Win Big with Wholly Salsa & Guacamole! {Closed}

by Jessica on May 24, 2012

Wholly Salsa

This past Tuesday, I had the privilege of attending a ‘Dinner Dilemma’ blogger event, hosted by the wonderful people of Wholly Guacamole. They are, without a doubt, some of the friendliest and most down-to-earth people I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with and I can’t wait to meet up with them again.

Don Bowden

Wholly Guacamole’s story starts with a man named Don Bowden. In 1989, this Dallas restaurant owner started to look for a pre-made guacamole to serve in his local Mexican restaurants. His biggest problem was that avocados start to brown as soon as you cut them open. In his search for the best guacamole, he discovered High Pressure Processing (HPP) Technology (a process of preserving foods though the use of high-pressure water, rather than with heat or chemicals). And when used on guacamole, the end result is a completely 100% all-natural, fresh-tasting product. Which means… Wholly Guacamole & Salsa is preservative & additive-free, fat-free, allergen-free, gluten-free and kosher, too!


Our day began with a taste test of all the Wholly Guacamole flavors, featuring their brand new line of salsas. And by the looks of it, this room was most definitely filled with food bloggers… as it was hard vying for a spot to photograph the food! Once we’d finished tasting, we were divided up into three groups to begin cooking.


Yay Team 2!! I was grouped with (from left to right): Angela of Fab Find Foodie, Courtney of My Crazy Savings, our chefs Sammie & Jim, Shannon of Milk and Cuddles and Allie of Screwed Up Texan.


Our first round featured appetizers… and Team 2 contributed this gorgeous Island Mango Shrimp. Super-yummy and one of the favorites of the day! Another great dish was a platter full of the Thai Shrimp Nachos below. To die for… seriously.


Jim Head Chef

Fun fact time!! Jim, our Head Chef for Team 2, invented Chili Cheese Fritos® and the Stuffed Crust Pizza from Pizza Hut. Awesome, right?

Our final tastings for the day consisted of each team’s main dish (Mini Meatloaves, Roasted Tomato, Spinach & Cream Cheese-Stuffed Chicken Breasts and Red Pepper Mango Shrimp Pasta) along with a mini wedge salad topped with Wholly Salsa Avocado Verde (yum!!) and Wholly Salsa Pineapple-topped ice cream!

Wholly Salsa

Fab news! Wholly Guacamole is offering a fabulous $1.50 off coupon for you to give their new salsas a taste! To print off the coupon, just ‘like’ Wholly Guacamole’s Facebook page, then click on the ‘Coupons’ tab! This is an amazing offer that is perfect for this Memorial Day weekend. And while you’re at it, sign up for their Newsletter, filled with exclusive coupons, promotions, recipes and much more. Not only can you save money on your first pack of Wholly Salsa, but you can also save another $1.00 on a second package by printing off this coupon from their website! Talk about a super deal!

Wholly Salsa

Now for the really, really fun part! See this amazingly awesome Prize Pack that I walked away from the event with? Well, thanks to those fabulous Wholly Guacamole people I told you about, I’m giving one away to a lucky reader! This handy cooler is filled to the top with EIGHT of their new salsa flavors: Guacamole & Spicy Pico, Avocado Verde (my absolute favorite!), Roasted Tomato, Red Pepper Mango, Pineapple, Classic Mild, Classic Medium and of course, Classic Hot. You even get a nifty serving dish and avocado stress reliever… how’s that for cool?

Just leave a comment letting me know which new Wholly Salsa you’d like to try and you’re entered into the drawing! Contest is open to U.S. residents only until Monday, May 28, 2012 at 11:59 pm CST. One winner will be randomly chosen by and announced by Wednesday, May 30th.

Many, many thanks (again!) to all the people at Wholly Guacamole. I had such a fabulous time and I can’t wait to do it again! ­čÖé


Disclaimer: By participating in a product review and giveaway with Wholly Guacamole, I was compensated with free products. All photography & opinions are my own.

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1 Katherine May 24, 2012 at 11:10 am

Pineapple, since I’m OBSESSED with it right now! ­čÖé But they all sound delicious!

2 Denise M May 24, 2012 at 11:12 am

I really want to try the Avocado Verde or the Roasted Tomato

3 tierneymarie May 24, 2012 at 11:14 am

That is so cool! And the pineapple salsa sounds fabulous! I can’t wait to find these at the store!

4 Alecia May 24, 2012 at 11:22 am

I would love to try the pineapple salsa! It sounds amazing! :).

5 Michelle May 24, 2012 at 11:24 am

I would really love to try them all but if I had to pick one I would pick pineapple.

6 Laura Brewer May 24, 2012 at 11:24 am

Red Pepper exotic sounding!

7 Aurelia C May 24, 2012 at 11:25 am

The Red Pepper Mango I’m interested in and would probably enjoy it!

8 Susan D May 24, 2012 at 11:45 am

Red Pepper Mango – love spicy and sweet flavors together!.

9 Mandy May 24, 2012 at 12:01 pm

I just love reading your blog! I would love to try the Avocado Verde!

10 michele malone May 24, 2012 at 12:14 pm

LOVE wholly products! I’d love to try the pineapple salsa.

11 Jaime May 24, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Yum! I’d like to try the red pepper mango

12 Brent May 24, 2012 at 1:27 pm

Roasted tomato

13 Christine (@justicecw) May 24, 2012 at 1:32 pm

I would love to try the Pineapple…sounds yummy! Thanks for the chance.

14 Corisa May 24, 2012 at 2:07 pm

I’m in love with Wholly Guacamole 100 calorie packets and I can’t wait to try the salsa! Pineapple for sure !

15 Jessica May 24, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Nothing better than a roasted tomato salsa. :)) Yummy. Never tried a pineapple salsa before but it sure sounds good.

16 Kelly May 24, 2012 at 3:09 pm

I’d love to try the pineapple!!!
Ps- congrats on being invited to the blogger event! How exciting!

17 Letia May 24, 2012 at 3:09 pm

I love the Wholly Guac items. The Avocado Verde sounds great to me. Glad you had fun!!!!!

18 Lan May 24, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Red Pepper Mango

19 Kim May 24, 2012 at 3:45 pm

guacamole and spicy pico

20 latanya May 24, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Red pepper mango

21 Laura May 24, 2012 at 4:15 pm

Being as that I am pregnant, all of them sound delish because I have wanted chips and salsa almost every day of the week!!!! But, if I was to pick just one…I would say the Roasted Tomato. Although the pineapple is a close second…

22 amy marantino May 24, 2012 at 4:44 pm

i want to try Classic Hot

23 Rachel May 24, 2012 at 5:11 pm

I’m all about pineapple lately, so that would be my choice!

24 Karie May 24, 2012 at 5:16 pm

Red pepper mango sounds tasty.

25 Chatelaine May 24, 2012 at 5:35 pm

Those flavors sound fantastic! I’d love to try the red pepper mango!

26 Michelle May 24, 2012 at 5:47 pm

Avocado Verde sounds so good! Are there recipes for all of them?

27 MichelleC May 24, 2012 at 6:28 pm

I would say classic medium (that would give me a good comparison to my other favorites) or roasted tomato.

28 Katie May 24, 2012 at 8:16 pm

The Red Pepper Mango sounds unique and delicious!

29 Krystal R May 25, 2012 at 4:15 am

I would love to try the avocado verde or pineapple salsa! I love the original so I’m anticipating these other flavored are just as awesome!

30 Leann Lindeman May 25, 2012 at 8:25 am

They all sound pretty darn good.. but the avocado verde appeals to me the most!

31 Allison May 25, 2012 at 8:31 am

They all sound so good, but I would have to try the red pepper mango and the pineapple first.

32 Amy George May 25, 2012 at 10:08 am

The Pineapple one!!! Also, I’m very impressed with their food preservation choices. Very glad there are no chemicals!!! We need more companies out there like this one.

33 Susan May 25, 2012 at 12:10 pm

What a fun experience!

I’d love to try the Pineapple Salsa on Fish.

34 Lisa May 25, 2012 at 12:13 pm

I would love to try the Red Pepper Mango…and all the other flavors too! Looks like you had a wonderful time ­čÖé

35 Kirk May 26, 2012 at 12:09 am

Classic mild…maybe the medium…nope the mild.

36 Coleen May 26, 2012 at 1:42 am

The pineapple salsa sounds good. I love the guac. I usually have one of the 100 calorie pack boxes in my refrigerator at all times. It is so convenient. I would love to try all of the salsas.

37 Tiff May 26, 2012 at 9:21 am

They all sound good, but I would love to try red pepper mango.

38 Maureen May 26, 2012 at 8:03 pm

They all sound delicious…..roasted tomato would be my choice. Thanks for a great give away!

39 Aubrey May 28, 2012 at 5:36 pm

I’d like to try the Avocado Verde.
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