Do you ever get bored of eating the same old thing for breakfast? I do, believe me, I do but sometimes I decide to be innovative and try new foods for breakfast, just to see how it would work out. Well, let me introduce you to Luisa’s Delicioso Layered Fiesta Dip. Now, for the record, I’m perfectly aware that this is designed to be a ‘let me dip my nacho into this dip’ kind of dip. But, I decided to take this to the next creative level and did the ‘let me see if this will taste good for breakfast on toasted pita/bread/something’. I purchased the mild dip it at my local grocery store.
Product review: What happened?
The day after I purchased it, I ate it for breakfast on top of a well toasted bagel (notice the similarities to the friendly nacho chip?). I scooped a good helping out of the container and made sure to include each layer onto my bagel.
First thing I noticed is that the lid is incredibly hard to open which is a good thing, I guess, because it means your food is securely stuck inside the tub. But, it doesn’t exactly speed up morning breakfast especially when my hands are still asleep (just like the rest of my body).
Next thing I noticed was the sprinkled cheese on top – it was sparse and aside from adding a different colour to the dip, it did nothing for the dip. There was so little sprinkled cheese that from a gimmick perspective, you could call it another ‘layer’ in your dip but really, it was more like an afterthought.
As for flavour, I certainly welcomed it to my breakfast meal as something new that even had a little protein given its bean layer. But, I’ve made better layered dips myself back in the day when I had more time to spare and I’ve tasted other brands that are more robust in flavour and I don’t just mean in terms of heat. The complexities of the dip that I would have expected given that it is a layered dip were noticeably absent.
Would I buy Luisa’s Delicioso Layered Fiesta Dip again? Probably not. For starters, it was an imported product. I admit it, I read the label wrong. I read a local address but it turns out that the local address imports the dip. So, then I have to ask myself: is it really that good that it’s worth the time and distance on the road to get to my home? No.
It also wasn’t exactly affordable. I’m not sure how much it will be at your local grocery store but for the price I paid, I expected more flavour and depth in the dip beyond the heat/spicy tingle. Honestly, I don’t think it would have even made a difference if I had paired the dip with nacho chips.
How can I best describe it? I told my husband that after eating it, I felt like I had eaten nothing. There just wasn’t a lingering memory of it for me and when food is forgettable, that can’t be a good thing.