Dip Into This! An Updated, Healthy Roast Garlic and Onion Dip
In the 1950’s Lipton Soup Company developed an instant onion soup mix which was transformed into the immensely popular “French Onion Dip.”
Just stir sour cream into the dry package of dehydrated onions and flavorings and – walla – instant dip for your salty, ruffled potato chips! In the Fifties and Sixties sour cream onion dip was a new-fashioned, common snack as was celery spears stuffed with cream cheese – sprinkled with paprika, or triscuits with “squeeze cheese.”
I can still recall the creamy and cool onion dip’s flavor, juxtaposed on top of a salty, sturdy potato chip. The onion flavor was assertively bold, yet somehow mellow – and truly addictive.
Looking back on many “convenience foods” that were mainstream, they were simple to prepare… stirring onion soup mix into sour cream took only seconds. At this time, Julia Child was bringing the art of French cookery to America. Yet in American households, many women were off to establish themselves in the workplace and convenience foods remained popular, laden with preservatives until the health movement moved in, in the 70’s.
Dip in and enjoy!