Ever have a food combination that is so wrong it is almost right? Or so wrong, you should never have tried it in the first place but curiosity got the better of you. Well, this isn't the first time I've seen the combination of chocolate and hummus together. But since this is the only one I've purchased, then Trader Joe's Chocolate Hummus will have to set the bar.
Before you rush out and buy this, there are a few things you'll want to know. First, this is chocolatey. Second, this has the texture of hummus. So if it is a smooth chocolatey taste you are looking for then pass on this product.
This is full blended garbanzo bean texture. So, the texture is the first hurdle. The second is obviously the combination of the two.
To be fair, this is a product that is probably targeted at those who really have a sweet tooth but do a good job of keeping things healthy. This is no replacement for a chocolate bar if that is what you are craving. Especially if it is the velvety smooth mouthfeel of chocolate that you are seeking. Because there is nothing velvety about this texture.
But there are a lot people out there who want a nibble of chocolate along with not too much added sugar. And that is who this product is going to appeal to.
And truthfully, you'll love this or find it revolting if not confusing.
But I fell into team I like this. But note I don't totally love it which is actually a compliment. To me, if you had to imagine what uncooked brownie batter tastes like (albeit thicker and slightly grittier) you'll pretty much have this.
Now you might be tempted to take a lick or two at brownie batter (not that I'm recommending it, but just in case. Even though you shouldn't because of raw eggs) but odds are you wouldn't keep it raw to consume. Here is a product that I could pair apples and pretzels with and hit a certain point where I felt my need for chocolate was satisfied.
But it was a snack that did satisfy on two cases: a mild bit of sweetness with pretty good cocoa flavor. Because truthfully this is more of a sweet dessert like dip than something I would have as an appetizer with carrots and celery.
Again, this is yum or yuck type of product. So my yum might mean you are revolted by this. And yes, this confused my palate. But made my afternoon taste buds kinda happy.
For $1.99 it's an inexpensive item and is priced in line with the rest of Trader Joe's hummus options, except this is the only dessert hummus on shelves.
Would I buy this again? I think Trader Joe's Chocolate Hummus has some possibility in my household of being bought again. I'll have to see how I feel about it after I've polished off the whole container first.
Did you try it? Let me know what you think in the comments section!
The container of Trader Joe's Chocolate Hummus:
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Trader Joe's Chocolate Hummus
Product Name: Trader Joe's Chocolate Hummus
Product Description: Trader Joe's Chocolate Hummus is a fusion of sweet into savory
Trader Joe's Chocolate Hummus is a combination of two items that don't seem like they go together
- Inexpensive and satisfying without feeling the need to overindulge
- Has the texture of a gritty brownie batter
- Very chocolatey without a ton of sugar
- A texture some people will not be able to look past.
- A bit of a confusing culinary experience.