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 10/3/2008 12:17 PM
 
Years ago, we were RV traveling with Friends down in Mexico. We were driving along and saw some cooking beside the road. We found a wide spot to park our trucks and trailers and stopped to check it out. They were cooking fresh chunks of pork meat in a cast iron large washpot, over wood. It cooked down in it's own fat. We didn't speak Spanish, nor they English, but they got across to us that we could eat there. They took us to a covered patio type place, to one side of where the cooking was going on. This was set up as a roadside fruit and vegetable stand with two tables for eating.
We ate the pork meat wrapped up in flour tortillas with sliced fresh tomatoes, sliced onion and sliced avocados on them.. I have to tell you we pigged out on that fresh food, washing it down with Mexican beer.
This was our first opportunity to eat the huge Mexican avocados. At that time, they were only found in Mexico...Now they are raised in the warmer climates of the U.S. where it doesn't freeze. I bought some yesterday at the Fiesta Grocery store I was at in Houston. They are different in size and flavor than the Haas avocados. To compare them so you'd understand... Haas are like milk...Mexican big ones are like a milkshake...they are that much richer and tastier.
I bought ten of them...and we will rush to eat them...I got some ready to eat...and some that need ripening first. I took a photo of the Haas beside one of these Tropical Avocados. I put the large avocado in a 1 cup measuring cup so you could get a sense of the size of it.
They stay that bright color of green and are smooth and shiny skinned compared to the Haas.
They are simply marvelous!!
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Enjoy your day!!
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 10/3/2008 4:44 PM
 
I have to confess that I've seen the big ones in my grocery store but never bought one cause they are expensive and I didn't want to have to throw it out should I not like it. After your glowing recommendation I'll just have to give it a try as I simply love avacados. Thanks for letting us know about them. PS when we were in Mexico driving down the west coast, there is a little outdoor stand by a fork in the road and they served the best shrimp! You just get a huge plate and fresh lime to squeeze over them. So simple and yummy. Seafood was plentiful all along the way. Lenora & Choco

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 10/3/2008 5:29 PM
 
I will be looking for those avacados now :) thanks for telling us about them!
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 10/3/2008 6:02 PM
 
This Avocados were $1 each. When the Haas are 50 to 75 cents each, I felt $1.00 was a fair price for these, since they are so big.
I have seen larger avocados, for $1.78 each, at that price, I wouldn't buy them. PLUS they were a bigger variety of the ones like the Haas, with the same darker, rough skin.
Remember the ones I bought and are special are Smooth of skin, and more of a grass green. They are HARD to find.
Happy Hunting!
Joella

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 10/3/2008 6:39 PM
 
Avacados is the FIRST thing I buy when I cross the border!!! They ARE much better than Haas and CHEAPER!!! I just hve to remember you have to take the seed out before you cross back into the U.S. with them....for some reason they do not allow the seed to cross over to the U.S. Avacado trees are HUGE, we had several at a campground we were at in Guadalajara.
Yep love those Mom & Pop Taco stands....you are either eating Pork or Goat! Goat tacos were good!!



Seeya_Gal/Jenny This message was edited by Seeya_gal on 10-3-08 @ 5:40 PM

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 10/3/2008 9:27 PM
 
Must be nice to live where avacados are so cheap! I paid 1.79 for a Haas yesterday but have seen then on sale for .99, but they are usually over ripe then.
Lenora & Choco This message was edited by AlmostThere on 10-3-08 @ 8:27 PM

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