Thursday, July 31, 2014

Hummus that will change your life and Giveaway #YOSA

We play favorites at Foodtrainers. On Monday we talked favorite frozen treats. We have our favorite yogurt, favorite protein powder, favorite tuna and favorite fitness gizmo. I’m sorry if you’ve heard about these a little too much but when I find the best in a certain category, I want to spread the word.  Speaking of spreads (dorky transition) up to now, I had not been wowed when it came to dips. The closest I came were these cashew-based creations but they’re local and hard to find. Then I was told about Hope Hummus.

What initially stood out about this hummus are the flavors. I first tried Thai Coconut Curry (heaven) and moved on to Spicy Avocado (also amazing). We’re currently loving the Sriracha flavor, which is also my salad dressing when I eat lunch at work. Oh and Hope is organic, non-GMO, gluten free and kosher. How’s this for a company statement “take a look at our ingredient labels, we have nothing to hide, and we are proud of what we put in our products.”
We recently received this via twitter:
I tried the Hope Sriracha hummus and love it! I just wanted to make sure the chocolate was not a dangerous variation #YOSA.” So first, in case you missed it Hope makes 2 chickpea-based spreads in chocolate flavors. We flipped over the dark chocolate coconut variety.


If you’re comparing these flavors to other hummus, yes there is sugar in these flavors. However, if you’re looking at is as a chocolate laced with garbanzos? We’re on board. A tablespoon on gluten free crackers or simply on a spoon is delicious and nutritious too. So in our “yay” or “step away” YOSA criteria, we’re going with “YAY” all the way. Sorry for the rhymes, unintentional I promise.

Hope is giving 5 lucky readers coupons for their products, which can be fount at Whole Foods Markets as well as Westerly Market and Fairway in NYC. In order to be eligible:

  1. comment below and tell us your favorite dip as well as what you like to dip in it.
  2. And tweet @Foodtrainers has a @hopehummus #giveaway retweet to “spread” the word. #YOSA

Just like people, we seek out companies with good values, Hope Hummus says,  "we want our dips and spreads to be a reason for people to stop and gather, share life, and spread good things." Agreed. 

20 comments:

  1. Lauren, that's been the "objection" from some international readers is that some of our brands are unavailable out of the US. I find many trigger foods can be put on presnacktual agreements if they are portioned in the morning. Whether it's filling a nutcase (email me we can send you one!) or portioning out dip into a condiment container this can end that one I start I cannot stop cycle. 1/2 avocado, hard boiled eggs, soups, healthy jerky, chia pudding (can make just small about) all make good snacks.

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  2. Oh man! Lentil curry dip for the win. I can see that with some Greek yogurt on some baked onions and cauliflower.

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  3. Wow, do these sound good! Thanks for tipping us all off to these. I started reading and thinking that I'm all over the avocado flavor but then you started talking about the chocolate one. Now I don't know what to do, except to go in search of both! Whole Foods here I come. I would not have thought to use it as a salad dressing either, so that's an interesting idea. Sounds great for dipping veggies or crackers! Maybe the chocolate one would be good with fruit?

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  4. My favorite currently is the Spicy Avocado!!! I love dipping organic crackers, tortilla chips, or just baby carrots in them!!! :D

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  5. thanks for stopping by yohgi, that flavor is so, so good. I love it with sugar snap peas.

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  6. Yes, yes hummus decisions. I don't know that I'd suggest chocolate hummus with veggies but you never know...

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  7. ooh good combo, I like the though process.

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  8. And I asked Hope that as I didn't want to send people on a wild hummus hunt. Thanks for commenting from France!

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  9. I just tried the thai coconut curry and it was amazing, but I am dying to try the sriracha hummus!

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  10. Baby carrots or raw broccoli are my favorite hummus dippers.

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  11. And I tweeted: https://twitter.com/j_mosh/status/495035415309852672

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  12. I love homemade guacamole w/ tortilla chips or baby carrots

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  13. tweeted: https://twitter.com/justtellmewhen/status/495072983438733313

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  14. few things in life better than good guac thanks for tweeting, stay tuned mon for winners etc.

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  15. I tried curry first too, I will not bias you with which one I liked better- let's see what you think. Raw broc? I always blanch a little.

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  16. Nice! Where can you get the dark chocolate coconut hummus in NYC? That sounds fantastic.

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  17. I actually love all of them, but, that Spicy Avocado! YUMMMM (have to try them out with the sugar snap peas!)!

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  18. I think you hit the nail on the head there, Lauren, portioned out in the morning. When I have full self control and will power. Must start to do that rather than look at the clock or "feel snack" and decide. Pre making everything if definitely the way to go :) Will try this week!! PS. I would love a Nut Case bad unfortunately live in Australia, the shipping cost would be worth more than a years supply of roasted almonds! ;)


    Ok pre portioning hummus, almonds and chia pudding for the win! Wish me lucky, I am needing to find my way back to the 10 steps to svelte after a few months of veering off course. Not a pretty sight. I want my jeans back!

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  19. I've become a big fan of hope hummus since I first found it after moving out to Denver. I haven't tried this dark chocolate coconut version, but I do love the taste of the regular hummus and I love that it's a local product out here!

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  20. Chocolate Spreads are amazing - so yummy and good for you!!!

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