Those of you who know me, know the love affair I have with hummus. Particularly the hummus that my mediterranean friends make over on Commercial Drive . Well, I’ve tasted a new hummus that is rivalling the love I have for my Mediterranean friend’s fresh homemade hummus (which trust me is amazing).
The hummus that has recently captured my interest is mass- produced. I know. Gasp. But it’s true. I first tried it when I was in Ontario visiting this summer. I bought it at Loblaw‘s and Planet Organic. I travelled home with four containers knowing full well they would be gone by the end of the week.
I looked high and low in Vancouver and the only place I found it was Planet Organic way over in Coquitlam. I had to drive all the way from North Van to the bowels of Coquitlam to get my Fontaine Sante Traditional hummus. Sacre Coeur. What makes this hummus so special? Who knows because at the end of the day every hummus is pretty much made of the exact same thing so it’s anyone’s guess why they all turn out so differently. But I have tried and have also made a least a hundred different varieties of hummus and this is without question the best.
It strikes a perfect balance of flavours with a certain piquant I’m not sure what but it’s delicious. This hummus dominates. Due to love of local I’ll always buy from my guy on Commercial but if I come across this anywhere I’ll buy it and I’ll buy lots.
5 responses to “Fontaine Sante Hummus: The Best Commercial Hummus on the Planet.”
You are not alone I also fell in love with it in Ontario . It is hard to find but discovered Costco has it . enjoy
Actually since then more grocery stores carry it out west. I still think it’s fantastic! Tess
hi Jeff – I am on the hunt for a the best humus to eat in metro Vancouver. Your friends from the the Mediterranean on Commercial drive – is that a restaurant?
No, it’s a deli/ mediterranean grocery store. I was just there on the weekend after not having been for a while and it’s still awesome!
No olive oil used but cheaper canola oil.