Why did my food explode?
April 9, 2007 3:46 PM Subscribe
Why did my hummus explode?
posted by dame to food & drink (25 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I bought hummus last weekend from Trader Joes. Garlic. No preservatives, but the sell-by date was April 11, two days after today. I brought it home and put it in the fridge. It swelled. A lot. So I stuck a knife into the thin plastic covering (the this has not been tampered with stuff) and it exploded (in my sink). Why? I mean, I assume some serious fermenting was going on, but what? And why in this case? I've had hummus a lot longer and never had this happen.