French onion dip is sold in stores in ready-to-eat containers and as dry mixes. Here you will learn if these two types of French onion dip products commonly contain dairy ingredients. Let’s get into the information…
Ready-To-Eat French Onion Dip & Dairy
Ready-to eat French onion dip is sold pre-made in containers and is typically found in the dairy section of the grocery store. However, there are some shelf-stable dips available that are often found next to the potato chips.
Ready-To-Eat French onion dips typically contain dairy (see the table below). This includes the shelf-stable varieties such as Frito Lay. Common dairy ingredients found in these dips include milk, buttermilk, cream, sour cream, Greek yogurt, and whey.
|French Onion Dip Product||Dairy (Yes or No)?||Dairy Ingredients|
|Dean’s||Yes||Skim Milk, Whey|
|Heluva Good!||Yes||Cultured Pasteurized Milk, Cream, Nonfat Milk|
|Lay’s||Yes||Whey Protein Concentrate|
|Frito Lay||Yes||Whey Protein Concentrate, Butter Oil, Sour Cream, Skim Milk, Cream Natural Flavor|
|Prairie Farms||Yes||Cultured Milk, Cream, Nonfat Milk, Whey|
|Country Fresh||Yes||Cultured Milk, Cream, Whey|
|Purity||Yes||Cultured Milk, Cream|
|Utz Creamy Onion||Yes||Cultured Skim Milk And Cream|
|Hidden Valley||Yes||Nonfat Buttermilk|
|Marzetti||Yes||Cream, Buttermilk, Skim Milk, Cultured Whey|
|Mayfield||Yes||Cultured Milk, Cream, Whey, Nonfat Milk|
|Boar’s Head||Yes||Greek Yogurt|
|Great Value||Yes||Sour Cream|
|Kroger||Yes||Cultured Cream, Skim Milk, Whey|
|HEB||Yes||Grade A Milk And Cream|
|Publix||Yes||Cultured Pasteurized Grade A Cream And Milk, Grade A Whey|
While not as popular as the dairy-based dips featured above, there are some ready-to-eat non-dairy French onion dips available at stores. Here are some options you might want to consider if you wish to avoid dairy:
- Credo Plant-Based French Onion Dip
- Kite Hill Almond Milk Yogurt French Onion Dip
- Hope Cashew & Almond French Onion Dip
- Wild Creamery Cultured & Plant-Based French Onion Dip
- Terrapin Ridge Farms Vegan French Onion Dip
- Violife 100% Vegan French Onion Dip
French Onion Dip Mixes & Dairy
French onion dip mixes come in packets filled with the dry ingredients to make the dip. They are typically mixed with sour cream and mayo that is purchased separately from the mix.
These mixes are often dairy-free but there are exceptions as you can see below. Of course, a dairy-free French onion mix must be combined with diary-free sour cream or mayo if you wish to avoid dairy.
|French Onion Dip Mix||Dairy Ingredients (Yes or No)?||Dairy Ingredients|
|Lipton Onion Recipe Soup & Dip Mix||No||Label states “May contain milk”|
|Simply Organic French Onion Mix||No||NO|
|Vigo Onion Soup & Dip Mix||No||None|
|McCormick Classic French Onion Dip Mix||Yes||Buttermilk|
|Happy Belly Onion Soup & Dip Mix||No||No|
|Primal Palate Organic French Onion Mix||No||No|
|Knorr French Onion Recipe Mix||No||No|
|The Spice Hunter French Onion Organic Dip Mix||No||No|
There are options to enjoy French onion dip with or without dairy ingredients. However, if you wish to avoid dairy, it is vital to read the actual product label/packaging for the most accurate ingredient and allergen information. This article should be used for general informational purposes only and not relied upon to make your final buying decisions. Use the label/packaging ingredients as your ultimate source for allergen and ingredient information.