Who doesn’t love dunking a chip into a bowl of creamy queso or a batch of chunky guac? Finding a chip that will hold up to your dip of choice and maintain its structure is no small feat, and it can be tough to know which ones on the shelves are worth trying. To help your future dip parties go off without a hitch, we’ve rounded up the best chips to withstand even the heftiest dips. Let’s get dunkin’!
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- Stacy’s Simply Naked Pita Chips
Pita chips are perfect for dunking, especially if hummus is your dip of choice. In her ranking of the best pita chips, managing editor Gwynedd Stuart discussed the variety present in the average bag of Stacy’s Pita Chips. “Some of the chips are thin and some are thicker and some are more done than others,” she noted. Don’t get us wrong, we love a strong little pita chip, but having both thin and thick pieces to choose from means you really get to curate your dipping and crunching experience. No two bites shall be the same, so says Stacy’s Pita Chips.
- On the Border Café Style Tortilla Chips
In their best tortilla chips ranking, senior staff writer Jordan Myrick describes On the Border’s Café Style Tortilla Chips as being “sturdy without being too thick.” Sturdy is exactly the attitude we want from our chips when they’re heading to dip town. And tortilla chips pairs well with many different kinds of dip because of their toasty but pleasantly mild flavor. They’re the perfect vehicle for dips!
- Honey Dijon Kettle Chips
If you like a little more zest on your dipping chips, you may want to answer the call of the kettle chip. In Danny Palumbo’s ranking of the best Kettle brand chips, he placed the Honey Dijon flavor right at the top. Kettle chips are thick and rigid, which makes them superb for dipping—they’ll hold up to most anything. And the flavor of this chip is bold, but not so bold that it won’t meld with something creamy, like an onion dip or ranch dip. “The flavor is almost caramelized,” Danny wrote. “It’s powerfully rich and deliciously savory.” This is one chip you’ll definitely want in your dip draft.
- Cheddar & Sour Cream Ruffles
Cheddar & Sour Cream Ruffles are top-tier chips, thanks to their superb crunch and a pleasantly cheesy tang. And, trust me, these chips go really well with French onion dip given their inherent tang and corrugated structure. Even when Ruffles chips break in the bag, they tend to break vertically because of their ridges. This allows you to use the newly formed chip sticks to gather dip from the container’s hard-to-reach places. Don’t ignore the chip sticks!!
- Gardetto’s Garlic Rye Chips
To me, Gardetto’s is like a more grown-up and benevolent Chex Mix. Both snack mixes include rye chips, but only Gardetto’s recognizes the beauty and value of those garlicky brown rounds by selling them all on their own. Sorry if you have a date planned after eating these, but trust us, they’re worth it. These rye chips are sturdy. Seriously, their crunch is powerful. We’re talking crouton-level crunch here. If there’s a chunky dip that could defeat the mighty rye chip, we haven’t found it yet.
- Snack Factory Gluten-Free Pretzel Crisps
A pretzel may not exactly be a chip, but Snack Factory’s Pretzel Crisps sure do feel like they should be. Pretzels already have an impressive crunch, but the gluten-free version of these guys blows their gluten-ful counterparts out of the water. These crisps made their debut in our best gluten-free crackers ranking, where Danny wrote that “because they’re so sturdy and salty, Snack Factory gluten-free pretzel crisps are ideal for dipping.” We couldn’t have phrased it better, Danny. These gluten free pretzel crisps are for crunch lovers and gluten haters alike when it comes to dipping.
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Regular ruffles are awesome for dipping Or save some $$ and buy the great value brand.