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Top Lists ~ 5 things you probably didn’t know about Guacamole

Guacamole (Spanish: [wakaˈmole]; can informally be referred to as “guac” in North America) is an avocado-based dip first created by the Aztecs in what is now Mexico.

(But we’re guessing you already knew that.. )

Tomorrow, September 16th, is without a doubt one of our favorite days of the year! Not only is it Mexican Independence Day but also National Guacamole DayThat’s right. A whole day dedicated to mashed up avocados! It’s brilliant! 

Fun Fact: September 16 is National Guacamole Day and November 14 is National Spicy Guacamole Day. Because one Guacamole day is never enough!

So what better way to celebrate National Guacamole Day than by checking out these 5 facts you probably didn’t know about everyone’s favorite dip!

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 #1. It wins Grammy Awards!

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Well maybe not literally, but Grammy-winner Jason Mraz does own a hugely successful five and a half acre avocado grove which supplies avocados to local Chipotle restaurants! [1]

#2. The Aztecs had their own “special name” for Guacamole!

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The word Avocado comes from a Nahuatl Indian (Aztec) word “ahuácatl” meaning testicle. The word “guacamole” also derives from a Nahautl Indian word, namely “ahuacamolli”, which is compounded from “ahuácatl” and “molli”, the latter word meaning “sauce” or “soup”… testicle sauce? [2]

 #3. It’s a BIG hit with football fans!

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In the 2014 Superbowl, over 104.2 million pounds of avocados were consumed! That’s over 41 MILLION bowls of Guacamole! [3]

#4. It’s well traveled!

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The Apollo 11 astronauts brought guacamole to space with them! However, they did not eat it, since, according to Command Module Pilot Michael Collins, “that pig Buzz Aldrin ate all the chips before we even left earth.” [4]

#5. It’s so popular it even has its own song!

In the mood for some really authentic Mexican guacamole? Book your next Unlimited Vacation Club getaway to one of our resorts in Mexico HERE or by calling 1-877-923-2582 from the US and Canada.


Source: [1] Jason Mraz's side business? Selling avocados to Chipotle | [2] “Avocado" derives from a word meaning "Testicle" | [3] Hass Avocados for Big Game Stats | [4] Guacamole Fun Facts

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