Investigators at the scene yesterday confirmed that not one of the four flatmates sharing the fridge admitted buying the 200g pot of chick pea-based spread, each claiming that it had been there since they moved in.
“Unfortunately, the sticker with the use-buy date on it has long since faded beyond scientific levels of examination,” said chief detective Feraz Marple. “But carbon-dating of the paper suggests that it pre-dates Jacky, the longest current flatmate who first moved in late 2009, and could well have originated as far back as Katerina in 2006.”
Ana-Louisa, who has lived in the flat since February of last year, says that the plastic container of hummous had become something of an elephant in the fridge.
“We all knew the hummous was there, of course, but none of us wanted to bring it up into conversation for fear of somebody then suggesting we open it,” she said. “I just assumed it was Steve’s.”
Forensic teams are reportedly set to remove the lid of the container in a laboratory tomorrow morning. Experts believe that the hummous, however old it turns out to be, is likely to taste “a bit fizzy”.