Best dip brands in Australia

Consumers have picked their favourite dip brands in terms of value for money, texture, taste and quality.

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Best Dips

Best Rated Dip Brand: Yumi's

No party is complete without some dip, and next time you're entertaining, you can choose Yumi's knowing that it's Australia's top-rated dip. With the highest score for taste and great ratings for variety of flavours, consistency and texture, Yumi's has something to offer for everyone.

The best dip brands in Australia

  • Top-rated dip brand: Yumi's
  • Best dip brand for value for money: ALDI
  • Best dip brand for taste: Yumi's
  • Best dip brand for consistency and texture: Chris'
  • Best dip brand for variety of flavours: Black Swan

How did we choose the winners?

The 2020 Finder Retail Awards recognise brand sentiment from customer feedback on different retail product categories. Finder worked with leading data, insights and consulting company, Kantar to conduct thousands of customer interviews around their product purchasing history and satisfaction with their purchased products.

Check out our full methodology.

Top-rated dip brand: Yumi's

Yumi's

  • Wide range of dips, including baked, pate and roasted varieties
  • Dairy and gluten-free
  • 200g and 65g serving sizes available
Aussies chose Yumi's as the top-rated dip brand, scoring 8.27/10. It beat Chris' and ALDI, which scored 8.22/10 and 8.18/10, respectively. Black Swan came in fourth with an 8.04/10 score.

Yumi's offers non-dairy and gluten-free dips. It has over 20 dips for any occasion, including tuna pate, sweet potato and roasted cashews, baked Mediterranean eggplant and Middle Eastern hommus. You can also get the dips in either a 200g serving size or a pack of three 65g tubs.

The brand offers dips, vegetarian snacks and mayonnaise, great for entertaining or just everyday snacking. Yumi's uses high-quality ingredients filled with nutrients. Its products are also available in most supermarkets in the country.


Best dip brand for value for money: ALDI

ALDI

  • Wide range of dips available
  • Few dip variants have low sugar and sodium content
  • The brand offers non-dairy and gluten-free dips
Consumers choose ALDI as the best dip brand when it comes to value for money. It scored 4.52/5, beating Yumi's, Chris' and Willow Farm, which have scores of 4.30/5, 4.29/5 and 4.24/5, respectively.

ALDI has a variety of dip options, including garlic dip, French onion, hommus, guacamole and tzatziki. Apart from being tasty, ALDI's dips are also affordable. Some dip variants with a serving size of 200g are sold for less than $3. A few other variants also have low sugar and sodium content. The brand also has non-dairy and gluten-free options.

ALDI's first store was in Sydney, opening in 2001. Despite its low prices, the company is committed to bringing only the freshest and highest quality products to its customers. ALDI products are not tested on animals. Each ALDI store also recycles 96% of all plastic packaging it uses.


Best dip brand for taste: Yumi's

Yumi's

  • On-the-go squeezable dips available
  • The brand also offers snacking and dipping pots
  • Crackers available to complement any dip of your choice
For the best-tasting dips, Aussies picked Yumi's, scoring 4.54/5. It beat Chris', Black Swan and ALDI, which scored 4.51/5, 4.46/5 and 4.44/5, respectively.

Yumi's recipes were created in the tiny village of Ripponlea in Melbourne. The brand has since expanded its range, which now includes squeezable dips for everyone to enjoy.

Apart from dips, Yumi's offers aioli, falafel, mayonnaise, snacking and dipping pots and crackers. The brand uses fresh ingredients not only for its dips but for its other products as well. Yumi's products are proudly made in Australia.


Best dip brand for consistency and texture: Chris'

Chris'

  • Different types of dip available, including
  • Various serving sizes up to 2kg offered
  • The brand has plant-based dips
Aussies selected Chris' as the best dip brand for consistency and texture, scoring 4.51/5. The runners-up were ALDI and Yumi's with both scoring 4.42/5. Black Swan came in third at 4.38/5.

Chris' has a variety of dips from its Heritage, Homemade and Plant-based lines. Some of the dips available are Plant Based Spring Onion, Plant Based Guacamole, Goat's Cheese & Black Truffle, Corn Relish, and Beetroot. The brand also offers cream-based dips, ideal for entertaining.

Founded in 1982, Chris' homestyle dips are inspired by the brand's Greek heritage. Its heritage terracotta pots are made with clay that doesn't pollute the air, water or earth. Chris' also uses recyclable materials where possible to minimise water consumption during the manufacturing process.


Best dip brand for variety of flavours: Black Swan

Black Swan'

  • Over 40 dips to choose from
  • Limited edition dips available
  • The brand offers different serving sizes, including bucket size
For the best dip brand when it comes to variety, consumers chose Black Swan. It scored 4.48/5, winning over Red Rock Deli, Chris' and Yumi's, which scored 4.46/5, 4.43/5 and 4.34/5, respectively.

Black Swan has five ranges of dips, namely Classic, Skinny, Crafted, Chunky and Warming. The brand also offers limited edition dips. Some of the flavours you can get from Black Swan are caramelised French onion, sweet chilli, corn relish, cheesy jalapeno and skinny tzatziki. The brand also has dips with lower fat and salt content.

The brand started in Melbourne in the 80s, committed to bringing market-inspired freshness and flavour into any occasion. Apart from its wide range of dips, Black Swan offers yoghurt products like Greek-style yoghurt and low-fat Greek-style yoghurt.


Methodology

The 2020 Finder Retail Awards recognise brand sentiment from customer feedback on different retail product categories. Finder worked with leading data, insights and consulting company, Kantar to conduct thousands of customer interviews around their product purchasing history and satisfaction with their purchased products.

Disclaimer: Please refer to our methodology for more information on how we scored and judged Finder Retail Awards candidates. While we endeavour to assess the majority of product providers in the market, this is not always possible and it may be that not every brand in the market was included for judging.

Best rated dip brand award breakdown

Overall rating Value for money Taste Consistency & texture Variety of flavours
ALDI 4.46 4.52 4.44 4.42 4.22
Black Swan 4.38 4.12 4.46 4.38 4.48
Chris’ 4.43 4.29 4.51 4.51 4.43
Obela 4.26 3.91 4.32 4.3 4.19
Red Rock Deli 4.32 3.96 4.38 4.28 4.46
Willow Farm 4.18 4.24 4.24 4.16 3.9
Yumi’s 4.54 4.3 4.54 4.42 4.34
Zoosh 4.28 4.17 4.21 4.28 4.13
Other 4.18 4.33 4.2 4.25 3.76
Data: Finder Retail Brand Survey, 2020, Kantar. Metric out of 5 stars unless indicated. Methodology and more information. Kantar logo

What are the benefits of eating dips?

Dips are the unsung heroes of every entertaining occasion. They add instant colour and flavour to your finger food, snacks and even full-sized meals. Dips also offer new texture and improve the mouthfeel of many dishes.

Apart from adding juiciness to any food, dips can be your gateway to unfamiliar dishes. You can pair your favourite dip with an unfamiliar food you want to try so that you are more comfortable to taste it.

While some dips contain fat and salt, they can also offer nutrition. Some brands offer a wide range of dips low in fat and salt content. There are also plant-based and gluten-free options available in the market.

How to compare dips

Keep an eye out for these factors when shopping for the best dips in the market:

  • Make sure that you already know what type of food you’ll be pairing before buying dips. Not all dips will work for all kinds of food. For example, onion dips work with potato chips, crackers and veggies, but they might not work for meat-based nibbles.
  • Select dips based on the occasion. If you’re entertaining guests, you may want to get a dip with a larger serving size. However, if it’s for on-the-go snacking, get a single-serve dip to avoid wastage.
  • Dips can make or break your eating experience, so choose one with the best texture and flavour based on your personal taste. Go for skinny dips if you want something smoother, while chunkier options are also available for a more textural experience.
  • Read the label to check the ingredient list and nutrition information of the dip. Some dips may be high in salt or fat content, which you may want to avoid. However, since there are different types of dips in the market, you can also get healthier options without any problem.

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