Host of the Emmy-award winning TV show “EXTRA,” actor and best-selling author Mario Lopez and his wife, Courtney, have partnered with Avocados From Mexico (AFM) in “No Guac, No Game,” a communications program to illustrate how great-tasting guacamole is one way to unite a divided house of passionate sports fans together during the ultra-competitive pro-football playoffs. While they root for different teams, Mario and Courtney agree that guacamole is essential for watching the Big Game.
“We may be cheering for different teams, but there’s one thing we agree on – fresh guacamole makes game day better,” said Mario Lopez. “It’s the centerpiece for our family get-togethers, a crowd-pleasing snack that’s perfect to share with the ones you love.”
When making guacamole at home, Mario and Courtney each put a unique twist on the classic dip. Mario’s go-to is the Carnivale Guacamole, which includes a spicy kick from serrano chiles that the creamy, cool avocado helps to mellow out. Courtney is a fan of pairing unexpected ingredients together and loves the combination of flavors in the Feta Guacamole. Their favorite guacamole recipes and more are available on the AFM website to inspire consumers to serve this essential, easy-to-prepare snack during football parties.
“Mario and Courtney perfectly represent so many consumers who enjoy guacamole while watching football with family and friends,” said Alvaro Luque, president of Avocados From Mexico. “Fresh Avocados from Mexico are available year-round, so everyone can enjoy guacamole as a nutritious snacking option even during the cold winter months.”
In addition to the “No Guac, No Game” program with Mario and Courtney Lopez, Avocados From Mexico will be the first fresh produce brand to broadcast an ad during the Big Game, which will air Sunday, February 1, 2015, on NBC.
To learn more, visit the Avocados From Mexico Facebook page, www.facebook.com/AvocadosFromMexico, or website, www.AvocadosFromMexico.com.
Guacamole is avocados’ No. 1 use, and guacamole consumption peaks during the Super Bowl, making it the “perfect” event to showcase the fruit’s snacking versatility and nutritional value, said AFM president Alvaro Luque.