So Trader Joe's has hit us with three new dips: Trader Joe's Buffalo Style Chicken Dip, Trader Joe's Black Bean Dip, and Trader Joe's Green Goddess Dip. So I figured I would start with this one since it is the most familiar.
So every holiday making Buffalo Chicken Dip is my go to item to bring to someone's house.
It's quick to throw together and with a handful of items that are easy to keep in the pantry or freezer and you will be ready to go.
At it's most basic level, Buffalo Chicken Dip is often just chicken meat, cream cheese, hot sauce, and a dressing mixed together. Sometimes with a layer of cheese on top or sometimes mixed in.
Here this is cream cheese and sour cream. It also omits the vinegar-y tang of hot sauce. Which makes it taste like Buffalo style hot wings minus any bones and the fatty layer of skin.
But when I make mine there is no question there is decent sized chunks of chicken.
However, when trying this I was missing out on the real chicken-y taste. This is way more dip in the sense of smoothness. Because this dip had a strange texture whether I had it cold or warmed up.
I tasted as if it had been sitting in a food processor far too long. Yes, the chicken was present but seemed like it had been obliterated.
If you are wondering about the heat, this only comes up to a mild heat. Nothing really too spicy here. Yes, there is warmth, but nothing that would rise above that.
But the dominate taste and texture does end up being the sour cream which is a darn shame.
Frequently asked questions
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The 12 ounce container costs $4.99.
Yes this can be microwaved for 2-3 minutes. Two minutes for half a package or three minutes for heating a full container.
My best estimate would be to enjoy this within 3-5 days in the refrigerator.
For $4.99 this is a bit much for what this dip offers in terms of taste. Maybe in a wrap where we can up the texture level can be elevated this would be better.
Would I buy this again? Sorry, I don't see myself buying Trader Joe's Buffalo Style Chicken Dip again.
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Trader Joe's Buffalo Style Chicken Dip
Product Name: Trader Joe's Buffalo Style Chicken Dip
Product Description: Trader Joe's Buffalo Style Chicken Dip is a ready to go dip.
Trader Joe's Buffalo Style Chicken Dip is one of several new dips hitting store shelves
- A quick and ready to go dip
- Not nearly as good as homemade.
- Texture seemed off