Tags: chick peas

9 May 2010, Comments (5)

Crazy Camel Dessert Hummus

Author: Healthnuttxo

Wait a second, Dessert Hummus?

Yep, you read correctly! 😉

Crazy Camel produces dessert hummus that according to them, has the “same calories as traditional Hummus, but half the fat!” These hummus’ are gluten free, vegan, dairy free and are all natural. They come in Chocolate Mousse, Pumpkin Pie, Peanut Butter, Toasted Almond, Maple Walnut and Caramel Apple.

Well, I was sent a variety pack of their flavors by the company in the mail. Unfortunately, I only got to do a review of the chocolate mousse and caramel apple flavors. I was excited to receive these, but nervous at the same time. I have tried Sabra Hummus in the Roasted Garlic flavor– and that hummus was in NO WAY, SHAPE, or FORM, sweet, or dessert like. In fact, what was I going to eat these new desssert hummus’ with?

 I tried the caramel apple flavor first. I opened the tub (which was VERY tightly packed!!) and looked at it. It was brown, with visible apple chunks. I took a sample of it with my finger- yum! It definitely had more of a caramel flavor than apple, but it was still yummy. The apple chunks reminded me of apple pie, soft, but still had shape and a little chew. The consistency overall was a mixture of applesauce and pumpkin puree. I dipped apple slices in it and crackers. Delicious!

Chocolate Mousse- ooh- now this ones yummy. By itself it wasn’t super sweet, but more chocolatey. It has a mixture of a brownie batter/chocolate cake mix taste, and was actually “fluffy” in consistency. But a-ha! I had an idea. I mixed this chocolate mousse flavor with a scoop of Suzanne’s Ricemellow Creme– INSTANT YUM! Like, so good! I had it on 2 slices of whole wheat bread for a chocolate-fluff sandwich, and I also used this hummus as a dip for pretzels. Amazing! 🙂

Overall, these are certainly yummy. Of the 2 I reviewed, I didn’t taste ANY chickpea flavor at all. Truly dessert-worthy hummus! I give them 4 stars, as they were tasty, had no refined sugars, and ever provided some filling fiber! 

Caramel Apple- 28 grams is 60 calories, 1 gram of fat, 12 carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, and 2 grams of protein.

Chickpeas, Evaporated Cane Juice, Dried Apples, Safflower Oil, Caramel Extract, Apple Extract.

Chocolate Mousse-28 grams is 60 calories, 1 gram of fat, 11 carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, and 2 grams of protein.

Chickpeas, Evaporated Cane Juice, Cocoa, Safflower Oil.

15 Apr 2010, Comments (6)

Sabra Roasted Garlic Hummus

Author: Healthnuttxo

Well, I recieved a free coupon for Sabra Hummus in the mail, and I was finally going to get to try some of this special spread for myself!

I decided to go to the store the next day to pick a flavor, and I settled on the Roasted Garlic Flavor.

So I got home and opened up the container. A pungent smell of garlic certainly filled the room- and it should! When I looked at the hummus itself, there was a pile mound of chopped garlic in the middle, followed by bits of red peppers dispersed throughout the spread. It had a pale orange/tan color, and also had little pools of orange liquid, (presumably garlic oil?) on the surface as well.

I decided to take the plunge. I took a carrot and dipped it in- yumm! It was CERTAINLY garlic-y, and had a distinct taste for sure! It was creamy and smooth, the only chunks being the garlic pieces if you chose to eat them. Very flavorful, and the perfect blend of garlic, chick peas and salty after taste.

I enjoyed this hummus three ways so far- one with plain/salted soy chips, one with veggies like carrots, and one (my favorite way!) in egg salad on whole wheat bread. Since I loooove egg salad, it was a great way to add flavor to the sandwich and add an extra kick due to thegarlic.

Overall, I give this hummus 4 stars. It was tasty, provided healthy fats, a little fiber, and is a much better replacement for ranch dip for dressings or mayo for spreads. And, although 2 tbsp doesn’t seem like a lot for a serving, it’s the perfect ratio if you are having a little baggie of baby carrots (of course, more veggies= more hummus!! 🙂 ). It really is delicious, and I plan on trying it with pretzels soon, too.

1 serving (2 Tbsp) is 70 calories, 6 grams of fat, 3 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber and 1 gram of protein.

Cooked Chick Peas (chick peas (garbanzos) water), Tahini (ground sesame), Soy Bean and/or Canola Oil,  Garlic, Salt, Citric Acid, Red Bell Pepper, Seasoning and Spices, Natural Flavors, Potassium Sorbate and Sodium Benzoate added to maintain freshness.

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