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Sainsbury's Caramelised Onion Houmous

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Brand: Sainsbury's / Type: Other Desserts

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      03.07.2009 12:15
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      ok, definately nothing special

      For those who are unaware, Houmous is a greek dip. Traditionally houmous consists of chickpeas, garlic, tahini (sesami seed paste), lemon juice and seasoning. Over the past few years however, the supermarkets have had some kind of greek dip arms race reculting in millions of types of houmous, this caramelised onion flavour is one such dip.

      Anyone who has experianced fresh houmous will note that it is much more flavoursome than supermarket brands. They seem to put next to no seasoning in and skimp on the garlic. Really I would reccommend either buying from a deli or making your own if possible. Despite the name the houmous in this is the same as in regular sainsburys houmous so anyone who has tried it should have a good idea what to expect.

      The caramelised onion comes in the form of a dollop on top. This is a shame for those who like it and dont get enough but it does mean if its not to your taste you may simply scoop it off.

      I use houmous fairly often in my sandwiches but I did not find the caramelised onion variety to my taste for this use. The onion is very sweet but also has a bit of a tang to it.

      Overall I would have to say that this is one of the weaker varieties spawned of the houmous arms race but it is nonetheless well worth a try. At around £1 you can always scrape the onion off if you dont like it.

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