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Farrah's Hummus Wrap is an exciting flavour that combines chickpea, lemon juice and real garlic pieces to bring a full flavour to every bite. Every wrap has softness you can feel and smooth edges you can see. We have brought Hummus to the range in a whole new way so that you can keep exploring with Farrah's meal after meal.
Wheat flour, water, chickpea flour, vegetable oil [with antioxidant (307)], garlic puree, lemon juice (from concentrate), natural garlic flavour, rice flour, salt, emulsifier (471), raising agents (500, 450, 341), preservatives (282, 200), acidity regulator (297), dextrose, stabilisers (466, 415), enzymes, citric acid.
• This product is manufactured on equipment that also produces products containing sesame seeds and soy.
• Halal Certified
• Dairy Free
• Yeast Free
• New Zealand made
My family love Farrah's wraps and my husband and I both are partial to a good hummus. I was excited to see Farrah's had added a hummus wrap to their range. This would mean on less thing to add to our wraps which would make a quick meal even quicker. I wasn't sure how mu daughters would like them but try the wraps on them anyway.
The first thing I did with the hummus wraps was to make salad pinwheels for a shared lunch at work. I filled them with ham, grated carrot, cucumber, tomato, grated cheese and lettuce. These went down a treat and everyone commented how nice it was to have a healthy option amongst the food on the table. Due to starting work early in the morning I made the pinwheels the night before and the ones I had left in the fridge at home were still nice and fresh, not soggy or stale.
I have used the wraps several times since the for burritos and we have all enjoyed them although the girls didn't know what they were eating. I found the hummus flavor to be very subtle and wouldn't have known it was a flavoured wrap without reading the packet. When opening the packet I thought I smelt lemon but not hummus. I wouldn't buy these for the hummus flavor but certainly would eat them if offered to me. They are a nice wrap and because of the subtle flavor could be used as any number of ways.
If there was a world championship for hummus eating, my daughter would be up there with the champions, such is her love of this dip. And so, when I saw these Farrah's Hummus Wraps, I knew that I (and my daughter) needed to give them a go.
Like the other Farrah's wraps, the packs are resealable which is so useful to increase the storage life without having to decant into another container. The wraps by themselves, simply lightly heated in a pan, were incredibly moreish- hints of garlic and lemon, but also that distinctive addictive hummus savoury flavour which is so hard to describe but delicious to eat. My daughter happily munched on these straight from the pack, giving her instant seal of approval.
As with the other Farrah's wraps that I tried, I was so impressed with the ability to fold and bend them without splitting. They were also really large and amazingly soft. Looking on the back of the pack I was really surprised by the wide range of uses they suggested for these wraps, so I decided to give a couple a go.
We used them to hold some grilled steak, capsicum and zucchini with feta- they added a slightly Mediterranean twist to this dish without overpowering any of the ingredients contained within. We also used a wrap instead of pastry for a quiche. This was such a nice light alternative to pastry, with lots of flavours and a crispy texture. I also tried them layered in a lasagne, which was a lovely light yet flavoursome alternative to the traditional pasta.
Overall I am really impressed with these wraps. Lots of flavours, a generous size and truly multi-functional means that these wraps are great value for money. If you are looking for a wrap that can fit any occasion then you don't need to look any further- great work Farrah's.
These brand of wraps have become a firm favourite of mine and I like a well made hummus, so I was looking forward to trying this new wrap. When I initially opened this I got a slight hint of lemon, just enough to have me flipping over the pack to check quantities of ingredients and just what was added to make this hummus flavoured. Seeing both garlic flavour and garlic purÃ ©e had me excited as I am a huge garlic fan and so set out to use it in dinner. My first use was to coat a couple of wraps in some homemade garlic butter, slice into small triangles and then bake in the oven. These were a hit with the soup we were eating and there were none leftover. The next day required a quick lunch, so I grabbed a wrap, dumped some cheese, spaghetti and diced onion in the middle and wrapped it up. Baked it in the oven for a few minutes and then chowd down on it. What was great is that even with how wet spaghetti is, the wrap didn't break, crack or split at all, brilliant.
My last use was with rice and a sweet and sour mix on top. My mum joined us for dinner and enjoyed the wrap, she also compared it to some plain and could tell the difference, she wouldn't buy it but she'd happily eat it over the plain. I struggled a bit more to discern any difference between this and the plain and was rather dissapointed I couldn't taste any garlic at all. Mr Ten likes to eat the rice and topping first, and then roll up his wrap to eat last. He declared that the wrap smelt like cat biscuits and then joked that he should try a cat biscuit to see if they tasted the same. He ended up vetoing that idea and stated that even though it smelt like that, he loved the flavour and would like to have it again. I didn't go gaga over this, but it's good to know that's it's another flavour choice for the family.
Wraps are definitely a family favourite in this house especially as we head into summer, they are nice and fast and extremely tasty. Nothing is easier then putting all the ingredients into bowls and placing them on the table and everyone helps themselves - no, mum can you do this or dad can I have more as both girls get immense pleasure by creating there own. We usually get the garlic or spinach wraps and on either we always add hummus to them. When I saw this I thought all of my prayers had been answered.
One of the best thing about Farrah's wraps is they don't crack or break when you fold them over so you never end up with all your fillings falling out. We are definitely chicken lovers and to be honest that is the only meat I have ever had with them, but looking at the back of the packet there is a Lamb recipe that had my mouth watering while reading and I have jotted it down to try at a later date. I think we need to get more creative as we love our Turkish Kebabs and really the world is your oyster when it comes to fillings.
I didn't want to over power my wrap with too many flavours so I kept it very basic and just offered the options of Lettuce, Avocado, Cheese, Red Onions, Chicken and Tomato. I was very keen to try this as I adore Garlic Hummus and I expected to have a taste explosion instead I was left some what confused as to me it tasted extremely plain and I got no other taste from it. I ended up removing the filling and just eating the wrap on its own and again there was no strong taste at all and I am a little disappointed. I asked the rest of the family what they thought and my oldest daughter agreed and said she thought it was a plain wrap. My husband decided to try a different version and made his wrap and then heated it in a fry pan and he said there was a very subtle difference but not much distinction.
Its not something I would purchase again just because we all love our flavour and would prefer to stick to my garlic or spinach wrap. Instead I will continue to buy my Garlic Hummus and just add that to whatever wrap we will be eating next. It had so much potential but unfortunately it did not deliver for us.
Having already tried the Caramelised Onion wraps, I was keen to give the hummus ones a go, particularly as I am quite a fan of hummus. As with the previous Farrah's wraps that I tried, these ones were soft, easy to roll and didn't break or fall apart like some I've tried in the past. The adults tried these out as a lunch item, filling them with lettuce, tomato, cheese and venison salami (this is reviewed separately) . Master 7 had one with lettuce, cheese and ham and it was devoured pretty quickly, given he is normally a very fussy eater, I was pleased! Personally, I can't say I really noticed a distinctive flavour, to me they actually tasted like a plain wrap, I wouldn't have picked them as being hummus if it weren't for the packet.
Calorie count is something that is important to me and these are a little higher on the calorie side than I generally prefer (surprisingly similar to the caramelised onion) but when stuffed full of salad ingredients balances out the calories. Overall, I would say that these are rather nice but given the cost and lack of noticeable flavour, they wouldn't be my first choice. However as Master 7 liked them, I would consider buying them if I saw them on special.
On first opening the packet, I could smell the lemon above anything else - it was strong and slightly sweet, totally obscuring any other flavours that might be in there. This did not really matter as I often find that with hummus - the added flavours usually take over, and the hummus base is lost in the mix. I intended to use the wraps with different fillings anyway so although I did try a little on its own, it did not have a very strong effect. It was what I planned to do next that would make the difference.
We were on the road so I had purchased readymade salads and other items which could be used to assemble the wraps when we stopped for our meal. There was no means of heating the wraps but this did not really matter - I have had Farrahs wraps on other occasions and they are just as nice cold. There were six of us to share the almost-six wraps (because I had taken an exploratory bite out of mine!) so I combined two different fillings, rolled the wraps, and then cut each one in half so that each person could have two different versions.
The first mix was smoked seafood (mussels, kahawai, and tarakihi) mixed with mayonnaise, chopped tomatoes and shredded lettuce. I secured the three wraps with skewers at both ends before halving them as the fish pieces were quite big, but I knew from previous experience that the wraps would not break. However, they might unroll, so I knew to take steps to prevent this from happening.
The second mix was prawn cocktail (made with thousand island dressing) with chopped chives, couscous salad with raisins and pine nuts, and the chopped lettuce and tomato left over from the first three wraps. These wraps got the same treatment, and we then put a half wrap of each variety on to everyone's plate. After that I waited for the feedback!
There was a long silence as everyone concentrated on the food. There was a lot of satisfied grunting going on but not much else. Finally one of the men spoke up. He is Kai Tahu and considers himself something of an expert on fish, so I was interested in hearing what he had to say. But it was obviously going to be good as he was grinning at me. The upshot of that was that he had not spoken earlier because he could not decide which one he preferred - they were both good. As for the wraps, he said they often have wraps at home because they are so convenient, but he had not tasted this variety before and thought it went really well with the smoked fish particularly as the lemon-garlic flavour stood out.
After that everyone else offered their opinions. It appeared we all agreed. While the wraps did not have a lot of flavour on their own, they went perfectly with both lots of fish. It appeared that the combination actually enhanced the flavour of the wraps as well! So success all round, and a product that more people will be looking out for next time they are off to the supermarket.
I love hummus. I have on occasions eating half a kilo of hummus in one sitting. The texture and the garlic flavour have always been a great combination, and very helpful in giving me a way to make carrots and celery sticks more enjoyable to eat. So naturally, I was curious to see how the hummus flavours and textures were passed on to this wrap variety.
As is the case with Farrah's consistent packaging, the pack comes with six servings, housed in a plastic resealable package, and a clear front to be able to view the product in the store before purchasing it. Oddly, the description above mentions a flavour that combines real garlic pieces, and yet there are none visible in the product, and the ingredients mention garlic puree (not exactly what I would call pieces).
Opening up the packet, there is a tangy aroma and flavour, most likely from the lemon juice. The product doesn't have any noticeable visual aspects to it; no herbs, and no difference in colouration. This would make me think that the effectiveness of the hummus variety must be all in the flavour. Unfortunately, the end result was lacklustre. Eating the wrap alone with no fillings to confuse the flavours, I could certainly get a bit of sweetness from the lemon juice, but there was very little flavour. After eating the whole wrap, I noticed that my breath had a little bit of the garlic aftertaste going on, but I hadn't received any of the enjoyment of a garlic flavour, just a slight hint on the breath after.
As someone that loves his garlic, I was hoping for a stronger flavour. when I saw garlic puree and garlic flavouring in the ingredients list. At least they named the variety "hummus" and not "garlic hummus", but the flavours were just far too subtle for me. I'll stick to the garlic butter variety. It's not bad (it's obviously a step up from plain wraps), but not enough for me to warrant buying them when there are other options available.
To be honest I am not the biggest fan of hummus at all, this is due to the texture of hummus rather than the flavour. When I saw that these had come up for review I decided that I wanted to give them a try as Miss 4 is the biggest hummus fan out there and I decided that in wrap form the flavours would probably go fine and I would be able to eat them, after all when it comes to Farrah's there is no such thing as a bad tasting wrap!
I am really pleased that I got to try the hummus flavoured wraps as they taste amazing, with all of the flavours that you would expect from a hummus style dip but without the weird texture associated with hummus which is what makes me dislike it so much. I was actually very surprised by just how much flavour I could taste in each bite of these wraps, there was a definite lemon scent to them, and a very garlic and chickpea flavour, with a lemony after taste, which at the same time seemed to really bring to life the flavours from the chickpeas and the garlic! Reading the packaging I found that these wraps are in fact made using chickpea flour which explains why they really do taste like hummus!
I decided to try these wraps out in several different ways firstly I cut the wraps into small rounds to use as pastry in mini quiches that I was making, I used them to line some muffin tins and then filled these with a mixture of beaten egg, cheese, salami, tomato, onion and capsicums. I found that the wraps worked really well for this purpose as they didn't go soggy and as they were already cooked all I needed them to do was crisp up which they did perfectly. These tasted great however the strong hummus flavour I had previously tried was somewhat gone.
Next up I used the wraps to prepare lunch for work, I added some mayonnaise to the wrap and then added some shaved ham, tomato, lettuce, cucumber and cheese and wrapped it all up. I couldn't believe how much I could actually still taste the hummus flavours even with the other strong tasting ingredients, I was even more surprised when once I had finished my lunch that I had the strongest hummus after taste! Miss 4 enjoyed a mini wrap of the same style for her lunch also and said it was delicious, to be honest this was one of the first times I have actually seen her polish off a whole wrap, so it must have been good, in her words "this is the best wrap ever!".
As far as wraps go Farrah's have once again hit the nail on the head, great quality wraps which don't rip, break or tear and which are extremely versatile. While this isn't my favourite wrap in the range it is one I would happily buy again if my favourite varieties were not in stock, if you are a hummus fan however this may be right up your alley.
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