One of my 2019 less waste resolutions is to stop buying plastic packaged spreads, like hummus. And as you can imagine, that has been pretty hard in our plastic-filled society. So when my stepfather bought these spreads in glass jars home from Germany, I was very excited, and I got immediately ready to toast my bread 😉
This was the first one I opened because it appealed to me the least. I was afraid it would be overly sweet and spicy, and the combo between mango and chilli kinda scared me off — and yes, I know it’s a common combination. However, this one turned out to be my favourite. It’s flavourful but perfectly balanced. I could totally see myself picking this one up a second time.
Next up was the beet. One of my favourite veggies, which I also love to use in my oatmeal or hummus; but I wasn’t so sure if I would like it as a plain spread. This one was okay though. It was a bit too sweet for my liking, but the flavour and taste grew on me eventually.
This was one of the flavours I looked forward to trying the most. However, it turned out the be one of my least favourites. This spread is made with cashews, which is okay, but it was just too creamy; it also was kinda flavourless, and the combination of these two ended up giving it a weird texture. (kinda like avocados, if you don’t like those like me).
I was so excited to try this one, next to the paprika, because I was in desperate need to satisfy my hummus cravings. Unfortunately, this one was also a huge disappointment. It wasn’t disgusting, or anything like that, but the texture just isn’t that great. It’s really grainy, and not in a nice way ;). The flavour was okay though. It’s spicy, but I think it would have tasted better if they had combined the chilli with something else.
Overall these spreads were okay, but I wouldn’t buy them again except for the mango-chilli one — conclusion, never save the best for last, because it might turn out to be the worst. However, I do know Bio-Zentrale sells other flavours, and I would love to give those a try as well. Have you tried these spreads?