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    I love the single serve Guacamole cups at Aldi, any idea how long they'd keep unrefridgerated? (Mild temps low 70-mid 40s)

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    I carried them frequently on my thru! Tried to use them within 48 hours. That number wasn't based on evidence of any kind, so maybe they last quite a bit longer. But from my anecdotal experience, they will definitely keep for at least two days without killing you, if that's any reassurance! :P
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    Are they really tasty? I love guacamole but store-bought tastes terrible. Might have to give it a try.

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    https://www.alpineaire.com/us/us/news/1709 - freeze dried Guac. Just add water.

    http://www.guacamolepowder.com/


    https://www.amazon.com/AvoLov-Avocado-Powder-OZ-Bag/dp/B07JXB6RQC


    I use dried avo or guac powder as a shmear or placed over rice and beans on trail along with reconstituted hummus or garbonzo bean powder.

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    @Traffic Jam, I don't like them as much as what I make at home, but I still like them. The brand walmart carries has 3 varieties: spicy, mild, and then one that's basically just an avocado puree. Putting it in a tortilla with a tuna salad packet (or especially that "Starkist Creations" one that has rice and beans) and some cheese really makes a trail lunch feel less like a trail lunch. Whenever possible, I would bring fresher stuff for the first 2 days out of a resupply. Having bagged salad, guacamole, and cheese as part of my first few trail meals really helped me tolerate the dehydrated stuff for the last 2-3 days into town.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogwood View Post
    https://www.alpineaire.com/us/us/news/1709 - freeze dried Guac. Just add water.

    http://www.guacamolepowder.com/


    https://www.amazon.com/AvoLov-Avocado-Powder-OZ-Bag/dp/B07JXB6RQC


    I use dried avo or guac powder as a shmear or placed over rice and beans on trail along with reconstituted hummus or garbonzo bean powder.
    My wife and I are 100% GuacOholics, it's a serious addiction.... and the stuff we make from scratch is pretty darned tasty. BUT, we did try that AlpineAir freeze dried stuff, pretty darned good for freeze dried. We now often carry this stuff on our BP trips.

    We, too, really like those Aldi cups, again, not quote as good as home made, but not bad. Not sure how long they would last, I agree, 2 days max and only then in reasonably cool weather (70F or less).

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    I stumbled on guac powder near the taco kits in the grocery store. they are like $1 compared to the Mountain House type brands high price.

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    I always go by the fact that if it tastes just ok at home, it will be AMAZING on day three.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Odd Man Out View Post
    I always go by the fact that if it tastes just ok at home, it will be AMAZING on day three.
    Bingo!!!!!

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    If guacamole is made with mayonaise, it's good for about 8-hours unrefrigerated in temperature of 50 degrees. Less if warmer outside. Choose wisely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Traveler View Post
    If guacamole is made with mayonaise, it's good for about 8-hours unrefrigerated in temperature of 50 degrees. Less if warmer outside. Choose wisely.
    Is that common, using Mayo? Never tried that; we just use avocados and store-bought salsa, pepper, garlic and lime juice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Traveler View Post
    If guacamole is made with mayonaise, it's good for about 8-hours unrefrigerated in temperature of 50 degrees. Less if warmer outside. Choose wisely.
    who puts mayo in guacamole ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by colorado_rob View Post
    Is that common, using Mayo? Never tried that; we just use avocados and store-bought salsa, pepper, garlic and lime juice.
    No. real guac has no mayo in it. that's nasty!
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    Thank you, that Mayo comment threw me, I thought I was "missing out" on a secret recipe or something. BUT, now that it was mentioned.... we're always messing with different Guac formulations. One cannot eat too much Guac !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dropdeadfred View Post
    who puts mayo in guacamole ?
    Like Traveler, I use mayonaise in my guacamole recipes; no set amounts, everything to "taste"
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    The lime juice is what keeps it from turning brown. The low pH inhibits the polyphenol oxidases. And it tastes yummy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greensleep View Post
    Like Traveler, I use mayonaise in my guacamole recipes; no set amounts, everything to "taste"
    Which is????

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    As information, some people do make guacamole with mayo, especially commercially manufactured guac sold in "cups" that use either regular mayo or avocado mayo. Agreed with the thought that good guacamole should not have mayo necessarily, since it is used commonly however, knowing the temperature(s) during a day will give one an idea of how long the food remains safe to eat.

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    I freeze dried my guacamole to take on the trail
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    Quote Originally Posted by Traveler View Post
    As information, some people do make guacamole with mayo, especially commercially manufactured guac sold in "cups" that use either regular mayo or avocado mayo. Agreed with the thought that good guacamole should not have mayo necessarily, since it is used commonly however, knowing the temperature(s) during a day will give one an idea of how long the food remains safe to eat.
    And how is that ? any studies you can quote ? So formula A is safe after X hours at Y temp ?
    Or we just gonna go with anecdotes that Z person didnt die ?
    If it says "refrigerate after opening" Id say refrigerate (40 degrees) or consume it.

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