And the biggest source of that… humans! Neil Degrasse Tyson was recently on some talk shows with a new book coming out. When asked about good/bad possibilities for A.I. in the future, he said we could soon ask an A.I. for solutions to Climate Change, and the most obvious analytical answer would be ‘eliminate the humans.’ Funny because it’s true.
I have a friend who lives about 20 miles past the middle of nowhere in the piney woods, and he insists that this should properly be spelled with one “m”, and deployed accordingly. He would never buy it.
@troy This is a pretty solid deal on hummus, and it’ll probably last beyond the expiration. I’ll be pushing it a bit, but the doggoes also love hummus, and this is at/below the price of the pure peanut butter I use in their treats.
If there were garlic? I’d be in for another 3 pounds.
@shahnm@sunshineparadox that’s not rain. Those are chemtrails. He’s having a reaction to the toxins being dispersed. That “sun” is a door in the dome that allows the lizard people access to the lands beyond the ice wall.
@KNmeh7 I was in an Asian market last week and ran across a whole selection of Buldak. Got me some habanero lime to try. It’s tasty but it’s no quattro cheese or even carbonara. Ranks above the 2x spicy chicken for me though.
@dave@rmadd101@warpedrotors@Yoda_Daenerys Practical answer: This train has to be on Norfolk Southern rails. Not straight, much traffic to clear, probably moving less than 30% of the time. If the boat has an oceanworthy hull and adequate fuel, it has no obstacles and will arrive first.
This weekend my wife asked me to make hummus. I have tahini, chickpeas and all the other things, but no fresh lemons. Also wasn’t feeling great, so I punted. Just ordered some classic and some roasted pepper to appease SWMBO. I’ll probably make my own flat bread to make up for the punt. And my Jenny is a huge Halloween dork, so the order number made her laugh.
@capnjb I don’t know whether you keep the stuff around or have ever even heard of it, but there is a lemon powder called true lemon that does a credible job of subbing for fresh lemon a lot of the time. It is so much better than the bottled crap that I simply don’t bother with that anymore. My SO does keep a couple of frozen bottles of fresh squeezed around, but oh my golly does it take a lot of lemons to fill a 12 oz drink bottle.
@werehatrack I’ve got True Lemon, Lime and Orange. I put them in my seltzer water. They are pretty great. I buy the 500 packs And the canisters. And the black cherry limeade. If Meh ever offers a True product, I’m cutting in line
Was tempted to max this out just to receive a comically large shipment of hummus, but considered the reality that I would run out of friends to give hummus to before I would run out of hummus if I did.
My order number also contained an entirely new word for me. Funny, I thought I had them all.
Just got my 12, and was surprised how delicious these are. I’ve tried a LOT of hummus with Mediterranean being my favorite cuisine and this is the best pre-packaged 'mmus I’ve ever had. Just ordered 36 more
The classic is thick and smooth with heavy tahini as promised. The zesty is less thick but just as smooth, and I really enjoy the flavor. We’ll see how the red pepper & hot chili are (but sorry, I contributed to the soon-to-be-sellout of zesty!)
I received mine already. Only opened the Zesty Herb, but good enough to order another 2 flavors. I currently also have Red Pepper so I ordered Original and Red Hot Chili. I am pleased with my future dipping opportunities
The “Zesty Za’atar” turned out to be “Zesty Herb” with the two leading non-hummus ingredients being green peppers. That’s not what I was expecting, but I think I can overlay it with enough other components to render it more palatable. I haven’t tried the Classic yet, and the roasted red pepper type hasn’t arrived yet. I wish I’d received the Za’atar instead of the Herb, it probably would have been loads better. This stuff just tastes … green, the kind of off-putting greenishness that happens when somebody tries to stretch a meatloaf with lots of chopped bell pepper.
@werehatrack Same. I saw Za’atar and remembered what my Egyptian friend got me to like. This is… not zaatar. Doesn’t taste like what I expected. It’s still good but I had to come back to verify the packaging.
@ranatalus The classic is relatively easy to rescue by adding garlic, salt, lemon, and olive oil to taste, but the “zesty” has thus far been made of fail for me. I’ll be trying the roasted red pepper later, perhaps it may be better.
Second flavor tried: Classic. Result: Sub-meh as received, but possible to transform into slightly above meh via the addition of garlic, salt, lemon, olive oil, and decent tahini. Without that, the overwhelmingly dominant flavor note was “cooked dried garbanzos” with a hint of slightly over-toasted sesame; altogether not up to the standard of any of the hummus I can get in Houston, down to and including the crap from the “middle eastern” fast food places run by Experts In The Fast Food Trade Who Know Everything, and even below Aramark. (And I can get good stuff, made fresh, nearby.) I’m reluctant to specify amounts of additives to apply, as I made no attempt to actually measure them; I’m a “try and add as needed” cook. But the Classic was possible to haul up from “near-eww” to “close enough to ordinary” via embellishments, which so far the Zesty has not been. I think that’s because the Classic is merely lacking in things it needs, where the Zesty has a crapload of what it didn’t need. I have some hope that the roasted red pepper flavor will not suffer similarly, but we shall see.
@honeybeehives@troy Capsaicin doesn’t bother birds at all. A bird can eat the hottest peppers and happily fly somewhere else. Some percentage of the seeds will survive the trip through the digestive tract and get deposited on the ground along with fertilizer.
If a mammal attempts to eat a hot pepper, it will set off nerve endings that detect hot. It is like setting off the mammal’s fire alarm when there is no fire. The false alarm can still trigger a massive fire response.
Note that a small number of human toddlers have died from accidental exposure. I read a description of the complex biological cascade that led to death, but have forgotten the details.
There have been many regional evolutionary arms races between small mammals and peppers that have lead to an incredibly hot pepper species, and a mammal species that can tolerate the heat.
Got my Red Pepper & Hot Chili in… here’s my ranking:
I really enjoy the first three… the classic is a bit too thick and perhaps a bit bland, but still works. Gonna give a variety pack to my neighbors and work on the 41 tubs I have left. I bought a LOT of pita chips the other day!
@troy I assumed they would both taste like peanut butter, so I hadn’t tried it yet. After your comment I took a taste and it’s not bad. Not as good as regular grocery store hummus, but it’s definitely edible.
What a mixed bag of reviews! I got mine in last week, gave a tub of each of zesty and red pepper to my mother in law and heard back that it tastes funny but no real specifics. I need to get some pita chips and try for myself.
I have had Zesty Herbs and I like it! Without doing a direct side by side I feel like it’s creamier than most hummus I’ve had. That could be because it was room temp, too. The flavor being mixed throughout rather than a little scoop in the middle prevents me from robbing someone else of the goodies, but it also saves me from getting robbed so we’ll call it an equity guard.
I don’t know that I prefer it over the refrigerated stuff that I usually get. But I do like that it can hang out in the pantry waiting patiently for me instead of setting a timer on my hummus desires.
I need to break out the red pepper. I keep meaning to get pita bread to be authentic about it and haven’t done that yet.
@werehatrack Thanks! I had forgotten about this order. And we took a vacation in there too, but after it got stuck in a FedEx location on the 25th of October… (There actually seems to have been movement, since I first posted… Coincidence?)