Walkers’ gourmet brand, Deli Market, have released a range of Dips to accompany their variety of Crisps or any other savoury product that you wish to try them with.
These Dip Infusions all sound a little odd and rather upmarket, as do most ‘gourmet’ foods, and what a lot of brands tend to do whilst creating all these weird, wonderful and often expensive foods is forget about the taste. The three Deli Market Dip Infusions are Thai Chilli & Cashews, Yorkshire Beetroot with a hint of Wensleydale and Mediterranean Basil and Pepper Pesto with Chopped Cashew Nuts.
The Thai Chilli & Cashews tastes pretty much just like Salsa but with the texture of Hummus. You can see the Cashews in there but you don’t get any taste from them or indeed any crunch from them. This slightly renders the Cashews as pointless and there’s no heat whatsoever which is what you would have expected from the Thai Chilli. Given the choice between this or a standard chunky Salsa, the chunky Salsa would always win.
Out of the three, Yorkshire Beetroot with a hint of Wensleydale is arguably the nicest sounding and has the most potential but this too falls flat on its face. The best thing about Beetroot is that sharp taste of Vinegar along with that soft crunch you get. The worst thing about Beetroot is when it gets drained and goes all soggy like a most Salad Bars. Unfortunately this Dip tastes like the latter and is just a really watery, soggy dip. The Wensleydale adds a powdery texture to the dip which is akin to shop bought Grated Cheese and doesn’t really add anything to the taste. There’s obviously no crumbliness to let you know that it’s definitely Wensleydale either. The Dip slightly gets worse with the more you have but what would make this a really nice Dip is that juicy sharpness.
The Mediterranean Basil & Pepper Pesto with Chopped Cashews might go down well with people who quite like herby tastes. But that’s quite a niche market and you either like the overpowering taste you get from Pesto or you really don’t, there’s not really an in between. This Dip is extremely herby and the Pesto does give that really dry burn. The Cashew Nuts again don’t add anything to the Dip and ultimately leaves you with a sour taste in the mouth.
Thai Chilli & Cashews: £1.95 (ASDA)
Yorkshire Beetroot with a hint of Wensleydale: £1.07 (ASDA)
Mediterranean Basil & Pepper Pesto with Chopped Cashews: £1.95 (ASDA)
Thai Chilli & Cashews: 65 per 40g ‘serving’ – 243.75 per pot
Yorkshire Beetroot with a hint of Wensleydale: 43 per 40g ‘serving’ – 161.25 per pot
Mediterranean Basil & Pepper Pesto with Chopped Cashews: 72 per 40g ‘serving’ – 270 per pot
Would We Buy Again (/5):
Thai Chilli & Cashews: 1
Yorkshire Beetroot with a hint of Wensleydale: 1
Mediterranean Basil & Pepper Pesto with Chopped Cashews: 1