I’m a bit of a hummus connoisseur. I usually have at least three different varieties in my fridge at a time. I put it on everything, from hard-boiled egg whites to fish tacos to zucchini noodles. Basically, every solid food I eat is just a vehicle for me to put hummus on it.
With all the new varieties popping up, it hasn’t been hard to find fun flavors. What has been hard is finding a hummus that is both interesting and authentic.
All the store-bought ones I have tried resemble the same characteristics: overly blended, slightly dull and just a bit flat on the palate. I think this is mainly to blame on less than ideal ingredients like potassium sorbate and added oils such as Canola or Safflower.
Not to mention hardly any of them are Non GMO and even fewer are organic.
It’s for this reason that I almost passed up the opportunity to try the latest addition to the hummus shelves at Whole Foods — Hope Hummus.
Sure, it comes with bright, flirty colors and an adorable package that just begs to be taken home with you, but at $4 bucks a pop, I had to wonder if it was gonna be worth it. At the rate I go through hummus, I have to be thrifty with my spending.
Well, the Lord must have heard my hummus prayers because the other day, meandering down the hummus aisle, there it was… Hope Hummus… on sale for an amazing $2.50!
I quickly scooped up one of every flavor. I got the Spicy Avocado, the Thai Coconut Curry, the Original for the kiddies, the Sriracha for my husband and my personal favorite, the Kale and Pesto.
I mean, kale hummus?! Where has it been all this time? It’s kale madness out there in the world and only one company seems to have caught on to the idea of putting it in hummus?!
All I have to say about Hope is, “Good L’aaawwwdd, this is a mighty fine hummus!”
It is seriously banging!
It’s fresh, it’s flavorful and it tastes just like it was made in your very own kitchen. It’s also all organic and uses nothing more than citric acid to maintain freshness. Even better, there is absolutely no added oils for filler. It may be by far the purest and most authentic hummus on the market. But here is the best part…
They make a chocolate version!
Now, I have yet to try it, but if anyone knows hummus, it’s the people at Hope and I have to believe that if they think they have found a way to mix chocolate in with hummus that tastes good, than darn it — I demand it be in my life!
Sadly, Whole Foods doesn’t have it on the shelf in my local branch, but from what tempting creations I have seen on the Hope website’s blog, I will find a way to get some in my hands, come hell or high water.
In the meantime, I am officially addicted to Hope and all is now well in the world again…or at least in my kitchen.
DARK CHOCOLATE NEAPOLITAN ICE CREAM JARS- Recipe copied from Hopefoods.com
- ICE CREAM INGREDIENTS
- 1/2 cup Dark Chocolate Hope Hummus
- 1 cup strawberries 3 frozen bananas
- 1/2 cup nut milk
- 5 ice cubes
- 1 tbsp cacao powder
- CHOCOLATE SAUCE INGREDIENTS
- 1 tbsp cacao powder
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1. Blend bananas, ice cubes and nut milk until smooth. Separate into three bowls.
- 2. Blend strawberries with one bowl and dark chocolate hummus with another bowl.
- 3. Layer ice cream in jars and top with strawberries.
- 4. Melt coconut oil with cacao powder and drizzle on top of ice cream jars—it will harden immediately!