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Chocolate what???


OMG I am doomed, doomed I tell you!

I'm trying to eliminate sweet treats from my life, trying to desugar, having fallen off the healthy eating wagon lately and been indulging in Reese's peanut butter cups and the somewhat healthier but still massively caloric Justin's chocolate - hazelnut - almond spread -- spooning it right out of the jar, sigh. I've stopped buying them, ignored any cravings....

And then a friend told me about chocolate hommus.

Chocolate hommus.

Delicious, nutritious CHOCOLATE HOMMUS from Joseph's.


I thought at first, "Hommus? And chocolate? How can this be?" But I was at the supermarket today, and found it in the hummus/hommus case, so I decided, what the heck, why not give it a try? I got home, unloaded it, pulled the lid off, sampled it....

OMG OMG OMG OMG

Please, please stop me from sitting down with an 8 ounce container and a spoon and gobbling the whole thing at one sitting. Granted it's lower-calory and lower-fat per spoonful than the Justin's nut butter, but still!

I also picked up a container of Cedar's balsamic caramelized onion hommus, and by golly that's hella good too. I'd be noshing on it right now, except I've been noshing on it and my little dish of crackers for scooping it up is empty....
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My wife and I have one chocolate truffle apiece every night after supper. A period on the day's eating. Been doing it for 15 years and lost about 80 pounds in the first seven years and kept them off since.
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Will wonders ever cease to amaze? Holy crap I going looking for that chocolate hummus tomarrow. I may go into diabetic shock over this. Tell me what the sugars and carbs are. Please.

ETA, I couldn't get in your link, it appears I live in a good food desert.

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Looks like 7g from sugar, 3 from beans, per 2 Tb serving, more or less. So, not horrible, but not sugar-free, either.

https://www.fooducate.com/app#!page=...F-9F3203EECB69
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Will wonders ever cease to amaze? Holy crap I going looking for that chocolate hummus tomarrow. I may go into diabetic shock over this. Tell me what the sugars and carbs are. Please.

ETA, I couldn't get in your link, it appears I live in a good food desert.
I bought it in a Market Basket supermarket (regional chain), and the link is for Stop & Shop, also a regional chain.

This webpage gives the nutritional breakdown. It also rates it a D+ for health, but I think that's stupid. Scrolling down to the nutritional chart, you'll see a bunch of other foods rated, and the hommuses are all but one rated much worse than the yogurts, even though the yogurts are significantly higher-calorie.

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Well, it is almost thick enough to frost cupcakes with.
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I thought this would be about chocolate starfish.
*relieved*

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Moving thread from MPSIMS to the Chocolate Society... er, Cafe Society.

And now I'm craving chocolate.
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I thought it would be about this.
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Moving thread from MPSIMS to the Chocolate Society... er, Cafe Society.

And now I'm craving chocolate.
Is there any point of any day where you do NOT crave chocolate? Just wondering; you might need to see a doctor for that deficiency if it exists.
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I saw the thread title, and I was like, Reminds me of my reaction when I saw that container of chocolate hummus in Stop & Shop the other day.

The worst bit is? I don't think it was even the same brand as the one in the OP. I hope I'm wrong, because that means there's two companies that decided chocolate + hummus was going to be the hot new thing.
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I saw the thread title, and I was like, Reminds me of my reaction when I saw that container of chocolate hummus in Stop & Shop the other day.

The worst bit is? I don't think it was even the same brand as the one in the OP. I hope I'm wrong, because that means there's two companies that decided chocolate + hummus was going to be the hot new thing.
I shop in S&S regularly, and one of the websites where I found Joseph's chocolate hommus was a S&S page, so I think it's possible it was the same brand you saw. I will have to go there soon, and do some research, natch.

In Googling around on this I came across at least one website promising to tell you how to make your own.

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Really?, now that just not fair. I hate you peeps. All those choices and multiple places to shop.
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Ugh, this is sriracha beer all over again. You can't just take two good things and slam 'em together like that! What's next, garlic donuts?

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Ugh, this is sriracha beer all over again. You can't just take two good things and slam 'em together like that! What's next, garlic donuts?

*storms off muttering to himself*
Yep.
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I could go for garlic donuts.
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Garlic donuts actually sound great to me, but I've had what is essentially deep fried donut dough served with garlic water, salt, and cheese on it, so it doesn't sound so weird.

But what is this about sriracha beer? Yuck. I love hot peppers. I love beer. I haven't met a hot pepper beer I like yet.
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I experimented with making chocolate hummus a few weeks ago.

Result: My version was not bad, but not as nice as Nutella or similar spreads. The flavor was good, and went well wtih both salty and slightly sweet dipping media (pretzels and graham crackers, respectively). The texture was grainy, as you'd expect with hummus; I found that a bit off-putting, as it contrasts with the creamy smoothness I'm accustomed to from a sweet spread or dip, but I believe I would get used to it.

With some tweaking, I think I could make a version that would become a regular thing. I don't think I would ever get it as smooth as I would prefer with my present equipment, though.
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I like the texture of whipped peanut butter. I think I might like the texture most of all. If I can't find any I'm gonna try to make it. I made regular hummus. Is it proper to spell it with an 'o' or 'u'?
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Ugh, this is sriracha beer all over again. You can't just take two good things and slam 'em together like that! What's next, garlic donuts?

*storms off muttering to himself*
I would have agreed with you, till a friend told me about it, someone whose judgment I trust. So I tried it, and good grief -- it really did work!
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Really?, now that just not fair. I hate you peeps. All those choices and multiple places to shop.
You're really going to hate me: I live in a semi-rural/exurban/suburban town north of Boston, and within a 15-to-20-minute drive there are three large and two medium-size supermarkets.

Ah, well. If you can't conveniently find the stuff in your local market(s), Google offers a plethora of recipes for making your own.
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And in today's supermarket expeditions I discovered that Joseph's isn't the only purveyor of chocolate hommus; both Cedar's and Tribe offer a dark chocolate hommus as well. Having stuffed myself with trying three other hommus varieties when I got home, I am holding off trying them until it's dessert time this evening.

Who knew hommus could be so exciting?
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All right, then, Beck, I'll shut my piehole.

For now.

Back in a couple of hours with an update on the two new varieties.
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And in today's supermarket expeditions I discovered that Joseph's isn't the only purveyor of chocolate hommus; both Cedar's and Tribe offer a dark chocolate hommus as well.
Sabra makes the stuff, too. Great with Ritz crackers.

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My wife and I have one chocolate truffle apiece every night after supper. A period on the day's eating. Been doing it for 15 years and lost about 80 pounds in the first seven years and kept them off since.
Huge kudos to you, that is a wonderful accomplishment!

I saw “Brownie Batter” hummus last time I was at Target, I will have to pick it up next time.
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Reporting in from supermarket expeditions:

I now have tried five different brands of chocolate hommus: Sabra, Joseph's, Cedar's, Boar's Head, and Tribe. They were all good, but Tribe's was best: darker than the others, a definite dark chocolate flavor, and very smooth. Also, it's only 40 calories per two-tablespoon serving while the others are 80.

Meanwhile, I have also discovered Sabra's caramelized onion hommus, which is to die for. Their pine nut hommus ain't too shabby, either.

Now I'm taking a break from hommus to enjoy some Icelandic Provisions skyr (a yogurt-like dairy product), key lime flavor. Going to see if the store also carries their coconut skyr, next time I go shopping.

Hurrah for globalization if it can bring us such gustatory delights!
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Well, then you're not so bad. It's a chocolate thang.
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I bought a bag of Chocolate covered Cinnamon Gummi Bears from the discount bin.

I understand now why they were in there.
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I understand now why they were in there.
*gags*
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I like to say I will eat anything covered in chocolate. But cinnamon gummy bears in chocolate? Don't think so.
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^ Now, you are a mean mean man. Don't tempt me to try them. Dig 'em out of the trash and mail them to me. I'm hungry for chocolate covered anything.
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OMG I am doomed, doomed I tell you!

I'm trying to eliminate sweet treats from my life, trying to desugar, having fallen off the healthy eating wagon lately and been indulging in Reese's peanut butter cups and the somewhat healthier but still massively caloric Justin's chocolate - hazelnut - almond spread -- spooning it right out of the jar, sigh. I've stopped buying them, ignored any cravings....

And then a friend told me about chocolate hommus.

Chocolate hommus.

Delicious, nutritious CHOCOLATE HOMMUS from Joseph's.

I thought at first, "Hommus? And chocolate? How can this be?" But I was at the supermarket today, and found it in the hummus/hommus case, so I decided, what the heck, why not give it a try? I got home, unloaded it, pulled the lid off, sampled it....

OMG OMG OMG OMG

Please, please stop me from sitting down with an 8 ounce container and a spoon and gobbling the whole thing at one sitting. Granted it's lower-calory and lower-fat per spoonful than the Justin's nut butter, but still!

I also picked up a container of Cedar's balsamic caramelized onion hommus, and by golly that's hella good too. I'd be noshing on it right now, except I've been noshing on it and my little dish of crackers for scooping it up is empty....
"Hommus?"

Is that a regional spelling?
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"Hommus?"

Is that a regional spelling?
That is one of the many variants. Hummus is the most common, but you'll also finnd houmous, humus, hommus, and hommos. For example, here's a commercial "hommus". It's a word that comes from a non-Roman alphabet language, so you're going to see lots of variants. See also Qadafi, for one of the better known examples.

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Boar's Head has chocolate mint now. Haven't tried it yet.
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I shop in S&S regularly, and one of the websites where I found Joseph's chocolate hommus was a S&S page, so I think it's possible it was the same brand you saw. I will have to go there soon, and do some research, natch.
Update: now that this thread's been bumped, I can tell you that I checked and it was not Joseph's. There are two different companies that said, "Hey, chocolate plus hummus! Sounds like a winner to me!" They even had mint in it! It was-

*pauses mid-type to actually read the post that bumped the thread*

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Boar's Head has chocolate mint now. Haven't tried it yet.
...yeah, that one. It was that one.
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Heh. I've tried the Boar's Head chocolate and mint hommus. It has a pleasantly minty aroma when you open it but not much mint in the chocolate flavor when you eat it. I'm coming down to the Tribe dark chocolate hommus as the best.

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