Hummus lovers are freaking out over a potential worldwide shortage

Unfortunately for hummus fans across the globe, it looks likely that a worldwide hummus shortage is on the horizon.

The hummus crisis is largely being driven by a lack in chickpeas, the main ingredient of the popular spread.

"Chickpea prices increased during 2017 and remain high," said a representative from EHL Ingredients.

"Demand is strong from every market and currently there isn’t enough supply to go around. This is driven by poor crops in some of the main producing origin nations over the past 12 months."

With hummus being a summer time kiwi favourite, it might be time to rethink your dip selection at your next BBQ.

Source: Independent