We Got to Try Aldi’s New Lobster Roll Dip (It’s Going to Sell Out Fast)

updated Mar 11, 2020
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Lobster roll dip from Aldi

There are few things I love more in life than dip and lobster rolls. So when I heard that Aldi was launching a lobster roll dip ($3.29 for 12 ounces), well, you can be sure I marked my calendar. The dip hits stores today, on the heels of the Park Street Crab Rangoon Dip, which was so popular, I couldn’t get my hands on a single container. Not wanting to miss out on this one, too, I asked my friends at Aldi to send some directly to my door. (Working at Kitchn has serious perks!) My package arrived this morning, so I did what any self-respecting dip lover would do: I had some for breakfast.

First impressions: It has a looser consistency than I imagined it would, but that meant that my kettle chips would hold up during scooping. The dip also seemed to have a decent amount of mix-ins and didn’t skimp on the lobster. Time to taste!

First thoughts: This stuff is mustard-y! Not necessarily in a bad way. Just in a surprising way? Lobster rolls aren’t usually mustard-y. I checked the ingredients and, sure enough, the mayo (which is listed as the first ingredient) has “2% or less mustard seed.” There are a lot of ingredients (see below), and lobster is listed fourth. To my surprise there’s a good mix of little slivers and larger chunks of lobster. I say it’s surprising because this dip is less than $4!

Does the dip taste like a lobster roll? Not really. Is it still delicious? Yes. Part of me was hoping this dip would be so lobster roll-like, I could toast up a Martin’s hot dog bun and stuff it with some spoonfuls. I do not advise that. But. But! If you pair some kettle chips with this dip, you’ll find yourself with a nice summer-ready snack. I only wish it was warmer outside, but that’s not the dip’s fault!

This dip, like the crab rangoon dip, is an Aldi Find, which means that it will only be available for a limited time. And once it’s gone, it’s gone (unless execs decide to bring it back). Judging by the popularity of the crab rangoon dip, I’d expect this to sell out quickly.

Did you get to try the crab rangoon dip? If so, what’d you think? Will you be buying this lobster roll dip? Discuss in the comments below!