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About Soom Products

Tahini is a paste made from sesame seeds. It is commonly used in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines, and is a versatile ingredient for savory and sweet dishes.

No, our sesame seeds are roasted before they are pressed. Soom Tahini is just sesame, no added salt or oil.

Storing and Quality

Depending on the preferred consistency, Soom tahini can be stored in either the pantry or the fridge. For a smoother and more pourable texture, keep Soom tahini in a cool, dry pantry. If you prefer a nut butter-like consistency, keep Soom tahini in the fridge.

Soom Snack Bites pouches should be fully zipped so that the pouch is airtight, and stored in a cool, dry place.

*Never place a wet or dirty spoon in the jar as it promotes bacterial growth. Ick!

Soom tahini products have a 2-year best by date from the day it was pressed. We recommend using within 12 months of the purchase date.

Once opened, Soom Snack Bites should be consumed within 30 days of opening.

The best by dates on our jars are in the format DD/MM/YY. So if your jar has a best by date of 18/1/25, it means it’s good until January 18th, 2025.

If the tahini separates and is difficult to re-mix, we recommend removing all contents (oil and solids) from the jar and mixing in a blender. If you have an immersion blender, you can also leave the tahini in the jar and blend right inside!

If the chocolate or dark chocolate tahini separates and becomes hard to stir, make it a warm bath! (No bubbles necessary.) Simply place warm-to-hot water in a bowl and place the jar of chocolate tahini with the lid screwed tightly into the warm bath. (Make sure that no water enters the jar.) Let sit for 3 to 5 minutes. The tahini will be much easier to stir.

Soom tends to be thinner than a lot of other tahini on the market. The ratio of the sesame oil to the sesame “meat” gives it a creamy, pourable consistency. Also, depending on temperature, the tahini may feel a bit thinner or thicker.

The black spots are the tips of the little sesame seeds. Ethiopian White Humera sesame seeds have black tips that are still visible once they're ground. Because Soom products are 100% natural and crops vary each season, some jars have more specs than others. The spots tend to settle at the bottom, just give it a good stir before enjoying. It is 100% safe to eat.

During extremes in weather, either extreme heat or cold, both Chocolate and Dark Chocolate Tahini with Sea Salt may experience crystallization. This is when the sugars crystallize and may appear as white specs in the tahini. This is perfectly normal and safe to eat. Simply mix the tahini thoroughly to reblend. In high heat situations, Dark Chocolate Tahini with Sea Salt may also form a “crunchy” film on top. This is due to the sea salt “melting”, causing condensation on top. When the temperature returns to normal, the salt crystallizes and may form a film. This is also normal and safe to eat, although we are happy to provide a replacement if desired.

Our lables are made with a metallic film so the jar should not be microwaved with the label still attached. If you'd like to warm your tahini, place jar in a warm water bath or remove a portion of tahini and place it in a microwave safe container before heating.

Sourcing and Manufacturing

We source our sesame seeds from Ethiopia.

Israel, in a facility located within the Green Line.

Soom Tahini in jars are manufactured in facilities where tree nuts and peanuts are not present.

Soom Snack Bites are packaged in a facility that also processes tree nuts and peanuts.

Soom Tahini is made with mechanically-hulled sesame seeds.

Our premium and organic tahini are both made with White Humera Ethiopian sesame seeds, and manufactured using the same process. The texture and flavor is exactly the same! The only difference between these two products is that Soom Organic Tahini is USDA certified organic.

Nutrition Facts & Sustainability

Yes, all Soom tahini jars are OU certified. Snack Bites are certified Earth Kosher.

Soom Tahini is naturally free of gluten and does not contain gluten in the ingredients. The factories where Soom products are produced do not process gluten. However, Soom has not applied for gluten free certification.

Soom Snack Bites are not gluten-free. They do not contain gluten-free oats.

Soom products do not contain soy in the ingredients. Soom Chocolate Tahini and Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Tahini are produced in a factory that also produces soy.

All Soom products are dairy free.

Soom products do not contain tree nuts or peanuts in the ingredients. Tahini in jars are produced in a facility that does NOT process tree nuts or peanuts.

Soom Snack Bites are produced in a facility that processes tree nuts and peanuts.

Soom products do not contain any animal products and are vegan. Soom has not applied for vegan certification on any of our products.

Yes, all Soom's jars and bottles are BPA-free.

Both the 11oz and 16oz jars are made from PET. PET is #1 plastic for recycling purposes and if often recyclable in your curbside recycling.