“ Brand: Asda / Type: Dip „
I've never been a great fan of dips, but bought this whilst looking for something to go with a big bag of plain Doritos as a snack one lunch time. Our local Asda was selling this dip for 87p, but it was in a sale for 2 for £1.50, so I bought it with another dip and thought it was a bit of a bargain.
As other reviewers have mentioned, the strangest thing about this onion and garlic dip is that the garlic is essentially non-existent! This disappointed me as I love garlic flavours, but I did notice that the taste and smell didn't stick around in my mouth for as long as other brands, (such as Sainsbury's for instance - where you become a walking clove of garlic for the next three days!) The lack of garlic made it less overpowering as well, and I did grow to enjoy the taste after the initial disappointment.
The dip is lovely and thick - being mayonnaise based - but the flavour didn't quite work with the plain Doritos I dipped in them. In actual fact, I found that fresh French bread made a much better accompaniment, and my boyfriend agreed. Try it!
One downside is that it goes off pretty quickly - even when put straight into the fridge - and I wasn't able to finish the pot before I had to throw it away. If you were having a dinner party you may be able to use the entire pot as part of a 'chips and dips' starter, but otherwise you might find that you only get a chance to use about half of the tub within two days.
At 235 calories for 100g, isn't the healthiest snack you could hope to come across! Next time I might go for the low fat version, which is according to some diet websites is around 100 calories lighter!
I always associated Dip more with something females ate with Crisps. I'm not trying to be sexist, but any Buffets i've been to that a female has done, there is always been a few Dips, but other Buffets and there hasn't been Dips. I finally tried a Dip one time, which was this one, and although it was nice enough, I would rather eat Crisps just on their own.
These Dips are found in the Chilelr section of Asda and I think they cost around 80p. They come in round, quite deep plastic tubs which have a cellophane covering and a cardboard sleeve over them as well. The packaging is alright, and the blue colouring of the cardboard is ok for what it is.
The dip is quite thick and it stuck to Crisps alright. It tastes like Mayonaise and pretty Oniony, but there didn't seem to be that much Garlic in it. I know you can get strong Garlic, but some Garlic is more subtle, but I wsa expecting a bit more of the Garlic tang from this.
I didn't see the nutritional information of this but imagine it wasn't that good for you, being a thick dip. It was tasty enough, but I have found I prefer the Cheese Dips more than these types.
I love dips and ordered a tub of onion and garlic dip from ASDA's website to go with some bread sticks I also bought. I actually ordered the low fat version, but instead I got the full fat one, minus the cardboard sleeve, which makes me wonder if ASDA did it on purpose and hoped I wouldn't notice!
The dip comes in a round plastic tub which is clear and it has a lid on it, so it's easy to seal up and put it back in the fridge when you're finished with it - although you do have to use it within two days.
On opening the dip I expected a strong smell seeing as this was garlic and onion flavoured, but it wasn't as potent as I expected. On getting up close I could definitely smell the onion, but I couldn't really smell the garlic which was surprising.
The dip is made from soured cream and mayonnaise and as well as the garlic and onion, it also contains chives. It's quite a thick looking, white creamy dip and is flecked with the occasional green chive.
The soured cream and mayonnaise base of this dip is gorgeous - it's very creamy and has a slightly tangy flavour to it. I can taste the onion in this as well as the chives, but the onion flavour is not too strong or overpowering. Strangely, I cannot taste the garlic in this dip at all. I even found myself checking the ingredients list just to make sure it did actually contain garlic, and yes, garlic puree is listed there!!
One thing I did find about this was that because it has quite a thick consistency after eating it I did find myself feeling a bit heavy and sluggish (I blame ASDA for not bringing me the light version!). I ate about half of the pot with bread sticks (although over two days, not all at once!) and spooned the rest onto a baked potato, but I suppose there are countless ways in which you could eat this - I imagine it would be lovely on a warm day with salad.
A 200g tub of this dip costs 86p from ASDA and that will give you five servings.
Nutritional Info (per serving):
3.1g saturated fat
Overall this was a nice dip, but eating too much of it did make me feel a little sickly. It was strange that I couldn't taste the garlic in it, and I expect this would be disappointing for any garlic lovers out there. The best I could really say about this product is that it was OK - nothing special I'm afraid, but a perfectly reasonable dip.