The Trader Joe's Chocolate Hummus Hack You Should Be Using

Chocolate hummus – you may see it as an innocent, sweet twist on a traditionally savory spread or a blasphemous disgrace of a dessert. A trendy and wholesome alternative to conventional dessert spreads and dips, chocolate hummus has grown in favor among consumers to the point that it doesn't seem to be going anywhere any time soon. Throughout the late 2010s, the delectable dip has popped up at grocery stores near and far, one of which being the highly regarded Trader Joe'sFood and Wine has revered the store's rendition as the second best, number one being Sabra Dark Chocolate Dessert Dip & Spread.

No matter how you feel about chocolate hummus, you can't deny its versatility; whether you dip your favorite fruit into it, spread it on a slice of toast, or spoon it straight out of the container, the modes of death by chocolate hummus are infinite. Though the list of consumption possibilities is already long enough, Real Simple has come up with a creative and ingenious hack that chocolate hummus fans might want to consider adding to that list.

The highbrow hummus hack

Real Simple includes Trader Joe's Chocolate Hummus on the roster of the store's products that employees believe to have untapped potential. The hack that one particular employee from Boston swears by is popping the treat into the freezer for a few hours or overnight before eating it. If you are looking for a way to switch up your chocolate hummus consumption methods, this may be the way to do it. If you are among the skeptics of the sweet alternative, perhaps this hack will convince you. 

Shoppers on Reddit shared how they used the spread and appeared to eat it with things like pretzels, strawberries, bananas, and even peanut butter and bread for "a sort of Reese's peanut butter cup sandwich." One fan wrote, "I was so nervous to try it but it's unbelievably good."

Some other honorable mentions on Real Simple's list of TJ's product hacks include serving the Mandarin Orange Chicken as a burrito, popping Crescent Roll dough into a fryer and coating the rolls in powdered sugar, and flipping a jar of Natural Peanut Butter upside down to avoid the oily mess that comes with natural separation.