Frequently Asked Questions

What is the shelf life of your mixes?


If kept in a cool, dark locatioin, our dip mixes have a shelf life of approximately two years from the date of purchase. Since our dip mixes are made of dried spices, they do not spoil, they start to lose their strength.




What is the refrigerated shelf life of your prepared dips?


Once our dip mixes are made, you can keep them in the refrigerator for two weeks. Of course, if your sour cream, mayonnaise, cream cheese, or Cool Whip is expiring before that, your dip will expire sooner as well.




What brand of ingredients do you recommend?


Sour Cream - We haven't noticed much difference with how sour cream changes the flavor of our dips, so any brand of sour cream will do. Mayonnaise - We recommend using a mayonnaise that has vinegar as a lesser ingredient. When you look at the ingredient list, you want to choose one that has vinegar down lower on the list. Usually the store brand will be the right choice. Cream Cheese - Any brand pf cream cheese is fine, but we prefer Philadelphia. Whipped Topping - We have found that Cool Whip will give you the most volume.




What type of foods do you recommend to dip with?


Savory & Spicy Dips Pretzels :) Veggies Chips Pita Chips Snack Crackers Bread Dessert Dips Pretzels :) Any hard fruit, like apples or strawberries Graham Crackers Nilla Wafers Cookies




Besides using it as a dip, what else can I do with the prepared dip?


Dips Made with Sour Cream & Mayonnaise Use as a spread for sandwiches and wraps. Thin the dip down with milk, and use it as a salad dressing. Add it to cooked pasta, along with some veggies pieces, then refrigerate to make a pasta salad. Use boiled potato cubes instead to make a potato salad. Use as a baked potato topping. Add it to cooked pasta, add protein if you wish, and warm on the stove to make a pasta dish. Use as the "sauce" for a cold veggie pizza. Coat chicken with the prepared dip mix, then dip the chicken in bread crumbs. Bake in a 425 degree oven for approximately 20 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches at least 165 degrees. Savory or Spicy Dips Made with Cream Cheese Use as a spread for sandwiches, wraps, or bagels. Cut a loaf of French bread in half, spread with the cream cheese dip, then bake in the oven until toasted. Roll the refrigerated, prepared dip into a cheeseball. Use the prepared dip as a filling for stuffed chicken breasts. Use the prepared dip as a filling for stuffed mushrooms. Use as a "sauce" for cold veggie pizza. Use as a baked potato topping. Add to phylo cups and top with your favorite toppings to make an appetizer. Dessert Dips Use as a bagel spread. Use as a frosting for cupcakes or brownies. Use a a layer in a parfait. Use as a flling for cream puffs. Add to phylo cups and top with your favorite toppings to make an appetizer. Add the prepared dessert dip to a graham cracker crust or an Oreo Cookie crust to make a no-bake cheesecake. If desired, top with fresh fruit, crushed graham crackers, crushed cookies, or drizzle with caramel, chocolate syrup, or fruit flavored syrup. Another idea is to add 1/2 of a can of pie filling to the crust before adding the prepared dessert dip.




Besides using the dip mix as a dip, can I cook with the spices?


Yes! We use the dip mixes for cooking all the time! Use as a dry rub. Add to a small amount of olive oil, and use as a wet rub. Add to soups and stews. Add to pasta sauce or white sauce. Use as a seasoning for slow cooker meals. Mix the packet with one cup of plain bread crumbs, and use as a shake and bake breading. Coat potatoes with a small amount of olive oil, add to a zipper plastic bag, add the dip mix to the bag, then shake. Place on a non-stick foil lined baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 20 to 30 minutes.




Do you wholesale your dip mixes?


Yes, but on a limited basis. Please call Mike at (407)687-1445, and he can answer any questions you may have.




Can I use your dips for fundraising?


Yes! We would love to help you meet your fundraising goals! Our minimum fundraising order is 100 dips. Please email us at simplysavory@gmx.com for more information.




Will you be at my festival? Or can you come to my festival?


We love to go to festivals! If you have a festival in your area that you would like for us to attend, please email us at simplysavory@gmx.com. We will do our best to attend! Since we do sell wholesale, we will try to answer if we will be at your festival as soon as we can. We don't always know the answer, so we will ask our sales associates first, then reply.




Do you have a retail store?


Yes! Coming Home 228 Towne Center Circle Sanford, FL 32771 We can also be found at a few retail stores around the country. Contact us and we can let you know if there is a store in your area. If you have a retail store in your area that you would like for us to be in, please email us at simplysavorygourmet@gmx.com or call us at (407)687-1445.




Do you sell your wicker dip chillers?


Yes! Please call Mike at (407)687-1445 to discuss color choices and shipping.




What tips do you have to make my finished dip taste like the dip I sampled?


We're glad you asked! Follow the directions on the label. The exact directions for how we made our sample are on the back of the label in the upper left hand corner. Use the ingredients we suggest under the question, "What brand of ingredients do you recommend?" Refrigerate your dip for at least two hours, and overnight would even be better. We make our samples every Tuesday, so when you tasted our sample, it had been refrigerated for around four days! If the directions call for mayonnaise, do not use Miracle Whip. If the directions call for cream cheese, make sure that you soften it before using it. For an 8-ounce block of cream cheese, place the completely unwrapped cheese on a microwave-safe plate and microwave it on high for 15 seconds. If the directions call for cream cheese, blend the dip mix with the cream cheese, before you add any other ingredients. If the directions call for Cool Whip, make sure to thaw the Cool Whip in the refrigerator before using. Place unopened tub in refrigerator for 4 hours. Do not stir. For best results, do not thaw Cool Whip on countertop or in microwave. Excessive stirring or heat will cause product to soften and become watery.




How much will shipping be?


If your order is under $30, after all discounts have been removed. Your shipping charge will be $5.00. We USPS Priority Mail, and our cost to ship a Priority Mail envelope is $7.15. The good news is that you will receive your products quickly!




I sent you an email and haven't heard back from you! Why?


We answer our emails as quickly as we can. Most often, your email will be answered the same day. If you haven't heard back from us, please check your spam/junk folder. Many times our emails end up there!




When will I receive my order?


Once we receive your order, we try to ship it out by the next business day at the latest. We use USPS Priority Mail which takes one to three business days for delivery.





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