When Henderson Dip returns to grocery store shelves early next year, it will be in a new form.
The creamy condiment, which debuted three years ago as a pre-made spread, is becoming a dry mix. Its Spokane creators are hoping the new version will be available in time for the Super Bowl. The last batch of the initial version is slated to leave shelves in early December.
Henderson Dip is a commercial take on the cream cheese-based creation that Mary Lou Higgins Henderson made for her family from the 1950s until her death in the mid 1980s.
In 2012, her daughter, Becky Fix – along with Fix’s daughter Taylor Greene-Kaiser and son Christopher Greene – formed Cliff Cannon Foods and, in November 2013, launched the Original Creamy Tomato and Onion flavor based on the old family favorite. They added Spicy Chipotle and Creamy Caesar in May 2014.
Rosauers and Super 1 Foods have been carrying the containers for about $5 each. The new packets of dry mix will sell for about half the price.
The change allows customers to enjoy the dip “whenever you want to, wherever you want to,” Fix said. It also gives people more options, she said. The dry mix can be mixed with sour cream, Greek yogurt or a soy-based product to make a creamy dip. It can also be used as a rub or in pasta and sauces.
The dry mix will also have a longer shelf life, making it possible for Fix and her family to sell it online and ship it nationally and globally.
Spokane Spice will be manufacturing and packaging the dry mix.
“It tastes just like the tub, if not better,” Greene said.