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Walkers Doritos Mild Salsa Dip

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      13.09.2010 08:19
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      See review.

      I entertain a lot and have lots of BBQs and parties on a regular basis, and I am always looking to try lots of different foods, so that my guests do not get bored of the same food all the time, my family and friends all take turns with the entertainment, so it is quite good fun.

      I have bought this dip on a regular basis, it comes in a jar and for 300g it is usually priced around £1.30 but I bought 2 for £2 on special offer from Asda, so I got a bargain.

      It is a glass jar with a screw off top, and the dip inside is a very thick, rich sauce, it has lots of ingredients in it to give it lots of flavour, some being Tomatoes, Jalapeno Peppers, Tomato Puree, Garlic and lots of Spices.

      It tastes absolutely delicious and this one is not too strong a taste of the spices etc, it is quite a mild one, it is not at all bland and it has a nice kick to it, the texture of the dip is nice and smooth and it is lovely eaten with Tortilla Chips and I often eat it with crisps and I also use a little on my burgers if I am having a BBQ as it is a change from sauce or mayonnaise, it give the burgers a little more flavour in my opinion and my guest love it eaten that way too, and it tastes to me just like a relish sauce in my opinion.

      It is best placed in a fridge once the top has been opened and if you want to eat it later in the day or another time as it can be eaten up to 3 days after opening if kept in a fridge.

      I put some in a dish as I find it is nicer that way but I have often just used it from the jar and it is very easy to scoop out and place on a burger etc.

      I just find it a little more easier to have it in a dish and then my guests can dip from there, rather than the jar, and it has a nice tangy taste to it, it is quite sweet but not sickly, and I can taste the spices and the garlic, and it has a very strong tomato taste to this one, it is easy to swallow as the tomatoes are chopped very finely and small enough to chew.

      Once opening the jar, the smell of the dip has a very strong tomato and spicy smell and it is like a relish but a lot thicker.

      I love the thickness of this one as it is not at all watery, and a little is only needed, and a little does go a long way, a full jar certainly can accommodate a lot of guests.

      Each 40g serving contains, 13 calories, 1.3g sugar, a trace of fat and 0.6g of salt.

      I think it is a good calorie amount for a dip as some others are very high in calories but this one is a very good one.

      I love this dip, it is excellent value for money and extremely good quality and I highly recommend it for anyone to try for a party or just with burgers and sausage sandwiches, and this is manufactured by Walkers Doritos and so a very well known brand and the taste is just perfect for my taste buds.

      I give it 5 stars.

      Thank you for reading my review.


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        31.05.2010 16:57
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        I just love Chips and Dips, and Doritoes does it so well!

        I discovered doritoes and the Doritoes Mild Salsa Dip at university by chance. Growing up (I am not that old) the only crisps that I had were the usual Walkers flavours! I discovered Doritoes and I never looked back.

        If you keep your eye out in the larger supermarkets you can usually find offers - buy one get one free or three for the price of two! The offer usually spans the whole Doritoes range so you can buy the crisps as well as the Dip. I love the Dip so much that I don't actually buy Doritoes anymore without the Mild Salsa Dip - it's essential!

        The Dip is predominately made from really chunky tomatoes and onions. The Dip is classed as 'Mild' although it does have a kick to it.

        The Dip is perfect on a buffet table with your friends or family OR by yourself on the arm of the settee whilst watching a film on a friday night.

        A QUICK TIP
        Whether you are meaning to eat the whole jar (like I do) or just a bit, I would recommend that you tip the salsa into a small bowl. This means that you don't get crisp bits into the rest of the salsa. Also, it is really hard to get the salsa out of the bottom of the jar with a Doritoe without getting the salsa dip all over your hands!

        I would recommend that you dip into Doritoes Mild Salsa Dip with the plainer Doritoes, such as Doritoes Hint of Lime / Garlic / Salt.

        But they are just my preferences

        I love the dip so much but I have an intolerance to onions... I still don't stop eating it

        PS I have tried the supermarket own brands but I don't think they can compare; sometimes not chunky enough / too watery

        But again just my preferences


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        17.05.2010 08:23
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        Decent Dip

        I bought a few dips recently and, after reviewing a couple of Sainsbury's ones I decided it was time to try this one as well.....


        The salsa comes in a glass jar with a green screw top lid. Much of the jar is covered by the label which includes the ingredients, nutritional information and manufacturer's contact information. The product should be keep in the refrigerator after opening and should be consumed within three days. It contains no artificial colours or flavours.

        Ingredients: Tomatoes (Chopped Tomatoes, Tomato Puree From Concentrate) (70%), Green Peppers (11%), Onion, Jalapeno Pepper (3%), Salt, Spirit Vinegar, Sugar, Garlic Powder, Spices

        Nutritional Information per 100g {40g in brackets}

        Energy kJ: 170kJ {68kJ}
        kcal: 40kcal {16kcal}
        Protein: 0.9g {0.4g}
        Carbohydrate: 8.5g {3.4g}
        of which total sugars: 4.5g {1.8g}
        Fat: 0.2g {0.1g}
        (of which saturates): 0.1g {Trace}
        Fibre: 2.2g {0.9g}
        Sodium: 0.80g {0.32g}
        equivalent as salt: 2.03g {0.81g}


        I paid £1.38 for a jar of this in Sainsbury's. They do have a 2 for £2.50 offer on at the moment.

        Taste and opinion:

        Occasionally I do like to treat myself to a tube of Pringles and something to dip them in. There's quite a range of dips on the market now ranging from mayonnaise based dips to cheese based dips to others such as salsa. Many dips, like this one are available in a single tub or jar to buy whilst you can also buys trays of dips which usually contain 4 or more different flavours. Anyway, this review concerns the Doritos Salsa dip which I would never eat with Doritos because I'm not overly keen on them.

        The screw top lid is firmly fastened but isn't on so tight that it's going to cause problems for once getting it off. Once you remove it you can see the dip which is a nice red colour. Also visible are the green peppers,bits of onion and small size chunks of tomato. It looks rather tempting.

        So what does it taste like?

        Scooping some up with a Pringle I take a taste and am quite pleased with it. I can taste the tomato which is fairly firm and still tastes fresh. There's a distinct taste of vinegar as well which gives the salsa a little edge but I didn't find that this was overpowering. The green peppers are obvious by their colour so you can't really miss seeing them. These had a nice slightly crunchy consistency which made a nice contrast with the softer tomato pieces and the overall consistency of the "sauce". The pieces of onion were perhaps sliced a little too small for any crunchiness there to be really noticed.

        Aside from the edge that the vinegar brings to the salsa there's a slight taste of garlic but, again, I found this in no way overpowering. In fact the ingredients all worked well together to create a pleasing salsa dip in which none of the elements was the dominant taste at the expense of the rest. I'd agree that the overall taste is mild as opposed to hot and I wouldn't think that the majority of people would have any particular problems eating this at all.

        The dip itself is perhaps a little on the thinner side rather than being a thick dip which, from my point of view is ideal. There's nothing worse than dipping your crisps, in this case my Pringles, into the sauce and finding that the bit submerged in the sauce has snapped off because the sauce is too thick. That's not a problem I encountered with this dip at all so, on the Pringle Dipping Front, I can't fault it.

        It's certainly thinner than the Sainsbury's Chunky Salsa dip which I've already reviewed on Dooyoo and the two products do have distinctly different tastes. I would say that the Sainsbury's salsa has a slight edge on the taste front but this is far better for non-snapping of Pringles when you dip them in!

        In nutritional terms this is a reasonable healthy dip. The sugar content at 4.5% is not going to trouble anyone whilst the fat content here is negligible. Compare this with the fat content of cream or mayonnaise based dips which can be anywhere between 20% - 40% and it's obvious that salsa is the healthier option in terms of fat content.

        Overall then, a great tasting dip with a consistency that's ideal for dipping thin crisps without any problems.


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        10.05.2010 12:33
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        Lacking a bit of poke!

        I will confess to being a bit of a chips and dips addict. By far my favourite dip is salsa and so I was quite surprised that it had taken me so long to get round to trying Doritos Mild Salsa. The standard sized jar is 326g which is more than enough to accompany a large bag of tortilla chips.
        Doritos Mild Salsa is a pretty simple salsa to be honest, made predominantly from tomatoes and green peppers. It is simple yet tasty and the tangy zing of the tomatoes goes really well with the saltiness of whatever tortilla chips your dunking into it. It certainly lives up to its billing as a 'Mild' salsa and I would be hard pressed to find any trace of spiciness at all, despite the fact that the salsa contains 3% jalapeno peppers. I would certainly prefer it if it had a bit more poke to it but I suppose that is my fault for picking up the mild variety rather than the hot one.
        So apart from being a tiny bit bland and lacking on the spice front, this is a perfectly adequate salsa. Comprising largely of vegetables and fruit (tomatoes) it is very low in fat and calories which is good because the tortilla chips you're eating with it won't be! In fact this salsa would go perfectly with some sour cream and guacamole which would increase the calorie count 10 fold.
        All in all I would say this salsa would be perfect for people who don't like spice at all, others might find it a smidgen bland. I paid £1.49 for a pot at Waitrose which I thought was perfectly reasonable. Next time I will probably opt for the hot variety out of personal preference.


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        29.04.2010 19:55
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        It's ok but it's not my favourite!

        One thing I do love to do is dip in my spare time lol! I love crisps and things like that and have always enjoyed different flavours and the whole process involved with it all!

        I recently bought this dip to go with some Doritos I bought and I stuck with this brand as I thought it would be excellent quality like the Dorito tortilla chips I am so fond of and I haven't tried it before.

        The Packaging:

        326g glass round jar that has a green lid to the top of it. Around the jar there is a matching green label and I'm told that it is Doritos Mild Salsa Dip and there is an at a glance nutritional chart on there. Other information on the jar tells me the ingredients used (This contains no artificial colours or flavours and has less than 1% fat in the whole thing), storage advice is given (Once opened it must be kept refrigerated for up to 3 days only), the size is listed, there is a full nutritional chart stated and contact details for Walkers are also given. Nice enough jar, easy to open etc.

        The Salsa Itself:

        This is basically a rather runny but thick tomato sauce with lots of lumps in it. Theres loads of sauce in it and in my opinion it was a little too much on the runny side for me to be honest and it put me off rather alot. Within it though you do get chunky and rather fresh tasting chopped tomatoes that were really juicy and naturally sweet with a slight sour taste to them too (I guess because there is vinegar in this), slithers of onion and green peppers, again which were distinctive and chunkily sliced and you get a slight taste of garlic overall and then there is a small hint of chilli within it.

        I found this rather sweet and sour and I liked the way the ingredients tasted really fresh and it wasn't an overly smelly dip. I liked the hit of chilli once swallowed and the fact it really was mild and not blow your brains out hot or anything like that but for me the fact it was so runny put me off as it was messy to deal with and it did stain my jeans rather badly!

        I can't fault the quality of this at all and as I have already stated I did like the juicy vegetables within it and found plenty of them but for me it needs to be a little thicker. Taste wise....great though!

        Nutritional Information Per 40g Serving:

        Calories: 16
        Sugar: 1.8g
        Fat: 0.1g
        Saturates: Trace
        Salt: 0.8g

        Available in all good supermarkets etc and expect to pay about £1.38 a jar.


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          27.09.2009 20:15
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          Great Snack For A Party

          I am partial to snacking particularly after a long shift when the thought of coming home and cooking really is an unbearable thought. This of course can often lead me to munching on things which really wont do my diet any good. However at the end of the day I am only human and prone to the weaknesses of eating ready made meals and other completely unhealthy items from time to time. I was at work recently when I spotted one of colleagues eating Doritos and some salsa which she was dipping her crisps into. I have to say I had seen these in my local supermarket before however had never purchased them as I can be quite fussy when it comes to things like this particularly as I am not very partial to sauces and things with to much spice. Well to cut a long story short I was hungry and she offered me to try some so I did. I have to say I was quite surprised that I actually quite liked the taste and they were very very moreish. Needless to say the next time I went shopping I made a beeline for the relevant aisle and was actually quite amazed at the huge section on offer. I ended up opting for some walkers thai and sweet chilli crisps and a jar of Doritos Hot Salsa Dip. I chose the hot dip as the one I had tried previously was extremely mild so I thought that it would be all right for my particular tolerance for this type of product.

          Well as stated there were several varieties of this type of dip available and I have to say that the price varied considerably from brand to brand. I am not usually a slave to advertising however I opted for the Doritos version as I wanted to play it safe having already tried the milder version and deciding against the stores own make which was almost a third cheaper. The jar seemed to stand out on the shelf more than the other too with its distinctive fiery orange label and thick glass jar. There were also only a few jars left so I presumed that it must be a popular choice. The jar is clear and I could see the product through it which seemed to be a thick red dip full of chunks of various things and as this was the type of dip I was I the mood for at that particular moment I made my purchase at a cost of £1.39 which I thought was quite pricey for a 326g tub. The full title of the product for those interested is Doritos Hot Salsa Dip.

          The lid is a screw top and has one of those safety buttons so check that the button has not popped up before purchasing the item. The reason I am mentioning this is that I didn't actually notice that my jar had been opened already it was the friendly check-out operator who pointed this out to me. I have to say that I had never encountered this problem before however they exchanged the product for me and once in tact I took the item home and decided that I would try it uninterrupted later that night when my son was in bed. I put some crisps in a bowl and took my dip out of the fridge as the manufacturer recommends serving the product chilled for best results. I looked at the wording on the jar and was pleased to note that the product contained no artificial colours or flavours and contained less than one percent fat. Perhaps then the diet wouldn't be too much affected then.

          On opening the jar I was met with a rather pleasant fruity aroma, mainly that of tomatoes and a peppery smell. The dip was chunky and appeared to be full of all sorts of lovely things. I scanned the ingredients and noted that the sauce contained chopped tomatoes and tomato puree. Green peppers, onion, sugar, garlic powder and jalapeno peppers. There seemed to be rather a lot of jalapenos contained within and I hoped that I had not purchased a dip that would be too hot for me too handle!!!! I scooped up a small amount of the dip with one of my thick crisps and tried my first bite. The taste was initially a lovely fresh combination of tomatoes and pepper which was absolutely delicious. Then seconds later I experienced the fiery kick of the jalapeno peppers. Talk about bringing tears to the eyes. I don't suppose they would name it hot salsa if indeed it wasn't however although I am not really keen on all things hot and spicy there was something particularly moreish about this particular product. I just couldn't help eating it. A bit like the popcorn scenario where you just keep popping more and more until its gone. Well the heat of the product actually stopped me from managing to do this in one sitting and I confess I had to put half of the jar back into the fridge ready for another day. Overall though a couple of glasses of water later I was back to my usual self and I am now a convert to hot dipping sauce and crisps. I know that as we get older out tastes change I just never thought for one minute that I would be able to eat anything with jalapeno in it. Overall recommended although my husband states that he found this a relatively mild product. Recommended for those who don't mind a little bit of a kick however probably a bit lame for the vindaloo crowd. Worth a try and I would suggest a great snack to have available at parties.

          Nutritional Information per 40g

          Calories 16
          Sugar 1.8g
          Fat 0.1g
          Saturates Trace
          Salt 0.8g

          It is important to note that once opened the contents should be consumed within three days. For more information on this product visit the dedicated website www.doritos.co.uk


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