By adding your email you agree to get updates about Spoon University Healthier. Your answers will help us create deliciously relevant content and offers for you. I guess picking them out defeats the purpose of having sun dried tomatoes in your hummus, but it's better that way. Alas, one flavor has to be the worst of the best. Also, it kind of looks like the center of an insect hive that someone set on fire and left out in the rain. See, that sounded classy. This will be controversial. The Jalapeño flavor definitely delivers a kick to your taste balls -- or taste buds, as they are more commonly called -- but here's where it falters: the jalapeños come in big chunks. The kids might call this the most "lit" flavor, and they might be right. “Just okay,” said one. Or like, as refined as you can be with store-bought hummus. However, for as long as I can remember, olives have been one of my favorite snacks. I'm normally a man who enjoys simple pleasures: buttered rolls, starting fires, anything involving Vince Vaughn. Depends on how many people you plan to make out with in your lifetime. SABRA STORY. But hey, just close your eyes and open your mouth. 11. But it's also delicious; suburban moms always have the best snacks. It's probably the spiciest boy of the bunch. Something about sun-dried tomatoes just screams "mid-life crisis." Close Save. However, I ranked the most common flavors so that you can see what each type is like without investing in more hummus than anyone should consume. It's also probably the hummus they would put out on the table while they did that. Apparently a lot according to Sabra, the go-to hummus brand that currently offers over 16 varieties of the tahini-infused dip. is pretty difficult. We've ranked the best and worst of supermarket hummus ... White is also a fan of Ithaca Hummus and its many flavors. For our penultimate selection, a hummus haiku: Roasted Red Pepper Come on. Anyway, this tastes good but it's not my favorite. The little pine nuts -- bless their proverbial souls -- have a weird texture and overall come off as a little bland (kind of like me in high school). But the citrus tastes a little… off? It really delivers that unmistakable basil-y, pesto-y flavor that really doesn't have another name. Sabra Roasted Red Pepper Hummus. You've got what food marketers would call a medley of Tuscan herbs and garden vegetables (carrots, tomatoes, peppers, and spinach among them)… and yeah, it tastes like a sentimental journey through the heart of one of Italy's most beautiful and life-changing regions. The aftertaste is OK, so it's not the worst. The heat in question comes from pureed hot red peppers and a blanket of chili seeds. I picked them out. What Chipotle does is encapsulate all the things I like about the other flavors: It doesn't look weird, it's spicy, it has a good flavor-center/hummus ratio, and it doesn't make your breath smell. To be honest, I could not taste the spinach and artichoke flavor in the hummus at all. Aside from Olive Tapenade, I would describe every Sabra flavor as "this is actually pretty good." It delivers a distinct salty/savory taste that none of the flavors even come close to matching. It also has a smoky aftertaste that reminds me a little bit of breathing in barbecue smoke at a tailgate, and I mean that in the best possible way. Live a little. How much can you really do with a bunch or smashed-up chickpeas (or garbanzo beans, if that floats your boat) loaded into a container and served with vegetables? to the sabra family. So if you're one of those people who DOES NOT like to keep your additives and your hummus separated like kids on a middle-school dance floor, you're going to have a tough time blending this ish together. Tip: if you are like me and you eat way more hummus than the average human being, try dipping sliced pepper, celery, or carrot sticks into the hummus as opposed to pita bread/chips. Save Comments. I am not sure what came over me this year, but I cannot get enough hummus. And the hummus that finishes second-to-last is still Sabra hummus, so it's aight. This flavor wins my vote for favorite flavor by a landslide. 8. ©2020 Group Nine Media Inc. All Rights Reserved. That email doesn't look right. Amy's Homemade Classic Hummus (see below) If you’re looking for a creative hummus recipe to make at home, look no further. Possibly best of all, my kids love it! But you know what they say: The person who finished dead-last in medical school is still a doctor. So yeah. The only downside is that this one looks kinda gross, like somebody plopped a handful of soil into the middle of the hummus. The Sabra flavor variations are so subtle and minute that the appeal of the Classic's simplicity just doesn't do it for me. We independently select these products—if you buy from one of our links, we may earn a commission. Imagine squeezing some ketchup into a container of hummus and then mixing it together… that is how I can best describe this flavor. This is the highest-ranking non-spicy option, and for good reason. Garlic hummus tastes exactly how you would expect, no surprises, just deliciousness. Because pesto has such an amazing taste, I had high expectations for the hummus. Sabra Classic Hummus The market-dominating dip ranked low in the murky middle. Sabra Hummus Dip starts with fresh chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans), tahini and a touch of garlic. Like, if someone made dentures out of finely chopped garlic, put them in your mouth for two years, and then also made you brush your teeth with pesto every day. At least as classy as ⅖ of the actors who have played James Bond. It makes something healthy even healthier. The best flavors of hummus are the ones that stick a spicy core in the middle of that smooth, classic garbanzo flavor profile. If we are going to be totally honest: Distinguishing these hummuses (hummusi? Really, if you want a classic hummus with a lemon zest vibe, you're better off just buying the classic flavor, plus a lemon. (Image credit: The Kitchn) But not overwhelming, yeah? This is tasty, but it makes your breath smell even worse than most garlic things for some reason. Hummus has become hugely popular in North America in the last few years, with Sabra being the most popular brand and rightly so: it’s very tasty and available in the deli section of most supermarkets. The red pepper adds a subtle sweetness, but it just doesn’t do it for me. Sign up here for our daily Thrillist email, get Eatmail for more food coverage, and subscribe here for our YouTube channel to get your fix of the best in food/drink/fun. While I am a fan of chipotle flavoring, I am not a fan of spicy (or rather, I can’t handle spicy). The discovery that I could combine my love of olives with my love of hummus made me so excited, and the hummus did not disappoint. But 90% of all these flavors are just the Classic anyway, but with a little bit extra in the middle. This doesn't have that. I don't know why, I can't explain it. I am not too convinced. It's not in the top 10. That's kind of the vibe here. The lemon is not overpowering, yet is definitely noticeable. by Jelisa Castrodale. So one thing about this one that definitely dropped it in the rankings is that sometimes the little center cluster is this weird green, and other times it’s bright red. But the greenery in the hummus gives it a refreshing taste that the other flavors don't really hit. I am not sure if it is because I was expecting something stronger, as with the pesto, or because the flavor was simply not there. There are plenty of other options I would rather devour. Why did Chipotle come in as the top dog of grocery store hummus? - your profile is complete. The artichoke’s salty taste combined with the spinach is a culinary hit time after time. In case you have not shopped for hummus lately, I will let you know that there are more flavors than I can test (without exceeding my already excessive daily hummus quota). I just can't get over it. Also, it just makes you seem kind of refined. Is it worth it? However, I ranked the most common flavors so that you can see what each type is like without investing in more hummus than anyone should consume. Garlic makes everything taste better, and hummus is no exception. Hummus is loaded with protein so it curbs hunger, has no cholesterol, and it might even help to prevent some forms of cancers. It is rare that a day goes by without me enjoying the savory chickpea spread. Though I started with the classic, no flavor added hummus, I have since let my taste buds explore the myriad flavors of hummus available. It keeps the savory hummus taste, but has the perfect amount of sweetness in each bite. Then you get big globs of hummus. published Aug 31, 2018. Oh wait, yes it is. So if you want to go with this, you really need to like the spicy stuff. Warning: this flavor is not meant for those who are not avid olive lovers. Also, actually, Vince Vaughn sucks. Check out more hummus articles here (as if you needed more of a reason to go eat some): Copyright © 2019 Her Campus Media LLC. It's probably due to the green/red peppers in there. Though the taste was great, the spice was overpowering which made the flavor slightly less enjoyable.