I was surprised that they still make these things - I thought they''d disappeared some time in the ''90s. But there they were in a local newsagent - and the white ones still exist too. (There was a "lemon" version, I seem to recall - no sign of that)
It''s as easy to see why kids (i.e the age 5 to 11) like Choc Dips as why adults hate them. As a child I was caught between the two viewpoints - liking the idea but knowing how it made me look in the eyes of my parents (infantile), and knowing they had reasons for it.
It seems like the worst marketing misjudgments - s "tapas style" chocolate snack for children of a certain age. The age when all they went to do with chocolate sauce is have food fights and/or smear it everywhere absentmindedly (certainly all over themselves). Merely dipping the biscuit sticks into the sauce isn''t enough.
I was, in this respect, a sensible child - but I had trouble convincing my parents. And no wonder - my little sister, given a pack of Choc Dips, became a smudge smearer...and that was nothing compared to the kids we knew at school, to whom the previous paragraph certainly applied. Even in middle-school, I seemed to be surrounded by juveniles who would eagerly use Choc Dip to vandalise schoolrooms and playgrounds, or to play crude practical jokes on each other (you can imagine, I''m sure).
One thing you can say in favour of this product is that the advertisement which launched it in the ''80s had one of those jingles that''s so irritating and so daft-sounding, it takes a genius to come up with it! Snapshots of professional people snacking on Choc Dips, and...Everybody sing along now: "digger dipper, tweet-tweet/doctor dipper tweet-tweet/vicar dipper, tweet-tweet/teacher dipper, tweet-tweet...." (Or maybe the refrain was "dweeb dweeb" - appropriate, n''est-ce pas?)
Choc dips were one of my favourite treats as a child and I would regularly buy them for about 50p in the local corner shop. Recently I saw them on sale in costco so we bought a multipack. They haven't changed one bit and they still taste as good as ever.
A tub of choc dips is split into two sections, one half contains small breadsticks and the other contains chocolate spread, although chocolate spread section is much smaller and not very deep. This is probably the main problem with choc dips, there is not a great sticks : dip ratio. Some times you'll find your self desperately scraping up spread when you still have 3 or 4 sticks left. There about 12 sticks in each tub and not an awful lot of dip to go with it, but if you're careful with how much spread you use with each stick then it will be all right.
The sticks are plain tasting and the chocolate dip is nice, it doesn't taste cheap like you would expect from a brand which mainly makes nuts and biscuits, they managed to produce a nice tasting chocolate. Also it isn't at all sickly like you would expect from dipping a stick in a chocolate dip and it is very easy to finish a tub, they are not very filling.
The packaging is a blue colour with little pictures and the title, it is attention grabbing and stands out against its other sweet competitors in a shop. The lid is foil paper which is peeled off to open, it is not resealable.
I some times buy Choc dips as a treat to my kid during my weekly groceries shopping. As my kid likes white chocolate I usually buy the white chocolate choc dips. They cost 55p in my corner shop. In super markets we can find these at lower prices on multi buys.
The product consists of biscuit sticks and chocolate spread. These come in a plastic 32 gm pot and the pot is covered with a peel off foil lid. The pot consists of two partitions one containing biscuit sticks and the other contains chocolate spread. The brown chocolate one comes in Blue colour pot and white chocolate one comes in pink colour. The packaging design for white chocolate consists of a white chocolate man holding a biscuit in his hand and the word 'white' is mentioned above the picture.
The biscuits are golden colour, thin and long. They taste sweet and are crunchy. The chocolate is soft and creamy. The biscuit can be easily dipped into chocolate and the chocolate sticks well to the biscuit. The combination tastes god and is fun for the kids to eat. My kid often runs out of chocolate. I wish they provided more chocolate.
Nutritional value per pack :171 calories which is 10% of child GDA, 10.9 gm sugars which is 13% of child GDA, 9.6 gm fat which is 14% of child GDA, 4gm saturates which is 20% child GDA and 0.3 gm salt which is 8% child GDA.
The pack information says these contain Milk, soya, wheat and gluten. May contain nuts and sesame seeds. These are suitable for vegetarians.
This is a good quality snack for kids and I give it four dooyoo stars.
KP Choc Dips basically consists of a bit of chocolate spread and some biscuit sticks. The pots of the original milk chocolate one are white printed with blue, and have a blue foil lid, as in the picture. The packaging's certainly quite distinctive and easy enough to spot.
Opening the product, you get a wee bit of chocolate spread and some biscuit sticks just a little shorter than the pot. They're a little bit like breadsticks, but shorter and flatter and more biscuity (this last point goes without saying, really). Some people tend to find that there's too much spread, and others too much biscuit, but it's all about finding a balance, or whatever works for you, really (the pot says there's 52% biscuit sticks, 48% dip).
The biscuit sticks taste nice - just plain biscuit, really. The chocolate spread is also very nice - similar to some supermarket own brand chocolate spreads I've tasted in the past. What's really good is that it's nut-free, which makes it a nice treat for nut allergy sufferers (like myself). I always loved chocolate spread and seeing some supermarkets (namely ASDA) replace their nut-free chocolate spread with chocolate hazelnut spread disappointed me - so it's nice to have this that I can still have!
The ingredients are:
Wheat Flour, Vegetable Oil, Sugar, Dried Whole Milk, Lactose, Dried Whey, Dried Skimmed Milk, Fat Reduced Cocoa Powder, Dextrose, Partially Inverted Sugar Syrup, Raising Agents (Ammonium Bicarbonate, Sodium Bicarbonate), Salt, Cocoa Butter, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin).
The 32g pot says "May contain Nuts, Sesame Seeds", but what doesn't these days? Being nut-free and suitable for vegetarians means it's all good for me.
The price of the pots can vary - they tend to be about 50p per pot as an average, but there are multi-packs too, which can work out better. Depending on how you eat, they'll last a varying amount of time, but there's really not all too much in the pot. This doesn't tend to be too much of a problem, though, seeing as it is primarily aimed at children.
Overall, KP Choc Dips is a good little tasty snack. 170 calories per pot isn't too bad for someone like me, although it tends to just be an occasional treat rather than a regular snack. It can be a little tricky to find some places, and sometimes it can be just a little pricey for what it is, but I still love it.
When I was little I used to eat loads of tubs of Choc Dips but I haven't had one in ages and didn't even know they still made them. It's comes as a pot with a foil lid that you have to peel off. There is a section of the pot that is full of milk chocolate and the rest of the pot has got thin biscuits in, you are supposed to use to biscuits to dip in the chocolate but there are never enough biscuits and I always end up having to use my finger to scoop the last bit of chocolate out so it's a good job I keep my nails short! lol
I always think the biscuits are a bit boring tasting, they've got the flavour of Rich Tea biscuits and that's deffo not the most exciting biscuit in the world! lol It's ok as long as you dip them in the chocolate though because the boring flavour means the taste of the chocolate comes out better and the 2 things go proper good together.
The chocolate isn't brill quality but it's got a yummy flavour. I always think that it's more like chocolate spread than actual chocolate because of how soft it is but it tastes like a bar of chocolate would if that makes sense. It's got a majorly sweet flavour and the chocolate taste is quite strong, you can tell your not eating Cadburys chocolate or anything like that but it's still delish and deffo something I would recommend.
The main problem is that these pots of Choc Dips aren't very big. You get about 6 biscuits in the pot and there is only about 2 mouth fulls of chocolate, I can eat one of these in less than 5 mins so over all I reckon I'd be better off with a proper chocolate bar because at least I could TRY and make that last!
I know when I was little you could get these in white chocolate and also one that had like a thick toffee sauce instead of the chocolate, I haven't noticed either of them in the shops for years though..... but that might not mean anything because I hadn't noticed these chocolate ones either! lol
I recommend them but not to people who have got massive appetites, they're probably best for kids like they are advertised because they will enjoy the fun of playing with their food and dunking the biscuits into the chocolate. And the small amount of chocolate and plain biscuits is probably best for them anyway but beware because I gave my little sister one yesterday and she got into a BIG TIME mess with the chocolate so not one for putting in her lunchbox for playgroup.
My daughter popped along to our local corner shop today, because she fancied something different to snack on. It seems that my choices are getting a little boring and predictable!
She arrived back with a tub of KP Choc Dips, which I hadn't seen for ages and I just had to have a couple. I used to eat these when I was a teenager and I couldn't remember the last time I had any.
KP Choc Dips come in a cone shaped plastic tub, with a foil lid. The original, milk chocolate one comes in a blue tub, with a little chocolate man on it, holding a long biscuit stick in his hand.
When you peel back the foil lid, the first thing you notice is the sweet smell of milk chocolate, which does get your mouth watering. The pot is split into two sections. One small section holds the soft chocolate spread and the other holds the sticks of biscuit.
The two biscuits my daughter gave me did not last long. I dipped them into the spread, trying not to be too greedy! The biscuits are golden in colour, they were sweet and very crunchy. The milk chocolate spread is also very sweet and creamy, with a smooth texture, which made a perfect dip. The combination of the crunchy biscuit and the soft, smooth chocolate was gorgeous and very more-ish. It's just a pity there were not more to go around!
*Nutritional Value Per Pot*
Energy - 170kcal
Protein - 1.9g
Carbohydrate - 19.0g
of which sugars - 10.1g
Fat - 9.5g
of which saturates - 3.4g
Fibre - 0.6g
Sodium - 0.1g
This product may contain nuts. It is suitable for vegetarians.
My daughter can't remember how much they cost her in the corner shop. They are available from Tesco in a pack of 3 for £1.18 though.
I think I may start buying these occasionally, as they do make a nice change, from the average bar of chocolate. They are expensive though at nearly 40p a tub and there really isn't that much to them.
KP Choc Dips make a nice snack and are ideal for pack lunch boxes. I would be happy to recommend them, but have to deduct a star because they are too expensive to buy on a regular basis.
I can remember having choc dips since I was a kid, my mam used to get me them from the newsagents and before long all the kids in the street used to get these. I loved the choc dip back then I and I still love them now. I often buy these from the shop and my daughter has taken a liking to them too.
Choc dip is made by KP which you will probably recognise more for the nuts they produce. Choc dip comes in a 32g tub which is blue and white in colour. There are two compartments inside the tub, one is for the biscuit sticks and the other is for the smooth dipping chocolate. The lid is peel-able and easy to open.
Choc dips do not contain any hydrogenated vegetable oils and they are suitable for vegetarians. They may contain nuts and sesame seeds for allergy advice.
Each pot of choc dip contains:
Calories - 107
Sugars - 10.5
Fat - 9.6
Saturates - 3.6
Salt - 0.3
Choc dips are not recommended as a treat when following a diet as they are quite high in fat.
The ideas of these pots is to get one of the crunchy biscuit sticks and dip it into the smooth creamy chocolate then eat. The biscuits are actually very tasty, they are fresh and full of crunch and you also get a good few. The chocolate is milk and doesn't taste cheap at all. I am funny with chocolate and if it isn't named like galaxy or Cadburys I don't hold much hope. This chocolate is very tasty and has the consistency of nutela.
I must admit when eating the choc dip I find that I have ran out of chocolate when I have biscuits left. Upon looking it appears there is lots of chocolate but when coating with a good amount you seem to run out rather quickly. I think it would be nicer to have a bit more chocolate so you could get a decent amount on the biscuit.
Overall these are great for kids and adults and I would definitely recommend.
Choc dips has got be one of my sons favourite treats. I dont allow the children a huge amount of sweets and chocolates. However I do let them have a chocolate or sweet treat a couple of times a week.
Choc dips are manufactured by KP. I remember when these first came out when I was a youngster. They were quite different from any other confectionary on offer which made them very appealing.
Choc dips comes packaged within a blue and white plastic pot. This pot is just a bit larger than your average yogurt pot. The front of the packaging has a blue background with yellow 'choc dips' lettering and a chocolate figure holding one of the small biscuits that are contained within.
On the side of the pot is a list of ingredients and nutritional values. There is also additional allergy advice. This product is also suitable for vegetarians.
On opening the foil lid, you are able to see the quite unique product inside. The reason why it is so different to other chocolate treats is because you have one small compartment which is filled with milk chocolate and the other, much deeper and wider compartment which contains biscuit sticks. You are then able to dunk your biscuit sticks into the chocolate, thus creating your own delicious chocolate treat.
In my opinion the chocolate in this product is not up to much. It is quite bland and less creamy than other leading chocolate brands. It has not got the intense chocolate flavour or a particularly pleasing texture that I look for within a chocolate product.
Having said that, the biscuit sticks are totally scrumptious. They are robust enough to take hanling, and do not crumble into dust when dunked into the chocolate. They are very crisp and full of delicious biscuit flavour. They are not too sweet which balances well against the sweetness of the chocolate.
My children love these. I think this is due to two reasons. The first being that due to the process of having to dunk the biscuits into the chocolate the whole eating experience seems to last longer. And secondly I feel that they think they are having two treats as they have the one compartment containing chocolate dip and the other containing biscuits.
I would recommend this confectionary delight, however it should be said that things can get very messy when small children are eating these. The chocolate dip can get very runny when left in a warm place. This can lead to a right royal mess which can be quite a chore to clean up. However for a treat in the house where water and flannels are available I am sure your child will love it.
The product that I will now review is something that I once enjoyed as a child, so who am I to tell my children that it is not the healthiest of snacks!
The product I will now review is - "KP choc dips".
For anyone that has never heard of this product, the concept is simple. Held within the plastic two compartmented tub is a small dipping well that holds a portion of chocolate flavour dip in the other, much larger compartment is held around 8 biscuit sticks, the dippee shall we say!
The tub itself is rigid and cylindrical in shape with the top covered and secured with a thin foil lid.
Once the lid is removed you are faced with the aforementioned parts, so the only thing left to do is dip!
There is a very slight chocolate scent when the lid is removed, so when you have a lick you will be surprised that the chocolate flavoured dip is actually quite rich and strong, although not as nice as a good chocolate bar of course!
The biscuit sticks are thick and very crunchy and very like a rich tea biscuit in flavour.
You then use the biscuit sticks to scoop up the dip and eat thus, though be warned the sticks are shaped in such a way that you will never be able to effectively remove all the dip with the sticks alone, so there will have to be some finger scooping going on, or as my daughter does, she licks the remainder out, though do be careful as the plastic does seem to be a little on the sharp side.
These were brought from Asda as part of an ongoing offer "3 for £3.00", this incorporates a whole plethora of other goodies, including mini hobnobs and both varieties of iced gems.
Brought singly these are available for £1.18.
For more information visit - www.asda.co.uk
Thanks for reading x
These are quite nice, usually very good value, easy to carry and tasty. However, they seem very 'cheap' and the quality sometimes leads a lot to be desired. Kids will love them and they are the perfect snack for on-the-go.
The packaging is simple and easy to recognise on the supermarket shelf. Its easy to open, and the product is usually quite fresh, and the text is easy to read and clear. They are small, making them easy to carry and the plastic protects the product and is very strong so rarely squashes. Also, they are very light.
When you open the product, a chocolate smell drifts out, but isn't particularly that nice, so you aren't encouraged straight away to eat the product. It doesn't look that bad, but can sometimes look unusual and unpleasant. This means that the quality of the product is quite hit and miss.
The taste isn't that bad, with a rich chocolate cream that is soft, kind of melting in the mouth. Then, you have the sticks that are a bit sweet, but create a perfect contrast with the chocolate. Overall, the textures work well together, and it is quite filling, filling you up until your next meal time, making it a great snack.
The price is very good, with the product available on the cheap. They are great value for money as you feel like you are getting a lot of product for the money.
They aren't that unhealthy, with few calories but quite a big of sugar and fat.
Overall, not that bad, but not the best either. They're quite tasty, great value for money and are the perfect snack for kids with chocolate and a light packaging that can be taken anywhere.
These choc dips pots are a fantastic snack and a bit of a treat, and although there something that I used to have all the time when I was little I don't really eat them as much nowadays, however they can be bought very cheap and are still good for a quick snack to take out with you.
They are basically a biscuit and dip product that comes in a plastic tub. This tub has two different sections. One big one for the actual biscuit pieces, and a fairly small section, but just enough for the actual chocolate dip you get.
The biscuits are long and thin, fairly similar in shape, size and taste to the middle biscuit of a chocolate finger, however these are probably that bit harder which makes them easier to dip without breaking. The biscuit tastes great on its own but even better with the dip.
The dip in the original ones is chocolate, it just tastes like a kind of chocolate spread so of course its going to be nice, and it goes very well with the biscuit, you can also get these in white chocolate as well, and I'm sure there's some other flavours out too.
They are a good snack for kids, and adults however there not that filling, you get about 8 of the sticks I think, and the dip could be a bigger size however they can be bought cheap as I used to get these from my freezer shop at just 10p a pot.
I remember as a kid, pestering and bugging my mom nonstop until she would finally give in and get me a tub of KP Choc Dips. I recently got a tub, after twenty odd years of growing up, and I don't know why the child version of me was so desperate for them.
Each little plastic tub, resembling a small cup, with a peel off lid, contains a bunch of biscuit sticks, kind of like breadsticks, each one around three inches long. You'll maybe get ten sticks in each tub. Taking up half of the opening of the tub, is a reservoir of chocolate. Depending on the temperature, the state of this chocolate can range anywhere from gloopy to rock hard.
The idea is, you take your biscuit stick, and dunk it in the chocolate. That's it. This is what 6 year old me was so excited about. I guess maybe it's the whole excitement of making your own chocolate biscuit, but after a while it just gets annoying. It is definitely more of a kids treat, than a serious snack for adults. In fact, I'm pretty sure that if you were seen eating one on a bus or on the subway, you would get some pretty odd looks. And it's not just that. In this day and age, where we are all busy, carrying MP3 players and mobiles, how often do we have two hands free to walk along with a tub of chocolate in one hand and a biscuit stick in the other?
The chocolate itself is alright, but not really the greatest - I guess KP aren't really known for their chocolate products though. You have to be pretty sparing to get enough chocolate for each biscuit, and even then, you kind of have to judge how much you take each time, cause the last thing you want to end up with is leftover chocolate and no biscuits left to dip in it! The biscuits are pretty bland, and non descript, but work quite well with the chocolate.
The tubs aren't all that cheap, costing more than an actual packet of chocolate biscuits in some instances, and the amount of packaging used is a bit of a disgrace.
They are good fun for children, and will keep them happy as a treat, but adults? Just say no!
This comes in a delightful little plastic container with the KP logo written on it. The main colors you will see on it are red, blue, yellow, brown and white. The lid is a foil lid which makes it easy to open and the inside is colored entirely white.
When you open it you will see two separate compartments one for the biscuit sticks and one with chocolate to dip them in. On the front you will see written "no hydrogenated vegetable oil".
There is a picture of a splash of chocolate on the front with a blue background behind it and there is also a biscuit stick next to it.On one side there is nutritional information and on the other all of the ingredients.
Energy per 100g is 2219kj and per pot it is 710kj/170/KCAL
Protein per 100g is 6.0 and per pot is 1.9g
Carbohydate per 100g is 59.2g and per pot is 18.9g
of which sugars per 100g is 32.7g and per pot is 10.5g
Fat per 100g is 30.0g and per pot is 9.6g
of which saturates per 100g is 11.2g and per pot is 3.6g
Fibre per 100g is 1.9g and per pot is 0.6g
Sodium per 100g is 0.3g and per pot is 0.1g
WHAT SHOULD YOU KNOW?
This is suitable for vegetarians and usually costs around 99p, you can also get various different sized packs on eBay for very reasonable prices. The big multipacks usually cost between six and twelve pounds. This contains Milk,Soya,Wheat and Gluten and was produced on a line which where handling nuts.
I really like these and on the rare occasion that i goto makro with my mum and dad, i usually stock up on quite a few of them from there because they have good value multipacks. They do taste really nice and they come in a few different flavors aswell which is great cos variety is always good.
I like KP they have quite a few nice products in there range including there KP nuts and i think they are a great food supplier. I think the packaging that these come in is quite nice but i do not think they supply enough biscuit sticks with them because by the time you are finished the biscuit sticks there is still quite alot of chocolate left.
This is the same even if you try to stretch it out and that is saying something, as there isn't much chocolate either for you to be able to stretch it out in the first place. Certainly no where near as much as the packet may make you believe.
I think the chocolate is a very rich tasting chocolate and that it is very nice, the biscuit sticks and chocolate are a good combination and i also really like them in toffee flavor too. I get them quite often and i would definitely recommend them to others.
I think they are a bit expensive though because you don't get alot of chocolate or biscuit sticks in it. The main thing that got my attention was the container they come in which is sort of fancy. That is the reason i first bought them to try.
I think that they could have made the information a bit bigger on the containers though because i think its a bit hard to see. I can quite easily identify this as a KP product because of the blue coloring which is the color that you will see on most, if not all of there other products.
Overall they are a great product just don't be deceived by the packaging which fools you into thinking you are getting more than you really are.
I always used to eat KP Choc Dips when I was in primary school many many many erm years ago so when I seen them the other week in my local post office shop I decided to buy some for my 21 month old twin boys who are quite independant when it comes to eating and enjoy eating new snacks.
KP Choc Dips come in plastic 32g pots, just like a tall yoghurt pot really but the inside of the pot comes in two sections, split through the middle by an extra plastic section. One section reaching the bottom of the actual pot and the other section having a higher base. The biggest section contains sticks of biscuit and the smaller section contains a chocolate dip. The pots have a fun childlike design coming in different colours depending on the flavour of the dip each with a gooey looking person holding a stick on the front and a fun font saying Choc Dips. You can either buy these in original, toffee or white - I don't think I've seen any others. Original you will find in the dark blue pot like the one pictured above, white chocolate dip comes in a red pot and toffee comes in a gold/brown coloured pot.
Each of these pots have around 10 thin sticks of biscuit in them - these biscuits are quite tasty to eat alone, they have a slight crunch at first but soon crumble into a mushy sweetness on your tongue which is why I'm fine with my toddlers eating them although I always stand by incase they manage to choke on a whole stick as they are thin enough to slide right down the back of your throat. These thin finger sized biscuits remind me of Heinz Biscotti Biscuits that I reviewed before, they are a very light biscuit with a satisfying sweetness to them.
The Originial chocolate dip is nowhere near the same quality as Galaxy and Dairy Milk but to be honest you don't need it to be. These childlike pots are fun and are a novelty snack yet the chocolate dip is actually quite tasty. It is smooth looking at first and almost looks as though it's going to be solid chocolate but the bread can dip in easily and scoop out the required amount with ease. It's a very sweet chocolate dip. You can scoop out as much or as little as the dip as you like depending on how sweet you want your stick to taste. The dip is surprisingly soft and gloopy yet it doesn't have a thin and runny consistency like a yoghurt so no need to worry about it dripping everywhere.
The white chocolate dip looks just the same as any white chocolate - again nowhere near the same quality as Milkybar but very sweet and smooth as well as being quite thick and gloopy too.
The toffee dip is a golden colour to match the pot and does taste like toffee - sugary and sweet.
For me there is just one downfall with these and that is there is not enough of the dip and I would love a giant pot one day !!! A brilliant snack but would be better if they were larger pots with more of the chocolate dip.
Each pot contains;
KP Choc Dips are something that bring back a bit of nostalgia for me. I remember eating them as a child because my Mum used to put them in my packed lunch - yum!
Chop dips is a plastic tub which is divided in to two sections; one containing about an inch of chocolate and the other containing around a dozen biscuit sticks which you are meant to use to dip in to the chocolate. There is less chocolate than dips so one of the things you need to try and do is not be greedy with the chocolate and make it lasts for all the dips. The biscuits are very crunchy and well made and don't break up when stabbed in to the chocolate. The chocolate is fairly creamy and tastes quite nice although it's not premium chocolate. The biscuit and the chocolate go very well together and have quite a nice taste to them as they are lovely and crunchy whilst being nice and creamy too.
These pots are available to buy separately in local shops or as a 3 pack multi-pack and the usual price for these from Tesco stores or www.tesco.co.uk is £1.19 although these are currently on special offer for 79p (until 23/06/2009) and even at full price I think that these are a nice yummy snack and a great addition to any packed lunch. There are 170 calories and 9.5g of fat per pot so these should be enjoyed in moderation.
I thoroughly enjoy these choc dips and the only downside really is that the chocolate isn't premium and I would love more of it. However, overall it's a very nice snack and I am rating it 4/5.