Ultimately, what's on the inside is what really counts, but I must admit that I'm drawn to unique packaging. I was looking for some hummus when I saw these plastic containers that reminded me of UFOs. Upon further examination, they turned out to be Sabra Roasted Red Pepper Hummus with Pretzel Crisps to Go. Since I had never tried both the hummus and the pretzel crisps, I decided to give it a go.
The hummus was tasty with more of a kick than I'd expected, and the pretzel crisps were salty and crisp like a normal pretzel although they seemed just a tad damp from being in the refrigerator. In one sitting, I ate all the pretzel crisps with about 1/3 of the hummus - I spreading the hummus conservatively on each crisp, but you have A LOT of hummus to work with. I ate my to-go pack at home, but if I had really been on the go, I would have been bummed to have so much hummus left over.
But alas, what really gets me is that the container is really 3.5 servings - ridiculous, especially when you add up the nutrition facts. For the entire container, there is 320 calories from 15% of the daily value for saturated fat and 30% of the DV for sodium. Unfortunately, this does not make me snack happy.
Sabra's Sun-dried Tomato Hummus caught my eye when I was shopping at my local Costco, mainly because it was being sold in an econo-sized 32 ounce tub. Can you tell that I love hummus! I make it myself or buy various brands, and I eat it at least once a week.
As with most other hummus varieties, the "main spice", in this case, the sun-dried tomatoes, were all dolloped on the top of the hummus, rather than being pre-mixed in. Figuring a little mingling was in order, I mixed the hummus all together a day before I tried it. When I did that, I could already tell how creamy this hummus is and I couldn't wait to try it. The flavor was superb. The sun-dried tomato flavor comes through, but it's not overwhelming. A pleasant taste of tahini accompanies it harmoniously too. I soon discovered that after devouring a quarter of the tub along with a good chunk of my pita chips, perhaps buying this huge tub was a giant mistake!