Thursday, April 29, 2010

Zio-hummus alert: boycott

Richard sent me this (I did not have time to check the info): If you want to publicise a boycott of anything that might benefit the Israeli economy, please note the following:

The company Sabra Dipping Company, LLC is selling a huge quantity of hummus, babaganoush, "Moroccan matbucha" and other middle eastern/Arabic recipes throughout the U.S.A. through Costco, Ralphs, Vons and many large grocery chains. Currently, the container of the Sabra brand products says it is made in the USA by Sabra Dipping Company, LLC out of Astoria, N.Y, although not long ago, the reference of the manufacturer on the container was Blue and White Foods, from Astoria, NY. According to the company profile on Sabra’s web site (, the huge conglomerate Pepsico and major food distributor Strauss-Elite formed a joint-venture partnership in March 2008 that operates under the name of Sabra Dipping Company, LLC. According to their web site ( ): "Sabra is also a leading importer of snacks and foods from Israel." Actually, the Sabra hummus has a good texture, but it is full of preservatives that permeate the taste of the hummus. An alternative, at least at Costco, is Waleeds hummus."