I love hummus. It is my new favorite decadent treat. I eat it with healthy brown rice chips for snacks in between meals.
If you aren’t familiar with hummus, it is a dip that is made from chickpeas. However, that isn’t all there is to this delicious food. It is often blended with tasty items such as artichoke, garlic, peppers and spinach.
While I’m a huge fan of artichoke and spinach hummus, my favorite is still garlic. I like most of the brands on the market today but I’m somewhat partial to Cedar’s All Natural Garlic Lovers Hommus. This product is that it is rich and smooth as well as tasty. It contains no trans fat or gluten.
I purchased my tub of Cedar’s All Natural Garlic Lovers Hommus at B. J.’s for about $6. The 2-lb. tub provides 32 servings.
A serving size is 2 tbsp. There are 40 calories in each serving.
Of that amount, only 10 calories are fat related. There is 1.5 grams of fat per serving. However, none of that comes from trans fat.
Cedar’s All Natural Garlic Lovers Hommus is low in carbohydrates at only 5 grams. It is also low in sugar at 1 grams. It contains no or cholesterol and has a mere 100 milligrams of sodium.
On the flip side, Cedar’s All Natural Garlic Lovers Hommus provides 2 grams of protein and 1 gram of fiber. It also provides 4% of the daily-recommended amount of calcium and iron.
Ingredients in Cedar’s All Natural Garlic Lovers Hommus include chickpeas, miscellaneous spices, olive oil, roasted garlic, sea salt, sesame tahini, sunflower oil and water. It also contains citric acid and guar gum. It is wheat and gluten free.
Cedar’s All Natural Garlic Lovers Hommus is perfect for dips with chips or fresh vegetables. It also works well as a substitute for mayonnaise on sandwiches and wraps or as a topping for baked potatoes.
My daughter has been known to eat it directly out of the container. My husband likes it on crackers. I like it just about anyway I can get it.
Here is my summary review:
Taste: 5 stars. I am crazy about the taste of Cedar’s All Natural Garlic Lovers Hommus. It is rich, creamy and tasty. You will think you are cheating, but in reality you really aren’t.
Appearance: 5 stars: The color is about the same as that of roasted garlic, a slightly beige yellow shade.
Nutrition: 5 stars. This treat contains no cholesterol, is moderate in carbs, has almost no sugar and is remarkably low in salt. Those are all important positives for this food. It also provides a small amount of fiber and protein as well as calcium and iron. Those are additional positives that make this dish a good treat choice.
Ease: 5 stars. Cedar’s All Natural Garlic Lovers Hommus comes prepackaged so that you just open and serve.
Green rating: 5 stars. The tub in which that holds Cedar’s All Natural Garlic Lovers Hommus is reusable. It is also recyclable.
Packaging: 5 stars. Cedar’s All Natural Garlic Lovers Hommus comes in a clear tub with navy trim. The Cedar’s logo, which is a cedar tree, and the company name is displayed on the lid. The background is yellow with a green and brown tree and black writing. That is set against a blue background resembling the sky. The main label has banners in yellow, blue and brown. The yellow label declares the tub “party size.” The blue label describes the hummus flavor, which is garlic. The brown label declares the product “all natural.” At the bottom of the background is green grass with a picture of chickpeas and olive oil. A seal in navy declares Cedar’s All Natural Garlic Lovers Hommus the #1 hommus in New England.
Ease of storage: 5 stars. The 1 lb. 14-oz tub measures about 5 Â¼” in diameter and 3 Â½” in height. It is about the same size as a large butter tub and takes up roughly the same room in the refrigerator. Sabra Spinach and Artichoke Hummus must be refrigerated.
Availability: 4 stars. The Cedar’s brand of hummus appears to be popular at least in New England. However, its popularity is spreading nationwide as well. Cedar’s All Natural Garlic Lovers Hommus is available in several stores, especially bulk discount stores like B.J.s, which is where we purchased ours.
Price: 5 stars. The cost is reasonable for the 2-lb tub size. It retails for around $6 to $7. With 32 servings in each tub that equals a little over $.20 per serving. That is a very good price.
Product purchase probability: 5 stars. I really like this particular brand and type of hummus. I suspect I will purchase it often.
Final rating: 4.9 stars. It’s a good product!
5 stars = outstanding
4 stars = good
3 stars = average
2 stars = below average
1 star = poor