Vintage snackers rejoice! Aldi’s Spinach Dip is a throw-back to the days of yore when spinach dip spilled over from hollowed out bread bowls and Friday night TGIF TV ruled our lives.
What is Aldi’s Spinach Dip?
Spinach dip these days seems to come in all shapes and sizes. But Aldi nailed it with their version of this vintage snack dip.
Just like the Knorr spinach dip recipe that so many of us grew up eating at every party we attended in the 90s, Aldi’s spinach dip is a classic combination of sour cream, mayonnaise, dried herbs and seasonings, dehydrated vegetables, and of course, spinach. There are a few other ingredients that act as stabilizers and preservatives but for the most part, the heft of this dip comes from the main ingredients.
It’s a creamy and super flavorful dip that just begs for a bag of tortilla chips, crunchy potato chips, or a hollowed out bread bowl with bread cubes on the side.
This is considered an Aldi “Specialty Dip” but truthfully, I haven’t shopped at Aldi enough to know if they have a line of non-specialty dips. Does anyone out there know? Drop a line in the comments below to let me know!
Where In the Store?
You can find this Spinach Dip in the refrigerated prepared food section in Aldi stores. It’s right there with all of the other prepared dips and near the fresh ravioli.
How to Serve Aldi’s Spinach Dip
This is one of those dips that you could TOTALLY pull off calling your own. Yes, it’s THAT good!!
So, pull out a fancy little bowl (or a not so fancy one, like my little ramekin here) and dump the dip from it’s plastic container into your bowl. Then set out some of your favorite chips and maybe some cut up veggies like red peppers, celery, and carrots and go to town with your scooping!
If you want to make this spinach dip into bread bowl spinach dip, simply tear our the center of a large boule of bread – sourdough, country, or pumpernickel all work great here! – and add the dip to the hollowed out bowl. Then cut up the extra bread into cubes for dipping and scatter them around the bottom of the bread bowl on a serving platter.
You’ll probably need 2 containers of this dip to fill up the center of a large boule of bread so keep that in mind when you’re shopping.
If you’re a chips and dip snacker like I am, you’re gonna be very happy with this spinach dip!
Unlike spinach artichoke dip, Aldi’s spinach dip is a cold dip that’s super easy to pull from the fridge when you have a snack attack happen. Just make sure you have some crunchy chips ready for scooping up this creamy dip!
I absolutely LOVED this dip! I fell hard for it from the first bite since it reminded me exactly of Knorr’s spinach dip that I’m so familiar with. In general, I could – and have – make a meal on spinach dip and tortilla chips and it took a lot of effort to have some restraint and put the dip away.
The flavors are on point and you can actually taste the spinach! And even though this is a grocery store dip and I’m not sure how far in advance it was prepared before I opened it, there was still a bit of crunch left in the water chestnuts – a MUST in spinach dip IMO! – and vegetables.
Buy It Again?
This spinach dip will definitely be headed into my cart the next time I’m in Aldi! To me, it’s one of those “must buys” that is so versatile for serving in all kinds of ways.
How could you go wrong with a great vintage spinach dip to add to your snack board? Go buy this one, friends!