Yes, I admit to have eaten the delicacy mentioned in the title once or twice, I’m not proud of that though. And I never tried to convince myself that packaged hummus with pretzels will be good for me, or that it tastes good.
In this blog, I already discussed the poor situation of hummus in America, a few times before. Some of the questions asked here by my readers, also shed some light on the subject.
Yet, I was somewhat surprised to read about the new Sabra snack on Jewish Press.
Sabra To Go (and a similar product from the competing Tribe brand) is a combination of packaged hummus with Pretzel Crisps. Something that most the hummus lovers I know wouldn’t admit of ever eating. We’ve all tried it of course. It is a reasonable solution to a state of serious hunger, when all you have is leftovers of both hummus and pretzels.
Of course this is not a very nutritious choice, nor is it dietary or even that tasty. Not compared to real homemade hummus, or a hummus served at a good hummus place. It’s an OK food I guess. A little better than the regular junk.
But of course the Jewish Press reporter wouldn’t know real hummus if it hits him on the head. This is what he says:
“Hummus is increasingly being marketed as the ‘new food’ of the kosher connoisseur and is popular on the Shabbos table as well as for a snack. Hummus today comes in a variety of flavors, ranging from Classic Hummus, perhaps the most popular in Israel and elsewhere in the Middle East, to more exotic flavors like Roasted Red Pepper, Spicy Hummus, Greek Olive Hummus, and more.”