Frozen Avocados??? When we first learned about this we were on the fence. What happens when they thaw? Is the consistency different? And why the heck would anyone need a frozen avocado anyway?
Colleen Hadley a mom, working grandmother, fitness enthusiast, healthy eater and all around real life person with real life interests from Ballston Spa shared her insights with us. Here’s what she had to say.
First of all, they come in a resealable bag, which unlike many other frozen food resealable bags, actually works and reseals. The instructions recommend thawing the avocado chunks at room temperature for 30 minutes, so that is what I did. At the 30-minute point they were still pretty frozen in the centers, so I let them go another 15 minutes. They were still cold in the center, but not frozen. I was able to mash them easily with a fork.
The only other ingredients listed on the bag are citric acid and ascorbic acid, which help them maintain their color. They did maintain their color for the 60 minutes that they were exposed to the air.
As for the taste, John and I both found them to be a bit bland compared to fresh avocados. That could be because they appear to be picked, cut, and frozen slightly before they are completely ripe. It also could be because we don’t typically eat avocados when they are icy cold, nor do we usually eat them alone. We usually add them to other foods or eat as guacamole. Regardless, they were still good, just a little bland.
My overall review is that I will still continue to buy fresh when I can, but will keep a bag in my freezer for times when I just need a small portion or for emergencies, because you just never know when an avocado emergency will occur. They are a bit pricey at $10.99 for a two-pound bag, but there is no waste, so I think the price is justified. I give them an overall grade of A.”
No waste, no extra prep and in your freezer in the event of an “avocado emergency” . . . sounds like you might want to give frozen avocados a try.
Colleen purchased them at the Price Chopper on Ballston Avenue in Saratoga.