Hummus be joking! UK in meltdown over dip shortage

Fans of the popular dip hummus have been hit by the news supplies are at critical levels.

Sunday, 30th April 2017, 6:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:35 pm
Hummus shortage

The single-dip recession kicked off when Sainsbury’s withdrew some lines of the chickpea-based snack due to “taste issues”.

M&S similarly pulling products from their stores, leading users to capture and tweet images of empty shelves.

A Sainsbury’s spokesperson put the problem was down to “a production issue at our supplier” - Bakkavor, who make the product for all three of the affected chains. The company has apparently conformed of an unusual taste but insist that there are no safety issues.

M&S has also responded: “Some of our hummus products were temporarily taken off shelf due to a supplier issue.

“We can reassure customers that our recipe hasn’t changed and that hummus is now back in store,” they added.