Quantcast
Florida Avocados
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 28

Thread: Florida Avocados

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    mr drinky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    St. Paul, MN
    Posts
    3,112

    Florida Avocados

    Maybe others have seen Florida avocados before, but I haven't up north. Anyhow, I bought this Franken variety the other day and -- IMO -- they more or less taste like crap. Here is a picture of a regular avocado, a Florida avocado (on scale), and for comparison a giant mango. As you can see, the Florida avocado is quite large at roughly 1.5 lbs. Though the fruitiness somehow comes out in these avocados (versus sweet fattiness), the texture and watery taste is not that appealing.

    They were two for $4, so I have one left. What do I do with it?

    k.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	avocado.jpg 
Views:	31 
Size:	105.0 KB 
ID:	10743  
    "There's only one thing I hate more than lying…skim milk, which is water that's lying about being milk." -- Ron Swanson

  2. #2
    Das HandleMeister apicius9's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Honolulu, HI
    Posts
    3,326
    When it comes to avocados, I don't discriminate reg. size, origin, type, ripeness etc - I hate them all

    Stefan

  3. #3

    Zwiefel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Little Rock, AR
    Posts
    2,321
    I used to feel the same way Stefan....I'm coming around though...

    I definitely enjoy making Guac...and moderately enjoy eating it
    Remember: You're a unique individual...just like everybody else.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    mr drinky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    St. Paul, MN
    Posts
    3,112
    I used to not like them too. Now I just slice them up, drizzle on some nice olive, sprinkle on some kosher salt, grind some fresh pepper, and dust with Hungarian sweet paprika -- then eat. I could easily consume two a day, and my one-year-old loves them too. I didn't let her try the Florida avocado though because I didn't want her to start disliking them.

    k.
    "There's only one thing I hate more than lying…skim milk, which is water that's lying about being milk." -- Ron Swanson

  5. #5
    Senior Member Crothcipt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    wyoming, closer to nowhere than somewhere.
    Posts
    3,501
    It sounds like you got a mix between a mango and an avocado. funny what science comes up with.
    Chewie's the man.

  6. #6
    I have tried the big ones... wasted my time on that guacamole.
    Not an hour after I made it , those avocados started releasing water, the taste also was not quite the same as the small avocados. Not buying those anymore.

  7. #7
    Das HandleMeister apicius9's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Honolulu, HI
    Posts
    3,326
    There's something in them that doesn't agree with me, I get sick when I eat them. Interestingly, my Mom has the same reaction. Since we never had them at home, that doesn't seem to be a learned aversion, must be some component in them.

    Stefan

  8. #8
    Senior Member TamanegiKin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    En mi querida Ciudad de Los Angeles
    Posts
    471
    I hated Florida avocados when I lived there.
    Haven't had one since.

  9. #9

    Zwiefel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Little Rock, AR
    Posts
    2,321
    Quote Originally Posted by apicius9 View Post
    There's something in them that doesn't agree with me, I get sick when I eat them. Interestingly, my Mom has the same reaction. Since we never had them at home, that doesn't seem to be a learned aversion, must be some component in them.

    Stefan
    I just thought a vegetable that fatty was weird and gross...I never had any distress from eating them.
    Remember: You're a unique individual...just like everybody else.

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    mr drinky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    St. Paul, MN
    Posts
    3,112
    Quote Originally Posted by apicius9 View Post
    There's something in them that doesn't agree with me, I get sick when I eat them. Interestingly, my Mom has the same reaction. Since we never had them at home, that doesn't seem to be a learned aversion, must be some component in them.

    Stefan
    You know that cilantro is genetically programmed. A certain portion of the population finds cilantro disgusting (maybe avocados are this way too), and it turns out that it is genetic. Julia Childs actually hated it. Here is one article, and I also heard something on NPR.

    k.
    "There's only one thing I hate more than lying…skim milk, which is water that's lying about being milk." -- Ron Swanson

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •