“ Manufacturer: Asda / Type: Spread „
My hubby and I are really partial to eating Mexican food at home, and in particular we adore sharing a large platter of nachos in front of a good movie. One absolute MUST HAVE accompaniment to any successful Mexican dish - in my humble opinion, anyway - is the addition of some salsa and sour cream on the side. I have opted to 'make' my own soured cream in the past which is fairly easy to do using a small carton of cream, however as we usually end up in our local supermarket at least once a week to buy some bits and pieces, I often pick up a sour cream style dip to use as an accompaniment to my nachos! I normally purchase a sour cream and chive dip from whatever supermarket I happen to be in at the time, and recently that was my local Asda store. They had a variety of different individual dips on offer and I could purchase "Any 2 for £1.50". As I only wanted one tub of dip though, I didn't chose a second tub, and so I paid the sum of 95 pence. The 200g tub comes packaged in a cardboard outer sleeve which can be removed easily. The tub itself is made of recyclable plastic and has a lid on the top to keep the dip fresh between uses. The dip should be stored in the fridge when not in use, and I tend to use up any remaining dip within a day or two of it being opened... Maybe I am being paranoid, but I don't think dips and other similar dairy products have a very long life span once they have been opened. The 200g tub is a generous size and is more than sufficient for my partner and myself as an accompaniment to our nachos or other Mexican dish. I tend to spoon a generous 'dollop' onto each of the two dinner plates, and there is generally a small amount left in the tub for 'dipping' with tortilla chips later that night, or the next day as the case may be! The dip itself is very easy to 'scoop' from the tub, given that the texture is not at all 'liquid' or watery. The dip is denser, similar to a thick cream substance. The appearance of the dip is attractive; I can see that there are small 'flecks' through the dip which are green in colour, although the dip looks textured or a bit lumpy, so I am quite certain that there are small pieces of something else in there. A quick scan of the back of the packet confirms this with its ingredients list and I can see that there are small pieces of onion contained in the dip too. Now that I am aware of this fact, I can detect a slight 'onion' type flavour when eating the dip, although I'm honestly not sure I would have been able to pick it out beforehand. To be honest, I did think that the Asda dip was lacking something altogether, and it certainly was not as 'rich' or flavoursome as other dips I have bought before. I did think that the dip had a nice taste overall, but both my hubby and I felt that the Asda dip was not quite as full-flavoured as it might have been, which was a slight disappointment to us. The small pieces of chive add to the dip in the sense of adding a bit of 'bite' to it which is a nice contrast to the creamy overall taste and texture of the dip. I thought that without the little flecks of chive (and possibly the small chunks of onion that are present throughout the dip) it would probably have been a bit sloppy and I did feel that the addition of these ingredients enhanced the texture of the dip somewhat. I can see from the dip's packaging that the Tesco Sour Cream & Chive dip is suitable for vegetarians, and there is allergy advice provided on the reverse of the packaging too. The nutritional information informs me that 100g of this sour cream dip will provide 19.3g fat, so it's by no means a healthy option, nor will it be a friend of anybody who is watching their waistline I'm afraid! Overall, I have to admit that I've had better dips than this variety, but in saying that I would probably buy it again for my convenience. It is quick, convenient and fairly tasty so all in all I feel it's worth a try. I personally just found there was something lacking in terms of flavour, but other than that it's not a bad attempt really.
I can't even remember the first time I tried this product it was so long ago. Out of all dips sour cream and chive has to be my favourite and I can never seem to get it to taste any good homemade so supermarket brands it is! The flavouring is a little mild which is preferable for me because it doesn't overpower any dish you're serving it with. A 200g pot is 86p or at most times on offer 2 for £1.50 that can be mixed and matched with other dips. I tried the dorito dip but it was horrible I much prefer this version and it's much cheaper! It's really thick with chives and onions in it and comes in a clear pot with the use by date on the lid. The nutritional information and ingredients are displayed on the cardboard casing it comes it. I find it's a great accompaniment to not only nachos, pringles and doritos but also chips, baked potatoes, scotch eggs and a variety of other dishes. It makes a nice change from the usual sauces you buy and is also a really good price. I much prefer Asdas brand to any other supermarkets offering.
The packaging is completely different from the picture shown. Mine is in a 300g glass jar. It has a black lid and is clear glass with a pale blue label on it. The label has the usual asda logo on it and says that it is for snacking. It also states that it is sutibable for vegetarians. Also on the label is a list of ingresients, allergy advice, nutrition and storage. There is also a small part "What we're about". basically how they want to bring us the very best in products meaning healthier, fewer additives and great tasting food. Well for me this is not great tasting food. It tastes of viniger. According to the list of ingredients there is spirit viniger in the product. Im thinking a bit too much. It tastes like i have just pored the same amount of vinger into this that i would put on my chips, and beleive me that is alot of viniger. I usually buy doritos dips but thought that ii would try this product as alot of asda products have wowed me recently. This however discusted me. i couldnt even swallow my chip that the dip was on. All i could taste was viniger not the sour cream and chives that it is suppose to be. I dont know if this product is creamy or anything about the texture the taste was enough to put me off. The rest of the pot is going strate in to the bin.