Oasis Hommus is a Jewel Osco “Dietitian’s Choice” not only because of the simple ingredients and superior nutrition profile, but also because it tasted great! We think it’s just what our customers are looking for!
Melissa O’Brien, MS, RDN, LDN
Jewel-Osco | Community Registered Dietitian
Rough day at the office – tasting all kinds of delicious Mediterranean foods from @oasishommus — Did you know: not all #hommus is created equal! Oasis hommus has one of the cleanest labels I’ve ever seen – just like homemade and with so many yummy flavors – I’m quite impressed! Thanks for lunch! #dietitianapproved #mymarianos
Allison Parker, MS, RD, LDN
Registered Dietitian | Mariano’s
(posted on runningrdm Instagram)
If you’re not familiar with hummus, it’s a creamy, tangy Mediterranean spread and dip that is rich in protein and fiber.
@brittanynikolic and I recently had the opportunity to learn the story behind @oasishommus and sample their wide variety of hummus options. They were DELICIOUS! Oasis Hummus is made with the freshest, highest quality ingredients that are 100 percent all natural and contain no additives. With a minimal ingredient list, Oasis Hummus is also #glutenfree!
Hummus makes a great snack paired with whole grain pita bread, sliced veggies or whole grain crackers. It’s also a perfect addition to many #familymeals. Try adding hummus to burgers, sandwiches, pizza, deviled eggs and chicken or tuna salad.
Lauren (Lindsley) Tulig, RDN, CD
Green Bay Regional Dietitian
Skogen’s Festival Foods
(posted on FestFoods Instagram)
Huntington Medical Foundation
To whom it may concern,
I am writing this letter in support of Oasis Mediterranean Cuisine. After 20 years of successful business in Ohio, Michigan, and other Midwest states, the company is currently seeking to bring their unique blend of healthy Mediterranean foods to Los Angeles and southern California. I am writing this letter in strong support of the company’s vision for expansion.
I have served as the Executive Director of Center for Human Nutrition at Huntington Hospital since 2008, and I was previously the chief of Clinical Nutrition services at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. I have over 15 years of experience in treating patient with various metabolic diseases ranging from diabetes, high cholesterol, to heart disease. Over the years, we have routinely incorporated use of Mediterranean foods in our patient care with high success.
Multiple studies have repeatedly shown the health benefits of Mediterranean foods in the treatment of patients with cholesterol problems, heart disease, and even for secondary prevention of cancer. As published in a large European study in the New England Journal of Medicine following more than 22,000 people living in Greece, researchers found that the closer people followed the Mediterranean diet, the less likely they were to die from either heart disease or cancer. Besides foods that are high in the good fats (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats), Mediterranean foods are low in saturated fats and trans fats. Oasis Mediterranean Cuisine has carried it one step further. Through a unique patented technology incorporating fat separation, the company has created a whole line of foods that are either very low fat, or even non-fat. Our clients enjoy Mediterranean foods tremendously, while at the same time achieve improvement in their blood metabolic profile.
While there are restaurants locally which sell serves Mediterranean cuisine, very few offer prepackaged entrees incorporating Mediterranean foods for clients looking to enjoy these foods at home. At our Center and satellite offices, where we catered to more over 6,500 clients, there is a high demand for prepackaged food which offers client convenience, cost effectiveness, and more importantly, healthy alternatively to typical fast foods. We be- lieve there is a tremendous opportunity and market for Oasis to expand its unique line of pre-packaged foods. This can be done not only in our clinic, but more broadly in community markets, grocers, gyms, and even for catering.
Please feel free to contact me if you may have any questions. Oasis Mediterranean Cuisine has our support with- out reservation.
Kurt Hong, M.D. Ph. D.
Executive Director, Center for Human Nutrition
Huntington Medical Foundation
Chief, Preventive Health and Nutrition Services
Huntington Memorial Hospital
“I recently tried your roasted red pepper hummus for the first time, purchased from the Woodmans in Sun Prairie, WI and was very pleased. Happy to find a product that tastes great, has no preservatives, is low in cost and benefits the needy all at the same time! I will definitely be purchasing again and recommend my friends to do the same. Keep up the great work!”
Lynn K – Louisville, KY
“I want to thank you for making the oil free/fat free Hummus products. I completely changed the way I eat this past January and your hummus has helped me with my new oil free eating plan! I LOVE both the original and Mediterranean style hummus!! Thank you! I am a walking advertisement for your hummus and I am so grateful to have found it. Have a great week!”
Dorothy B, Office Support Staff – University of Missouri
Just want you to know how good to me, your products really are . . . I moved from Montreal in November. I used to eat your products there, never looking to see where they actually came from. Most products in the Kosher store were all written in English. When I found them here in Columbia and the Natural Grocer I was so happy. I am gluten free, dairy free, egg free, and chemical free eating person. I don?t react to anything that you put in your food. Humous, especially. Thanks again.”
“Thank you so much for creating such an amazing hummus!! I have to say that I eat hummus multiple times most days and have tried all kinds from all different brands and after picking yours up from Whole Foods in West Hollywood tonight, I’ve found a new favorite! So tasty it’s hard to believe it’s as healthy as it is!! Thank you for keeping everything so natural and it’s nice to know the company also gives backs to kids in need. Go you! Best of luck in your continued growth! Your new regular consumer.”
“I rarely email companies about their products, but this email couldn’t wait. My husband and I just finished off an entire tub of your bruschetta and it was hands down THE BEST bruschetta we’ve ever had! (And we’ve had a lot!)Anyway, we just wanted to thank you for making such a delicious product. It’s been added to our weekly grocery list! Thanks again!”
An Extremely Pleased Customer
“Dear Oasis Mediterranean Cuisine, I can’t even describe in words how happy I am that I found your line of delicious hummus. I have celiac disease and I also have a very sensitive gut so I found that most of the other brands of hummus did not sit well in my stomach. Then I went to the store and saw your original hummus and immediately gave it a try. I absolutely LOVED it. The taste of the hummus was much more authentic than other store-bought brands and my stomach tolerated it 100% which was great for me! Thank you so much for creating a product that gives people with celiac disease more options for foods in their diet. It means a lot.”
“Dear OMC, I just wanted to say that you make a delicious product! my favorite food is hummus and oasis has the best! I recently moved from Toledo OH to Sacramento CA and am missing it so much! Sincerely, Your biggest hummus fan.”
“I have been a long-time lover of Oasis foods, especially your hommus. Recently, I feel that more and more companies are producing hommus. However, your simple ingredients and great taste does not compare with the others (Sabra, etc.). Keep the good stuff coming! PS – Do you have t-shirts available by chance?”
“Please tell me where I can buy your wonderful non fat hummus in or near Boca Raton, FL, 33428 and Andes, NY 13731. It’s really delicious and other brands are not as good. Thanks.”
“Hi there, I am writing to inquire about the possibility of getting your products into my local nutrition store. I recently moved from Chicago to Palm Beach to continue my nutrition/ detox work. I was lucky enough 5 years ago to discover oasis from whole foods and have been buying about 5 spreads a week. I have been telling many of my clients about the OASIS LENTIL/ HUMMUS spreads for years because your brand is top of the top in taste, pure ingredients, and especially ESPECIALLY gentle on the stomachs of many who have issues digesting hummus products. However, I truly have not found anything here that comes close. I am hoping I can get you in touch with my local guy at NUTRITION SMART and they can begin carrying it.”
Pat M – Findlay, OH
“Dear Oasis, It’s wonderful to be able to buy great products from a local company. Keep up the great work!”
“To Whom it May Concern, My family and I are huge bruschetta fans and we have been searching high and low for the best bruschetta around. Our search stopped with yours! We absolutely love it! It’s the perfect mix of garlicy sweetness. The only problem is your product is only available at one of our local grocery stores and we would love it to see it in more/different locations. Keep doing what you’re doing and we will definitely keep buying your products!”
Voted #1 by the Chicago Tribune
- Oasis Mediterranean Cuisine (7.5)
- Athenos (7.3)
- Tribe Organic (6.5)
- Sabra (5.5)
- Trader Joe’s (5.3)
- Whole Foods (4.5)
- Chef Earls (4.3)
- Cedar’s (3.8)
* Products are scored on a scale of 1 to 9 with 9 being the highest, as rated by the Chicago Tribune on March 19, 2008.
Hummus, that Middle Eastern spread starring chickpeas, oil, and sometimes tahini (sesame seed paste), isn’t hard to make but it’s even easier to buy. The number of brands is increasing and so are the flavors. Maybe that’s no surprise. Hummus (also spelled hommos) is healthful and delicious (as a sandwich spread or veggie dip, for starters) and low in fat and calories; few brands in our tasting exceeded 25 calories per tablespoon.
We zeroed in on red pepper hummus, and were astonished not only by the number we found (eight) but also by the great variation in color, texture and flavor.
The winner, Oasis Mediterranean Cuisine, was purchased at Whole Foods Market. Tasters loved its flavor, texture and authenticity; it also had the fewest calories per tablespoon (14). It was followed by two familiar supermarket brands: Athenos placed a close-behind second, Tribe finished third.