the bottom of the ocean. The pressure destroys naturally occurring pathogens without the use of heat or chemicals, a standard practice in competitors’ products that can damage the flavors and nutritional value of foods. Fresherized products retain their same great taste, texture and naturally occurring vitamins, with the same food safety.

Test it. Cut open an avocado and within 30 minutes it will turn brown. Leave it uncut and it will still spoil in a week. Fresherized guacamole? Leave it alone and it will stay green and beautiful for 30 days if it remains unopened. “The future,” you say? Not really. More like a look into the past, when foods weren’t chock full of preservatives and chemicals. A real taste of authentic Mexican flavor with a truly American spin.

Eric: I never came across a prepacked guacamole that compared to the homemade variety until I tried Wholly Guacamole; the name alone had me smiling before I cut open the package. The reason: When it comes to guacamole, the challenge is in conserving the freshness of the avocado and to do that, many companies rely on taste-damaging preservatives. Not Wholly Guacamole. The technique for conserving the quality of their product is one that sounds Dr. Suess-esque: They Fresherize. In so doing, they pressurize the sealed package, removing all air and conserving the taste and quality of the guacamole. This means there are no added preservatives to muck up the taste of the final product. On top of just a delicious guacamole, they also offer a spicy variety and one combined with salsa.

NOTE: Take a chance to win a cooler of  Wholly Guacamole products ($75 value) by clicking here. As with all FREEBIE giveaways, you must be a registered user of BiteoftheBest.com to win.

3 Comments on “Wholly Guacamole Double Dip”

  1. Naomir5 Says:

    We love the Wholly Guacamole. The store I shop in sells it in a package of 3 individual packages. That way we do not eat the whole thing at once. We love the stuff on sandwiches and as a dip. I would love to win this

  2. Buddy Fridge Says:

    OK, this is the best packaged guacamole I’ve ever run across.
    I found it in Labories grocerie in Marrero La and got it cause it was outdated and 1/2 price. Got home. Tried it. Went back and bought the other 3 that were left. Even outdated, it was great. Very spicy. It’s all I eat now for snacken.Evidently, it was new to the neighborhood or it would never have gotten past the experation date. Only one problem. The container had lots of ridges on sides and bottom. For support I guess. Well, that interfered with my scooping it out the container to get the last bit. I had to use a piece of bread. Worth every bit of trouble. Need to tell the package designer to come up with smooth container.

  3. irish51 Says:

    I was lucky enough to win the monthy prize of Wholly Guacamole and the first thing I could think of after trying it was”holy moly, now THAT’S Guacamole! Of course the second thought was “gosh, Laurie could you be more original??” Seriously though, I thought I had perfected the art of guacamole making and I was so proud of my cheeses and cooking skills. Wholly Guacamole has taken salsa to a whole new level. I received it two days before my husband’s birthday and I decided to use it instead of what I usually make. It was gone in 20 minutes and people kept asking for more. I love the spice of life and food and Wholly Guacamole added both. It really is the best guacamole I have ever eaten and I hate to admit that when it comes to guacamole I have eaten more than my fair share. It really is so good and tastes as fresh as if you had just prepared it yourself. Thank Bite of the Best for giving me a chance to try the best guacamole in the world!

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