Friendly Farms French Onion Dip

Aldi Chips and Dip

A favorite pair.

Everyone has their food weaknesses. Mine, I must confess, is French onion dip. For me, there is no better side to a meal than that dip paired with a regular potato chip. And coming from a guy who likes French fries, that’s saying something.

French onion dip is an American invention, crafted by an unknown cook in Los Angeles, California, in the 1950s. Known originally as California dip, it was popularized by Lipton as a recipe for Lipton’s French onion soup mix. Over the decades though, it became known more popularly as French onion dip, which is what most people today call it.

Fortunately — or maybe unfortunately — Aldi sells French onion dip.

Friendly Farms French Onion Dip

Friendly Farms French Onion Dip is an Aldi Regular Buy, which means you can find it in stores every day. It comes in a 16-ounce plastic container, much like French onion dips that you’ll find in other stores. At the time of this post, it costs 99 cents, or about 6.1 cents an ounce. French onion dip at other nearby grocers is a lot more expensive — up to five times the cost per ounce for a name brand — so the Aldi version is a great deal.

This is one of my favorite French onion dips. I think the taste is pitch-perfect, with just the right blend of spices that enhances rather than overwhelms the chips. The texture, too, is great: it’s a little thicker than some name brand stuff, but I find that to be a positive. It sticks nicely to the chips and tends to hold together in a way that makes it easier to scoop it up.

Friendly Farms French Onion Dip

This dip rarely stays around long in my house, which is why we don’t buy it often. As good as it is, it’s not good for you, especially alongside high-fat potato chips. A single two-tablespoon serving is pretty high in saturated fat and sodium.

Friendly Farms French Onion Dip

Nutrition information. (Click to enlarge.)

The Verdict:

Friendly Farms French Onion Dip is an outstanding French onion dip, with a great taste and texture. The price is the best out there and the taste is a family favorite. If you like French onion dip, this is definitely worth a look. Recommended.

About Joshua

Joshua is the Co-founder of Aldi Reviewer. He is also a writer and novelist. You can learn more about him at joshuaajohnston.com.

7 Comments

  1. JAMES L FINLEY

    This French onion dip does not even come close to the previous Aldi French onion dip. Missing a lot of flavor .

  2. no lie, I grew up in Ohio, we had a variety of French onion dip made by a convenience store named lawsons. Lawson’s became dairy mart, and still sold lawsons chip dip because it was soooo good. Then Circle K came in and bought Dairy mart, still carrying the lawsons chip dip to this day… I’m very particular about my chip dips, and just recently started shopping at Aldi again after not having been to one since the late 90’s. So I got this on the off chance it would be okay with some chips I already had… When I tell you this tastes just like the chip dip I grew up with, I ain’t lying…. Aldi for the win yet again!

  3. I just purchased this friendly farms french onion dip and it has no flavor, tastes like straight sour cream. What happened? Used to be very good.

  4. I went shopping again for this dip as it’s been out of stock for over 4 weeks now and was told it’s been discontinued again. We went through this a few years ago and they finally brought it back. Maybe we can influence them again.

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