Sainsbury's, Carlton Street

Sainsbury’s have sold out of its entire range of Houmous, and customers are not happy.

Remember the lettuce shortage? Now it’s the turn of the popular chickpea-based dip, Houmous.

The dip has reportedly been temporarily withdrawn due to a production issue.

Both the Carton Street and Waverley Street stores have placed signs on shelves apologising for the inconvenience caused.

Empty shelves: Hummus temporarily out of stock
Empty shelves: Houmous temporarily out of stock

The dip has also been taken off its online grocery shop – and customers have taken to social media to express their outrage.

One Sainsbury’s store has has even provided recipes for customers to make their own.

Tesco have confirmed they have ‘plenty’ in store after one twitter user tweeted: “Goodbye my Houmous, goodbye my friend.”

A Sainsbury’s spokesperson said: “We’ve temporarily removed a number of houmous lines from sale due to a production issue at our supplier. We expect to be fully stocked within a couple of days and are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.”

Sainsbury’s said the incident was not a food safety issue and has not been reported to the Food Standards Agency.

All of us at CBJ wish the Houmous a speedy return.