Costco always stocks a pretty solid variety of dips, and they seem to rotate through new ones pretty consistently (though often from the same handful of brands). This La Terra Fina Spinach Artichoke & Parmesan Dip & Spread showed up at Costco fairly recently, and I’ve seen it at warehouses in both Canada and the U.S. La Terra Fina is a brand that’s been in Costco consistently for years. Does this dip have the same kind of staying power as some of their other offerings?
Some dips and sauces from Costco that I love are the Stonemill Kitchens Creamy Cranberry Jalapeno Dip, Rojo’s Street Corn Dip, Culinary Treasures Jalapeno Lime Aioli, Kewpie Deep Roasted Sesame Dressing & Marinade, La Terra Fina Queso Dip with Cheddar, Rao’s Marinara Sauce, Good Foods Plant Based Queso Style Dip and the Kevin’s Turkey Gravy.
Location in Store
This is located in the refrigerated deli section at Costco in both Canada and the USA. The item number in Canada is 379903 and the same in the USA.
I’m a big fan of spinach dip, so I was excited to try this. Unfortunately, I ended up being a bit disappointed. I found the dip quite tangy/strong tasting compared to the spinach dips I enjoy. I’m not sure if this is from the Neufchâtel cheese base, the Greek yogurt, the Parmesan or a combination of all of them.
I also found the dip fairly salty compared to other spinach dips I’ve had. This might be partly just the tanginess coming through. I found it difficult to separate the two. It I tried really hard to look past the tanginess/saltiness, I could pick up some of the flavors I love in other spinach dips. The textures of the dip are the same as what I’m used to in other spinach dips too.
Overall there’s just something off about this dip to me. I didn’t enjoy it. I don’t know if that’s just my personal preference talking or if it’s just not that good. I’d be curious to know what other people think.
The dip costs $9.69 in both Canada and the USA! We actually bought this dip in Montana so we paid significantly more for it than if we had just bought it in Canada.
I think the price is reasonable for a really large dip but I do wish Costco sold smaller dips for half the price. I often find myself not being able to finish the massive tubs.
This dip would work with bread, tortilla chips, crackers and vegetables. You could also probably use it in a pasta dish, casserole or even add it to scrambled eggs.
The dip needs to be kept refrigerated and the best-before date is about two and a half weeks from when I purchased it. The container recommends using it up within five days of opening it and states the dip can be served warm or chilled. I tried it both ways,
Two tablespoons contain 50 calories, three and a half grams of fat, 150 milligrams of sodium, two grams of carbohydrates, zero grams of fiber, one gram of sugar and three grams of protein.
That’s actually not that many calories, fat or sodium for two tablespoons!
I like that the ingredients list is pretty simple with mostly ingredients you’d use at home to make a dip. The neufchatel cheese is similar to cream cheese but tangier and softer.
The dip contains milk but is gluten-free as well as free of major allergens like soy, nuts and sesame.
Nutrition: 5/10 (Not exactly healthy but the nutrition facts for a dip are pretty good).
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I prefer other dips from Costco and wouldn’t buy this again. My go-to spinach dip at Costco is the Fontaine Sante Spinach Dip.
If you’ve tried the La Terra Fina Spinach, Artichoke & Parmesan Dip let me know what you thought of it in the comments below!
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