You should definitely give the hummus a try. It is made from powdered chickpeas, ground sesame seed paste, lemon juice, and garlic, with other seasonings that vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. Traditionally, it is served as a dip with pita bread or, outside the Middle East, with crackers, bread, and/or raw veggies, in addition to pita. For backcountry use, I have found that it also works great thinned to a soup consistency and heated up or added to the above mentioned refries to create a mixed soup. Hummus has an important advantage over refries or black beans because the sesame seed paste, which is high in fat(good variety), gives it a higher calorie count per ounce. Plus, as the Colonel says: "It's finger lickin' gooooood".