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Avocado-forward dips are part of 'better for you' snack trend

As part of a highly anticipated national launch, ¡Yo Quiero! released its line of avocado cream cheese dips to refrigerated shelves across the U.S. “With the mindfulness to balance premium ingredients and fresh flavors with nutrition, these four delicious products combine the mouthwatering decadence of real cream cheese with the wholesome goodness of avocado,” said Jay Alley, co-owner and vice president of sales for ¡Yo Quiero!.

“Avocado has come out on top as one of the healthiest ingredients to build upon to create dips that have fewer calories, less fat and less cholesterol than other top-selling cream cheese dips in this category. Avocado is the first ingredient in each of our four flavored dips: Spinach Artichoke; Spinach Bacon; Bacon, Ranch and Cheddar; and Jalapeno Popper,” he said.

Spinach Artichoke
The avocado cream cheese spinach artichoke dip is just as rich and delicious as the regular stuff. Containing 33 percent fewer calories, 33 percent less total fat, 29 percent less saturated fat and 33 percent less cholesterol than the leading brands, the company said it’s all the flavor without the guilt. This better-for-you option is perfect for dipping or topping.

Spinach Bacon
The avocado cream cheese spinach bacon dip is made with real spinach and the perfect amount of bacon. With avocado being the No. 1 ingredient, this dip has 25 percent less total fat than the leading spinach dips.

Jalapeño Popper
The company has taken the greatness of the jalapeno popper and mixed it into the avocado cream cheese. This blend of spiciness and flavor will be a hit at any party and will leave guests wanting more. Use this delicious dip to fill your next batch of poppers.

Bacon Cheddar Ranch
Made with Hass avocados, creamy cheese, bacon and a touch of ranch flavor, this dip is perfect for topping flatbread, a burger or just eating with a chip.

¡Yo Quiero!’s launch of the avocado-forward dips is part of an overall snacking trend that includes smart, relevant and convenient choices. “As consumers expand their interest in ‘Better For You’ snacking options, avocado consumption is growing at a record pace," said Tara Murray, vice president of marketing. "Over the past 20 years, avocados have been on an upward trajectory. Americans now eat 8.5 pounds per person per year — up 278 percent since 2000. Avocados are naturally nutrient-rich, and the array of vitamins and minerals they contain are not often found together in one place."

¡Yo Quiero!’s Avocado Cream Cheese Dips will be available select at Costco, Walmart and Albertson’s locations across the U.S.

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