What is the best store-bought guacamole? Yucatan Guacamole Product Review

Have you ever had a really good, fresh guacamole but never been able to find anything similar at the grocery store? Did you know that most guacamole found at your grocery store is made up of only 7% Avocado? I was stunned when I found out, that’s why they don’t taste as good. There’s only one company that gives you real, authentic guacamole with 95% Avocado and that is Yucatan Foods.

Picture of a Avocado Guacamole Field

Hands On Review of Guacamole

I was thrilled to have the chance to review and have a little guacamole party! Our kit (the same one that we are giving away below) came with 2 large containers of Guacamole, 2 containers of Avo-Hummus, a bag of Trader Joe’s Tortilla Chips, and a fun Yucatan burlap bag with bamboo handles.

After my daughter’s Christmas program, our family came over to visit. We pulled out the Guacamole and  Avo-Hummus for them to try. My husband and I enjoy guacamole and hummus and so do our kids, ages 3 & 5. However, my parents and my in-laws had never tried guacamole before and a couple hadn’t tried hummus either. A little reluctant, they tried it…and liked it! Everyone liked both the Guacamole and the Avo-Hummus. Can you believe it?

They never picked it up at the grocery store before because they didn’t know what it was. I think sometimes people just need an opportunity to try something and then they are hooked.

I’m a big fan of guacamole, we’ve even (unsuccessfully) tried to make home-made guacamole. I like that Yucatan guacamole is made up of about 5 avocados per container and all natural ingredients. It is a hearty guacamole with chunks of avocado and seasoned just right. I thought it was on the spicier side compared to guacamole that I’ve tried before. Everyone ate it up!

picture of Yucatan Guacamole
Yucatan Guacamole

We like hummus but have never tried Avo-Hummus before. It was a delicious combination of 50% guacamole and 50% classic hummus. It makes for a much creamier hummus with full flavor. We enjoy hummus with flour tortillas as hummus wraps as well as just with tortilla chips. The Yucatan website has some great recipes that incorporate their products.

picture of Yucatan Guacamole & Hummus
Yucatan Guacamole & Hummus

The Yucatan Guacamole kit that I received had fun mustache stickers included. Everyone was ok with putting them on just for fun until the camera rolled out.  ha ha Since then, we’ve had fun wearing mustaches around the house and even to Subway once, just for fun!

picture of Authentic Yucatan Guacamole Lovers
Authentic Yucatan Guacamole Lovers

If you are looking for something yummy and different to take to a party this holiday season, consider bringing some good guacamole and avo-hummus. It is a much better option that the boring cheese and cracker tray.

Win Yucatan Guacamole Party Pack (Closed)

Updated: 1/6/11 Winner Announced: Emma Peel

Contest ends at 11:59pm EST on January 3, 2011 when a winner will be drawn at random and announced the next day. When commenting, note that your included email address is not visible to public. I will notify the winners and they will have 36 hours to respond!

This was not a paid post. My own opinions were used based on my perceptions and experience. Thank you to Yucatan for providing the products for  review & giveaway  through MommyPR.

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273 thoughts on “What is the best store-bought guacamole? Yucatan Guacamole Product Review

  1. Barbara Long says:

    I learned that animals such as cattle, horses, goats, rabbits, birds, dogs, cats, and even fish can be severely harmed or even killed if they consume the leaves, bark or fruit of the avocado tree. Good to know as I wasn’t aware.


  2. Charlene Kuser says:

    I learned the correct way to test an avocado for ripeness it to hold the fruit in the palm of your hand gently squeeze with all fingers. If the flesh gives with slight pressure, it is ready to use

  3. Cindy says:

    I won’t know till later this week, Pamela. I am keeping my fingers crossed!! I’ll let you all know if I win or not as soon as I am allowed. 🙂

  4. Michelle Tucker says:

    “Like” AkronOhioMoms on Facebook- iiiyadirf (michelle tucker)
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  5. Michelle Tucker says:

    I’ve always tried to sprout our own avocado but never had any luck. THere is a step by step guide to do it. I read it and have learned the process. Awesome!
    michedt (at) gmail (dotcom)

  6. Pamela S says:

    I learned they have a “Fun Facts” section on their site that includes such things as how to grow a tree from an avocado pit and how to ripen an avocado. Thanks.

  7. Mary Elderton says:

    I learned a tip that I will certainly be using—to ripen an avacado more quickly, place it in a paper bag with an apple or tomato.

  8. Emma Peel says:

    I learn- Spanish conquistadores discovered the avocado seed yields a milky substance that turns red when oxidized. They used this substance as an indelible ink. Some documents painted with this red ink are still intact today.

  9. Gloria Mckellar says:

    I learned this: The most popular variety of avocado in the United States is hands-down the Hass avocado. Every single Hass avocado tree in the world is a descendent from a single “Mother Tree, grown in a California backyard.

  10. Jill Myrick says:

    I learned that feeding avocados to your pet can harm them or even kill them.


  11. Robyn Dones says:

    Oh Wow – didn’t know Avacados can be toxic to pets! None for my doggie! Thank you for the chance to win!

  12. Jesika says:

    I learned that avocado means “testicle tree.” Now I have to find a way to work that into a conversation. 😉

  13. Sandy M says:

    I learned that no matter how yummy avacadoes are it is still important to control your avocado intake to avoid overloading on calories. And I will, I promise.

  14. Cathy W says:

    Every single Hass avocado tree in the world is a descendent from a single “Mother Tree, grown in a California backyard

  15. Jennifer R says:

    I learned that avocados are high in sterolins, which help to help heal skin damage and repair scars.

  16. Bev says:

    I learned many interesting facts, including that avocados contain a toxic fatty acid derivative known as persin which can be toxic for animals.

  17. ame says:

    I learned you can ripen avocados by placing them in paper bags or you can wrap them in newspaper-adding a tomato or apple will ripen them faster. Thnaks for the giveaway!

  18. MelissaO says:

    Learned that most of the avocadoes in Mexico are grown in the state of Michoacan. Interesting timing for this giveaway as I spent New Years last night in the home of a bunch of people from Michoacan and my husband is from Yucatan. There was no guacamole, but I had made some for dinner on Thursday.

    wolverina401 at gmail dot com

  19. Tawnya Sather says:

    I learned “Avocados are high in sterolins, which help to help heal skin damage and repair scars.”

  20. Suzanne K says:

    I learned that Avocados are a surprisingly complete food, with fourteen minerals to stimulate growth, including iron and copper for your blood. The sodium and potassium in avocados keeps your body chemically balanced, and their low sugar content and absence of starch make them an ideal fruit for diabetics or individuals with hyperglycemia.

  21. Tina Page says:

    I learned Every single Hass avocado tree in the world is a descendent from a single “Mother Tree, grown in a California backyard.
    trixie420247 at yahoo dot com

  22. Chad K says:

    We visited the site and discovered that every Hass avacado tree has descended from a single tree in a california backyard and that this variety now accounts for 85% of all the avacados grown in California. Interesting!

  23. Linda Lansford says:

    The most popular variety of avocado in the United States is hands-down the Hass avocado. Every single Hass avocado tree in the world is a descendent from a single “Mother Tree, grown in a California backyard.

  24. anna t. says:

    I learned that to ripen an avocado faster place the under-ripe avocados in a brown paper bag and store them at room temperature.

  25. Mellissa C says:

    I learned that Avocados contain a toxic fatty acid derivative known as persin and many animal organizations recommend total avoidance of all parts of the plant.

  26. Diane R. says:

    I found out that the Aztec’s discovered the avocado so it makes sense to look to Mexico for the best of avocados.

  27. Melissa says:

    I learned that they launched their Salsa in 2006.

    Their avo-hummus sounds amazing, I would love to win this!

  28. Carrie G says:

    I learned that they were featured in Time Magazine. I am also very hungry now after visiting this page 🙂
    PS I loved the mustache pic! Hilarious

  29. Sadie Carey says:

    I thought this was pretty cool, Yucatan was featured in Time Magazine in 2005. I did not even know they had food features in that mag.

  30. Stephanie V. says:

    learnedEvery package of Yucatan ®Guacamole has about five whole Hass avocados in it and is made with all natural ingredients.

    Over the years, we applied our “do it the right way” philosophy to everything we do. Our company was the first to introduce all natural guacamole, and the first to bring you organic guacamole. We expanded our line to include unique Restaurant Style Salsas and just recently, Avo-Hummus, a rich, creamy blend of 50% Hass avocado with 50% classic hummus. We even provide many of your favorite restaurants with our products, including fresh ingredients they use in their own recipes. Today, our consumers enjoy the great taste of Yucatan ® throughout the United States.

    tvollowitz at aol dot com

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