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Slimcado anyone?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 25, 2011 at 4:58 PM

So I was at the grocery store yesterday and saw what looked like a Papaya, but was actually something I've never seen before: a "SlimCado." It was marketed as a low fat version of the an avocado.

Do anyone of you have any more information on these?

Why would people want a low fat avocado? The reason I eat them is for the fat! Eating just one keeps me full all day.

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on October 12, 2011
at 08:01 PM

Sort of like caffeine free coffee?

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on August 26, 2011
at 01:14 PM

You don't just eat one kind of apple. Why limit yourself to just one kind of avocado. SlimCados are just a different avocado variety. It does have less fat and it does have fewer calories. It has a lighter taste. Make your guac out of hass, slice a SlimCado for a salad.

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on August 26, 2011
at 04:09 AM

Hmmme, yes, very interesting! I think I may just start referring to the big avos as such for the hell of it, cuz I like it. Perhaps some folklorico all around... another explanation for "alligator pear" is that avos indigenously grew in alligator territory (central Mex) BUT, the word avocado comes from the Nahuatl word aguacatl, which, in its essential form, means testicles. And not so many gators around that area. Hmmm. Still love food lore.

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on August 26, 2011
at 12:24 AM

so weird. i always had heard that the bigger smoother avocados were alligator pears because of the size and colour. so it's all inclusive then! i like :) thanks!

91fe5b7e10068df9f147ee84320e38f7

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on August 25, 2011
at 09:43 PM

Oh, in case any one is interested, the Avocado Capital of the World is Fallbrook, CA. :-)

91fe5b7e10068df9f147ee84320e38f7

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on August 25, 2011
at 09:42 PM

As far as I know, the term "alligator pear" is just a 'nickname' for avocado and comes from the resemblance of the rough, pebbly skin to alligator hide. So I wouldn't think so, as FL/ slimcados have smooth skin. But so do Reeds, which are way better than FL avos, too. Hmmm. Maybe it originally just referred to Haas? :-)

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on August 25, 2011
at 09:22 PM

hey you might know this being an avocado farmer's daughter.. is the "slimcado" the same thing as an alligator pear?

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C4ea0e0e12d924554ee197e5452c80a3

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on August 25, 2011
at 05:19 PM

faileo, why have a less fatty avocado?

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on October 12, 2011
at 08:01 PM

Sort of like caffeine free coffee?

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on August 25, 2011
at 05:27 PM

I think it has to do with the Conventional Wisdom folks that insist that all fat is evil. Market a Slim Avocado and the unwashed masses will think they can lose weight with it.

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Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on August 25, 2011
at 05:52 PM

It's just a Florida avocado. It's about a 90 year old variety that due to the humid growth conditions are different than the Hass - less fat, thinner skin, etc. BUT if you compare them, apples to apples, they wind up having about the same fat/calories due to their size differences, but the Slimcado most definitely has less flavour and technically less calories. Another stupid marketing gimmick like the amaaaaazing microwavable potato! GASP! :)

I think they're tasteless but will grab if I need some in a pinch and amend. For me personally, always Hass - 2-3 in the house all all times :)-

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6da513ec59c25531127912318fbf27d5

on August 25, 2011
at 08:33 PM

I confess I laugh at the slimcado. Why would you mess with something so perfect already?

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91fe5b7e10068df9f147ee84320e38f7

on August 25, 2011
at 08:14 PM

As the daughter of an avocado farmer who grew up in the Avocado Capital of the World, can I just say -- Ewwww, gross. Outraged! ;-)

Like Jesuisjuba wrote, I think it's a marketing gimmick designed to increase market share. FL avocados and slimcados are generally used for commercial guacamoles, ready-to-use vacuum packed slices (uggh), etc. They are more watery than Hass/Ca and Mex avos and don't have as much flavor. But if it was between no avocado and a slimcado, and the price was decent, I'd go for it... heresy!

91fe5b7e10068df9f147ee84320e38f7

(614)

on August 25, 2011
at 09:42 PM

As far as I know, the term "alligator pear" is just a 'nickname' for avocado and comes from the resemblance of the rough, pebbly skin to alligator hide. So I wouldn't think so, as FL/ slimcados have smooth skin. But so do Reeds, which are way better than FL avos, too. Hmmm. Maybe it originally just referred to Haas? :-)

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on August 25, 2011
at 09:22 PM

hey you might know this being an avocado farmer's daughter.. is the "slimcado" the same thing as an alligator pear?

91fe5b7e10068df9f147ee84320e38f7

(614)

on August 25, 2011
at 09:43 PM

Oh, in case any one is interested, the Avocado Capital of the World is Fallbrook, CA. :-)

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on August 26, 2011
at 12:24 AM

so weird. i always had heard that the bigger smoother avocados were alligator pears because of the size and colour. so it's all inclusive then! i like :) thanks!

91fe5b7e10068df9f147ee84320e38f7

(614)

on August 26, 2011
at 04:09 AM

Hmmme, yes, very interesting! I think I may just start referring to the big avos as such for the hell of it, cuz I like it. Perhaps some folklorico all around... another explanation for "alligator pear" is that avos indigenously grew in alligator territory (central Mex) BUT, the word avocado comes from the Nahuatl word aguacatl, which, in its essential form, means testicles. And not so many gators around that area. Hmmm. Still love food lore.

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345c1755efe005edd162b770dc6fb821

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on August 25, 2011
at 05:11 PM

I googled it, it looks like an avocado that is sold here in South America and grown locally. I don't care for them because they don't have much taste and they go from hard to rotten when you aren't looking, we might get one good one out of 4. (not sure if they are the same, but they are 3-4 times bigger than the little black ones).

I pay more for the smaller imported avocados for the taste, the fat and yummy goodness!
I buy these when having the family over, they are cheaper and they prefer them for some reason......

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on October 12, 2011
at 02:03 PM

I LOVE the slimcado!!! More bang for the buck! All the other people must be avacado connoisseurs because I love the taste. Don't get me wrong, I love the Hass too, but for me, it's getting two for the price of one!

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on August 25, 2011
at 09:05 PM

That's just sad :(

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on August 25, 2011
at 05:25 PM

I've seen those sold in Publix before, in the off-peak avocado season here in Florida. I also thought to myself, "What the heck is the point of that?"

If you ever have a chance, try a Florida avocado! http://www.pikarco.com/

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904c4e00b45540cddd8b79c8dbcfcb24

on August 25, 2011
at 05:26 PM

I made the mistake of buying one thinking it was a Florida one (in a rush, so I didn't look at the label). When I got home I saw the label and threw it away as it seems like it's GMO but I haven't done any research on it. I would just stick with the yummy goodness of the Hass or Florida.

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