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Hummus question

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I wanted to buy hummus and put it into my luggage which will be loaded to the plan's storage (basically, I want to bring my hummus with me to another country). I have to fly from USA to Thailand which the hummus will be at the room temperature almost 26 hours and at 90 degree celcius for like 3 more hours....
 but I don't know if my hummus will still be okay or not...
any suggestion??
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Just stick a couple of ice packs next to it and pack it in a small lunch bag cooler. I think it ought to be fine.  I carried fish in my luggage once.  Granted it wasn't out as long as your hummus will be, but it was still good when I got home.  Plus, I can't think of anything that is in hummus that will spoil quickly if left out.  Trial and Error.   Good Luck! 

Are you sure the plane's storage is room temperature, I thought they were usually colder?

Also, have you checked to make sure it's legal to bring food into Thailand? A lot of countries don't allow such things.

opps, double post

Well, I'm actually from Thailand!! I'm going back home for my summer holiday and I just want to bring hummus there (I think Thailand may also have hummus but must be kinda hard to find so I just wanna bring one for my friend). Thailand actually NOT that strict about what food you will bring in. The airport is NOT strict AT ALL!!! You will be surprise! As long as you don't bring like....animals parts for selling or illegal drugs...that's just fine!!Thanks for the advice!!

deffinatley not. I brought hummus to school for lunch one time and it was in my locker at room temp until about noon. It turned sour that fast!!! it was nasty.. and it wasn't bad before I brought it because the stuff at home in the fridge was still fine.

Bring it in a cooler if you can.

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Remember to watch out for the airport liquid & gel regulations. Take less than 100mL to be safe if it's going in your carry-on.

I have packed some uber weird stuff in my suitcase, but never out of the country, just from SFO to ORD for example.  Boca Burgers, Tri-Tip, Feta Cheese, and yes Hummus.  Can you freeze hummus before you go?  I'm not sure what the consistency would be like.  Hummus is chickpeas, lemon juice, spices, and sometimes tahini.

The other thought is  - can you make home made on the other side instead of trying to pack it?

Uhm....nice idea. I would try that! Thank you!

Don't try and take prepared hummus - it sounds like it would be likely to be spoiled before it got there! Hummus is VERY easy to make - take some cans of chickpeas if you don't think you'll be able to get them there, and a jar of tahini, and assemble it yourself.

Here's a very basic hummus recipe from As you can see it's a can of chickpeas, some lemon juice, tahini, and garlic, with a bit of oil for smoothness.

  • 1 16 oz can of chickpeas or garbanzo beans
  • 1/4 cup liquid from can of chickpeas
  • 3-5 tablespoons lemon juice (depending on taste)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
PREPARATION:Drain chickpeas and set aside liquid from can. Combine remaining ingredients in blender or food processor. Add 1/4 cup of liquid from chickpeas. Blend for 3-5 minutes on low until thoroughly mixed and smooth.


THe more I think about it, the more I want to recommend that you make it on the other side of your trip.  Kajikit had a great suggestion and that is to take the cans of stuff you will need.  No worries about spoiling and spilling!  I've also seen tahini in cans too.  Good luck!

Hey, I think I'm going to give home made hummus a shot!  I eat this stuff everyday, really like the Trader Joe version.  but might give it a shot.


Thank you!!
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