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      13.05.2013 19:12
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      YUM!

      I love houmous though I simply wouldn't know where to flipping start on making my own so whenever I go and do my weekly shop it is something I will treat myself to.

      This one I bought the other day in my Tesco local store and I bought the 'Reduced Fat' variety of this as I just thought it may help reduced my fat level intake slightly and it cost me £1.05 for my 211g tub of the stuff.

      The Packaging:

      This houmous comes in a clear plastic tub with pull on/off lid to the top of it and under that for extra freshness there is an easy to pull off film. There is a cardboard creamy coloured sleeve that goes over that and on the top of it we are clearly told that it is Tesco Reduced Fat Houmous and shown a photograph of a little chickpeas, we are told that it is suitable for Vegetarians, contains 30% less fat, there is an at a glance nutritional chart shown as we well as the best before date clearly provided and then on the bottom/base of the sleeve we are given a list of ingredients and allergy advice is also provided, there is a full nutritional chart given, the size is stated (as I have listed already) and then if you open up the sleeve there is a recipe idea given (in mine its a recipe for a 'Roasted Vegetable & Houmous Wrap. Nice enough, minimal but still informative packaging this is.

      The Houmous:

      This houmous is quite simply one of the best bought in houmous's I have ever had the pleasure of eating! Its a cream coloured mixture, slightly glossy with a bit of a grain look to it and smells of roasted garlic really. It is quite wet though not sloppy as such, just not really stiff and of course its up to you how you serve this. I simply like warmed up pittas and this and some olives but the wrap recipe I got with this is something that I have actually kept to try next time as I think even I could make that it looks so simple!

      So taste wise you get a lovely thick and smooth texture with grains and specks and small lumps of chickpeas style of houmous. You also get a hint of sour lemon juice popping through, plenty of roasted garlic and a rich further roasted flavour from sesame seeds. Its all well blended and it doesn't taste greasy and is really nicely but not overly seasoned.

      I love how the flavours all marry and mingle together and that nothing overpowers anything else flavour wise and the textures are great with the soft, cool creamy sauce and the bits of chickpeas that are well cooked through in there and who knew lemon and garlic worked this well together...well I didn't!

      This is super duper, yummy and in my opinion almost resteraunt quality stuff and add to that that this only contains 135 Calories And 1.1g of Saturated Fat Per One Quarter Of A Pot (that's a large serving from a pot this size! Superb flavours, quality and a brilliant price..... I will happily be buying this one from now on!

      Only available from Tesco stores and not only in the Reduced Fat variety but Full Fat as well!

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        10.05.2010 15:48
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        Houmous From Tesco.

        Ive been ill in bed with the flu for the last couple of days so Ive not really been up to eating proper meals - I keep bringing them back up LOL. I bet thats an image you could have done without! So anway my mom has been trying to buy things that I can eat as a tiny snack so Im not starving myself all together. Yesterday I decided to try this Tesco Houmous with some carrot sticks because I love houmous anyway and I thought it would be something healthy and hopefully something that would help me fight of the dreaded lurgie. On the whole I really enjoyed my mini meal and I didnt throw up afterwards, I must be on the road to recovery.

        As this is from the Tesco's own brand label it is only available from Tesco stores and online. It can be bought in any Tesco store even if it is a small shop so this is pretty widely available, there is Tescos everywhere isnt there? Theres nothing majorly special about the packaging for this houmous but I dont think that really matters as long as the foo inside tastes good. This 300g tub will set you back about a quid which in my opinion is great value for money because houmous is so versatile and the tub will last you for ages.

        Nutritional Information:
        [Based On A 1/4 Of A Tub]
        Calories: 155
        Sugar: 0.5g
        Fat: 13.4g
        Saturates: 1.4g
        Salt: 0.7g

        Thats not really great for you fat wise but obviously as with any food if you dont eat it all the time it is still pretty good for you. Once in a while treat though I reckon.

        This tastes really great, in my opinion just as good as bigger name brands, well any that I have tried anyway. The consitency is quite thick but in the past Ive tried houmous that has been really runny and it tasted vile so thats a great thing in my opinion. Usually when I eat houmouss I find that it doesnt have much of a taste to it at all but this one is absolutely packed with flavours the most noticable being garlic. Now some might say that the garlic is a bit to strong for their tastebuds but as I love garlic (the stronger the better) this tastes lovely and went great with the carrot sticks. I think this tastes great and when I start to feel better Im definately going to try this with a jacket potato because it is very yummy. I highly recommend everyone tries this as I think if you like houmous you will like this one. Just because its not a big name brand doesnt mean it wont taste great. Highly recommended from me Ill be buying it again!

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          08.03.2010 22:32
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          Average...

          I love houmous and tonight I decided to buy a tub of it to eat on a potato because I wanted a quick tea and I didn't fancy cooking.

          ****************** Packaging and Availability ****************

          This product is widely available in most Tesco's - regardless of the size of the store. I bought this tub of from my local Tesco's Extra, but I have also seen it on sale in big Tesco's supermarkets.

          Each 300g tub costs 99p.

          This houmous comes in a plastic re-sealable tub with an orange sleeve. You can look at the nutritional information really easily because all the key points are printed on the cardboard sleeve.

          ***************** Nutritional information **************

          A quarter of a pack contains the following:

          Calories: 155;
          Sugar: 0.5g;
          Fat: 13.4g;
          Saturates: 1.4g;
          Salt: 0.7g.

          Ingredients: cooked chickpeas (42%); vegetable oil; water; sesame seed paste (13%); concentrated lemon juice (3%); salt and garlic.

          *********************** Taste test **********************

          To be honest I wasn't overly impressed with the taste of this houmous. I found it very salty and after a while t started to taste very bland.

          It does, however, have a nice consistency - there is the perfect amount oil within the product and it is very easy to spread.

          You can really taste the garlic in this product - so I wouldn't advise eating it before a night on the town!

          *********************** Overall ************************

          Although full fat houmous can be calorific, it is good for you and most of the ingredients are fresh and full of goodness.

          Humous is also a very versatile product that can be used as a dip, in a pita bread or on a baked potato.

          Personally I think this particular brand is too salty and it contains too much garlic. However I would buy it again, if I fancied humous and this was the only product available because it certainly edible.

          Three out of five stars.

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            19.11.2009 12:16
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            Tasty houmous

            I love houmous, and have tried many different brands, as well as making my own occasionally. The first time I ever tasted it was on holiday in Crete in the mid 1990's. I had not seen it at home, but now it seems to be available everywhere. It is quite easy to make, especially if you have a food processor or hand blender, and the main ingredients are chickpeas, garlic, olive oil, tahini (sesame seed) paste and lemon juice, as well as some seasoning. However, most of the time, it is quicker to pick up a tub of houmous in the supermarket.

            Tesco Houmous costs 79p for a tub containing 200g. It is also available in a 300g size, too. The houmous is stored in a round plastic container, with a rigid lid that fits back on afterwards. There is also a piece of cardboard outer packaging, with nutritional information on the back.

            One quarter of the pack (50g) contains -
            160kcals
            3.7g protein
            4.9g carbohydrate
            13.4g fat (1.4g saturates)
            1.7g fibre
            0.7g salt
            The levels of fat are quite high, but it is not too bad, as the saturated fat is very low, as it is suitable for vegetarians, and contains no animal fats. Houmous is also a source of fibre and protein. The salt levels are rather high, though this seems to be true of most pre-prepared foods nowadays.

            I liked the taste of this houmous. It has quite a strong taste of garlic, but I really like garlic, so it is not a problem for me. I will buy it again next time I need some houmous. The texture is fairly thick, and a little more grainy than the Sainsbury's Basics one that I tried recently, which was very smooth. I found that the houmous was great to have on toast, in a sandwich with salad, in a pitta bread with Mediterranean vegetables or served as a dip with crudites, crisps or tortilla chips.

            The houmous contains sesame seeds, so is not suitable for those with an allergy to them. It has no nuts, but cannot be guaranteed to be nut free. Suitable for vegetarians. Not suitable for home freezing. Keep refrigerated and use within three days of opening.

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              25.10.2009 19:25
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              Good, creamy, great buy

              I am very fortunate in being the only person in my household who likes houmous and I discovered it by accident in the low fat version when I was shopping and on a diet at the same time....cor, is it yummy or what?? I love to have it on the side of my plate with some chopped tomatoes to dip into it with, say a nice piece of fish or chicken to make a whole meal. Tesco Houmous was a try-out for the first time as they had 2 for £2 so I thought, why not? It boasts no artificial preservatives, flavours or colours and comes in a handy 200g pot with an appetising orange coloured packaging and some sesame-seed coated breadsticks on the front cover. One quarter of a pack contains 160 calories, 0.5g sugar, 13.4g of fat, of which saturated fat makes up 1.4g, and the salt content is 0.7g. It must be kept refrigerated and used within 3 days of opening the pot. I find it very difficult to make it last more than one or two days, as I often have a little pot open next to me whilst I am making the dinner, and dip in a teaspoon from time to time for a little pick-me-up whilst cooking. Often, I do not have any left by the time I get to dinner! I had difficulty deciding on this plain version or my favourite type, lemon and coriander, but I am glad I chose this - it is creamy, delicious and moreish! I thoroughly recommend this houmous for when you want to have a useful and handy dip in the fridge to go with almost anything - it is well worth the money!

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                20.10.2009 21:04
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                Pro Tesco Houmous

                I was quite surprised that the reviews of this product to date have been so bad. Having just eaten some of this with pitta breads, I really enjoyed it so thought I would log on to say how good it was.

                So, this product is really reasonably priced - a small tub for 79p and a much larger one for about £1 which is better value. The houmous itself is slightly runnier than I like houmous generally, but I dont think it is any worse than any other supermarket brand you buy, its only when I make it myself I have it thick.

                Despite its thinness, the flavour is good, a strong chickpea flavour and you can taste the garlic pretty well, the tahini flavour comes accros to and the product is not too salty.

                The packaging is pretty good as well, it comes in a plastic tub with a lid than can be removed and replaced rather than have to worry about covering the dip with cling film before you put it in the fridge, I have to say however, there is rarely that much left when i've been at it.

                Thought I should stand up for what I think is a good product - I have no complaints!

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                14.07.2009 15:05
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                WOULDN'T RECOMMEND IT - A BIG DISAPPOINTMENT!

                I suffer from quite a poor appetite most of the time and am often quite reluctant to eat a large meal or evening dinner, instead much preferring to 'graze' over my food during the course of the day. Because of this, I like to keep several tubs of dips and snacks in my fridge so that I can quite easily have a quick bite should the notion hit me!

                Houmous of course fits into this category rather nicely and I regularly enjoy it served with a side salad, or spread onto crackers or just alongside my crisps, which I love dipping into this stuff.

                I used to often make my own Houmous although ill health prevents me from doing much cooking these days. Houmous is readily available and is generally quite cheap to buy so I usually opt to buy a pot instead of making my own special recipe 'Hummus' and have done this for quite a while now.

                Whilst in my local Tesco supermarket the other week I was buying some salad leaves and a few vegetables when I spotted the tubs of dips and salad accompaniments to the side of the salad section. Upon taking a closer look, I noticed that there were several varieties of Houmous to choose from - everything from Reduced Calorie to more special-looking offerings that were garnished with a variety of toppings such as pesto. None of these particularly tickled my taste buds any more than the usual 'regular' houmous, so I quite happily opted to buy a tub of plain houmous and that was that!

                I couldn't resist giving it a try later that evening for my supper. I opted to have my houmous alongside some 'salt and pepper' flavoured crinkle crisps, which I dipped into the little tub one by one.

                What I found about this houmous was that it had a kind of bitter aftertaste to it; I understand that this can be difficult to avoid because of some of the ingredients contained in Houmous, but my own recipe didn't taste as 'sharp' as this when I used to make it! It got to the point that the aftertaste was so strong that I had to abandon eating the houmous altogether and I was probably only about half way through my bag of crisps.

                The next day I opted to have some of the houmous again, this time in a pitta bread with some salad. I found that the exact same thing happened again. The overpowering taste of the Houmous was too off-putting for me and I again had to abandon my snack about half way through.

                The rest of the tub then went in the bin dear dooyooers - a true testament of a bad-tasting product indeed when neither myself nor my partner can finish it off! (We are both very un-fussy when it comes to food!)

                The over-powering taste has most definitely put me off and I wouldn't buy Tesco own-brand houmous again. Bit of a shame really because I thought that the texture was really nice - perfect even.

                For those of you who are unfamiliar with it, houmous is a Mediterranean dip made from ground chick peas and garlic.

                The nutritional information on the cardboard surround on the tub informs me that 100g of this houmous will provide 26.8g of fat (!!!!) and 315 calories. Hmm... perhaps now we know why there is a low-calorie option of this snack in most supermarkets lol.

                The packaging also states that the houmous is suitable for vegetarians and there is some allergy advice on there too.

                All in all, I can only really award this one star. I found it to be a big disappointment and I wouldn't recommend it!

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                  26.06.2009 21:52
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                  Not recommended

                  We love to go out to eat and especially to Greek restaurants as I love the food and also the atmosphere especially if there is live music and dancing, one of the things I like about the food is the range of dips they have, my favourite is taramasalata which is a pink dip made from cod roe however I also like Houmous which is made from chick peas and is a brown colour.

                  Unfotunately this houmous from Tesco is not a patch on the ones you find in restaurants, it is pale in colour and a pale imitator of the real thing in my opinion. You will find it in the chiller compartment alongside the other dips and coleslaw pots.

                  The main problem with it is that it is really salty and you cannot taste the garlic that is supposed to be in it, in fact the taste is pretty poor and a little harsh in my opinion. It has a pretty good consistency for dipping and the chick peas give it the thicker texture but it is balnd and far too salty in the taste area with a harsh after taste to it which means it is not a purchase i will be repeating from Tesco.

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                  20.06.2009 20:32
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                  Not Recommended

                  Tesco Houmous is not something I think I'll buy again in the future. I love houmous as a general rule, especially the home made kind like we usually have. But I wonder if that's because no-one in their right mind would put so much salt into something they're going to eat themselves? I know houmous needs salt, but there's a line, and Tesco have crossed it.

                  This Tesco Houmous is available in two pack sizes for reasonable prices. There's a 200g tub for 79p or a 300g tub for 99p. Recently they've been offering two 200g tubs for £1.50 which seems like a great deal, until you realise you're only saving 8p and didn't actually want two tubs anyway.

                  The packaging is pretty decent here, the only decent thing about this product at all in fact. The houmous comes in a thin plastic pot with a lid that's easy to reseal and store in the fridge in between uses. The picture you see here on Dooyoo is of the cardboard sleeve they dress the little tubs in.

                  Ingredients:
                  Cooked Chickpeas (42%)
                  Vegetable Oil
                  Water
                  Sesame Seed Paste (13%)
                  Concentrated Lemon Juice (3%)
                  Salt
                  Garlic

                  There's no mention of the exact percentage of the salt in this is, but the per serving quota for salt is 0.7g. That's an awful lot, especially since most people will easily go over the recommended serving amount! And salt is pretty much all I can taste when I eat this stuff. That and a dash of sour lemon juice. The chickpeas give this a traditional houmous texture, but to be honest I just can't taste them at all. Neither can I taste the garlic anywhere in this.

                  I really can't advise people to steer clear of this strongly enough. It's as though some Tesco boffin somewhere decided to grab a load of traditional houmous ingredients, chuck them in a pan, then package it for selling without even bothering to taste it first. It's truly horrid.

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