Are these showing up in your local grocery store?
SlimCados are billed as having half the fat and 35% fewer calories than regular avocados, so when I saw them in the produce aisle I had to have one.
Spoiler alert: SlimCados aren’t new. They’re a 100+ year old variety that was given a marketing makeover.
In essence, they’re oversized avocados grown in Florida and they’re usually two to three times the size of what most of us think of as an avocado (that would be the Californian Hass variety). SlimCados have smooth skin and a large pit.
And they are terrible.
Part of what reduces the fat and calorie content of the SlimCado is the water content, which is much higher than what we think of with regular avocados.
End result: SlimCados are watery and not creamy. Their flavor is bland. Take what you love about an avocado, subtract 90% of your expectations, and you’ve got a SlimCado.
I tried to make it work.
I started by microwaving some asparagus spears and mushrooms, then added 3/4 cup of Egg Beaters. I cooked it in a round plastic container coated with coconut oil spray, which gave it a pleasing shape but probably poisoned me with innumerable endocrine disrupting chemicals.
I added slices of the SlimCado, salsa and crumbled feta to the end product:
The SlimCado was so bad that I didn’t finish it.
And as an avid My Fitness Pal devotee, I am usually all about consuming and recording the calories.
Not this time, SlimCado. Not this time.