View Poll Results: Guacamole or hummus?
Guacamole (and I will have no more hummus) 76 44.19%
Hummus (and I will have no more guacamole) 68 39.53%
Neither because I cannot choose 18 10.47%
Neither because I don't care for either 10 5.81%
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Old 06-22-2019, 06:57 AM
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Guacamole or hummus?


You must give up guacamole or hummus for the rest of your life.

Why? Because I am in charge and I so decree.

If you cannot choose, you may have neither. For the rest of your life.

What'll it be?

(note that you cannot mash up avocados and call it "not guacamole" and you cannot mash up garbanzo beans and call it "not hummus". You are also giving up the 'cados and 'banzos)

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Since I don't like guacamole(or avocados in general), that's an easy choice.
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Old 06-22-2019, 07:18 AM
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I eat more hummus, but also love guac. I'd give up the guac mostly because it doesn't keep well.
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Old 06-22-2019, 07:19 AM
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Hummus is fine, nothing wrong with it, it makes a perfectly acceptable dip for pita chips or whatever...

but good guacamole is food of the gods. Which makes this an easy enough choice for me.

And I know that if running coach and I are ever together at some event with snacks, we won't be competing for dip.
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Old 06-22-2019, 07:55 AM
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Hummus is easier to make, I usually keep canned chickpeas in the pantry. It always seems the avocados at the store are too hard and will take a couple days to ripen. Who plans that far ahead?

But I do love guacamole.
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Old 06-22-2019, 08:02 AM
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Hmmmm, one of the tougher choices I've ever been asked to make. I'd pick Guac, because Baba Ganoush could fill my hummus niche.
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Old 06-22-2019, 08:25 AM
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Bloody hell Mr. Mustard, you really ARE mean, arntcha?

Really tough call, but the thought of giving up pittas, stuffed with falafel, packed with pickled chillies, and oozing with hummus is unbearable.

As with kayaker, I'd have to fill my dipping hole (as it were) with baba ganoush and taramasalata.

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Old 06-22-2019, 08:46 AM
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Porque no los dos?
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I'd miss guac, but I like hummus better. Keeps longer.
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Hummus .

Easiest poll I've ever seen .
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I'd miss guac, but I like hummus better. Keeps longer.
Heh. Perishability of guacamole and humus has never been an issue for me.
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Up until this very moment I thought Sophie's Choice was the most cruel decision a person could ever be faced with.

Damn you. Damn you to hell, MMM.
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Up until this very moment I thought Sophie's Choice was the most cruel decision a person could ever be faced with.

Damn you. Damn you to hell, MMM.
I know, I know.

For me, it's 50.1% guac, 49.9% hummus.


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Old 06-22-2019, 09:31 AM
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For me, Hummus is all about the bread and the dip (lovely though it is) is the sideshow. Giving up the hummus means I'm not giving up the best bit of it.

A perfect guacamole is a thing of ephemeral beauty. All the more precious because the ripeness of the avocados on offer dictates whether you can make it all and when you do it don't keep. (though my tip is to pat down a layer of cling-film onto the top of the guacamole, pushing all the air out. That way it'll not discolour for a couple of days.........like it's going to last that long anyway)

So guacamole it is.
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I'd miss guac, but I like hummus better.
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Hummus .

Easiest poll I've ever seen .
Aye; I only had to think for about .02 seconds on this one before I was saying what Qadgop said.

Guac is good but hummus is da bomb.
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Old 06-22-2019, 09:36 AM
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Is this really a question? Taking away my hummus is tantamount to taking away my oxygen.
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Old 06-22-2019, 09:38 AM
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I know, I know.

For me, it's 50.1% guac, 49.9% hummus.


mmm
In that case, out of spite and to keep the world from spinning off its axis, put me down for hummus.
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Old 06-22-2019, 09:39 AM
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A couple of people have mentioned that hummus lasts longer than guac. This is true. The reason that guac doesn't last long is because it all gets et.
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Old 06-22-2019, 09:40 AM
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Since I don't like guacamole(or avocados in general), that's an easy choice.
This. I don't hate avocado, and if some is lurking in my sushi I'll eat it. But I don't eat guac at all. I'm not a huge hummus fan, either, but I do like it in a falafel sandwich, and sometimes put some on a corner of pita as a quick lunch. But if I suddenly became allergic, I'd miss my husband's killer whole chick pea dish a lot more than hummus.
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Hummus is fine, nothing wrong with it, it makes a perfectly acceptable dip for pita chips or whatever...

but good guacamole is food of the gods. Which makes this an easy enough choice for me.
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I feel the same way. Hummus, if it were never invented or goes away, I wouldn't miss it, but if it's there I will use it. Guacamole is in another world of flavor treats.
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Old 06-22-2019, 09:56 AM
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Since we were given the option of "Neither, because I cannot choose", I chose that.

But if I had to choose, I'd keep my guacamole, since it means I can still have my avocado.
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I can't choose.
Shouldn't I have both?
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Old 06-22-2019, 10:20 AM
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Love both and said unable to choose. However, if I MUST choose, I'll stay with the guac because I can't give up the family's 100+-year-old tradition of avocado toast.
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I’m not a millennial but this is hard. I’d rather give up guacamole because I can enjoy Mexican food without it. I can’t imagine life without hummus.
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Hmmmm, one of the tougher choices I've ever been asked to make. I'd pick Guac, because Baba Ganoush could fill my hummus niche.
Hah, this was very easy for me. I think people who order hummus instead of baba ganoush are idiots. I'll happily do without hummus, thanks. The only part that hurts is I can't have falafels anymore because of the garbanzo prohibition. Oh well.
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No-brainer. I don't like hummus anyway.
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Old 06-22-2019, 11:21 AM
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Baba ganoush is in no way a substitute for hummus. Baba ganoush is made from eggplant, which means that it's only an acceptable substitute for various petroleum distillates when used as flavoring agents.
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I already am allergic to eggplant, so i gave up baba ganoush years ago.
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Old 06-22-2019, 12:04 PM
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The only trouble with hummus is that it tastes just like it sounds.
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Baba ganoush is in no way a substitute for hummus. Baba ganoush is made from eggplant, which means that it's only an acceptable substitute for various petroleum distillates when used as flavoring agents.
We make it from aubergine over here; much more classy.
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Old 06-22-2019, 12:24 PM
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I would give up hummus.

More difficult for me would have been Guacamole or Hummers (and I don't mean vehicles).
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We make it from aubergine over here; much more classy.
One of my favorite restaurants is L' Auberge Gourmande, in Grande Case, St Martin. I (jokingly) call it "The Gourmet Eggplant".
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Hummus from the store tastes good, and is easy to get my hands on. Guac tastes good from the local Mexican place, but the store bought stuff doesn't taste good.

However, their guac tastes much better than the hummus. However, I also get much less of it, only like a scoop of guac compared to the tub of hummus for around the same price.

So probably I'd give up the guac.

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You'll have to pry the avocado from my cold dead fingers.
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Old 06-22-2019, 05:32 PM
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Since we were given the option of "Neither, because I cannot choose", I chose that...
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Love both and said unable to choose...
Y'all realize that if you cannot choose you get neither, right?

Care to re-think, Sophie?


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I’m not a millennial but this is hard. I’d rather give up guacamole because I can enjoy Mexican food without it. I can’t imagine life without hummus.
Same with me. There are substitutes for guacamole, but baba ganoush just doesn't cut it for me.
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Y'all realize that if you cannot choose you get neither, right?

Care to re-think, Sophie?


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Damn. I didn't see that.

I want to change my vote to guac.

There's a place near me that makes luscious hummus, and that's about the only time I eat it -- maybe 4 times a year. I'd die without avocados! Die!!!
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Guac and caddos are garbage. Pointless garbage. That's not to say I hate them. I just dont understand the love for them, or paying extra to have it added to various dishes. I'll never miss them.

I love me some hummus though. Sounds like a great deal!
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Hummus, absolutely. Guacamole is an abomination in my sight.
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Guacamole for me. Hummus is not objectionable, but I've only come across it a couple of times "in the wild", so I'll give up the oddball foreign/foody/trendy thing for the everyday delicious.
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I like guac but it does not like me at all so easy choice.

Personally I find guacamole more flavorful but hummus can be really good too IMO.
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Guacamole for me. Hummus is not objectionable, but I've only come across it a couple of times "in the wild", so I'll give up the oddball foreign/foody/trendy thing for the everyday delicious.
The thing about hummus is it is very amenable to modification. So garlic or peppers or any number of spices or vegetables can be added and you can also skip the chickpeas and make if from beans and other things.

It has so many variations it is hard to pin down. Plain hummus is good but nothing to write home about. When jazzed up though it can be fantastic. Only downside to that is sorting through the myriad options available.
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I don't like either avocados or guacamole so the choice is simple for me - give up guac. I don't eat it anyway so I'll never miss it.

Hummus, on the other hand, I do enjoy.
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Guacamole is delicious and fits better into my personal health. Hummus is tolerable generally and can be very good, but I never really crave it.
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Part of what prompted me to create this poll is an inexplicable craving I've developed for guacamole that started maybe a month ago and has not abated.

I do like hummus, but I've been eating guac or plain avocado most every day for weeks and I still can't get enough of it.


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Guacamole has a slight grassy/underripe flavor that I don't like. Maybe that would go away if cooked, but apparently people don't like it cooked. I've never tried it. Maybe it would go away if the avocado was ripened more but, again, people seem to have determined that the correct age has that flavor. I haven't tried cooked guac nor overripe avocado, so possibly they do both suck and there's no hope. I don't know.

Guac works alright if you put a little bit on a taco or something else with stronger flavors than it, but then it's not really doing much but adding health. It, otherwise, disappears into the dish. At the moment, that's the only way I "enjoy" it.

Hummus can be amazing. Bad hummus is forgettable but it's still fine to eat.

Easy pick.

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(note that you cannot mash up avocados and call it "not guacamole" and you cannot mash up garbanzo beans and call it "not hummus". You are also giving up the 'cados and 'banzos)
Hmmm...if I'm also giving up the base ingredient, then I'd stay with hummus and give up guacamole and avocados. I mean, I love avocados, but I love various garbanzo-based dishes (chana masala, falafel, various dishes made with gram [chickpea] flour, etc.)

If it's just about the dip and the above are allowed as long as I don't try to cheat the spirit of the question by creating "not guac" and "not hummus," then I'd probably stick with the guac, and give up the hummus. But that's a really, really tough choice. The thing is, baba ganoush can fill that hummus hole in my life (and, actually, I prefer it to hummus), but nothing can substitute adequately for guacamole.

Actually, now that I've put my thoughts to words, I will vote guacamole/avocado, even if I have to give up the base ingredients, as there are plenty of legumes that can substitute fine for chickpeas, but nothing, to me, that can adequately replace avocado.
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I'm more hummus than guacamole, though I love avocados. I'm so-so about guacamole, and I bought some awful 'individual' servings of guacamole, which turned out to be near liquified avocado. Ewww. the texture was awful. It could be used in a salad dressing, maybe...I love hummus, have seldom tried a 'bad' one. I hear there are chocolate and vanilla sweet varieties out. Though I have made surprisingly delicious little cakes using a can of beans or garbanzos instead of flour, on some diet years ago, I will have to pass.
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Hummus, absolutely. Guacamole is an abomination in my sight.
I agree, except the exact opposite.
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Guacamole, of course. Hummus sucks and should stay in the soil where it belongs.
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