Fresh, flavorful hummus in kits


January 31, 2001|By Joanne E. Morvay

Item: Athenos Travelers Hummus and Pita

What you get: 2 1/2 servings of two tablespoons of hummus and two pieces of bread (in reality, one snack or lunch)

Cost: About $2

Nutritional content: Roasted Red Pepper - 140 calories, 6 grams fat, 1 gram saturated fat, 410 milligrams sodium; Roasted Garlic - 130 calories, 6 grams fat, 1 gram saturated fat, 370 milligrams sodium

Preparation time: Open and eat

Review: I found myself wishing for more pita bread or some raw vegetables when I tried Athenos' new hummus snack kits. I spread the hummus thick and still had plenty left over. Both the roasted red pepper and the roasted garlic blends of this popular chickpea spread were fresh and mildly flavorful. The pita was a bit dry, but I think that's to be expected of a prepackaged, refrigerated snack like this. The convenient kits are all kosher. Roasted Eggplant and Spicy Three Pepper are among the other flavors offered.

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