WASHINGTON, D.C. – Avocados From Peru® (AFP), the New York Jets and ShopRite joined forces for the first time ever, promoting health and fitness with a unique series of events with the favorite superfood of the NY Jets, Avocados from Peru, which are available at ShopRite.
With this one-of-a-kind partnership, the New York Jets, AFP and ShopRite, collaborated on a variety of promotions, including taking on the world record challenge for the “largest bowl of guacamole” at the MetLife Stadium —the largest NFL stadium in the world.
Weighing in at a record 9,090 pounds, the gargantuan bowl of avocado goodness easily claimed victory and was named the world’s largest bowl of guacamole. Representatives from the World Avocado Organization were onsite to certify the challenge and presented the New York Jets and AFP with a certificate commemorating the event.
“We are excited to celebrate the start of what is sure to be a successful season for the New York Jets,” said Xavier Equihua, President and CEO of the Peruvian Avocado Commission. “With the support of ShopRite and the New York Jets, winning the world record title for the largest bowl of guacamole tastes like sweet victory.”
Not only was it the biggest bowl of guacamole ever made, it was also the most delicious. Created especially for the world record challenge, smaller servings of the award winning AFP and NYJ guacamole recipe can be made for any friendly get-together or tailgating party all season long!
AVOCADOS FROM PERU AND NEW YORK JETS GUACAMOLE RECIPE
Recipe By Avocados From Peru
In a medium bowl, mix the avocado, tomato, onion, chopped pepper, cilantro, and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve with the chifles.
2 Peruvian avocados, pitted, peeled, and mashed
1 large tomato, peeled and finely chopped
½ medium red onion, peeled and finely chopped
1 teaspoon finely chopped rocoto chili pepper (or other mild to semi-hot red pepper, such as red serrano)
2 tablespoons cilantro, rinsed and finely chopped
3 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper
2 cups chifles (or other salted plantain chips)
“We know that each year our shoppers and associates look forward to the start of the season and can’t wait to start tailgating with their favorite foods and dips, especially guacamole,” says Natalie Menza-Crowe, MS, RD, director of H&W at ShopRite. “We’re thrilled to participate in this event, which kicks off the season in a big way with one of the healthiest snacks around – guacamole.”
During the game, football fans in attendance enjoyed complimentary avocado toppings at MetLife Stadium concessions. Peruvian avocados served in a unique blend of vegetables and spices, adds a flavorful twist to any well balanced diet. With nearly 20 essential vitamins and minerals and no sodium or cholesterol, it’s no secret why Peruvian avocados are America’s favorite nutrient dense superfood.
About the Peruvian Avocado Commission
The Peruvian Avocado Commission (PAC) is headquartered in Washington, D.C. It was established in 2011 to increase the consumption/demand for Avocados from Peru through advertising, retail promotion and public relations. The PAC’s promotional activities are conducted under the guidelines of the federal promotion program for Hass avocados, which is under the oversight of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Detailed information regarding these programs will be announced throughout the season. Avocados from Peru will be available in the U.S. through September. For more information about the PAC please visit www.avocadosfromperu.com or email [email protected]
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