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Trader Joe's Creamy Spinach & Artichoke Dip

A spinach and artichoke dip by Trader Joe's

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Heaven in a Bowl

  • Aug 19, 2009
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Oh man, these things are AWESOME!  It's products like these that keep a devoted Trader Ho.  I was introduced to them at a party that I went to a while back.  Spinach, artichoke, and chips & dip are right up my alley, so naturally, I became addicted. 

I picked one of these babies up in Trader Joe's freezer aisle and when I opened up the box, I was surprised to see that it was shrink wrapped and cylindrical shaped in the exact way that Plats du Chefs French Onion Soup, which I also purchased at TJ's, is.  It even had the small square cubes of cheese on top.  Then I looked at the box and it said that it was a "Product of Canada".  The Plats du Chefs soup is a product of Canada as well, so maybe they were made in the same factory?

Anyways, I wanted to bake it to achieve the toasty scourched-looking cheese layer like in the picture on the box, but nowhere on the box did it give directions for achieving that look, so I've settled for the microwave directions.  The directions are to microwave it in a microwave safe container (I always use a glass bowl) for 2.5 minutes, stir to mix in the cheese, and then microwave again for an additional two minutes.  After the fact, I usually sprinkle my own shredded cheese on top (usually parmesan, mozzarella, or swiss, whatever's in the fridge!), and then pop it in the toaster oven.  Then voila -- heaven in a bowl!

My favorite way to eat this is with Trader Joe's Veggie & Flaxseed Tortilla Chips.  I mean, the dip is pretty unhealthy, so why not eat it with something with omega 3's and fiber in it to counteract its greasiness (I guess that's kind of the same logic as wrapping a piece of lettuce around a Snickers bar to cut out the sugar and carbs, but bear with me!).  Another one of my favorite ways to eat this is by using it in place on mayo on a sandwich or burger, as spread on bread and crackers, and mixing it into pasta.  Oh so good!

I'm kind of embarrassed to admit this, but I actually just polished off one of these babies on my own during the time that it took for me to write this review.  I really didn't mean to.  See those nutritional facts in the wiki?  That's only for 1/8th of the container :x

Time to hit the gym!  And it was so worth it :D
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October 22, 2009
This sounds so good... do you know if it's "Veggie Friendly"?
October 22, 2009
Hmmm... Good question. I don't know! I tried looking for the ingredients online, but couldn't find them. Guess we'll find out at the store!
August 21, 2009
That's it! I'm there....Durian flavor please?
August 21, 2009
Durian flavored dip?  Hey, durian's already creamy and that doesn't sound half bad!  I could totally see myself dipping cinammon sugar pita chips in it.  Darn it, Woo, you're making me hungry! :P
August 19, 2009
Trader Joes has the best food! This dip is one of my guilty pleasures :).
August 19, 2009
I know, seriously!  You and me both, sista ;)
August 19, 2009
Your love of TJ's should mean a List. :-) I've even been thinking of that, but the TJ website has few pictures of their products. If you do, this dip, the mac and cheese, and their hefeweizen beer should make the top 5. :-) Excellent review.
August 19, 2009
Hmmm, you're right, with all my TJ's products reviews, I really should create a list!  I know that @EcoMama has created an 8 Trader Joe's Addiction list, but as a Trader Ho, I'm think that I'm going to have a hard time keeping my list under the 25 data point limit :x :P
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review by . August 27, 2009
   I first bought this dip to make a calzone recipe from Cooking with All Things Trader Joe's.       Unfortunately, it wasn't the right artichoke dip for the recipe. Oops.       Still, cook this up, mix it with spinach and ricotta, wrap it in Trader Joe's pizza dough and you've got yourself a delightful calzone.       While the calzones were baking, I admit that I polished off the remainder of the dip that I didn't need in …
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Nutritional Value:
Serving: 1/8 container, 2 Tbsp.
Calories: 45
Fat: 5%, 3g
Sodium: 7%, 170mg
Protein: 6g
Carbs: 1%, 2g
Fiber: 0%, 0g
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