"Change is inevitable. Growth is optional."

(John C. Maxwell)

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I'll see your Mr. Maxwell and raise you with a good friend of mine.

Meet Mr. Joel. Billy, Joel.

Don't go changing to try and please me
You never let me down before, mmm...

I love you just the way you are...

(Billy Joel - "Just The Way You Are")

I legit just realized I'm professing my love for a local French onion dip, I'm writing about them changing it, and then quoting a Billy Joel song.

The level of concern and outcry here is exceptionally high my friends. And I'm not alone.

Let's start with a Facebook post from one of our local favorites that crossed my newsfeed Wednesday morning.

And there was much grumbling.

What in the rebranding nonsense indeed.

Our beloved QD took this classic, iconic tub...

McConnell Adams TSM Lansing

And replaced it with...this.

McConnell Adams TSM Lansing

Much cynicism and skepticism ensued.

Was it just the container? Did they change the chip dip?

You know folks have been claiming FOREVER they've changed the chip dip formula. We know for sure they've tried different flavors, but word is they haven't and won't change the iconic French Onion Chip Dip.

When I went to purchase a tub with the new "branding" the guy behind the counter was like, "oh gosh no, never that" when asked if they changed the dip itself.

Some folks have said that the consistency has gotten less thick. But again, no real talk of the "formula" or taste being changed from the folks at QD.

But this new logo...

McConnell Adams TSM Lansing

Personally, it's now just like...well look beside it.

McConnell Adams TSM Lansing

And right there on the shelf above it.

McConnell Adams TSM Lansing

Now don't get me wrong at all. I love me some QD, I love this Chip Dip, and I've purchased it and traveled with it to give to people as a gift from Lansing. It's iconic. You can't get it anywhere else.

But I think we all loved this packaging.

McConnell Adams TSM Lansing

Simple pleasures. Simple taste. Simply classic. They need to put that font and that saying on a t-shirt. Quality Classic. I like that. And I liked the old container below.

McConnell Adams TSM Lansing


This stuff should come with a warning label.

It's made right here in Lansing.

It's even got my zip code on it which makes me even happier.


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