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Old 06-24-2019, 03:02 AM
 
Location: Eugene, Oregon
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I sometimes cook garbanzo beans, then dry them in the oven till they're crunchy and eat them like peanuts. But they have almost no fat and are low in calories. If you grind them into hummus and add chocolate and sugar, they become very high in calories with more fat and are no longer a healthy food item. I wonder if this chocolate version has other ingredients, such as added palm oil? Comparisons have been made here to Nutella, which is extremely high in calories.
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Old 06-24-2019, 06:28 AM
 
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if you want chocolate, ffs, eat real chocolate. I don't understand people who prefer chocolate-flavored hummus. If you want hummus, eat it with roasted pine nuts and garlic and drizzled with a fine olive oil smeared on pita bread triangles as it was intended to eat. If you want chocolate, get a chunk of the real stuff and eat it with wine. It's called ENJOYING LIFE.
So chocolate should never be combined with anything? And hummus should only be with pine nuts and garlic? That's extraordinarily boring.

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why do we Americans make things so effing difficult and silly?
Why do we Americans feel it necessary to rudely criticize people for their preferences?
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Old 06-24-2019, 06:33 AM
 
Location: Loudon, TN
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I wonder if you could make your own and make it healthier by using stevia instead of sugar. Chick peas, and olive oil are good for you. Add cocoa powder, tahini and stevia....
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Old 06-24-2019, 11:41 AM
 
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if you want chocolate, ffs, eat real chocolate. I don't understand people who prefer chocolate-flavored hummus. If you want hummus, eat it with roasted pine nuts and garlic and drizzled with a fine olive oil smeared on pita bread triangles as it was intended to eat. If you want chocolate, get a chunk of the real stuff and eat it with wine. It's called ENJOYING LIFE. why do we Americans make things so effing difficult and silly?
Lots of people are saying they DO enjoy it. Even if I hated it, I certainly wouldn't through shade at anyone who liked it.

I eat all kinds of weird quasi-healthy desserts, because I enjoy them, because I like to stay healthy and slim. Don't give a rat's patootie what anyone else thinks.
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Old 06-24-2019, 11:43 AM
 
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I wonder if you could make your own and make it healthier by using stevia instead of sugar. Chick peas, and olive oil are good for you. Add cocoa powder, tahini and stevia....
That's what I'm going to do. https://www.acouplecooks.com/dark-chocolate-hummus/

Or use a combo of honey and stevia. Whatever I feel like at the time.

I don't like overly sweet, so this type of stuff I make myself, because mass marketed tends to be a lot sweeter. Plus, my blood sugar can spike if I don't watch what I eat.
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Old 06-24-2019, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, TN
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Chocolate hummus with strawberries. Snickerdoodle hummus with apples. So, good!
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Old 06-24-2019, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, TN
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I sometimes cook garbanzo beans, then dry them in the oven till they're crunchy and eat them like peanuts. But they have almost no fat and are low in calories. If you grind them into hummus and add chocolate and sugar, they become very high in calories with more fat and are no longer a healthy food item. I wonder if this chocolate version has other ingredients, such as added palm oil? Comparisons have been made here to Nutella, which is extremely high in calories.
For those of us who are vegan, it can be a challenge to find a chocolate dessert that does not contain milk. I love that the dessert hummus is widely available. No, it isn't health food, but when you compare it to the cakes, pies and cookies most people eat, it doesn't look so bad.
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Old 06-24-2019, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, TN
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Where did you find it, Lubby? Would love to try. I haven't seen that in any of the middle-eastern stores or restaurants locally. Knowing how that part of the world makes sandwiches with chocolate spread, I not surprised.

I just came back from a trip where we dined at a Lebonese restaurant. They had all kinds of hummus on the menu, including some "desert" style ones, but no chocolate.
It is mainstream and there are several brands. I have bought it at Publix and Kroger in the same area as the regular hummus. Target also has it.

For those who are curious, one brand called "Delighted by Life" of "Brownie Batter" hummus contains: Garbanzo Beans, Coconut Oil, Water, Coconut Milk, Organic Sugar, Unsweetened Cocoa Powder, Pure Vanilla Extract, Sea Salt.
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Old 06-24-2019, 06:39 PM
 
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Tried some today at the grocery Store. They had samples served on cinnamon sugar pita chips. Boars head was the brand. OMG! It was good. I did not buy it though because I knew I'd eat the entire container. I still might buy it another time but will have to restrain myself from eating it all in one shot. The taste reminded me of raw brownie batter.
Eww. That sounds gross. I can't wrap my mind around a hummus with chocolate it in. Sabra Supremely Spicy - I could eat it with a spoon.
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Old 06-24-2019, 07:00 PM
 
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Seems a lot of people in this thread aren't familiar with my mother's favorite phrase: "don't knock it 'till you try it." LOL!
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