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Apr 28, 2015

thingsthatwedo.com - garden fresh gourmet cream cheese and salsa dip

I love dips. I love gravy. I love sauces although I’m not a big fan of mustard but that’s beside the point. Give me food and you’ll make me that much happier if a dip or sauce is included.

So…it should come as no surprise to you then that I get random moments when I WANT crackers and dip as a snack. On this particular occasion, I was at a grocery store with friends and stumbled upon the Garden Fresh Gourmet Cream Cheese and Salsa dip.

If you like a zesty zip in your dip, you’ll probably love this Garden Fresh Gourmet Cream Cheese and Salsa dip.

Product Review: What ingredients are in the Garden Fresh Gourmet Cream Cheese and Salsa dip?

I tried to type out the entire list of ingredients that went into making the Garden Fresh Gourmet Cream Cheese and Salsa dip but I gave up since I couldn’t read some of the text clearly enough to do so. Instead, I decided I’d post the pics of the ingredient list that’s on my Garden Fresh Gourmet Cream Cheese and Salsa dip. Apologies, the ingredients are wrapped around the entire container so I had to take 2 photos to make it all fit.

thingsthatwedo.com - garden fresh gourmet cream cheese and salsa dip

thingsthatwedo.com - garden fresh gourmet cream cheese and salsa dip

I’m also including the list of ingredients that I retrieved from the gardenfreshsalsa.com website. Between the two, you get a pretty good sense of what went in to making the Garden Fresh Gourmet Cream Cheese and Salsa dip. Here they are listed on their site:

“Cream Cheese (pasteurized cultured milk and cream, salt, xanthan and/or guar and/or carob bean gums), Tomato, Water, Salsa Mix (dehydrated onion, salt, maltodextrin, dehydrated green bell pepper, fructose, sugar, dehydrated jalapeño pepper, modified food starch, dehydrated cilantro, ascorbic acid and vinegar solids), Sugar, Modified Food Starch, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Chili Powder, Chipotle Powder, Celery, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate (to preserve freshness), Xanthan & Gua Gums. CONTAINS MILK.” from gardenfreshsalsa.com.

My thoughts? Well, this is one of those moments when ‘eat in moderation’ kicks in. I wanted a zesty dip and I decided to try the Garden Fresh Gourmet Cream Cheese and Salsa dip. I knew walking in to it that the ingredient list was longer than I’d like it to be and had a few ingredients that I’d rather it not have.

End of story.


Product Review: How does the Garden Fresh Gourmet Cream Cheese and Salsa dip taste?

The Garden Fresh Gourmet Cream Cheese and Salsa dip is creamy, zesty, and packs a bit of heat.

thingsthatwedo.com - garden fresh gourmet cream cheese and salsa dip

The Garden Fresh Gourmet Cream Cheese and Salsa dip definitely had a kick. Now, that’s my opinion but I don’t take heat or spicy food very well. A moderate sprinkling of black pepper or a dash of hot sauce is about all I can tolerate when it comes to spicy foods. Those of you who can laugh with a Scotch Bonnet will probably find the Garden Fresh Gourmet Cream Cheese and Salsa dip mild in comparison. For me, this was a lot of zip that made it a great pairing for crackers.

With all the umpteen ingredients in the Garden Fresh Gourmet Cream Cheese and Salsa dip, I can’t tell heads or tails of what it tastes like but if I had to pinpoint a flavour, I’d say it tastes like a zesty ketchup chip with cream cheese added to it which makes sense since it’s called Garden Fresh Gourmet Cream Cheese and Salsa dip.

So, why did I bother mentioning it?

Well, because I can’t help but wonder if all those umpteen ingredients were all necessary?? I mean, why not just make a regular salsa, add a bit of heat, and toss in some cream cheese? When I look at that long ingredient list, I can’t help but feel like it’s unnecessarily overly complicated.

 

Verdict:

Did I like the Garden Fresh Gourmet Cream Cheese and Salsa dip? I did although it was a bit too spicy for my palette but others might like it just as it is.

Hm…would I buy it again? I’m not so sure. While I liked the flavour, I can’t help but feel as though the Garden Fresh Gourmet Cream Cheese and Salsa dip is a bit contrived. I question whether all those ingredients are needed and I wonder if it would taste equally delicious with a slightly shorter list of goodness.

With all the umpteen ingredients in the Garden Fresh Gourmet Cream Cheese and Salsa dip, I can’t tell heads or tails of what it tastes like but if I had to pinpoint a flavour, I’d say it tastes like a zesty ketchup chip with cream cheese added to it which makes sense since it’s called Garden Fresh Gourmet Cream Cheese and Salsa dip.

I’m not sure. I mean, if I’m going to eat a dip, I have to enjoy it wholeheartedly but that list of ingredients paI have no clue, it’s a thought and that’s about as far as I’ve gotten with this one. It certainly did fulfill my need for crackers and dip though!

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