Hummus for dessert? Yes you heard that right! Delighted By Dessert Hummus offers sweet flavors like Brownie Batter, Vanilla Bean, Snickerdoodle, and Choc-O-Mint. As a hummus fan, these peaked my interest when I first saw them in the store. I didn’t think the concept was crazy, because I had previously made chocolate and peanut butter hummus at home.
At the time, Snickerdoodle was the only Delighted by Dessert Hummus flavor in stock at my local store. My husband, who isn’t a fan of hummus, was very hesitant to give it a try. And when I did get him to sample it, he said “it’s still hummus.” If you don’t like hummus in general, then these might not be for you. I really like them, and think it’s a fun new way to enjoy hummus and a healthy option for sweet cravings.
Although it is called “dessert hummus,” I think these spreads/dips are also a great option for breakfast, lunch boxes, and snacks. The pairings and ways to enjoy Delighted by Dessert Hummus really are endless. And since Delighted By Hummus appeared on Shark Tank, my local store started stocking all of the flavors! Of course, they were completely out of stock for a few weeks following the show. But I was recently able to purchase and sample each variety.
Tasting Notes for Delighted By Dessert Hummus
I will start off by saying that I don’t find any of the Delighted By Dessert Hummus flavors overly sweet. And, as mentioned, it is still hummus by texture and there is an underlying chickpea influence on the flavor. Also, I haven’t tried all of the current flavors, but have included my notes on the ones we tried below. We’ve added basic information for all of the flavors.
Edible Brownie Batter
The fudgy texture and subtly sweet chocolate flavor make this my favorite flavor! Not only because I could sit and eat it with a spoon but also because I think it’s the most versatile. You can dip anything in it for a snack: fresh berries, bananas, pretzels, or graham crackers. Or you can use it as a topping for your favorite desserts, spread it on toast, or even add a spoon to your oats (guilty). One of my daughters isn’t a big hummus fan, but this was the one I had her try. It didn’t disappoint, and is a delightfully healthy way for both of us to get our chocolate fix!
Ingredients: garbanzo beans, coconut oil, water, coconut milk, organic turbinado sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder, pure vanilla extract, cultured dextrose, sea salt, nisin.
Nutrition (per 2 tablespoons): 80 calories, 6g fat, 7g carbs, 1g fiber, 4g sugars (includes 4g added sugars), 1g protein.*
Mint Chocolate Fudge
(Note: They have changed the formula of this flavor slightly since our review, and it used to be called Choc-O-Mint.) By the spoonful, this flavor reminded us of that favorite chocolate mint cookie sold by little girls once a year. You know the one! I would love to have a tub of this in my refrigerator at all times, so I could enjoy a bite whenever a sweets craving hits. It’s great on desserts, cookies, and crackers. The only problem is that it doesn’t pair well with fruits. I found the mint a little overpowering for fruit, but that just challenges me to get more creative with pairings! After all, a tub of this flavor should never go to waste.
Ingredients: garbanzo beans, organic sugar, coconut oil, water, cocoa powder, rice milk powder. cultured dextrose (vegan), peppermint extract, sea salt, ground sesame, nisin (vegan).
Nutrition (per 2 tablespoons): 60 calories, 2.5g fat, 9g carbs, 1g fiber, 4g sugars (includes 4g added sugars), 1g protein.*
Creamy Vanilla Bean
This was the only flavor that I didn’t love at first bite. I love the simplicity of vanilla. I find it calming, and thought this flavor would be reminiscent of vanilla pudding or vanilla bean ice cream. But the chickpea flavor came through a little too much. I wouldn’t eat this one alone, and I probably wouldn’t pair it with desserts. But I do like it with sweet berries. I just wish the vanilla flavor was more pronounced, and that there was a little more sweetness.
Ingredients: garbanzo beans, water, organic turbinado sugar, rice milk powder, coconut oil, vanilla extract, cultured dextrose (all natural digestive enzymes), ground vanilla beans, sea salt, nisin (non-dairy based) guar gum.
Nutrition (per 2 tablespoons): 60 calories, 2.5g fat, 9g carbs, 1g fiber, 6g sugars (includes 4g added sugars), 1g protein.*
I like this flavor, but I wouldn’t eat it straight up with a spoon. I enjoy the subtlety of the cinnamon sugar, and it’s great for pairing when you don’t want an overpowering flavor. We liked it with apple slices, pretzels, and dates for snacking. For a treat, we smash it between allergy-friendly snickerdoodle cookies or graham crackers!
Ingredients: garbanzo beans, water, organic turbinado sugar, rice milk powder, coconut oil, ground cinnamon, cultured dextrose (all natural digestive enzymes), pure vanilla extract, sea salt, nisin (non-dairy based), guar gum.
Nutrition (per 2 tablespoons): 60 calories, 2.5g fat, 8g carbs, 1g fiber, 5g sugars (includes 4g added sugars), 2g protein.*
Key Lime Pie
Ingredients: garbanzo beans, organic sugar, coconut oil, rice milk powder, lime juice concentrate, cultured dextrose (vegan), lime extract, pure vanilla extract, sea salt, ground sesame, nisin (vegan).
Nutrition (per 2 tablespoons): 80 calories, 3.5g fat, 10g carbs, 1g fiber, 5g sugars (includes 4g added sugars), 1g protein.*
Ingredients: garbanzo beans, water, organic turbinado sugar, coconut milk, coconut oil, unsweetened cocoa powder, beet juice concentrate, pure vanilla extract, cultured dextrose (all natural digestive enzymes), sea salt, nisin (non-dairy based).
Nutrition (per 2 tablespoons): 60 calories, 3g fat, 8g carbs, 1g fiber, 5g sugars (includes 4g added sugars), 1g protein.*
Pumpkin Pie (seasonal)
Ingredients: garbanzo beans, pumpkin, sugar, coconut oil, water, cultured dextrose (vegan), sea salt, spices, ground sesame, xanthan gum, guar gum, nisin (vegan).
Nutrition (per 2 tablespoons): 50 calories, 2g fat, 8g carbs, 1g fiber, 5g sugars (includes 5g added sugars), 1g protein.*
More Allergen Notes
Delighted by Dessert shared the following allergen information:
Our products are made in a facility that also manufactures products containing egg, milk, soy, tree nuts (pine nuts, almonds, coconuts) and wheat. They do not run any of those products on the same line as Delighted By, but they are in the facility.
The Facts on Delighted By Dessert Hummus
Price: $5.99 per 8-ounce tub.
Availability: Delighted By Dessert Hummus is currently at Target, Whole Foods, Walmart, Wegman’s, and other grocers throughout the U.S.
Certifications: Delighted By Dessert Hummus is Certified Vegan, Certified Gluten Free, Non-GMO Verified, and Certified Kosher Pareve.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Delighted By Dessert Hummus is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy free, vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian.*
For More Product Information: Visit the Delighted By Hummus website at delightedbydesserts.com.
*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy.
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Love the vanilla
We have tried the vanilla bean and it’s awesome. a store near us has all the flavors so we are going to go through them one by one lol.
What took u so long? The mint chocolate fudge is delightful, want to try them all.
I LOVE it and will be a repeat customer. The Delighted by Hummus is great stuff !!!
Where to Buy
I have been looking for your hummus EVERYWHERE near me (I live in Suffern, NY), Where can I get your Hummus?
Response from Go Dairy Free
We aren’t affiliated with the company, so I couldn’t give you specifics. But they do have a store locator here -> https://delightedbyhummus.com/apps/store-locator