That’s how I feel about potato chips. I don’t need chips - I need the dip.
But dip doesn’t make the same sticky mess syrup does so you can just use your fingers.
Also, since most dip either resembles salad or solidified soup, I think it would be pretty okay with most psychiatrist is you just ate dip with a spoon.
Most people would probably call the FBI if they saw you eating syrup straight from a bowl.