The product: Obela Hommus Dips- varieties
Where to buy it: Woolies, Coles, IGA and specialty grocers
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Along with a funky picnic rug, I got 6 delicious flavours of Obela hummus dips to review including:
Who are Obela?
Obela is a brand created through a partnership between PepsiCo and Strauss Group.
It is a Mexican brand which incorporates many South American flavours, including capsicum and garlic, into its products.
The range includes refrigerated hummus dips, and it aims to be a fresh and healthy option whilst also offering variety and flavour.
What is hommus?
Hummus (Arabic for “chickpeas”) is a Middle Eastern spread or dip, which has been eaten in the region for centuries.
It is made using cooked and pureed/processed chickpeas, olive oil, garlic, tahini, salt and lemon juice.
It is an extremely versatile spread which can be used on sandwiches, as a snack and as a dip. It is great with crackers, chips and veggies and does not have a very strong flavour.
I tried the dips with two types of crackers:
1. the crackers I got in my Obela delivery; and
2.some Lebanese bread that I cut up and threw in the oven until it was crisp and brown.
Both were great with the dips but I think the plain Lebanese bread was a healthier alternative and really showed off the flavours of each dip.
Lebanese bread chips
The dips had a slightly creamy, nutty flavour yet they would still be smooth enough to spread on a wrap or sandwich.
The packaging was great, I loved the beautiful rich maroon and the pictures of the ingredients on the front, which made the product feel more authentic.
I think the presentation is good enough to actually serve the dip straight out of the packaging at a dinner party (less washing up!).
They dips were quite thick and held all the bits of toppings (garlic, capsicum etc) in place even if you shook them up or moved them around (yes, I did). There was also a generous amount of toppings in each packet and I felt that they added some colour and excitement to the dip.
The hummus was very easy to eat with the Lebanese bread and between Wicko, Mum and I we managed to demolish a dip easily within about 20 minutes.
I think this product is versatile and tasty and is a great healthy snack to have in the fridge with carrot sticks, celery or even crackers.
I give it an 8.5/10.
Disclaimer: We tried Obela Hommus dips free of charge thanks to NakedComms. This does not affect the content or opinion of the review as all views expressed in this article are our own.