There's a certain je ne sais quoi about the flavor—it goes somewhere the other hummuses (hummi?) don't. Was that a savory beef taste? A hit of umami? Is the secret ingredient even legal?! It's definitely the richest of all—basically chickpea butter.
And the nutrition facts backed that up: 80 calories and 7 grams of fat for a one-ounce serving, compared to the average 50 calories and 3 grams of fat in many others.
Sonny & Joe's
The tubs look like the Sabra tubs—the same bigger-than-normal 16-ounce size. And hey, it kind of tastes like Sabra too. The smoothness, the drizzle of oil on top, the tahini richness. But the difference is Sonny & Joe's still makes theirs in small batches in a Brooklyn factory, so the flavor is brighter and fresher-tasting. They're easiest to find in New York, but distribution is starting to spread up and down the east coast and out west, with sightings at Targets and Krogers.