The prices of hummus are rising due to a global shortage the price of the average pot of hummus has increased by 12% since January 2017.
Manufacturers have said recent hummus price hikes are down to the increased cost of chickpeas, which are in high demand but short supply.
According to Tasneem Backhouse, joint managing director of chickpea supplier EHL Ingredients, the industry has experienced poor crop yields over the past 12 months. “Chickpea prices have increased during 2017 and remain high,”
Even though the price of hummus is increasing, you can always opt to make your own.