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Old 12-03-2014, 10:06 AM   #21
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Good point, Charlie. Costco guacamole is cheap, tasty, and lasts a long time. It can even be frozen.
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Old 12-04-2014, 07:54 AM   #22
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Wholly Guacamole...I found the singles, 100 calorie packs. Easier for work and I don't have to take the chance the avocado I bought for lunch is bad. The 6 pack is the same price as a tub at Wally World.
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Old 12-04-2014, 12:56 PM   #23
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I usually buy mine from costco.
How many do you have to buy? 6? 8? 10? I mean how many are in the bag?

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I get good ones from Trader Joe's along with Costco but to say that ones in a local store are likely from a "bad crop" is just not true. By the way, the best ones come from the neighbor kid with the wagon.
I was one of those kids back in the 60's.
In Miami we had avocado and many other fruit trees in our yard.
I would set up a stand and go door to door. They were so prevalent my business did not take off. To much product ruined my market, so we threw them at each other and at passing cars and buses.
We never truly appreciated what we had back then. Lucky no one got hurt!

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Good point, Charlie. Costco guacamole is cheap, tasty, and lasts a long time. It can even be frozen.
I see this giant tub of guacamole and think how would I ever eat it all before it turned brown?
Frozen? Please tell me more. Is it good? How long does it last? TIA.
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Old 12-04-2014, 01:22 PM   #24
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I buy guac form Costco. It cones in large plastic trays. I portion it out to smaller amounts and freeze it. Upon defrosting, I find it has given off a little water. I use it on quesadillas etc.
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Old 12-04-2014, 03:33 PM   #25
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Roll Bones, the last time I bought avocados in a bag from Costco, there were 5 to a bag.

Princess, I've never seen single serve guac packs! I'll have to look - my grocery store has the tubs, but those are too big for me unless I know I'll be sharing with family. I'll have to try freezing as some of you have. Usually I have fresh avocados around and just make single serving guacamole and use it within a day.
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Old 12-04-2014, 07:30 PM   #26
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Roll Bones, the last time I bought avocados in a bag from Costco, there were 5 to a bag.

Princess, I've never seen single serve guac packs! I'll have to look - my grocery store has the tubs, but those are too big for me unless I know I'll be sharing with family. I'll have to try freezing as some of you have. Usually I have fresh avocados around and just make single serving guacamole and use it within a day.
I was surprised to see them, too. $4.28 for 6 100 calorie packs. Nice size avocados here, are $2.49 each. Horrible to find they are bad once you cut into them and they really are closer to three servings, even though I could eat one a day.

Nice addition to my salad lunches.
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Old 12-04-2014, 07:30 PM   #27
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Frozen? Please tell me more. Is it good? How long does it last? TIA.
They sell individual packages and a bag that they claim is 4 or maybe 5 avocados. Not bad at all. They less way pass the due date, and if you freeze couple of bags they will less for a long time i the freezer.

The marketing is a huge thing. Only 20 years ago people did not know what pomegranates were, you could buy a dime a dozen. Today they sometimes charge $3 per single one. Same with avocado.
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Old 12-09-2014, 12:47 PM   #28
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Just read an article that we can expect higher prices for avocados--popularity combined with water shortage (takes 74 gallons of water) and cartel pressure in Mexico.
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ah, we expect higher price for everything, that is if they can go any higher. Everything double, triple and even, in some cases, quadruple in the les 5-6 years.
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Just read an article that we can expect higher prices for avocados--popularity combined with water shortage (takes 74 gallons of water) and cartel pressure in Mexico.
Of course they are, since I have chosen them as a major part of my new diet.
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