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.
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.
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, Water, Organic Turbinado Sugar, Coconut Milk, Unsweetened Cocoa Powder, Coconut Oil, Cultured Dextrose, Sea Salt, Peppermint Oil, Nisin.
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, Coconut Milk, Organic Turbinado Sugar, Sesame Tahini, Coconut Sugar, Pure Vanilla Extract, Ground Cinnamon, Cultured Dextrose, Sea Salt, Nisin.
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, Coconut Milk, Vanilla Extract (Vanilla Bean Extractives in water and Alcohol), Ground Vanilla Beans, Cultured Dextrose, Sea Salt, Nisin.
Dirtbikemommie shared the following feedback on Delighted by Dessert Hummus via our Instagram:
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.
The Facts on Delighted By Dessert Hummus
Price: At last check, Delighted By Dessert Hummus has a suggested retail price of $5.99 per 8-ounce tub.
Availability: Delighted By Dessert Hummus is currently sold throughout the United States at natural food stores and some conventional grocers. They have a store locator on their website.
Certifications: Delighted By Dessert Hummus is Certified Vegan, Certified Gluten Free, 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. Reportedly, they do not use any dairy, egg, soy, peanut, or tree-nut (other than coconut) products in their manufacturing facility. Nonetheless, check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.
For More Product Information: Visit the Delighted By Hummus website at delightedbyhummus.com.