Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Eggplant Hummus

Price: $2.19
Features: Not that impressive
Found in: Refrigerated section

Since both hummus and baba ganoush are delicious on their own, I thought TJ's might be on to something by striking a happy combination of the two in this Eggplant Hummus. Sadly, not the case - I recommend sticking with either one or the other - and we know the regular hummus from Trader Joe's is a steal, so go with that!

This stuff will work as a dip for chips or veggies, or a spread for pita bread (as demonstrated in the photo) . The eggplant flavor is subtle, if you can detect it at all. The 'mates and I agree that it doesn't have the flavor and kick of the plain hummus, which we all devour frequently.

So, not the best, and maybe I really should have given it just two stars, but it was only $2.19, so it was worth a try and an extra half star for value. I know, I'm a sucker for a deal.

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Bunny Bee said...

AAAAAHHHHgreed. Being a relatively recent eggplant convert, I was really excited when I spotted this a couple of months ago. You're dead on... really quite disappointing. It's almost as if the eggplant mutes out any flavor that might have come from the tahini and chickpeas.

mforte said...

I disagree... This Eggplant Hummus is fantastic! I've been buying it for a couple years now, 4 at a time... Love the flavor, especially since it is the only hummus I've found that has no oil whatsoever in the ingredients, and very low sodium. And when I offer it to guests with crackers, most everyone loves it. Good stuff!