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Posted October 13, 2006 by Vic in Reviews
 
 

Review: Classy Delites Spinach Artichoke Dip, Spinach Avacado Dip & Aztec Salsa


Classy Delites Spinach Artichoke Dip, Spinach Avacado Dip & Aztec Salsa

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I decided to do a Bundle Review as it became clear on how we would try the Classy Delite products we received. Wendy was so excited to see these products come out of Nick’s box of goodies. Not a Heat Seeker, she was happy to have the opportunity to taste them with me. We did some additional shopping and planned out a nice lunch for our next day off together. So to say this review was highly anticipated is an understatement, Wendy wanted this one real bad. As each 12oz. jar was unwrapped, it was followed by her ooh, ooooh, wow’s that quickly told me she was into this one.

“Classy Delites gourmet dips and sauces taste so good! We use only the highest quality, all-natural ingredients in our family’s recipes. Our customers don’t have to sacrifice to cut the fat, and that keeps ’em coming back.”

Ok, so I know what a lot of you who have met us and with the rest of you probably seeing our pictures on the Blog here and on some links around were thinking- Classy Delites? Vic and Wendy? Yeah I know, I’m like school on Saturday, No Class! But we gave it our best attempt at a high brow soiree, yeah we half assed it. Wendy grabbed our mix-match serving platters and I picked out our finest Chinet. Heck we even dressed for the occasion, looking dapper in a black tee over my cleanest wife beater and Wendy in a slinky silky hair scrunchy and fuzzy bedroom slippers, oh baby! On her best behavior, my classy little Florida Cracker did her best job not to cuss and I only used to F word once while enjoying these Classy Delite products.

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Spinach Artichoke Dip:

Ingredients: Spinach, Water, Onions, Artichokes (Artichoke Hearts, Water, Salt, Citric Acid), Cream Cheese (Pasteurized Milk and Cream, Cheese Culture, Salt, Xanthum and or Carob Bean and or Guar Gums), Sour Cream (Cultured Cream), Whipping Cream (Cream, Milk, Mono Diglycerides {Emulsifiers}, Guar Gum, Carrageenan), Orange Juice, Garlic, Corn Starch, Olive Oil, Balsamic Vinegar, Lemon Juice, Salt, Dehydrated Onions, Spices

Allergy Information: Contains Milk products, may contain trace amounts of Peanuts or other Allergens.

We cracked open the first jar, though low on the ingredient list, this dip has a lemon tartness aroma you catch right off. Below that is an oniony artichoke fragrance which is nice, with just a hint of a pepper smell. The lemon and Orange Juices make themselves known with a distinct Citrus taste on the tip of your tongue. A very creamy texture wraps the Spinach, which is very visible throughout the dip, with the artichoke that is chunky and in every bite. As the dips sits when served, the Garlic can be denoted and balances out the flavors well. The dip is very thick and quite tasty overall.

Packaging/Label: 8 out of 10
Aroma: 7 out of 10
Taste: 7 out of 10
Heat: 0 out of 10
Overall: 7 out of 10

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Spinach Avocado Dip:

Ingredients: Spinach, Onions, Water, Avocado, Tomatoes, Cream Cheese (Pasteurized Milk, Cream, Cheese Culture, Salt, and Xanthum Gum and/or Carob Bean and/or Guar Gums), Sour Cream (Cultured Cream), Lime Juice, Cilantro, Poblano Peppers, Garlic, Natural Cornstarch, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Orange Juice, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Black Pepper, Lime Oil, Spices.

Allergy Information: Contains milk products. May contain trace amounts of Peanuts or other Allergens

This dip had a very different smell when you open it, the Lime Juice edges out the smoky Sun Dried Tomato aroma with the Avocados coming through very strongly underneath. It’s an interesting mixture of smells, its a little tart then a musky/smoky fullness. Again the Spinach is very visible and also chunky, but I think this dip may be a little thicker. I think the Avocados make this dip a lighter green color. If I had to rank them, this would be #3 of 3. I think Avocado lovers would tend to rank it higher, though I like them I did not care for this dip that much.

Packaging/Label: 8 out of 10
Aroma: 5 out of 10
Taste: 5 out of 10
Heat: 0 out of 10
Overall: 5 out of 10

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Aztec Salsa:

Ingredients: Tomatoes, Yellow Corn, Tomato Puree (Water, Tomato Paste, Citric Acid), Black Beans, Onions, Jalapeno Peppers, Chili Peppers, Salt, Bell Peppers, Red Wine and Apple Cider Vinegars, Dehydrated Onions, Cilantro, Lime Juice, Granulated Garlic, Spices, Sugar, Corn Oil, Xanthan Gum

With reading through the list of ingredients to this Salsa, I thought “Sweet, it’s going to have some bite to it!” Nope, denied! But hey who says everything has to be hot? Yeah- ME! Honestly in defense of Classy Delites, they do not indicate any heat level on the jar or on line. When you open this jar the smell is very similar to a Vegetable Soup, with the Black Beans hovering in behind. It smells great, and with two types of Vinegars in it, they are surprisingly a low undertone to the Vegetables and Tomatoes. The Corn is crisp and the Salsa has a nice “fresh” taste, very enjoyable. Aztec Salsa is thick and flavorful, it’s sticks well to the chips and crackers we had it with.

Packaging/Label: 8 out of 10
Aroma: 8 out of 10
Taste: 8 out of 10
Heat: 1 out of 10
Overall: 8 out of 10

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Overall Conclusion: Whether I personally like the tastes of all the Classy Delite products we tried doesn’t take away from the quality of these items. You can easily tell a lot of time and effort have gone into each and every one of these products. And trust me, you don’t have to be High Class to enjoy them- they’ll taste just as good in the Trailer Park as they do in the Summer House at the beach.

Classy Delites, Inc.
P.O. Box 340189
Austin,Texas 78734
1-800-440-2648 (Toll Free)
512-266-7157 (Local)
512-266-7198 (Fax)
info@classydelites.com


Vic