I got a few flavors of Tribe Hummus to try - I LOVE hummus, and I immediately set to work putting it on any and everything. First flavor I randomly reached for was the Tribe Mediterranean Style Hummus. It's described as having, "a light drizzle of olive oil and dusting of paprika on top of classic hummus."
Classic hummus pretty much tastes the same no matter what the brand, and the paprika & garlic add a subtle flavor. But what really sets this Tribe hummus apart is how creamy and rich this hummus is. I expected for it to be okay, but when I had it on top of some Back to Nature Organic Saltine Crackers, but it turned out to be spectacular.
Each 2 tablespoon serving of Tribe Mediterranean Style Hummus provides 70 calories, 5 grams of total fat (8% of the daily value), no saturated fat, 120 mg sodium (5% of the DV), 1 gram of fiber, no sugars and 2 grams of protein.
The addition of hummus to a plate of baby carrots makes the carrots taste even more delicious. Even though garlic is an inherent part of hummus, I'm usually a little hesitant when it comes to garlic in my snacks for its taste can sometimes linger longer than I would like. However, my usual flavor of hummus was out of stock at the store, so I decided to try Tribe Roasted Garlic Hummus instead.
The texture of this hummus was very nicely smooth yet slightly chunky. The garlic flavor was not very noticeable, which was a plus for me. I was satisfied with the taste which my taste buds could only characterize as 'hummus-like' since the ingredient breakdown only vaguely mentions "spices."
A serving of 2 tablespoons serving of Tribe Roasted Garlic Hummus provides 60 calories, 5% of the daily value for total fat, 1 gram of fiber and 2 grams of protein.
Although people often eat hummus on top of crackers or pita bread, I like using hummus as a dip for baby carrots. Since I can be a voracious consumer of baby carrots, price is an important consideration in addition to the taste of the hummus. Tribe Sweet Roasted Red Peppers Hummus fits both bills for me.
This hummus has the traditional look and taste of hummus, but the small bits of red pepper give an extra bit of sweetness when you bite into one of them. The hummus has a reliable creamy but still mildly chunky texture that really complemented my carrots or any other foundation. Though natural roasted garlic flavor is included in the ingredient list (last), that flavor is very slight and virtually undetectable. Still, I really like the slight tartness amidst the mild flavor of hummus.
Confession time. I am completely a volume eater. I would much rather pack many different components to my lunches that keep me happily crunching for an extended period of time, instead of just a plain old sandwich. Therefore, baby carrots, pepper slices, and cherry tomatoes often appear as my "side dish" of choice. While veggies are great for crunch, sometimes they need a little kick to liven them up! I'd heard so much about the benefits of hummus (great protein source, creamy texture, good taste) that I decided to give it a try.
I settled on Tribe Hummus, which is available in several different flavors. My first attempt was with the 40 spices because it sounded exotic and yummy! When I finally tasted it, I was very impressed! The spread held up well to dipping (no drips), as well as spreading on pita rounds and bread. It lent a nice kick to my veggies, and also added staying power due to the protein and fat content. Since trying the 40 spices flavor, I have branched out to Scallion as well as Roasted Red Pepper. Both are excellent!