Best French Onion Dip: Get Ready to Party with the Best French Onion Dip

The best French onion dip is creamy, tangy, and packed with caramelized onion flavor. Onions are my favorite food. If I could only eat one ingredient for the rest of my life, it would be an onion. I think it is a miracle that so much flavor can be contained in one orb that grows underground. And surprise! Since I love onions, I love French onion dip.

This creamy, rich, onion-y chip accouterment is easily one of my favorite dips in the world when done correctly. In my opinion, French onion dip should taste like caramelized onions, not just onions in general. That’s what sets this delicious dip apart. Since I’m an onion expert, I tried every French onion dip I could find at the grocery store to see which ones were chip worthy. Our list may surprise you, but just trust us!

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Best of the Best

Good & Gather Classic Onion Dip

Target’s Good & Gather Classic Onion Dip blew us away. It was easily the best french onion dip we tried. This tastes homemade in the best way possible. It’s super thick and creamy, and tastes more like cream cheese than sour cream, which is heavenly. Onion flavor and onion pieces are prominent throughout. You could put this out at a party and people would think you made it and that you’re an amazing cook. Take advantage of that!

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Rating:

10/10

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Best Budget

Frito Lay French Onion Dip

Before you lay into me for choosing this dip from a metal can over all the fancy refrigerated dips out there, just listen. This tastes better. It tastes more French onion-y than anything else we tried. It’s so savory and packed with umami. It’s super cheap. You can literally buy this at a gas station. What is not to love about a delicious, affordable, accessible dip? Frito Lay French Onion Dip, you will always have a place in my heart as one of the best French onion dips of all time.

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Rating:

9.5/10

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Best Fresh

Dean’s French Onion Dip

To me, Dean’s is more like fresh onion dip than french onion dip; however, it is delicious nonetheless. You don’t get that caramelized taste that’s common to French onion dip, so leave your expectations at the door. Instead, this is more like the packet of ranch dip you make at home with sour cream and milk. It’s very, very tasty and creamy and fresh. It almost gives the impression it’s made with fresh  scallions rather than the white or yellow onions in French onion dip is traditionally made with. You should buy this, but prepare yourself for something different than you’re used to.

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Rating:

9/10

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Best Vegan

Hope Foods Cashew & Almond French Onion Dip

Hope Foods Cashew & Almond French Onion Dip is one of the best French onion dips we tried because it’s so interesting. Unlike many other vegan versions of French onion dip, this doesn’t try to fake dairy. It’s not super creamy or rich. Instead, it does its own thing, and we love that. It has  the rich caramelized onion flavor that you expect, and then a hint of nuttiness from the cashew and almond. It has lots of textural interest. This is one of the most interesting and best French onion dips for vegans and non-vegans alike.

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Rating:

8/10

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Best Classic

Lay’s French Onion Dip

If you’re looking for the best classic French onion dip, Lay’s from the jar is what you should be buying. It is the sort of traditional French onion dip you can imagine being part of a party spread in the 1950s, and still holds up today. It’s savory, onion-y, salty, and super affordable. It’s not as good as the metal can of Frito-Lay French Onion Dip, but it’s still really good. Plus, it has the delicious flavor of nostalgia.

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Rating:

8/10

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Other Products We Tried: Hidden Valley Ranch, Helluva Good, Kite Hill, Violife, Trader Joe’s, Trader Joe’s (Vegan)

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Jordan Myrick

Jordan is an L.A.-based writer and comedian who believes all food should come with extra sauce. When they're not writing for Sporked, Jordan is at the movies or sharing an order of french fries with their elderly chihuahua.

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  • You guys don’t usually sleep on the Great Value, but I think you did this time! It’s a lot like the Dean’s one, to be fair, which wasn’t the favorite. But what it lacks in caramelized flavor, it makes up in savings! One of these tubs used to be $1. Now it’s closer to $2, but still pretty cheap. AND tasty!

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  • But…from a CAN?!?!? Ok, I’ll give it a try. Did y’all try Borden’s? I personally think it’s better than Deans, and maybe Lay’s as well.
    ✌️❤️ & happy holidays!
    Karen

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  • Obviously I understand you don’t delve into regional foods, but over here in Ohio it’s basically a sin to show up with anything other than Lawson’s French Onion Dip.

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    • AGREED TIMES A THOUSAND. I’m glad I read the comments before I said anything. Lawson’s is hands down the best.

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