Dips for Your Chips: Trader Joes

By Cynthia Andary 

Chunky Artichoke and Jalapeno Dip: 9/10

Both the warm and chilled versions of this dip are creamy and just the right amount of chunky. The artichoke, which this dip is mainly made with, is the most memorable flavor, but you’ll also notice a touch of spice and flavor from the jalapenos. This is a great dip with mini sourdough slices, tortilla chips, or as a spread.

Everything and the Elote Greek Style Yogurt Dip: 8/10

This dip has a strong garlic, parmesan, and chipotle pepper powder flavor with sweet yellow corn kernels. It is packed with flavor and would be delicious mixed with a taco salad. If I could change one thing about it, I would add more sweet corn kernels. 

Caramelized Onion Dip: 4/10

Personally, this is my least favorite dip. Like a French onion soup, it is very sweet, and the tang of the sour cream and mayonnaise base don’t compliment each other  that much. One dip into it is too overpowering , and although it may seem weird to say, there is almost too much flavor in the carmelized onion dip. I would personally like this more if there was a better balance between the sweetness and saltiness. If you like a strong sweet flavor, I would recommend this one.

Buffalo Style Chicken Dip: 10/10

The buffalo style chicken dip is most definitely my favorite. Although it’s mild in terms of spice level, the strong tang and slight heat is still present. The perfect amount of chicken is added to create a thicker, more filling dip. I recommend heating this one up to enhance the flavor.