Bad news for hummus (or houmous, if you prefer) fans: Sainsbury's has just stripped its shelves of the much-loved dip due to a flavour issue. The shortage follows a series of complaints claiming the dips have an unpleasant "metallic" taste. Sainsburys has since tweeted explaining the removal of a number of hummus lines "due to a production issue at our supplier" adding that the quality issue is being investigated with "no safety concerns over previously bought houmous".
In true British style, outraged individuals have used their 140 characters to share their turmoil:
The factory that supplies Sainsburys it's houmous had mechanical errors so now my pitta breads are lonely
— Sarah Newman (@TheSarahNewman) April 23, 2017
Let's hope those pittas don't go lonely for too long.
— Jess (@justjessikah) April 22, 2017
Good one, Ealing.
— Nico (@rubberrrsoul) April 23, 2017
Your guess is as good as ours, Nico.
— SamSam (@sammywammy30) April 22, 2017