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FoodNational Guacamole Day: Avocado prices are down but will it last?

20:10  14 september  2019
20:10  14 september  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

Phony Guacamole: Skyrocketing Avocado Prices Have Caused a Frightening New Trend

Phony Guacamole: Skyrocketing Avocado Prices Have Caused a Frightening New Trend Avocado prices are on the rise due in part to increased global demand, a reportedly bad growing season, as well as unfavorable geopolitical headwinds—namely tariffs on Mexican imports from the current administration. The ripple effect can be felt in supermarkets where the price of avocados is up 129 percent. Last week USA Today reported that a 25-pound box of Mexican avocados was going for a staggering $84.25, compared to $37 around the same time last year. © Provided by CBS Interactive Inc.

Hooray for National Guacamole Day on September 16! Celebrate our favorite food with our best recipes, tips, and gift ideas. Guacamole is typically considered a side dish or even just a sauce, but on National Guacamole Day we elevate this tasty green blend into the spotlight.

July 31 is National Avocado Day . You can guess what that means. There's going to be a deluge of poor El Pollo Loco The deal: To celebrate National Avocado Day , El Pollo Loco is dishing up free chips and guacamole with the online purchase of any regularly priced Family Dinner.

After a summer of record-high avocado prices, consumers are now forking over less green for the fatty fruit.

National Guacamole Day: Avocado prices are down but will it last?© Provided by USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Satellite Information Network, Inc.

In time for National Guacamole Day Monday, the average national price of a Haas avocado was $1.16 Friday down from $2.10 July 5, according to the most recent Department of Agriculture weekly retail price report.

The wholesale price for mid-sized avocados from Mexico have also decreased more than 50% from the early July spike, said David Magaña, vice president and senior analyst at Rabobank based in Fresno, California. The wholesale price for a 25-pound box is now about $40, down from $84.25 in July, Magaña said.

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Holy guacamole ! It 's free at Chipotle for National Avocado Day Tuesday. Avocados are all the rage for taste and health benefits, but nutritionists warn we may be eating too much. The offer "requires regular- priced purchase of an entree, excluding kids' meals."

16 is National Guacamole Day , but with avocado trees burning in the heat, guac supply is limited. It 's affecting businesses and consumers, especially in The Street reported that Mexico produced fewer avocados in June and July this year than it typically does, which caused prices to spike in the summer.

A growing demand, a smaller California crop and seasonal production in Mexico fueled the temporary pricing crisis.

“Prices are back to normal levels,” Magaña said Friday. “That’s what we were expecting as the Mexican harvest season is now ramping up and at full production.”

Changes in Chipotle guac

The nation's nearly 60 million pounds of weekly avocado demand also created shortages, said Harold Edwards, president and CEO of Limoneira, a Santa Paula, California-based producer of citrus and avocados.

In the summer, some restaurants took avocados off menus temporarily while other restaurants added surcharges.

As the seasons change, some consumers also have noticed a difference in Chipotle’s guacamole with many taking to social media to complain about brown guac and hard or stringy avocados.

Your Free Chipotle Guac May Be Made From Cheap Peruvian Avocados

Your Free Chipotle Guac May Be Made From Cheap Peruvian Avocados Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.’s offer of free guacamole with meals on National Avocado Day in the U.S. could be getting some help from Peru. © Reuters The logo of Chipotle Mexican Grill is seen at the Chipotle Next Kitchen in Manhattan, New York, U.S., June 28, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton Simmering border tensions have boosted prices of avocados from top producer Mexico, which supplies as much as 80% of U.S. imports and is by far the world’s biggest producer of the popular fruit.

Skyrocketing avocado prices are dipping into Chipotle Mexican Grill's bottom line, but the Then things got worse last week. Bisk, who goes through a case a day to put in her sushi hand rolls and Consumers all over America should be able to enjoy guacamole made with fresh avocados for

This year, National Avocado Day is two days -- at least for Chipotle. The chain's promotion Tuesday was so popular some Chipotle extends Avocado Day promotion through Wednesday after website crashes. Chipotle said its free guacamole promotion Tuesday was so popular it "broke the internet."

"When I ordered guac and chips with my delivery order I didn’t expect the guac to be completely brown except for 1 little area of green," Twitter user @magseb tweeted. "So disappointing. Texture is super gross too."

Some Chipotle customers have reported some restaurants were out of guac.

A Twitter account created in August @GuacSave has been tweeting and retweeting disappointed Chipotle fans with a handful of tweets about avocado pits.

"Four weeks ago Chipotle told their supplier to get the cheap avocados," the account that also goes by #SaveTheGuac wrote in its Twitter bio. "We don't want no sloppy, stringy, hard, bland avocados."

How to Make Guacamole in an Avocado Shortage

How to Make Guacamole in an Avocado Shortage The price of the tasty green fruit has gone up in the last year, and people are wondering how to enjoy guacamole without breaking the bank. She said a good alternative is peas. Mixing them with garlic, tomatoes and onions give the dip the traditional flavor. Then top it with salt, olive oil, cilantro and lime. Zucchini squash and tomatillos are other tasty alternatives. Blending them together will give your dip a similar consistency to avocados. Just mix them up with all the other ingredients.

Ahead of National Guacamole Day on Sunday, the fast-casual Mexican chain announced it is now selling large 8-ounce sides of the avocado -based dip. According to Chipotle, customers order nearly 50 million pounds of guacamole from its restaurants per year and more than 450,000 avocados are

Its rise in popularity the last few years stems from other trends: California cuisine, health and When it comes to guacamole , there are just as many ways to make this avocado -based dip as there Read More: Fake Guacamole May Be on the Rise Due to High Avocado Prices . There are lots of ways to

Chipotle spokesperson Laurie Schalow addressed the variabilities in a statement sent to USA TODAY.

"Due to the seasonal transition from Peruvian to Mexican suppliers that happens every year at this time, we are experiencing normal variabilities in our avocados but we can assure our customers that our guac is still being freshly prepared in our restaurants every day," Schalow said.

Will prices stay low?

Almost 90% of avocados come from Mexico with the peak season from November to April. Mexico is the top supplier of fruits and vegetables to the U.S., with $13 billion imported from the country last year.

Plate IQ, a software restaurant platform, predicts prices will trend down in mid-September.

“We could see prices remain at this level for the rest of the year unless there’s something that disrupts supplies,” Magaña said.

With such heavy reliance on the Mexican crop, Magaña said, if a disruption were to happen, such as a hurricane, it could have “a significant impact on avocado prices.”

Rising avocado prices force devious restaurants to thin guacamole with squash

Rising avocado prices force devious restaurants to thin guacamole with squash Who doesn’t love a good bowl of guacamole? It’s refreshing, it pairs well with a diverse array of foods, and it can be as simple or as elaborate as you decide it should be. Just about everybody, from the Takeout staff to alligators in the southeastern U.S., has love for the avocado-based dish. © Photo: bhofack2 (iStock)However, due to recent weather-induced price spikes for the avocado, some restaurants have reportedly begun to engage in the unthinkable: guacamole without avocados.

The price of guacamole and avocado toast would go up again, but consumers already showed last year, during a spike in prices , that they might be willing to pay more. The bigger effect might be that avocado producers heighten their efforts in other developing markets, especially the one with most

Chipotle promised free guacamole for National Avocado Day but the promotion did not work out for Thus, free guacamole for all (kindof) on National Avocado Day was born! What could possibly go Sad that @ChipotleTweets is offering free guac only online since the servers have been down since

National Guacamole Day deals

The deals Monday aren't as fruitful as other national days. Offers can vary by location and quantities are usually while supplies last.

Chipotle: Not a Guacamole Day deal, but an ongoing special. When you join Chipotle Rewards get a reward for free guacamole and chips after you make your first purchase of $5 or more. Join at www.chipotle.com/rewards.

El Fenix: Get a $1 guacamole appetizer with entree purchase at all locations Monday with a coupon that will be posted Monday at www.elfenix.com/Offers.

Qdoba Mexican Eats: Customers can add free guacamole and free queso to their entree everyday not just on National Guacamole Day at participating locations of the fast casual chain.

Rubio's Coastal Grill: Get free chips and guacamole with any purchase Monday at participating locations with a coupon at www.rubios.com.

Wholly Guacamole: The refrigerated guacamole brand is giving away free guacamole for a year to five winners. Details of the contest will be posted Monday on these influencer Instagram accounts: @andi_dorfman, @Costco_DoesItAgain,

@TargetDoesItAgain and @walmartfinds.

Guacamole fun facts

  • Between May and September, Uber Eats noticed a 20% increase in the popularity of guacamole and 30% increase in popularity of avocados in the same time period.
  • According to data from ezCater, a nationwide network for business catering with more than 60,000 restaurants, clients ordered a whopping 99% more guacamole this year than last year.
  • The top five states for ordering — California, New York, Texas, Illinois and Georgia — "consume half the workplace guac in the country," ezCater found.

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National Guacamole Day in the U.S. is the same day as Mexican Independence Day , September 16th. It ’s a myth that you can just plop the avocado seed into your guac to keep it from oxidizing and turning brown. If you must make it ahead of time, try some of our tried and true tips to keep your guac

Relief is in sight for guacamole lovers as avocado supplies have started increasing and prices are expected to come down over the next several The trade publication Produce News did its own independent survey of retail prices and reported Friday " avocados were still commanding close to


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