Sad news for fans of hummus as it has recently been declared that there is a global shortage of this product. Millions of people internationally enjoy eating hummus as either a dip, a filling or an accompaniment, but they are now facing disappointment when they visit the store.
The space that is usually filled with hummus is now left bare as shopkeepers are struggling to get hold of this popular Middle Eastern dip to meet the demands of consumers. So, what has caused hummus to suddenly become unavailable?
The answer to this is easy- there are simply not enough chickpeas. The main areas that produce chickpeas have suffered from poor crops over the last 12 months and this has led to a shortage in the availability of the product.
This, in turn, has had a knock-on effect on the prices that consumers pay. As there are not enough chickpeas to meet demands, the cost of buying this product has been driven up and companies that make hummus are paying through the nose. This has led to them passing on the additional cost to consumers by hiking up the prices.
Fans of hummus can only hope that chickpea costs are better this year and there favourite Middle Eastern dip is back on the shelves soon.