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Gametime Guacamole Goes Head to Head

From 1995 to 2003 the California Avocado Commission held an Avobowl, in which guacamole recipes relating to the regional specialties of teams playing in the Superbowl were pit against each other in a taste test. Five out of eight years, the winner of the guacamole contest accurately predicted the winner of the football match. Eerie, eh?

Well, it seems as if the Avobowl is no longer a contest, as the Hass Avocado Board would prefer it if we all just get along. They don't care who wins, just as long as you eat your share of Superbowl guacamole. And you probably will:

The HAB estimates fans will eat 49.5 million pounds of Hass avocados on this year's Big Game Day—enough to cover Arizona's University of Phoenix Stadium football field, end zone to end zone, more than 19.1 feet deep in avocados.

Though the Avobowl is no longer, the HAB has provided different recipes for Giants fans and Patriots fans, based around team colors (in one case) and regional foods (in the other). If these guacamoles were to do battle, who would win?

New York Kickoff Guac        VS.
New England Halftime Guac
Serves: 8

Prep Time: 15 minutes

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