Etiquette for dipping may vary depending on the region you’re in. However, by following the tips below, you'll be a proper dipper, no matter where you are! Some foods are designed to be eaten with your hands, but there are some things to consider when doing so. If you’re wondering whether or not to use utensils, watch the hostess. When in doubt, use the utensil.
Dipping DO’s and DON’Ts:
1. DO wash your hands. Before diving into the snack bar, be sure to thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water. This may seem like a no brainer...but let’s be honest, it’s rare to see a party goer randomly wash their hands.
2. DO use plates if they’re available. Having your own island of goodies reduces the chances of offending someone while dipping.
3. DO use utensils if they’re available. Scoop a conservative amount of dip onto your plate. Starting with small portions ensures equal sharing and less waste.
4. DON’T hover. Although Country Home Creations offers some fantastic dips, hovering over them will annoy other party goers. Rule of thumb: Get your dip and move on.
5. DON’T over dip. The key to proper dipping is a reasonable dip-to-chip ratio. Using a 1 to 4 ratio is appropriate.
6. DON’T double dip. If you see someone double dipping, offer them a plate and some utensils. (this is where having your own plate is beneficial)
7. DO retrieve your stragglers. If you dip and break a chip, use a spoon to remove the chip from the dip.