After trying the Trader Joe’s Bacon Cheddar Ranch Dip I decided to pick up the Trader Joe’s Caramelized Onion Dip to give a whirl. Just by looks it looked like one of my favorite dips that can be made with Lipton onion soup mix … but the caramelized onion made it seem that more enticing.
One day I decided to pull this out of the fridge because I was in the mood for a snack. Opening the container it definitely resembles my beloved favorite ‘homemade’ dip although I could see small pieces of caramelized onion throughout it. I took out two tablespoons and took a bite with one of my chips … and my face puckered. I was overwhelmed with an overpowering salt flavor. At first I thought perhaps it could’ve been the chips … so I ended up dipping a raw carrot into it and found that overwhelming salty flavor was still there. I’m not a big salt fan, I only use it very sparingly in cooking to boost flavoring in cooking. This was just so jam packed with salt that I couldn’t even offer it to guests because I would have felt bad. Needless to say the container ended up finding a permanent home in the circular file (i.e. the trash). I’ll definitely stick to the bacon cheddar ranch dip because that is flavorful and not salty.
A serving is 2 tablespoons which is 70 calories or 2 points plus values.
Have you tried any of the dip selections available at Trader Joe’s?