November 8, 2017

Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing: This sodium-packed condiment is now available by the keg. Just in time for the Holidays!

Do you pay attention to what you eat?  I do.  Food fads and trends come and go, and I typically pay little attention to them.  You'll never see me hanging out in a Boba Tea shop, or eating a bowl of raw fish Poke.

However, this announcement caught my attention today.

Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing
You know, the condiment also known as White Ketchup
And it's now available in a keg.
Yes, a keg.
Just in time for the Holidays!
And you can get yours today for about $50.

The new Keg of Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing
And just how big of a Keg-o-Ranch Dressing to you get?  Glad you asked.  It's 9.7 inches tall and 6.3 inches in diameter.  This Keg-o-Ranch, which holds up to 5 liters of the popular White Ketchup condiment (that's 1.32 gallons for the metric-challenged folks 😉 ), is being promoted with great excitement.  "Includes a year supply of Hidden Valley Ranch!"  screams the Keg-o-Ranch's advertising.  Check out this USA Today announcement for more information about the newly-available Keg of Ranch.

Now just how is that Keg of Ranch Dressing going to stay fresh for a year after the keg is tapped (so to speak)?  Well, the keg purportedly has a "special" inside coating ... of undisclosed FDA-allowed "special" materials ... that promises to "keep the ranch tasting fresh".

Yep, keep "tasting fresh".  No guarantee that the Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing will actually remain fresh by health standards, only that it will keep on "tasting fresh" for a year of Ranch-on-everything-including-your-pizza-and-pancakes enjoyment.

And as for the fine ingredients in Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing?  Want to guess what the top 2 ingredients are?

Buttermilk?  No.
Regular milk?  No.
Answer:  Soybean oil and water.  Suprised?

Salt, MSG, and Fat Lovers Unite!

And while you're enjoying the keg's year supply of Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing, you'll also enjoy a substantial amount of your daily suggested sodium intake.  You see, a mere 2-tablespoon serving of Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing (And who in the heck thinks a typical serving is only 2 tablespoons?) is packed with enough salt and MSG (yes, MSG) to deliver a whopping 328 mg of sodium, or 13% of recommended daily sodium intake based on a 2200 calorie-a-day diet.  And as for the fat content, that's even more of a hit on your daily food intake.  The same 2-tablespoon serving of Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing provides 15 grams of fat, or 23% of recommended daily intake for a 2200 calorie-a-day diet.

Not what I'd care to consume, but to each his own.

But what would Clark Griswold think?!

So, Ranch Lovers, get your keg of Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing while you can!  And heck, for your Holiday shopping list, this Keg-o-Ranch may just be better than Clark Griswold's Jelly of the Month Club for those people on your list who seem to have everything.

I won't be joining you, but for those who love their Hidden Valley Ranch Salad Dressing, I'll just close with:  "Happy Ranching!"  

Mary Rae Fouts

1 comment:

  1. That Christmas Vacation scene is hilarious


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