Dessert hummus is proof that we live in an age of wonders

While grocery shopping at Publix earlier this week, I noticed something odd on the packaging in the hummus fridge: the words “dark chocolate”. I thought that I was mistaken, but a closer look not only confirmed my first observation, but revealed even more oddball flavors.

I picked up the Boar’s Head dark chocolate dessert hummus, which is described thusly on its website:

For a limited time, experience a sweet indulgence with all the goodness you have come to expect from Boars Head Hummus. Our Dark Chocolate Hummus is crafted with only non-GMO project verified and gluten free ingredients. All-natural steamed chickpeas are blended with rich cocoa, organic sugar, and vanilla, to offer a smooth, creamy texture and a decadent flavor that pairs wonderfully with pretzels, strawberries, and more.

In case you were curious, it clocks in at 80 calories per 2-tablespoon serving, and the tub contains 8 such servings.

Beside the Boar’s Head dessert hummus was a selection from a company called “Delighted by Hummus” (“db” for short) with these flavors:

  • brownie batter
  • choc-o-mint
  • snickerdoodle
  • vanilla bean

If the name “Delighted by Hummus” sound familiar, it might be because you saw the Shark Tank episode in which its founder Makenzie Marzluff accepted $600,000 of VC money from Mark Cuban. Here’s a summary of what happened:

I’ll report on my experience with Boar’s Head dark chocolate hummus as well as with the Delight By Hummus ones when I get them. In the meantime, here’s some dessert hummus reading:

One reply on “Dessert hummus is proof that we live in an age of wonders”

It’s technically a halvah with a chick pea base. There are all kinds of halvahs. The most common one you find in the US is based on sesame seeds, but I’ve had halvahs made with other nuts and carrots. Why not chick peas?

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