Walden Farms Calorie Free Caramel Dip

Walden Farms Caramel Dip Many of you are familiar with Walden Farms salad dressings. They are calorie free, which seems like a dieters delight. But they bring mixed reviews whenever they are mentioned. We don’t like them, and we don’t personally know anyone who does, but they do have some fans. We decided to try another product by Walden Farms which sounded and looked delicious. Caramel Dip! Apple slices and caramel dip sounded so decadent, and it quickly landed in our shopping cart.

All three of us decided to give this one a whirl. The jar of dip looked dark and rich, and when we opened it we were surprised by the thick, authentic caramel texture and scent. Forget dipping apple slices, we grabbed spoons!

Each of us carefully dug out a spoonful of caramel and we tasted all at the same time. We immediately responded with happily raised eyebrows and a symphony of Mmmm’s. Then the concoction began to settle down the back of our tongues, and our eyebrows lowered as we all had to give thought to the new taste sensation. Hmmm…

We each scooped up another bite of the dip and this time our faces turned sour as the chemical flavors took over. We rinsed, we spit, we searched for something real to eat to get the taste out of our mouths.

How exactly can you make a calorie free, carb free, fat free, sugar free food? The dip, like all the other Walden Farms products, is basically water that has been thickened, colored, and flavored with gels, thickeners, and various chemicals designed to smell and taste like real food.

Caramel dip isn’t exactly on our regular menu anyway, so we aren’t missing anything by giving it up, and we aren’t desperate enough to eat this. If we ever do get a craving for caramel dip, we’ll eat the real deal and just measure our portions.

To quote Dr. Will Clower … “If it ain’t food, don’t eat it”.


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  • Dietdiva08

    Walden Farms products are amzing, geared towards the consumer who’s diabetic, lactose intolerant and is on a low fat diet.
    Caramel is not their only product. They have salad dressings, chocolate, marshmallow and even peanut butter…all zero calories. The way I see this, while trying to lose my weight, I could make beleive these are the real things.I just signed joined the Smart For Life program and noticed they have all the Walden Farm product line in the center for their patients while losing the weight. They also carry an array of their own, Smart For Life, organic gourmet marinades as well.

  • Alex19114

    I’ve never tried the caramel, but we have tried some of the calorie free salad dressings… all of which were terrible. :/ I personally don’t like the Walden Farms calorie free products at all.

    One caramel that our family has tried is the Sugar Free Smuckers Caramel… it’s really good! Only 90 calories & no fat for two tbsp, and it has a great taste. 90 calories isn’t too much to give up, is it?

  • Jill

    Yes this is disgusting! I was so excited to taste this dip, as well as others. I think everything I ‘ve tried has been disgusting.

  • Stacey

    I am TOTALLY with you…I am so over the sugar free, fat free full of chemical crap. REAL FOOD in moderation is much healthier and sustainable in the long run…I’m so glad to see I’m not alone on this.

  • Deb

    Cost me over 3 bucks, took a bite….threw it in the trash! discusting!!

  • Brandy

    This stuff is nasty! So is the marshmallow dip. All their products are gross. Tastes like the bottom of a shoe.

  • Judy

    I love the products, the caramel dip is beautiful. Obviously everyones taste buds are different and what some people dont like others love.

  • Brooke

    I too thought this tasted like a mouthful of chemicals. I love the Calorie Free Balsamic Dressing, it’s delicious and I buy it all the time, I thought this must be too!
    I was sooo wrong. It’s consistency was gel-like instead of being creamy…almost like a sugar free jello mixed with a sugar free pudding. Once I got over the nasty texture with all the air bubbles in it, the actual taste was horrifying. Definitely going in the garbage.