TOUCHDOWN! Readers, we made it to the end of the October Organic or Bust Review & Giveaway Event. I'm proud to say it was a success! I've had many organic and 'all natural' companies contact me asking me to hold another event in the near future...hmm...I like the sound of it. The Grand Finale Giveaway is deliciously and nutritiously sponsored by Wholly Guacamole, America's #1 Guacamole!
Just so you know ... we didn’t just create Guac in a box, we revolutionized the industry. After searching 37 years for a tasty, high-quality guacamole to serve in his popular Dallas restaurant chains, our founder, Don Bowden, was left with only one choice—to make it himself.
It all started when this ambitious Texas restaurateur was researching different ways to keep his 100% natural guacamole, fresh and without preservatives. Don got wind of a promising new high-pressure technology. While the concept of pressurization technology had been around for years, no one was using it commercially. Don was a passionate man and a believer. Driven by gut instinct and passion for good guac, he dug deep into his pockets and pulled out some serious cash to build the machines.
So you see, just about the time Don should have been retiring, the old guy was tinkering with this new technology. Recipe in hand, chips in the other, Don was ready for testing. The world’s first commercial high-pressure preservation machines cranked out 7 lbs of guac at a time in 1996. (Now, we make it in 400 lb batches!) It was good, really good stuff that paid off in green—guac of course—and America’s #1 Guacamole was born. Around the world, Don is still recognized as a pioneer, an icon in the food service industry, and the “father” of high-pressure preservation. His vision brought the first machines to life. And as a true Texan, he can still boast the largest.
Twenty years later our 100% all natural guacamole remains America’s #1 brand. We run 24-7 to ensure that the green stuff arrives freshly made each week at your supermarket—like produce. Our factory is in Mexico. Don put it there because he believes that to make a better product, he needs to be where the avocados are grown and picked at the height of freshness.
First off, I'd like to mention to you all that I've never, ever eaten guacamole. I'm a big social marketing person and I'm always on Facebook and Twitter...this is where I first hear about Wholly Guacamole. I then did my own researching and started reading various blog reviews. They were all raving reviews that had nothing but positive things to say about the products and the company. Then, I came across the opportunity to review their products for this event. My life changed forever...seriously!
The above image is of an avocado. Say what?! Yes, it's an avocado. If you search around on Google, you'll find more than enough about what an avocado is and where they are grown. I'm here to tell you that in dip form, it's simply an amazing concoction of deliciousness and nutritiousness.
I'm a Wholly Guacamole lover now! I wish I could incorporate guacamole into every dinner meal! Since that isn't possible, I'll start with something more simple. Our favorite of all Wholly Guacamole products was the Organic Wholly Guacamole. The Organic Wholly Guacamole is the same as the Classic, but made with organic ingredients. You can't go wrong! My first bite was eaten with Stacey's Naked Pita Chips...WHOLLY MOLE...it was great! I went back for about 30 more dips and called it a night. I have replayed this scenario for the past week...it gets better every time!
I could sum up this review in less than 10 words if I really had to do so. Amazing, delicious, nutritious, fun, tasty, healthy, quality, flavorful, natural, and did I mention Amazing! Being a guacamole virgin was scary at first but after my first bit, I'm hooked. The guacamole dip has an amazing flavor and the right amount of spice and garlic. Wholly Guacamole also makes some mouth watering (and healthy) salsa and queso dips. You won't want to miss out on these because they can make a nice meal if you just add some chips!
Not knowing anything about guacamole sauce, I made my way to the Wholly Guacamole FAQ page where they had loads of information for beginners such as myself. In the FAQ page, I learned so much about guacamoles. I won't tell you everything I learned, go see for yourself. After you finish reading the FAQ page, visit the Wholly Guacamole Recipe page. There are some excellent recipes that we will be using in the next few days! I'm all for the "Healthalicious Sandwich" or the "Picadillo Nachos"!
While you're at it, visit the Homegating Headquarters for some awesome and I mean, awesome coupons, rebates, discounts, and giveaways! Stop by over the next few months to win prizes, impress your friends and show off your picture or video taking ability. They have some great things going on and I'm glad I found out about them...I love free things too!
Lastly, become a Guac Party member where you will get some GREAT coupons e-mailed to you! I strongly suggest you sign yourself up for these freebie, coupon, and deals because it always helps to be in the know! If you're like me and you can't wait to try out some Wholly Guacamole, visit their Where to Find Us page and type in your zip code. They're everywhere...so I don't think you'll have trouble finding a grocery store near you that doesn't carry their products!
- Visit the Wholly Guacamole Homegating Headquarters
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FTC Disclaimer: I received the product cooler from Wholly Guacamole for my review. I was not compensated monetarily for the review. All opinions expressed in the review are my own!