We recently tried Breakstone’s new Sour Cream Dips, both in the Ranch and Buffalo varieties. While there were some disappointments, we felt overall, they were worthy of our purchase.
Upon opening the large 1 lb. container (we did not see smaller tubs) we immediately noticed, and were slightly put off, that the dip was somewhat watery, just like fresh sour cream can get. To our delight, we stirred the product, and found the dip to thicken up in just the right way.
Both the Ranch and the Buffalo flavors tasted very fresh with our choice of Ruffles Potato Chips. The Ranch had green flecks of spice and overtones of onion and garlic, but make no mistake…we love our homemade Ranch variety way better! In a pinch, however, this tub will certainly satisfy.
The Buffalo variety tasted very similar to our homemade Buffalo sauce, except with a creamy texture. As Buffalo should be, it was indeed spicy. We felt that this product would be delicious as a topping for a chicken quesadilla or even as a dollop for our homemade chili or nachos.
The detractor to both dips was the lack of texture. We love bits and pieces of veggies in our dips, and both Breakstone’s Ranch and Buffalo dips were simply “just” creamy. Another detractor, again, was the watery consistancy upon opening the container.
All in all, we felt that Breakstone’s Dips, found in your cream cheese/sour cream aisle of your favorite, local Long Island specialty and grocery store was worth the $3.99 price tag. For that reasonable price, you get a whole lot of dip and the extra time to relax and enjoy snacking with your friends and family.
Would you use this as an ingredient in another recipe?
Perhaps as a substitute for butter in a potato, or as a condiment to fish or roast chicken. I’m sure we could come up with some more ideas as well. What are you thinking?
Gimme just the facts:
Breakstone’s Sour Cream Dip: Buffalo and Ranch varieties (other varieties are Southwest and French Onion)
Total Points: 26 out of a possible 35 points
Here are the breakdown of points. Each category can receive up to 5 points. 5 points is the best:
Value: 4 ($3.99 at your local Long Island Grocery store dairy aisle)
Healthy qualities: 3
Claims on package: No MSG; Real Dairy; No Oils used. OU-D (Kosher/Dairy)
What are the ingredients and nutritionals in Breakstone’s Buffalo Sour Cream Dip?
Ingredients: Cultured Pasturized Grade A Sour Cream (from Milk), Cayenne Peppers, Contains less than 2% of salt, onion juice, garlic juice, natural flavors and enzymes
What about the Ranch?
Ingredients: Cultured Pasturized Grade A Cream (from Milk), garlic juice, contains less than 2% of parsley, salt, Dijon mustard (vinegar, water, mustard seed, salt, white wine, citric acid, tartaric acid, spice), onion juice, spices, natural flavor, enzymes
Nutritionals for both varieties are identical except where noted:
Serving: 2 tbs
Calories: 60 (45 from fat), Fat: 5 g, Saturated fat: 3 g, Trans fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 20 mg, Sodium: 190 mg (200 for Buffalo). Carbs: 1 g, Sugar: 1 g
Sounds like a great summer, party or holiday staple… Any more?
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