“ Type: Crisps/Snacks „
It's been a while since I've done a foodie review! This will probably be a short but sweet review.
I absolutely love this dip, it's really yummy and I usually have it with cool original doritos, snuggled up on the sofa watching a DVD with my lovely other half. Or snuggled up watching a kids film with my little man :)
Let's get to the all important specifics shall we? These are from the Tesco website.
Water,Vegetable Oil ,Sour Cream (7%) ,Whey Protein (5%) ,Double Cream (3.5%) ,White Wine Vinegar ,Modified Starch ,Onion ,Sugar ,Dried Egg Yolk ,Salt ,Garlic Purée ,Acidity Regulator (Lactic Acid) ,Stabiliser (Xanthan Gum) ,Natural Flavouring ,Preservative (Potassium Sorbate)"
It comes in a 300g glass jar which is fully recyclable and it's free from artificial colours and flavours.
This is my favourite out of the dips, I'm not good with spicy as a general rule and I really don't like the nacho cheese one so this is the one we go for every time along with the blue pack of doritos usually when they are on an offer.
It has a very unique taste, I've had the own brands before and they just don't compare to this one. The consistency I found is smooth, but slightly chunky, the onions give it a nice texture and add to the tang of the sour cream, as do the chives but the cream evens it out making it thick and creamy at the same time. The only downside I have found to the taste is that it can be addictive!
I love the smell of this, unlike the nacho cheese it doesn't make me feel sick. It doesn't make my mouth water either like the spicy ones do. It smells similar to how it tastes, which is always a plus as I hate it when food smells like one thing and then tastes completely different! Especially if the different tastes awful.
The quality of the product is very good. I am yet to have a bad batch of dip and have been buying this for over 5 years and I always go back for more!
**Value for money**
I tend to buy this when it's on offer. Whilst it is well worth the money, with the amount of films we watch at almost £2 a jar it just isn't sustainable long term, so we tend to either wait until it's on offer, or if it's not on offer for a while, we only have them for special films that we've been waiting for.
The packaging is average. It stands out enough against the own brand dips but it's nothing special, you can only dress up dip so much to be honest! It's still dip!
Would I recommend? Yes.
*** Also posted on ciao under the same name ***
I'm a bit of a fan of dips, usually I either buy a pack from the fridge section in the supermarket or make my own but the other day whilst shopping in Somerfield I noticed this Doritos Cool Sour Cream and Chives dip on offer for £1. That's apparently a saving of 90p so I couldn't resist and dropped one into the trolley.
Let's talk about the packaging and the stats first, the jar is 300g so there's plenty of dip in there, glass with a screw lid. The lid is mostly light green to make you think of chives I suppose and has the Doritos logo on there along with a picture of a bowl of dip. The label is again mostly green, exactly as the picture above. The stats, per 40g serving, are as follows: calories 105, fat 10g, saturates 1.8g. They are the most likely you'll be interested in and as you can see there is a huge amount of fat in this! Occasional treat only I think!
Onto the product itself. The dip is cream with bits of chives in it and quite thick. It smells like chives and garlic to be honest even though they are both low down on the ingredients list they both have the potential to overshadow other smells.
As far as taste goes this is like eating chives mixed with mayonnaise. I prefer my dips from the fridge section with more of a creme fraiche base so I found this a bit oily for my liking but it wasn't unpleasant just not how I prefer them. I found I could only eat a little bit due to the oiliness but this is no bad thing with the amount of fat in it!
This has to be refridgerated after opening as it contains cream and eaten within 3 days of opening. It's fine if you like mayonnaise alot, I only like it in small doses. I think I'll revert back to chilled dips but this was just a bit of a change for me.
Overall it's not bad and as it's on offer if you want to try it now is the time.
A pot of this Doritos Cool Sour Cream & Chive Dip will usually set you back £1.47 per 300g pot but they are currently on offer in Tesco for 3 for £3.50. This deal includes the large share packs of Doritos tortilla chips so you can mix and match which I think is great. I picked up two bags of Chilli Heatwave Doritos and a tub of this for my £3.50 and along with a bag of popcorn we were all set for our DVD night.
This dip is in a generous sized tub that will easily serve a large family for the night or a couple for a few nights. You can keep it in the fridge for a few days after use though it does need to be eaten up well inside a week because it's sour cream which of course goes off once opened.
I particularly liked the sensation of this cool dip against the spicy crisps as I thought it was a really good contrast. The sour cream flavour is really solid and the chives give it that extra twist. I thought there was a bit of onion about this too though it's definetely more creamy than anything else. The texture is just right and a good consistency for dipping crisps into. It's thick enough to hold onto the crisp without being so thick you can't get your crisp through it.
I think this is a very good product and a very reasonable price too when you consider how expensive it is to buy regular sour cream on its own.