Hi gang! The lovely Elissa, from Sonny and Joe’s contacted me and asked if I would review their hummus for the blog. We love free products here at the HQ and we also love hummus, so heck yeah, I’ll review your hummus.
To my surprise, SIX containers of their hummus arrived on my doorstep. That’s a lot of chickpeas, yo. And in order to be able to provide you with the best review I can, I’m splitting this review up into two parts. That way you don’t have to read a huge report and it also gives me some time to test the products because I’m still working my way through the samples.
I’ve decided to start with my least favorite flavor going to my favorite flavor.
First up is the Galiee Olive Hummus. To put it mildly, I don’t like olives. The taste of them just does not sit well in my mouth. But I couldn’t not taste the sample because that’s not fair to you the reader, and to Sonny and Joe’s. I tried it with a cracker and, no, I don’t like it. The olive flavor is mighty powerful in this hummus.
However, Scott, who loves olives like they are crackpods totally dug on this flavor. And I’m not surprised because for those that like olives this would be an awesome hummus for you. It is loaded with olive flavor and bits of olive throughout the hummus.
I have to be honest here and say that first and second place are tied. Partly because I loved them both and also because they are two totally different concepts so I can’t compare the two. Pictured here is Sonny and Joe’s Just Hummus. You can see spices and herbs with some olive oil drizzled on top to make for a lovely presentation.
I really enjoyed this hummus which surprised me because I’m not one for plain flavors. Sabra is my favorite hummus and I can find it pretty easily if I hit the right stores. I was wondering how this would stand up to Sabra. I have to say that it could be possible that I enjoy Sonny and Joe’s a bit more than Sabra. Where Sabra is really creamy, Sonny and Joe’s is creamy AND has a thicker consistency making for a great dip and spread. Resulting in a hardier taste and like you could make this as part of a meal instead of just a dip on the side.
Last up is Sonny and Joe’s Babaganoush. I have never had babaganoush, so this was a brand new experience for me. Admittedly I was a bit skeptical. I’m not sure why either because I love eggplant so eggplant dip should be no biggie.
I will tell you right now that I have dreams about this stuff. I loved it! It is very creamy smooth with just a hint of tang and smokiness at the end. It is perfectly seasoned and I could probably eat my weight in this alone. I was so sad when we were out!
One of the things I didn’t like was that this dip contained mayo. I like mayo but I’m not a big mayo person and don’t want a lot of it. If this dip could be made without it, that would make it totally perfect in my eyes. That said, I will still gladly eat this dip even with the mayo because I love, love, loved it.
Sonny and Joe’s is a company based out of Brooklyn, NY and with each container of hummus there are little facts about Brooklyn and New York on the lid. Pretty neat! Check the website to find out where you can purchase yourself some hummus because I urge you to give it a try! Now I’m going to pester Elissa to find out where I can get some more of this hummus here in Ohio
Stay tuned for Part II of the review!