Dessert Hummus?! What is the World Coming To?

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I love hummus. I really do. I had some this morning for breakfast. I will probably have some with dinner. I seriously considered running away with my favorite hummus-seller in Machane Yehuda when I lived in Israel. But even I have never really considered the possibility of a sweet hummus. I mean, at its base hummus is mashed chickpeas. And when I think chickpeas I don’t think dessert.
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Well lucky (?) for me, there are people in the world who don’t think the way I do when it comes to chickpeas. They saw hummus as a dessert-in-the-making. And they added some cocoa powder and some sugar (sugar! The humanity!) and they called it Chocolate Hummus.

Apparently the results are delicious and relatively healthy–you know, because of all of the CHICKPEAS that they smashed up with CHOCOLATE.

I’m sorry, but–WHA???? There are some ideas that should not be realized, people. When Herzl said, “If you will it, it is no dream,” he was not talking about hummus.

And these sweet hummus people haven’t stopped at chocolate. You can also buy the following flavored hummuses: pumpkin pie, toasted almond, peanut butter, caramel apple, and maple walnut. They’re made by a company called, I kid you not, Dessert Hummus.

Caramel Apple Hummus?! It’s just wrong.

To be fair, Health.com has reviewed these ridiculous flavors and calls them “brilliant.” This makes me think health.com is maybe not so healthy in the head.

Some things are sacred, people. God, for instance. Also, the Torah. And: HUMMUS. Stop messing with it. Jeesh!

Finally: I challenge someone to buy a case of this dessert hummus. Bring it to the MJL offices so we can try it and I can see if my gut revulsion is warranted or not.

Posted on September 30, 2009

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6 thoughts on “Dessert Hummus?! What is the World Coming To?

  1. little bad wolf

    remember all that tahina you are supposed to load into the hummus? halvah is the first dessert hummus! who needs this other stuff?

  2. hellokitty

    Don’t think that I want to add sugar to hummus, but my favorite snack is plain hummus with apple slices, a great-tasting, combination. Try it instead of bread!

  3. Massone

    I have actually created several sweet hummus recipes. Everytime I serve them to friends and family they all get “thumbs up” reviews. You need to start thinking “outside the box” not only with your head but also with your tastebuds too….if you think about it what came first hummus or chick peas? Chick peas of course…and people probably had the same “yucky” attitude when someone mashed up chickpeas the first time and created the first hummus. If the original hummus inventor never pushed forth with the idea you’d be eating plain old chick peas in their natural state only and not in any form of any type of hummus

  4. danielle

    uhm.. what the first dude said about tkhina.
    altough hummus means chickpeas, not tkhina.. but still. ;p

    how weird is chicken with honey\pineapple\other sweet stuff? or a good steak with a wine-chocolate sauce? or tofu cheesecake, or other savory things mixed with sweet things?

    btw.. chickpeas have a very neutral taste.. almost like flour. so is baking a chocolate flour-based cake crazy?

    ????.. ????, ?? ????? ???? :)

  5. danielle

    aw dang cant type in hebrew ): and here i wanted to be funny.. oh well.

    anyways! try it out! it’s very good actually.

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