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by Gary Meyer

Thanks to journalist Liana Aghajanian for spotting this and to Kate Romero for suggesting that it looked fal-awful.  But it is a real thing. Boar’s Head has a line of reasonably traditional hummus options. They recently have added an organic traditional, an “Everything Bagel” and this Chocolate Mint Dessert Hummus.

We Are Not Martha has a recipe and I think it is serious. Mint-Chocolate-Hummus-12-2.jpg

And an Internet search finds Pumpkin, Brownie Batter and Snickerdoodle Hummus among the flavors at “Shark Tank” funded Delighted By Hummus.

Rebecca Firsker writes on Extra Crispy, ” The company says it’s committed to making ‘high-vibrational foods’ that leave you feeling lots of positive energy” and begs them to stop calling it “dessert hummus.”

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Bon Appétit’s tasters were skeptical, reporting on Snickerdoodle, “There’s a strong cinnamon-forward flavor before a vegetal aftertaste of chickpeas. Tasters noted an ‘unidentifiable sweetness’ that came from the coconut milk, organic turbinado sugar, and the vanilla extract—there’s 5 grams of sugar and 60 calories per 2 Tbsp. serving. The sweetness lingers. The texture is creamy in a thick canned-frosting kind of way, a little airy and gritty at the same time. You can tell you’re eating hummus, but your brain gets confused by the sweetness.”

What’s next? There is a Pizza Hummus as Faye Leong explores on Serious Eats..

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How about—–

Bacon and Eggs Breakfast Hummus.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Midnight Snack Hummus.

Spaghetti and Meatballs with Parmesan Hummus.

Hummus Fruit de Mer with small chucks of seafood.

Mashed Potatoes Hummus– with or without the lumps.

For movie lovers we suggest Pauline Kale Hummus.

Sweeney Todd Hummus is sure to be named “The best hummus in London.”

And no doubt there will be Holiday Specials —

Turkey with All the Trimmings Hummus —it comes in a wishbone shaped container,

Honey Baked Hammus

Candy Cane Striped Hummus

To bring things full circle we can expect The Impossible Hummus, a traditional vegan dip at triple the price.

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And you can make your own. Here are fourteen unusual recipes from Pop Sugar.


So now you might have some hummus stuck between your teeth. Chocolatier Mark Tarses of the Berkeley Nut Company asked us if we noticed anything unusual about this package’s description.


Read it carefully and see if you don’t agree this might be useful at Passover.

It is available online uncorrected but a check at the local drug store reveals newer packages refer to the correct word for the biofilm of bacteria that grows within the surfaces of our mouth.

We are framing a pack in our house.

Definitely not “Kosher for Passover” would be “Monster Ham.”

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Actually is isn’t for anytime as the news report on the Internet is a fake according to Snopes.

But someone had fun with ham for Halloween.




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