Before you decide to pop open that bag of Doritos and carelessly dump them into a bowl, wait — we have a better idea. Instead, locate a wine glass of suitable size (plastic or glass will both do just fine) and place it within the center of your serving bowl. Then, you can proceed to surround the wine glass with your chips of choice. After, simply fill the wine glass with as much dip as you can, creating an “island” of a creamy spread built right into the center of your ocean of salty, savory snack food.
This tip comes from YouTuber DaveHax, who publishes videos based around cheap and easy-to-do hacks in the kitchen, for holidays, and just general interesting things for life’s many little inconveniences and obstacles. However, Dave wasn’t the first person to come up with the idea of serving dip in the center of your chip bowl. There exists a wide variety of kitchenware designed around this exact purpose. Uncommon Goods sells an $85 stoneware dish composed of four crescent-shaped compartments encircling an interior bowl, allowing you to hold up to four different snack foods with your favorite dip in the center. And Neiman Marcus sells an elaborate ceramic chip dish with an overhanging dip bowl, suspended by two bronze-colored rails for $243.
Rather then “invent” the hack, however, Dave merely took the idea and made a more affordable — and easy — alternative for us to enjoy. Now that’s a real chip off the old block!