The pros: Trader Joe's Edamame Hummus is a very different hummus from the rest of the options on the shelf. In fact, the first ingredient here is edamame.
The cons: It doesn't taste like much. It's creamy, but you may find yourself needing to add things to make it more interesting.
I love a good hummus and I'll give Trader Joe's credit where credit is due: their stuff is cheap compared to going to the regular grocery store.
I grabbed this one because visually it stood out the most. Because it is green.
Now, edamame doesn't have a ton of flavor on its own. Perhaps it would lend a crunchy flavor here. It's didn't.
It actually added a creamy texture to this hummus which was completely unexpected.
So its green, creamy, but what else stands out about it?
Well, for me that was about it. Yes, there is garlic and onion powder added here. Yes, there is a touch of lemon juice. But there wasn't enough of it.
If you like very bland hummus or hummus you will need to add something to it to make it more flavorful.
This hummus most likely has its fans. There was nothing not to like about it. It was creamy in texture, but did not standout tremendously in the flavor department. For me, I'd still reach for the regular chickpea based hummus over this.
For $2.49 it is inexpensive, worthy of a try once, but may need some additions to really bring this item forward in the flavor department.
Here is the visual run down of what you get if you buy this product:
The container of Trader Joe's Edamame Hummus:
The nutritional information:
Out of the package you get:
Would I buy this again? No, I would not buy Trader Joe's Edamame Hummus again. It was far too bland for my liking.
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