Open Thread: Crofton Guacamole Keeper

Aldi does Mexican food pretty well, offering a range of taco shells, seasoning, refried beans, and an array of frozen food. Sometimes the grocer’s weekly specials even include Mexican-themed food such as fajita kits, burritos, and kitchen accessories that include tortilla holders and special plates that hold tacos upright.

As any fan of homemade Mexican or Tex-Mex food knows, if you make your own guacamole dip at home, it can be hard to keep it from turning brown. That’s because the avocados, the primary ingredient in guacamole, start to turn brown after being sliced open and exposed to the air. I squeeze the juice from one lime into my homemade guacamole to slow the browning process. Other people like to use special storage containers made just for guacamole.

Aldi is selling one of those guacamole storage containers in April of 2020.

What We Know:

Crofton Guacamole Keeper

The Crofton Guacamole Keeper cost $6.99 in April of 2020. It has a four-cup capacity. While Aldi sells different varieties of guacamole both as a year-round Regular Buy and as a rotating Aldi Find, as far as we can tell, this is the first time Aldi has sold any kind of guacamole keeper.

The Guacamole Keeper is an Aldi Find (Special Buy), which means it’s only in stores for a short time, so just as you act quickly to eat your guac before it browns, you’ll want to move fast if you want to score one of these little gadgets.

Aldi’s Crofton Guacamole Keeper looks similar but not exactly identical to this other guacamole keeper made by Prepworks by Progressive that costs nearly $3 more on Amazon at the time of publication.

Here’s how this type of guacamole keeper works: first, fill the container with guacamole. Then, the container’s lid is adjustable and can move up and down inside the container, so you push the lid down into the guacamole to push most of the air out of the container. Then store your dip in the refrigerator.

It’s a simple concept, and you’re basically trying to reduce the avocados’ exposure to oxygen, which is what causes the browning. How well it works is something I’m not sure about, since I’ve never used a guacamole keeper like this, and guacamole disappears so quickly in my house that it hardly has time to turn brown. If you live alone or are the sole guacamole lover in your house and don’t go through dip very quickly, this inexpensive device might be worth a try.

What We Don’t Know:

We have not tried Aldi’s Guacamole Keeper, so we don’t know how well it works. We don’t know if it comes with any kind of warranty, but given its low price, probably not.


Have you used Aldi’s Crofton Guacamole Keeper? Tell us what you think of it in the comments. 

About Rachael

Rachael is the Co-founder of Aldi Reviewer. When she isn't busy shopping at Aldi, she enjoys cooking, gardening, writing gothic romance, and collecting more house plants than she probably should. You can learn more about her at www.rachaelsjohnston.com.

10 Comments

  1. If you use a tupperware container of an appropriate size for your leftover guacamole, then pack into the container, then top with plastic wrap (Saran wrap or similar) and push the saran wrap tight to the top of the leftover guacamole, it will keep for 3~4 days in the fridge.

  2. It works. I’ve had guacamole in it for almost a week and it’s still good. I just ate some so I know it’s still good lol

  3. Was skeptical at first, but thought would give it a try. Works great and better than an air tight container with clear wrap placed over guacamole. Thanks Aldi for this GREAT FIND!

  4. Does anyone know if you can use this guac keeper in the freezer?? I need to put something airtight in the freezer and this would serve the purpose, if it’s ok. Can’t find anything on Crofton that says it is or isn’t. Thanks in advance.

    • I can’t make any guarantees, but if it’s just plastic, I think it would be fine in the freezer. I often store leftovers and other food in various plastic containers in the freezer.

  5. Jo Ann Jennings Schmits

    The box does not say if the bowl is dishwasher/microwave safe.
    Does anyone know?
    I would not put the lid in either.

  6. Cynthia A Pullins

    I love mine !! Its the best way I have found to keep it more than a day. I got almost a full week out of my guacamole and that has never happened before. So that alone is worth the 6.99

  7. Just FYI it’s in Aldi stores right now.
    I bought mine yesterday….$6.99.

  8. This works very well in keeping guacamole fresh. The container is huge! It would take a dozen avocados or more to make use of its full capacity.

    I really, really hope the manufacturer considers making one that is 1/2 to 1/3 of the current size, maybe in a two-pack. I would definitely buy it.

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