Who owns the chickpea paste known as hummus? Is it an Israeli dish? A Lebanese specialty?
It turns out that while advocates of Middle Eastern countries were distracted by squabbling for the right to hummus, Americans stepped up to the plate with their can-do attitude and took it over for themselves.
Sorry, Muslims and Jews.
Meet your bastardized American offspring, bacon hummus.
More precisely, “Smoky flavored Bacon hummus, a delicious blend of smoky hummus topped with real bacon” brought to us by Stop-and-Shop’s “Simply Enjoy” brand.
We have no idea how it tastes — though as fans of Sabra’s jalapeno-flavored hummus (that one is kosher), we probably have no standing to complain about cross-cultural chickpea contamination.
But as you can see from the photograph, our friend who discovered the bacon hummus pronounced it good to the last dip.