What a crock of guac…

by Matt on November 30, 2006


From today’s LA Times:

"The guacamole sold by Kraft Foods Inc., one of the bestselling avocado
dips in the nation, includes modified food starch, hefty amounts of
coconut and soybean oils, and a dose of food coloring. The dip contains
precious little avocado, but many customers mistake it for wholly

"On Wednesday, a Los Angeles woman sued the Northfield, Ill.-based food
company, alleging that it committed fraud by calling its dip
"guacamole." Her lawyer says suits against other purveyors of "fake
guacamole" could be filed soon."

Precious little avocado?

How about less than 2%?

Of course it’s all right there on the label, and if we remember that our eyes are connected to our brains we’d know that all we have to do is turn over the container to see that we’re eating a bucket of salted refrigerated slime.

However, it’s still freaky. And this is the reason why there is nothing better than slicing into a real, ripe, moist avocado and applying a little elbow grease yourself. And if none are available you wait. It’s that simple.

I fully expect  Lisa and Melissa to understand me on this one!

Less than 2%?????????