Thanks, ya'll, for putting up with fruit among the needlework posts! Dd19 has my sewing machine at school - that's how starved I am to do anything pretty!
A pink dip for fruit was served at a wedding shower I attended, I believe. Very sweet, like a thinned cream-cheese frosting. The hostess felt she had to tell guests what it was for, LadyM, so obviously she didn't think it was an "expected" item. I can see how that could go either way health-wise. Could be made of wholesome ingredients or could be so sugary that it would sort of defeat the purpose. To me, a fruit dip risks homogenizing the varied tastes of already-sweet natural fruits that cost plenty of money/resources to find just as they are. I like tasting the differences.
Harmony, the very first lady who approached the table is a wise woman, and she quickly cut away some mango, plucked out some papaya by the toothpicks and set the tone for everyone else to take what they wanted! I was appreciative of her! You mean you actually opened and mixed two things? That's way more than I see done at most pot lucks here. I myself have usually brought a large grocery store chains' tray, and I notice people sometimes forget to open it, it's so taken for granted. People are no more interested in the fruit tray than the napkins. (and it will be the only fruit brought)