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      10.04.2010 22:41
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      An essential for quick, tasty meals, especially in the summer

      Sainsbury's fresh houmous comes in a clear plastic pot with lid, below the lid is another translucent plastic seal that you peel back to open it. On the lid is stamped a note telling you to consume the product within 2 days of opening. Surrounding this is a cardboard wrapping which is easy to remove. The wrapping has a picture of the product as it might look if you arranged it to look super fancy and delicious, and tables with the standard nutritional information, ingredients, and display until and use by dates.

      This houmous tastes mostly of chickpeas, which are the main ingredient, with a slight flavour of garlic and lemon. I mostly like to eat it with pitta bread to dip into it, and it also tastes best with olives and pieces of cucumber and pepper. I find that it tastes nicest when it is new and chilled, after a while outside the fridge on a hot day the consistency starts to change and it gets runnier and doesn't taste quite so nice, so eat it up quickly!

      The serving suggestion on the cardboard wrapping at the moment is paprika sprinkled on the hummous, I haven't tried this but I think a tiny bit of cayenne pepper tastes good on it!

      I think this is a really great product and would suggest it to anyone who likes hummous. I like having a pot in the fridge in the summer as it means I can make lunch really quickly - pitta bread in the toaster to warm it up, cut up some salad, and I'm done!

      Sainsbury's do several twists on houmous as well, including houmous with red peppers, which I really like, and which usually has a longer use by date. The only problem with houmous is that sometimes it doesn't all get eaten by the use by date because only two out of the four people in my house really eat it!

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        21.09.2009 16:39
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        I love it!

        Houmous is made from chick peas, garlic and a few other things! If I knew then I would make it myself!

        I bought the reduced fat version of sainsburys houmous, which is exactly the same, but has more green on the little circle of health that they put on all their own products.

        It comes in a plastic tub with the cardboard wrapped around it. All the information about whats in the product is on the cardboard. The good for you version tastes less garlicy than the full fat version, but I am watching my weight so always now buy the good for you one.

        It costs around £1.50 in sainsburys, and can be found in the salad pot and dips section. It needs to be kept in the fridge.

        It goes well on toast, or with sliced peppers, carrots or cucumber as dip. I also think it tastes nice in a garlic wrap with cucumber and lettuce. I sometimes make a picnic lunch with olives, french bread, goats cheese, crisps and houmous!

        Its a healthy filling or dip and makes a change from always having cheese and salad!

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          01.09.2009 23:21
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          a brilliant dip for many occasions!

          Though nothing beats freshly made houmous, Sainsbury's attempt comes very close. Houmous is a delicious dip/spread that originates from the middle east. It is primarily made with crushed cooked chick peas, which are mixed with olive oil, tahini (sesame paste), lemon juice, salt and garlic. It can be enjoyed by vegetarians (and meat-eaters!), and provides a good source of nutrition.

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          Houmous is a great party dip, which nearly everyone will enjoy. I manage to spread Houmous on nearly anything. It is a lovely when served with pita bread, or bread sticks, crackers, rice cakes, and I do quite enjoy it with crispy egg plant.

          My opinion:

          I have had the pleasure (and sometimes misfortune) to try the houmous from a variety of stores, and Sainsbury's brand houmous is my personal favourite. The houmous has a brilliant smooth texture, and it simply melts in your mouth, leaving you with a fresh taste and the correct amount of tang. This compares well, especially to the Tesco equivalent, which I find leaves a very dry taste, and the houmous is slightly course. When kept in the fridge, I find the houmous lasts up to 4 days.

          Houmous, in general, has many nutritional benefits. The chickpeas are an excellent source of protein and fibre. The product is also good source of iron, vitamin C, folate and vitamin B6.

          As with most things, there is a downside however. A typical 1/4 tub serving contains 12.7g of fat which is 18.1% of the recommended daily allowance. It does only contain approximately 7% of your recommended daily allowance of calories and saturated fats, which sounds less worse (though for someone who eats a tub at a time, such as myself, it does not bode very well!). The full nutritional information is listed below.

          Nutritional information (per 1/4 tub):

          Fat 12.7g, Saturated Fats 1.4g, Salt 0.3g, Total Sugar 0.3g, Calories 144.

          Price:

          Sainsbury's currently sell the item at 99p for the 230g tub, which should not break the bank!

          If you do enjoy this, I definitely recommend you try the other flavours that are offered such as the Mixed Olive & Tomato Houmous, the Lemon & Coriander Houmous and my personal favourite the Jalepeno Houmous.

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          07.11.2008 10:46
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          Cheap and refreshing

          Sainsbury's olive&sundried tomato houmous is a Mediterranean style dip made with chickpeas and sesame paste with olives and sundried tomatoes.
          Since we discovered the magic taste of the Arabic natural and healthy houmous, we can't get enough. It is very good for you because is made from one of the healthiest grain on Earth.
          My personal opinion to serve it is on a beautiful slice of toasted ciabatta. It tastes marvellous if you have as a side dish a fresh tomatoes salad dressed in virgin olive oil.
          If I do like it is not just because of the plain houmous, this one is that special one, mixing two type of olives and they are: the pitted green olives and pitted black olives and trust me, they taste delicious!
          You can find it in Sainsbury's, as it is one of its products and it costs not more than £1.50 per 200grames container, expires in just a few days, so there is nothing you can be worried about, regarding the freshness.

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            31.10.2008 16:18

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            Delicious

            Sainsburys offer fantastic taste coupled with a generous price for this Houmous. Houmous is a Levantine Arab dip or spread made from cooked, mashed chickpeas, blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic. It is a popular food in various local forms throughout the Middle Eastern world. This Eastern delight has become very popular and has subsequently become one of my favorite appetisers.

            Sainsburys Fresh Houmous offers great value for money. It is not the best tasting houmous out there, especially with the Tast the Difference Moroccon Stlye Houmous being fantastic, but this is a no nonsense snack. Ideal for anyone on a budget who wants to experience the delight.

            Sainsburys dont offer there name to poor products and this is another good example of Sainsburys taking care of their brand image of high quality, good value food.

            Make sure to get some nicely toasted Pitta Bread or Melba Toasts to have with the Houmous and you will not be disappointed.

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            08.02.2008 15:39
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            Great product

            Houmous..... Well where do I start. Houmous as far as I am aware originates from the Middle East and has started to become a very popular food item in Europe. I have always been a fan of houmous and have eaten it for many years and have tried many different varieties. Its core ingredient is chickpeas which I absolutely love and to make houmous they are all mashed up to form a puree with oils being added and sometimes a few spices. Be aware that there are also many ways of spelling its name eg Humus, Hummus and Homus to name just a few.

            The product I am going to review today is Sainsbury's Fresh Houmous which out of all the different flavours (some include peppers and other vegetables) is probably my favourite.

            It comes in a clear plastic pot which is filled to the brim with creamy houmous and is wrapped in a cardboard outer packet which contains all the nutritional information and a brief description on the item. I can be found in the dips and salads section of your Sainsbury's store and the packet is yellow if you're struggling to find it. Each tub contains 300g of houmous and should keep you going for a while.

            The taste of the product is fantastic and is in my opinion the best houmous you can buy in a supermarket. You can taste the chickpeas but there is also a little taste of lemon which gives it a nice refreshing kick. The texture is also rather nice as it's a little gritty which I think comes from the pulped sesame seeds that are used to add a bit more flavour. The smell is also really nice and I can only describe it as fresh, I think that's due to the lemon juice it contains.

            Houmous can be enjoyed in a variety of different ways with my two preferred method being served with fresh vegetables as a dip of with pitta bread as a sandwich filling. The most common way of serving it is probably as a dip as it's so easy to prepare and is great for snacking or picnics. I particularly like using chopped red peppers, cucumber, carrot and spring onions as the dippers of choice.

            For those of you who are interested I have included the nutritional information and a list of the ingredients used in the product.

            Per recommended serving (50g)

            Cal - 156
            Fat - 13.8g
            Sat Fat - 1.6g
            Salt - 0.8g
            Total sugars - 0.5g
            Protein - 2.7g

            Ingredients - cooked chickpeas, rapeseed oil, water, tahini, concentrated lemon juice, salt, garlic

            I can't recommend this product enough. It's a great thing to just have sitting in the fridge for whenever you are feeling a little peckish and cant be bother cooking anything. It pretty cheap to at only 99p a tub you cant go wrong

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