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Jul 21, 2011 07:03 AM

Verdict on the slimcado?

Have you tried the slimcado? I read up a little bit on it and it seems to be a specially bred low-fat avocado. Is it good? Gross? What say you?

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  1. No I haven't, but if it's just a Florida variey I have. Never heard of a slimcado, but it sounds like a marketing gimmick. Kinda like "microwavable potato". It's the same thing, just a potato, but if they call it something else they get a new market. A Hass avocado (California) will be heavier than a Florida one, but they (FL varieties) are bigger in size. You won't feel as heavy eating a FL variety (I eat like one a day during season). I have not reserached or even heard of slimcado, so I apologize ahead of time if I am wrong about it being the same thing as one of the lighter, FL varieties.

    1. I've never heard of it and I live in avocado country. Do you have specifics?

      1. I've never had it, but it sounds like a really bad idea. :/

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        1. re: inaplasticcup

          That was exactly my first thought. I mean, doesn't it really defeat the purpose of using avocado (that creamy, delicious, fat) in the first place?

          1. re: ediblover

            yeah, it's kinda like lowfat butter; I have them in my yard so I have no choice but to eat the "slimcado" I'd rather be on the west side growing the Hass, but as they say beggars can't be choosers so I make a delicious guac with them all season ;)

              1. re: ediblover

                they *are* lower in fat than a Haas...but it's by a pretty slender (pun intended) margin.

                Marketing as wishful thinking -- ain't it great?

            1. Well, I have one but I haven't eaten it yet. When I lived in Dubai we had different types of avocados at the grocery store, especially African varieties, that looked nothing like the small Mexican type ones I have at my market in Texas. A Venezuelan friend told me avocados are totally different in her country, too. She said they are firmer and never get very creamy.

              Anyway, the slimcado is from Florida, and it is green and very thin skinned. It is also shaped like a 3 dimensional paisley rather than an ovalish avocado. I have one but I haven't cut it yet. There is no wiki on it, I could only find a few blog posts about it. Seems it is a very new thing?

              I'd like to know more about it because I don't want to eat it when it is over or under ripe and then not like it because I ate it at the wrong time.

              1. You know, I noticed these in the supermarket the other day and was wondering the same thing.

                Google and ye shall receive:


                From the article:
                "SlimCados are green skinned Florida avocados which have grown down here since the turn of the century (18th to 19th that is). Brooks Tropicals has sold them since 1928"