We recently received an email at GFHP headquarters inviting us to sample something we’d never heard of before… Crazy Camel Dessert Hummus from Fed By Chuck & Co. LLC. Our first thought was “What the heck is dessert hummus?” quickly followed by “We have GOT to try this product!”
The premise was intriguing: six sweet and tasty versions of the traditionally high fiber, high protein spread with less fat than standard hummus. Chick peas are still the primary ingredient followed by pure and simple flavorings with evaporated cane juice as a sweetener. No additives, no preservatives, no dairy and most relevant here… no gluten.
We were treated to the complete suite of all six flavors: Carmel Apple, Chocolate Mousse, Maple Walnut, Peanut Butter, Pumpkin Pie and Toasted Almond. For our testing we used a simple gluten-free rice cake so as not to skew the flavoring of the hummus. We were really impressed! It is hard to believe something so delicious is still so healthy.
We found all the flavors to be very smooth and easy to spread. The texture of the chick pea paste is present, but the excellent flavorings made me repeatedly forget that I was eating hummus. The Chocolate Mousse was noticeably thicker and fluffier. I found the Toasted Almond and Maple Walnut a bit too intensely flavored, but that was just my personal preference. I have been unable to pick a favorite otherwise. Peanut Butter seemed to be the variety I could rationally justify having for breakfast, but the Carmel Apple, Pumpkin Pie and Chocolate Mousse are all really tasty without being overly sweetened. We are looking forward to trying a few of the other recommended food pairings now that we have run out of rice cakes: apple or celery with the Peanut Butter, grapes with the Chocolate Mousse, etc.
Crazy Camel Dessert Hummus can be purchased from their website in quantities of six and twelve – eight oz. tubs. It ships from New Hampshire in an insulated box and can be frozen for longer term storage. Single tubs are available at a number of locations around the New England region.