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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on March 20, 2011
The packaging has poorly welded zipper-strip, so you'll need to clip or rebag any leftovers. Aside from that, the product is excellent. Onion moves quickly, so you're getting a fresh product. Frontier does quality control and stays on top of their products and batch numbers. Their dried onion flaks are good sized pieces, not just crumbs or powder. The taste is good, with a faint sweet flavor, not cardboardy.

We have used Tones, Frontier, and several others. It's a commodity product, so there's a limit to the variety you'll find. Where Frontier really wins out is that it's inexpensive, conveniently packaged, and you can get it on subscribe-and-save. That's even less expensive, and saves from having to remember where I picked up my last order.

This product is two 1-pound bags, and that's a good size for home use.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on February 9, 2013
Wow. All the five-star reviews are right: this is a fantastic product. In anything cooked, they're indistinguishable from finely chopped fresh onions. They're so good, completely lacking the burnt, bitter taste that's inescapable in supermarket products (McCormick Minced Onion, for example), that I decided to try using them where I'd ordinarily feel compelled to use fresh onions—in cold salads.

I mixed a tablespoon of these chopped onions with two tablespoons of very cold water (my tap water is only a fraction above 32°F in the middle of winter) and let it sit covered in the refrigerator for a couple of hours. Since my fridge is also only slightly above freezing, the onions stayed very cold the whole time. I didn't want to use hot water, as another reviewer suggested, because I wanted to see how close I could get these to fresh onions, and hot water would soften even fresh onions. As it turned out, very cold water rehydrated them just fine; there's no need at all to use hot or even warm water.

Before mixing them with anything else, though, I tasted them. Except for the sort of ivory color, and except for the fact that I never in my life have chopped fresh onions this finely, I'd have a hard time saying they weren't fresh. If I'd been blindfolded and somebody else (who might actually bother to chop onions this finely) had fed them to me, I don't think I'd have known they weren't fresh. I might have thought they were a wonderful new variety of onion I'd never tasted before, because the taste was more complex than onions usually are, but in a good way. I was amazed.

I really didn't think they'd pass this test, but they did. They taste like fresh onions, slightly sweet with a rich but not overwhelming oniony flavor—and they're even crisp like fresh onions. They ARE very mild, though, so people who like the kick fresh onions have that makes your eyes water (these don't) will be disappointed. (They're much more finely chopped than they look in the photograph, by the way. "Minced" would really be a more accurate description than "chopped".)

Then I tried them in tuna salad and chicken salad. I couldn't tell any difference at all from fresh onions. In fact, both salads tasted better than they ever have before; the difference must have come from the onions. It's the kind of pleasant surprise that I'd express as, "There's something wonderful in this, but I can't quite figure out what it is," if I hadn't made the salads myself, using the same ingredients I always use except for the onions.

I may never buy fresh onions again. The only uses that would still require fresh onions, where they MUST be sliced or cut in big chunks, not chopped, are things I rarely if ever make, like fried onion rings, kebabs, stir-fry, chunky beef stew, etc. If I ever do make those things, I'll just buy however many onions I need and use them immediately. I'll never again either be out of onions when I need some or be surprised to find sprouting or rotting onions I'd forgotten I had. Best of all: I'll never, EVER, have to chop onions again!
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on August 14, 2010
Oh, this is great. Now I have an abundance of onions to use in cooking and all at a very reasonable price. They rehydrate to almost fresh quality. I'm going to keep these on hand and look at the other products that this company sells.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon December 15, 2012
I really don't like to peel and chop fresh onions even though they taste better. Dry onion powder looses its flavor too quickly because there it too much surface area exposed to the air. Dry chopped onion is a real time saver when I'm not using fresh onions.

This onion tastes good and holds its flavor. When I cook soups/stews, I add it as-is to the pot. When I use it as for seasoning mix, I grind it up in my mortar and pestle as needed.

Granted, 2lbs. is a lot of onion but it comes in two airtight Mylar bags. I use my FoodSaver V3240 Vertical Vacuum Sealer, White with FoodSaver T03-0006-01 Regular-Mouth Jar Sealer to store what I'm not using.

I always have dried chopped onion on-hand in the event I don't have fresh onions. I highly recommend Frontier's product for the price and taste.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on August 30, 2011
I was pleasantly surprised at how delicious this dried onion was and no bitterness like some dried onion I've used in the past. You can also grind this up in a spice grinder to make your own onion powder.

If you want to use these onions in a sauce you can boil 1/4 cup of water per tablespoon of dried onion and then let the onions 'bloom' in the water before adding to your dish to cook.

Great product and very handy when you don't always have time to buy onions!
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on June 28, 2010
totally satisfied with these delicious flakes. great taste; fresh, tangy, and a robust onion flavor.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on December 26, 2012
Purchased this to take along for camping and it proved so useful that I kept the remainder for use in the kitchen. It adds a little zing to soups and stews, I've used it in scrambled eggs, spaghetti sauces, and pretty much anything else that could use a little dash of onion flavor. These are not flavorless strips of onion. I am very happy and plan to order more after I get close to finishing with my current supply. So handy!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on April 2, 2013
I use a lot of dry goods in my long term food storage pantry and dehydrated onions are a must have. These work great as you can premix all sorts of dry goods, put it all in a mason jar and seal for when you are short on time, you can simply add water (or stock etc) and you are set to go. Nothing beats fresh but I know this company has good quality and the product is tasty so I recommend everyone having some on hand.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on June 11, 2011
This is the best chopped onion I have ever used. Hard to find anything American in the store's. Amazon Prime is the only way to shop with four dollar a gallon gas.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on April 21, 2011
I am so pleased that I can get the Frontier products off of Amazon. Using the subscription plan the price is excellent and I don't have to get to the health food store all the time. The chopped white onion has excellent flavor in our opinion but a LITTLE goes a long ways so be careful how much you use until you are used the product. Wish I could buy only one pound at a time instead of two but they come in one pound packages so the second pound stays fresh with out a problem.
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