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JEY100 Fri, Jun-29-18 09:58

Avocados that last twice as long!
Costco Is Selling Avocados That Last Twice As Long
This is not a drill, people!

We’ve all been there: You pick out a less-than-ripe avocado in the grocery store only to have it turn on you when you least expect it; ruining your avocado toast plans yet again. Thankfully, the good folks at California start-up Apeel Sciences are here to help you keep your #brunchgoals alive. This month, the company partnered with Del Rey Avocado and Eco Farms to debut a line of longer-lasting avocados at Costo locations and Harps Food Stores throughout the Midwest. It's basically Christmas for avocado lovers.

The experts at Apeel Sciences have invented an edible coating derived from plant materials like grape skins that they claim doubles the shelf life of the average avocado. "Made from the same materials found in every bite of fruit we eat, Apeel adds a little extra protection to the fruit’s skin so that it stays fresh and delicious longer, which lessens the likelihood of you having to throw your avocados away," Michelle Masek, head of marketing, told Forbes. The best part? These avocados don't cost any more than untreated ones.

If this seems too good to be true, Apeel Sciences’ celebrity backing might help convince you otherwise: Bill and Melinda Gates are investors. However, considering Bill doesn’t do a ton of grocery shopping, we’re pretty sure Melinda is handling this one.

BillyHW Fri, Jun-29-18 10:47

So does it take longer to ripen then too?

I hardly ever buy avocados any more and just get prepared guacamole. It just makes things easier.

Costco has a really good guacamole and also a guacamole/tomatillo dip.

JEY100 Fri, Jun-29-18 11:15

I don't know but the minute I see them will try it! Avocados usually in bags of six here and all go bad in an instant. I like that Chunky Guacamole that comes in a three pack, way better than Wholly Guacamole at Trader Joe's. Will look for a tomatillo dip now. thanks for the tip.

btw, if you like the LC Classic recipe of Cheeseburger Pie, try this Taco version.

I use Trader Joe's hot sauce and taco seasoning mix, and the Mexican combo shredded cheese 2-pack from Costco. Put the Costco Chunky Guac and sour cream on top to serve. With only two of us at home, it's three meals.

Verbena Fri, Jun-29-18 12:36

I have recently learned that by letting avocados reach that "almost but not quite" ripeness on the kitchen counter (ie, tomorrow, or maybe even this evening, they will be perfect) then putting them in a plastic bag in the fridge, they will last for quite a few days. I no longer fear buying a 4 or 6 pack

Meme#1 Fri, Jun-29-18 12:40

One day I noticed that if I eat half of an Avocado and then leave the other half on a saucer with a bowl over the top at room temp., that the next day it was perfect and not oxidized at all. When I refrigerate the left over half, that's the death of it!

Ms Arielle Fri, Jun-29-18 13:30

I buy 10 at a time. Leave them out and check every day or so. Then into the freezer. Nice and mushie for guac.

Though I am wondering if I can use that coating to slow the aging of MY skin.......??

janetkind Sun, Jul-01-18 09:06

I love Avocados, eat every day. 1/4> For high in calaries and fat{But a great fat.
I also buy Avocado Oil.

JEY100 Sun, Jul-01-18 09:43

So from previous answers, Avocados should be stored in fridge, freezer or room temperature :lol:
The Costco avocado oil is a great deal...only thing I use for mayo recipe now.

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