I got, admittedly, very excited when I got the email about Thrive’s Guacamole. My family loves, loves, loves Mexican food and let’s be honest, a huge part of food storage consists of beans! I knew at $20 for a pantry can it would be a luxury item, but for our family a little guaranteed guacamole would be awesome to mix in with those beans! However, when I received my can, I was shocked to see that the storage life was only ONE YEAR and that it would only last ONE WEEK once opened. I fell for the oldest food storage trick in the book! Just because a company puts food in a #10 (or in this case, a pantry can) it does NOT ensure that the food in that can will last 30+ years.
Couple that with an extraordinarily high price ($13.00 a cup!) and you get a definitive Not That! rating.
Now if you’re wondering about the taste, I had my whole family taste it without any knowledge that I hadn’t made it myself. The average rating on a scale from 1-10 was about a 6. It went up to an 8 when I added in fresh lemon juice. I thought the taste was marginal and definitely not terrible. But for $13.00 a cup, it had better be home-run-out-of-this-park good, which I didn’t feel it was.
So what are your options? I thought you’d never ask. You know, if you’re competing against a product that can only store for a year, you’re much better off storing store-bought or homemade guacamole in your freezer. After all, that canned guacamole is really more of a 90-day supply item anyway. Guacamole you freeze will last the same amount of time (about 6-8 months in your freezer), cost a FRACTION of the price, and taste delicious!
Learn how to make your own freezer guacamole (when avocados are on sale, of course!). Get our recipe and watch our how-to video HERE.