The single-dip recession kicked off when Sainsbury’s withdrew some lines of the chickpea-based snack due to “taste issues”.
M&S similarly pulling products from their stores, leading users to capture and tweet images of empty shelves.
A Sainsbury’s spokesperson put the problem was down to “a production issue at our supplier” - Bakkavor, who make the product for all three of the affected chains. The company has apparently conformed of an unusual taste but insist that there are no safety issues.
M&S has also responded: “Some of our hummus products were temporarily taken off shelf due to a supplier issue.
“We can reassure customers that our recipe hasn’t changed and that hummus is now back in store,” they added.