Bison Dip was born in Buffalo in 1958, and on National Chip & Dip Day -- there’s no better time to honor this hometown hero.

We had the chance to speak to Eva Balazs, the Director of Marketing for Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc., to learn more about the famous snack enhancement.

“Bison Dip has won numerous national awards, so it’s not just appreciated in Western New York,” Balazs said.

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“In fact, we get tons of requests from throughout the country, some of them obviously from Western New York transplants, others are people having heard about it, and they want to try it out.”

So how far has the craving for French Onion gone?

It’s been shipped to all 50 states even though, "typically it's available just around Western New York into Pennsylvania, and then all the way down to the Raleigh area,” says Balazs.

What is the perfect vessel for bison dip?

Bison Dip says “a spoon!” and we can’t disagree with that.

Balazs mentioned that Bison Dip can be used in a lot of different baking and cooking recipes.

Is there anything that should never, ever, ever be dipped in Bison Dip?

“No, why would that be?” asked Balazs with a laugh.

Hear our whole conversation below.

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