“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Dip „
Over the Bank Holiday I had my family come and stay for a few days. I wanted to keep things nice and simple and avoid having to spend too much time in the kitchen, so arranged for us all to go out to eat. So not to be a complete failure as a host however I did try and buy a whole load of snacky foods for us to nibble on and naughty chocolate delights. I find you can never go too wrong with chips and dips, they seem too always be a big hit and satisfy everyone's savoury cravings when you are all sat round chatting or watching a film. I bought several bags of tortilla chips and tubes of pringles and a range of different dips. One of the dips I decided to go for was this Tesco Reduced Fat Soured Cream & Chive Dip. I opted for the lighter version as I know how little self restraint I have when it comes to this kind of food, so any calorie savings that could be made really should. A 200g tub of this dip costs a fairly reasonable 88p and it must be kept in the fridge. Well I have to say that this dip went down an absolute storm. I removed the lid so nobody could tell that it was reduced fat and nobody complained about the taste. To be honest I was expecting it to be a little thin and lacking in the creamy flavour of the full fat version but it was actually still fantastically thick and creamy. The flavour was also really gorgeous. The cooling flavour of the sour cream was combined really well with the twangy chice resulting in a savoury yet creamy taste sensation. I also had chosen some quite hot salsa dips and this provided a fantastic contrast to the hot flavours. I will definately be buying this dip again, I didn't feel as though I had compromised at all on flavour by opting for the reduced fat version. It's a definate winner and gets a big thumbs up from me.
Having a girly night and munch the other night I bought a bag of doritos in tescos and was hoping to my find my favourite tescos dip too. Tescos Cheese and Chive is what I usually buy to go with my tangy cheesy crisps but it was nowhere to be seen. My fault for popping to tescos so late, I had a quick look at the other dips and nothing really caught my eye until I spotted Tesco Light Choices Soured Cream and Chive Dip on a 2 for £1.50 deal otherwise roughly 88p each. This light choices dip comes in the standard see through 200g plastic pot sitting in a cardboard sleeve. The cardboard sleeve it comes in is all white and provides all the information you need. It clearly says on the sleeve that this is Tesco Light Choices Soured Cream and Chive Dip. It's a reduced fat soured cream and chive dip that; *Contains 50% less fat than standard tesco soured cream and chive dip. *Contains 65 calories per 50g serving *Contains No artificial preservatives, flavours or colours. There is an appetising picture on the sleeve too of crackers accompanied by a fresh salad, each cracker topped with this creamy looking dip with chives shown throughout. You are advised to keep the dip refridgerated and I have to say this dip tastes its best when it is cool. Each 50g serving of this dip contains; 65 calories 1.5g sugar 4.5g fat 2.1g saturates salt trace It does provide allergy advice, telling us it contains milk and egg and it cannot guarantee that it is nut free. Taking off the lid I was greeted by a smooth looking white dipping sauce. Plonking my finger in I was a little worried that it felt too thin, I was surpised however when I pulled my finger back out and a thick white blob had clung to my finger for me to try. Despite the dip looking quite thin it is surpringly thick, it is very smooth and creamy and the chives are evenly spread throughout. The chives don't affect the consistency or texture and flow down your throat just as well as the dip. It is quite a sweet tasting sauce but now and then you have the sour cream taste that is so flavoursome, The sweetness of the sauce and the sour cream blend perfectly balancing each out just right so it's not too sweet nor too sour. The dip tasted brilliant with my doritos too, it's not an overpowering flavoured sauce and I think it would work will with most foods as a dip as it won't take away any flavours or textures it will just add a little extra to your food and dipping experience. I would definitely buy this again, it wasn't a rich, overwhelming thick dip but it was very tasty, light and enjoyable and would suit almost anyones tastebuds in my opinion. When I think of soured cream and chive I think smelly, oniony and very much like cheese and onion crisps, this wasn't like that though it didn't have a strong stink nor an intense flavour but it was delicious and I feel it would make quite a versatile dip and go with most foods.