“Happiness is Chips and Guacamole.”
That is until it turns into that brownish monstrosity after 48 hours. Guacamole is tasty, versatile, and can go on anything. The major downside is that is can go rancid really quick.
Thankfully, a nifty and cheap device solves that issue using science – it’s called the Guac-Lock , and it’s awesome
So how does the brilliant device work, and does it involve magical unicorns?
Thankfully, no unicorns were harmed in the making of the product, but sweet avocados were saved using pretty simple science. Guacamole goes bad because of oxidation – oxygen will keep things alive and kill things as well.
When the enzyme polyphenol oxidase, which is present in avocados, reacts with the oxygen in the air it begins breaking down the avocado. The key is to minimize the guacamole’s exposure to air, which is where the Guac-Lock comes in. Check out the video below, which shows how the product’s design squeezes all the air out of the container, keeping your guac fresh:
Pretty nifty, right? Just like everything good in the world, it’s sold on Amazon. Click on this link to pick one up.
It has a rock solid 4.5/5-star rating on Amazon, and people seem pretty taken by the product in the reviews.
“Wow! This contraption really works!!” reads one review. “I make guacamole from scratch several times a month. I had a system that involved an air-tight container, cling wrap to remove all the air the surface of the guacamole, then another layer of cling wrap before placing the top on the container. It was a hassle and only helped the guacamole last a few days. Even then, the guacamole would turn somewhat brown and would lose its fresh flavor. By the end of day 3, a pool of liquid would pool at the bottom of the container. This container truly preserves my fresh guacamole. I’m on day seven and the guacamole is still bright green and flavor has hardly been lost. Very pleased! I bought one for a gift as well!”
“This works plain and simple,” writes another happy customer. “I eat and make a lot of guac and this is perfect for saving leftover or making it ahead of time. I was skeptical and I am so glad I have it. Definitely worth the investment to me.”
If you dig avocados but hate how quickly they turn to brown mush, you’ve just found the perfect gift for yourself and anyone else who feels the same!