Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Monday, December 7, 2015 Under: Food Reviews
For MOMS, MOMS-TO-BE & TODDLERS 7 MONTHS+*
As recently stated in one of my reviews: hummus – and all things similar – are hugely “on trend” right now. Available in both sweet and savory flavors and made with everything from your traditional garbanzo beans to edamame and black beans, there’s no denying that these spreads are “in”. Plus, you can put it on, or in, just about anything including pasta sauces, salad dressings, or even baked goods – if you’re willing to step out of the box a bit.
But not all garbanzo-based products are created equal and just because a flavor is unique does not mean it’s good. That is until you try the varieties from HOPE Foods. Made with your traditional ingredients, and then spruced up with some unexpected extras, these spreads will definitely have you coming back for more (especially if you love chocolate)!
THE PRODUCT: Starting out as a fun experiment for a backyard bbq, HOPE Hummus’ popularity quickly grew, eventually becoming a staple at local farmers’ markets in Boulder, Colorado, and then expanding to become a nationwide organic food company.
As a small but dedicated bunch, the HOPE team has evolved throughout every part of the process, from recipe development, to production, to manning the farmers’ market booth to selling into stores. Not only has this given their company founders invaluable knowledge of all aspects of the operation, it instilled a strong spirit of teamwork and sense of community that still drives the brand today.
With a mission “to revolutionize the fast-growing organic food industry by transforming the hope for better food and a higher quality of life into reality through their innovative, thoughtful and great tasting products and passionate commitment to their people and their customers”, HOPE takes pride in making some of the freshest, most flavorful and nutritious hummus, spreads and dips you’ve ever tasted!
Great as a dip for chips or veggies, as a sandwich spread, or even for salad dressings or pasta sauces, HOPE Hummus’ can be eaten with, or on, pretty much everything. Available in 8 different Hummus flavors, including Spicy Avocado, Thai Coconut Curry, and Super Hemp, they even have a Dark Chocolate Flavor that is surprisingly addicting!
NUTRITION-WISE: Made with all Organic, Non-GMO, Gluten Free, Kosher, Fair Trade and Vegan ingredients, HOPE Hummus’ are guaranteed fresh. Using the highest quality foods, HOPE refuses to follow the industry norm by heat blasting products or pumping them full of artificial preservatives. Moreover, they use cutting edge, cold pressure HPP technology, to ensure not only the highest level of food safety but also to retain peak flavor, texture, freshness, and nutritional quality in a refrigerated, shelf-stable product.
Made with Organic Garbanzo Beans, tahini and EVOO, and then combined with numerous other spices and herbs, HOPE Foods not only makes a wide variety of delicious and unique products, the best part is they all taste like they were literally just made. And with their unique addition of chocolate-infused “hummus” dips (which do contain garbanzo beans but not the other typical “hummus” ingredients), you will be surprised to learn that these are all low glycemic, soy-free, dairy-free, and low-calorie as well.
*HOPE Hummus is a great “starter food” for babies just moving into solids as they contain a fair amount of protein, fiber and healthy fats, and aren’t filled with anything artificial. Furthermore, the various choices will help introduce your little one to flavors that they might not otherwise know, expanding their tastes and [hopefully] setting them up for a sophisticated and not-too-picky palate well into the future.
WHERE TO BUY: To buy HOPE Hummus for yourself, check out their Store Locator on their Homepage, or visit your local Whole Foods or Costco.
FINAL THOUGHTS: I will be the first to tell you that not all hummus tastes the same and, in fact, some can be down right awful. Especially after you’ve tried homemade (which actually is quite easy to make if you have the right ingredients), you probably won’t even be able to choke down half of the stuff that you buy. That is until you’ve tried HOPE Hummus. Made with 100% Organic ingredients, all of which are of the utmost quality, each flavor will excite your taste buds and have you craving more.
I personally, was most surprised by the addictiveness of their Chocolate Hummus flavor. While at first thought, I was actually kind-of disgusted by the whole idea of chocolate and garbanzo beans, it has led me to create some pretty delicious recipes with these two “oxymorons”. Smooth and decadent, you’d never guess that this product was healthy, let alone that it contained garbanzo beans!
Whether you like it with crudité, pretzels, or even your finger, you can – and probably will – eat and enjoy HOPE Hummus with just about everything!
Try any or all of HOPE Foods today and find out for yourself how addicting and delicious this new spin on hummus can be!
To learn more about HOPE Foods please visit their website and check them out on Facebook.
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