Yes, all of our products are gluten-free! We use a company called Gluten Free Certification Organization (GFCO for short). They are a third party independent company that audits and inspects all of our ingredients, products and processes. More information on GFCO can be found at http://www.gfco.org/.
Tahini is a paste made from ground sesame seeds and has a similar consistency to peanut or almond butter.
On the side of the yellow lid.
We do not use any artificial preservatives in any of our products. We produce our products using High Pressure Processing which is an alternative method to using heat or preservatives to maintain freshness. Check out our blog to learn more!
Because each of our products are different, we recommend that you reference the best by date that is printed on the package. The best by date reflects what we feel is the appropriate age of the product that will provide our customers with the best experience possible.
The organic, fair trade cane sugar that is listed in the ingredient statement of our two chocolate hummus flavors is a less refined sweetener that has been chosen specifically for its strong molasses flavor. It is also referred to as organic sucanat. The organic agave nectar in the chocolate hummus flavors is also used for sweetening, but its flavor profile is closer to that of honey adding warm, caramel notes. These two different sweeteners add their own unique touch to enhance the rich chocolate profile of our sweet spreads.
Yes, you can freeze our hummus. You may see some separation once it thaws but this is completely normal and you can stir it up. The hummus should then be consumed within 7 days of being thawed.
Citric Acid is a widely used ingredient in foods, beverages and confectionery treats to impart a pleasant, tart flavor and help control pH. Citric Acid is found naturally in citrus fruits, however the Citric Acid that is added to foods and beverages is generally produced commercially through the microbial fermentation of a carbohydrate. At Hope, the Citric Acid that we add has been produced from a non-GMO carbohydrate source. We choose to use Citric Acid to provide both a distinct citrus flavor and to help maintain the freshness of our hummus.