Put a bit of dip on it!

The World Cup is here, so grab a beer, your favourite snack and one of these de­li­cious hou­mous pots and set­tle down in front of the telly

Coventry Telegraph - - SHOP FOOD -

Moroc­can Topped Hou­mous (170g) £1.29, Co-op

Topped with a de­cent col­lec­tion of whole chick peas and chopped red pep­per, this looked like it was straight out of a Moroc­can bazaar. The red pep­per and pa­prika gave it a kick while the chick­peas added depth to the de­li­cious dip. Ver­dict: Gone in a flash.

Chunky Lay­ered Moroc­can Style Hou­mous (170g) £1.60, M&S

Vel­vet smooth hou­mous topped with sweet caramelised red onion and chunky chick peas. It looked good and tasted de­li­cious with a per­fect com­bi­na­tion of savoury and sweet, plus a hint of cit­rus flavours. Ver­dict: Yummy.

Le­mon and Co­rian­der Hou­mous (182g) £1.20, Tesco

This had a defin­inte un­der­ly­ing le­mon zing with­out be­ing acidic and while we couldn’t taste the co­rian­der, we found it creamy. A pleas­ant, mid­dle of the road taste, it will suit most folks’ taste­buds. Ver­dict: Sur­pris­ingly re­fresh­ing.

Caramelised Onion Hou­mous (170g) 69p, Aldi

An invit­ing shade of caramel, it was much sweeter than we ex­pected and the onion stayed with us for a while. A bar­gain price, but it didn’t suit our savoury taste buds. Ver­dict: Keep the mints handy.

Ex­tra Spe­cial Sun Blush Red Pep­per Hou­mous (170g) £1.75, Asda

Sylishly fin­ished with tiny red pep­per drops and the light ter­ra­cotta colour gave it an up­mar­ket look. But the hou­mous was bland and lacked sea­son­ing, and was only saved by the red pep­per. Ver­dict: Pricey, lacks char­ac­ter.

Sweet Potato & Chilli Hou­mous (170g) £2, Mor­risons

Smooth and creamy with a good hint of sweet potato but there was lit­tle sign of the chilli hit we were ex­pect­ing. It was OK but a bit dis­ap­point­ing as we were hop­ing for a fiery kick. Ver­dict: Needs a chilli in­jec­tion.

Piri Piri Hou­mous (200g) £1.20, Sains­bury’s

Pleas­ant with a hint of chilli but nowhere near enough. We got bored pretty quickly as af­ter just a few dips it started to seem bland and un­der­whelm­ing. Ver­dict: More spice needed for those who like it hot.

Meadow Fresh Caramelised Onion Hou­mous (170g) 69p, Lidl

Slightly rough­tex­tured dip packed with chunks of flavour­some onion which gave it a good rich and sweet bite. It tasted posher than the very rea­son­able price tag would sug­gest. Ver­dict: Great value for money.

Cap­tions short but with bal­anced decks We taste-tested a range of su­per­mar­ket hou­mous to find the ideal big match snacks

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