4. Ranch-flavored soda exists
So you’ve heard of ranch flavored potato chips, taco shells, and even sunflower seeds, but soda? That’s right. Grossed out a bit? We are. Our friends over at Lester’s Fixins Soda, who have brought us bacon and peanut butter & jelly flavored sodas, have really outdone themselves this time. While it mostly tastes like sugar soda, the smell is so repulsive (think rancid blue cheese) that it’s hard to get past.
5. Today’s ranch dressing bears little-to-no resemblance to the original
In the time of its creation, ranch had a few basic ingredients: buttermilk, mayonnaise, spices, and herbs. Wholesome and caloric, but sadly perishable. In the quest to perfect a shelf-stable alternative, Clorox and its competitors Kraft, Ken’s, and Wish-Bone created soybean and canola oil based alternatives. Other fun ingredients include MSG, disodium inosinate and disodium guanylate, and calcium disodium EDTA among others. Yum, yum.