Gluten-Free writer Emma Dennehy reviews the next best snack on the market from raw vegetable hummus company and food waste ChicP - Beetroot and Horseradish Hummus.
Hummus from surplus vegetables. You had me at chickpea.
I have always been a snack fanatic and as a Coeliac, this can get a bit boring with what is on offer when eating on the go. We continually get disappointed that gluten has been added to something that was once naturally free from. So you can imagine my excitement at receiving this product in the post.
I was brought up good and proper, to eat my veggies, taught how to cook and that cakes and bakes were for treats. I’m even more aware of this since Coeliac diagnosis and looking after my tum. If I can sneak a bit of extra goodness into my diet through my snack then it’s winner, winner chicken dinner, or, in this case, chickpea dinner.
ChicP are new to the food scene with a refreshing ethos and product line. They have taken some not so perfect veg, blended them together with a few fresh ingredients and created a luscious, velvety dip that will always take my fancy and it’s even better that they use surplus veggies to make it. A company that is focused on bringing reasonably priced, healthy, and fresh food to the table is a company that I want to support. Their range of dips retail at £1.99 for a 170g pot so not only a tasty health kick but doesn’t break the bank. They currently have three flavours on offer, Chilli Pumpkin, Beetroot and Horseradish & Herby. All are gluten-free and suitable for vegans.
I tried the Beetroot and Horseradish hummus. If I had to sum it up in one sentence I’d say...It was the perfect blanket in which to disguise a shockingly dry piece of gluten-free bread.
Honestly, it was flipping lush! I was unsure how I’d find the horseradish as it’s not a flavour I am always keen on, however, it was only subtle, taking away the sometimes overwhelming earthiness of the beetroot. A match made in houmous heaven. I promised my chef husband that I’d save some for him to try but it didn’t last that long! It’s a refreshing change from standard hummus and not so healthy dip offers.
Delicious as it is or as part of a bigger dish. You could grab this on the go, share at picnics or pimp your evening meals. All whilst knowing you have saved some veggies from going to waste. I can’t wait to try the other flavours.
ChicP, this was perfectly imperfect.
ChicP is available from Ocado and is sold in health food stores and delis across the country, including Wholefoods and As Nature Intended
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Chatting Food Contributor: Emma Dennehy
Emma Dennehy is a gluten-free writer and recipe creator. Emma is passionate about finding and promoting products to help Coeliac diets and that taste amazing. Emma is also the founder of Miss Rochie Makes, a textiles business creating original home-ware, gifts, cards and packaging.
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