Friday, June 26, 2009

BEST SUPERMARKET HUMMUS






Even thought originally we intended to review only restaurants, diners and fast food stands- due to requests we've decided to also include reviews of Supermarket Hummus for those interested in getting your daily dose of Hummus when there is no time or no decent Hummus place in your area.

Supermarket Hummus is never as fresh or tasty as the ones made fresh daily- but there are a few companies out there that make Hummus that's pretty good and can be an almost decent substitute for the real thing.

SABRA HUMMUS

I personally like Sabra the most. Their Hummus is good, consistent and is readily available in many supermarkets around the US.
You can check their website:
www.sabra.com
They also have a store locater to find them in your area:
http://www.sabra.com/store-locator/store-locator.aspx

TRADER JOES - AVOID
Many like their Hummus- but I'm not a big fan- even thought I love Trader Joes as a brand. The Hummus tastes like a vegiterian dip and a lot of their hummus options- don't even have garbanzo beans in them and they don't even have the hummus color or taste. So I suggest to avoid for now- until they decide to make a real Hummus that tastes like Hummus.

21 comments:

  1. they used to have the salt-free hummus, but took that out. I'm surprised not many company provides this option. Do you like the traditional or the flavored hummus?

    I think it's even better to get a side order of hummus from a restaurant.

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  2. Sabra Hummus is not as good as it used to be. Maybe after Pepsi bought the company? Never know. However, I discovered another Hummus that amazed me and reminded me of Sabra old days. It is called Fountain of Health and it is in an oval shaped container. fountainofhealth.us
    However, I can't find it anymore in NYC. Does anyone know where to find it? Thanks

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    1. Just make your own it takes ten minutes or less. Grind up the chick peas in the blender and add two to three spoons of Tahini and some lemon, garlic and salt to taste. Done! Hummos!

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  3. Galit AndroulidakisJanuary 19, 2010 at 3:08 PM

    Very SOON thge very best tasting Hummus will be available in the New York / New Jersey / Philadelphia / Boston areas. It's called Fountain of Health - is all natural / with none of those awful preservatives that Sabra and the other destroy their Hummus with. Fountain of Health Hummus - the WORLD'S BEST Hummus - by far !!!!

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  4. What a funny blog!! Talks about Hummus but no mention of any Arabic hummus or Arabic companies making hummus? I am sure Sabra can make some Hummus related type dishes but not real Hummus! Pepsi makes hummus? Wow, I dont know when it became acceptable to call something that has jalapenos in it, hummus? You might think putting pineapple on Pizza but it's not pizza! Ask an Italian...

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  5. Sabra hummus lol ! They are now owned by Pepsi and being massed produced on a conveyor belt treated like any other product. The very best hummus right now going is Fountain of Health Hummus. It has NO PRESERVATIVES, and the flavor and texture of the product is simply incomparable. For anyone looking for this hummus, try Fairway Market, Dean & Deluca, Best Yet...etc You will not look back to Sabra after you tasted Fountain of Health.

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  6. Aboslute best Hummus in the world , i was a sabra customer for 8 years and have now discovered Humm from Fountain of Health , it has no preservatives and taste like if its home made. Its nice to get the texture back in hummus. the best is the roasted red pepper one.

    i tried it at a fairway store as it was being sampled and i now buy it at Food Emporium.

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  7. Where can I get Fountain of Health hummus in NY or NJ?

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  8. Fountain of health can be found at Food Emporium in Manhattan or Kins in NJ

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  9. All we get is Sabras around my way :( ..I will search for Fountain of Health, because the buzz going around is that Fountain of Health is now the heavy hitter when it comes to Hummus. I will look for this hummus, and see what everyone is talking about.

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  10. FOUNTAIN OF HEALTH---- IT'S FREGGIN' DELICIOUS!

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  11. lol I'm shocked! I see others have caught on to Fountain of Health Hummus. If anyone else who is a Sabra fan reads this; do yourselves a favor and try this brand. My family, and I were Sabra lovers till we had Fountain of Health. We finally realized we were being fooled to what real hummus taste like. We no longer buy Sabra, and only have Fountain of Health. I read the ingredients, and compared; finally realized just how loaded in preservatives Sabra is. We now only eat Fountain of Health, and will never go back. This is the best hummus we have ever had by far. See for yourselves.

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  12. I recently had Fountain of Health Hummus at Wholefoods in Washington DC. My God! What's was I thinking? No one matches the flavor. I like their Caramelized Onion Hummus the best.

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  13. I, too, had fountain of health in DC, but I live in NC. Anyone know where I can find it near Charlotte?

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  14. Fountain of Health Hummus is pretty good, but BY FAR the best hummus sold at Whole Foods in DC and Maryland is Cava Mezze. If you haven't tried this brand yet, you are missing out. Every flavor is amazing including the Spicy and Traditional Hummus, but my two favorites are Kalamata and roasted red pepper.

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    1. Did you know Cava Mezze has a restaurant? www.cavamezze.com

      The best hummus I have ever had is at Moby Dick's which you can purchase in containers at their fast food restaurants in the DC area: www.mobysonline.com

      To find Fountain of Health in NC or other states you can email the company: www.fontainesante.com or ask your local health foodstore to carry it.

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  15. Hi Everyone.
    Finally Humm! Fountain of health was recognized and Voted as the best U.S. Hummus by the prestigious Epicurious website. Check this out :

    http://shopping.yahoo.com/news/hummus-taste-test-200526926.html

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    1. Thanks so much anonymous for the information!

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  16. Yes, Fountain of Health Beet Hummus the best taste, and I never liked beets before

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  17. Yes, Fountain of Health Beet Hummus the best taste, and I never liked beets before

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