The pros: Trader Joe's Creamy Roasted Cauliflower and Onion Dip is a new and delicious dip found in the freezer section of Trader Joe's.
The cons: This item is labeled HOL on my receipt which usually indicates it is a seasonal item. Unfortunately, I strongly disagree with this being seasonal. This would make an awesome addition to Trader Joe's Spinach and Artichoke Dip that is available year round. I also disagree with there being 8 servings. I believe this to be closer to 2-3 servings at most.
The verdict: Thanksgiving is officially over for this year and who doesn't love a good dip? But I can't figure out why this came out right after (or within a day or two) of Thanksgiving because this would have greatly added to the holiday table. This is an awesome and flavorful dip.
At first, I was a bit skeptical. How good can a cauliflower dip be? The answer I came to was awesome. My only disappointment is looking at my receipt and seeing the dreaded letters HOL next to this item. That usually indicates this will not be on shelves for long.
This item follows the same format at Trader Joe's other dip and Cuisine Adventures's French Onion Soup. You get the same cylinder of dip. All you need is a few minutes in the microwave to get this super flavorful dip. The primary flavor here is onions, but it is a cooked onion flavor. This is also creamy and cheesy. It has both cream cheese and Swiss present.
Beyond that you have a solid mix of veggies and spices to enrich the flavors here. You'll see the carrots and chives right through the caramelized color of the dip. The cauliflower flavor is present. Beyond the veggies you'll also taste onion powder and garlic. There is no spice, so the only heat will be from your microwave. This should be a good one to serve to guests. It's flavorful and well done.
For $3.29 this is worth reaching for. I'm more than willing to pick up a few extra of these to keep on hand. This was a delicious, quick, and easy dip to have.
Here is the visual run down of what you get if you buy this product:
The box of Trader Joe's Creamy Roasted Cauliflower and Onion Dip:
The nutritional information:
Preparing this is easy. In the microwave two minutes on high. Give it a quick stir. At which point I had something that looked like molten lava around the edges and frozen in the middle. After a quick stir and another minute on high you get something that looks like this. I fried some Habanero Lime Tortillas to make chips too:
Would I buy this again? Yes, I would buy Trader Joe's Creamy Roasted Cauliflower and Onion Dip again. In fact, I would grab a few before these are gone for the season.
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Maybe their idea of a serving is the 2 Tablespoons mentioned in conjunction with other flavors of dips served. It looks good enough to thin with some milk and eat as soup!
Hey Judie! Happy Thanksgiving and wow does that sound like a great idea! Thanks as always for stopping by.
Since there already veggies in it, you could add any leftover ones if/when using as a soup.
Actually, even if you eat 1/2 the package it’s not horrible for calories and fat, and if you’re moderate for what you eat it with the sodium isn’t too bad either. Thanks for reviewing this, think I’ll pick some up when I go tomorrow. 🙂
Wow... Habanero Lime tortilla chips won over my attention! Hot dang!
This looks delicious and I am definitely going to look for it this weekend! Thanks as always for a helpful review!
No problem Ryan. They are quite as hot as the habanero name might suggest. They just are a nice break from regular tortillas.