July 03, 2010

An Update to the Terrible 2007 Review I had to Give La Terra Fina Dips

Back in September of 2007 I tried and then posted my review of the Costco item Chunky Artichoke & Jalapeno Dip. I was so excited to try it but when I got home I almost gagged at the overwhelmingly horrible, strong, onion flavor. It overwhelmed everything in the dip. You didn't taste anything but onion and it tasted as though the onions were rotten at that.

At the time I opened myself up to the possibility that I just got a 'bad one'. I love this style of dip, I love these foods... but more importantly I love ONIONS.

I don't think people realize how much I love onions. I would and could and do eat a plate full of sauteed onions and call it dinner. I eat them raw, cooked, steamed, fried and baked. I will devour an entire container of onion dip. Onion rings, bloomin' onion and onion casseroles? All good.

So when I say this was a horrible, overwhelming pure rotten onion taste... I wasn't making that up and I was not exaggerating. Still, after that review I had people take the time to write me to tell me I was wrong. It was great. It was awesome. They love it.

Ok. I get that. But I'm tellling you it was so bad that even trying to doctor it up with sour cream, cream cheese and parmesan it was still unfit to eat. Not one person in my family could do it.

You know when you have a bad experience with a food and for the next couple years you can't think about it, see it or walk by it without getting sick? Well, this food did that to me. I couldn't walk past it in Costco without my stomach lurching into my throat. YES IT WAS THAT BAD.

But I've always suspected I had a bad batch, or more likely, I think that the container I bought had been left out and had gotten hot and then put back in the refrigerator section after bacteria had begun to break it down.

Today I was finally able to walk by and not get sick. It's been almost 3 years. And because I was craving pita chips with hummus and spinach artichoke dip and because I didn't want to have to buy all the ingredients and make it myself on top of the other foods I'm making this weekend and this week, I bought it! (Ok I bought two styles of their dips AND the hummus!)

I finally was able to give it another chance.

The end result?

Yum! Very tasty. Sure it has onion in it, and you can taste it, but it's no where NEAR the horrible rotten onion flavor of the one I bought previously. I enjoyed a nice lunch today of pita chips, La Terra Fina Dip and a Grapefruit IzzE beverage.

Thumbs..... UP!!!!!Print Friendly and PDF