8. Hidden Valley Ranch sold $440 million worth of salad dressing last year
While many competitors have since come up with their own versions of America’s cherished dressing, Hidden Valley is still considered the country’s favorite. Most of its sales are made in the South and Midwest areas of the United States, where ranch truly reigns as king. Good thing Hidden Valley didn’t accidentally mis-bottle 8,600 cases of “Ranch” with Blue Cheese. Cough cough Wish-Bone…
9. Hidden Valley Ranch wasn’t the first to the ranch game
While Steve Henson is the well-known father of the beloved ranch we enjoy today, he wasn’t they first guy to throw together a buttermilk dressing. In Texas, recipes for buttermilk dressing date back as far as 1937. Since buttermilk was more readily accessible on the High Plains than vegetable based fats, cowboys enjoyed creamy buttermilk based dressings for a long time.
10. There is a restaurant in St. Louis that features ranch in every dish
twisted RAnCh in St. Louis, MO was founded on a deep, passionate, perhaps excessive, love for ranch dressing. Not only does the restaurant use ranch as a prominent component in every dish on the menu, but at any given time it has over 23 house-made varieties of the dressing. And yes, it even makes dessert with the stuff: bread pudding with the classic House Ranch.