I recently had the chance to review Hidden Valley Ranch, and i have to admit that i knew my family was going to love it, they love creamy dressings and dips, but myself though, i was not as eager. I think it's because my mom over-did it with the ranch growing up. It was her fave and it was pretty much all she bought, so i just got sick of it! But when i sat down and did the taste test with my family i found out that i was actually a fan of the Hidden Valley Light Ranch! It was less creamy than the original and had more herbs/spices in it! It was such a nice surprise!
So let me go back a bit to the beginning when i first received my review pack by UPS. It came in this big box and it was kinda funny because the UPS lady was struggling with it's weight..we had no idea what we were in for! I think had i know i probably would have asked if i could take her picture with it(!) because when we opened the box and there were EIGHTEEN bottles of Hidden Valley Ranch in there! 6 bottles of each: Fat-Free, Light and Original. I was told to share with family and friends. Spread the love. I was SHOCKED. I have never seen a company be so generous with their 'samples'!!
So i definitely spread the joy. I gave it to friends and family! I also took some bottles to a family bbq, and it was well received! And once again, the light was the dressing of choice! Though while we were there we got to chatting about how they weren't fans of 'light' or 'fat-free' foods because when you take out the fat it's generally replaced with some form of 'chemical'..but we were amazed to find out that NO there was nothing in it like Aspertame or Acesulphame or anything like that(thankfully since the acesulphame gives me mad migraines)! LOVE IT!! So now no one is afraid of the fat-free!
The only issue that we found was that there was a higher vinegar content in the fat-free so my man didn't like it..but i think he's a tad crazy because he LOVED it when i used it in a breaded chicken recipe. lol.
Speaking of recipes, the Hidden Valley website has some awesome recipes on it! I plan on making this Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo recipe very very soon! And i would love to make this BowTies and Springs Pasta Salad for my moms birthday tomorrow!
So thankyou HiddenValley Ranch! You had your work cut out for you converting me to being a ranch lover! and you succeeded! :)
So now i invite you to go and check out Hidden Valley Ranch yourself!! You can check them out on their very informative website, on Facebook, or twitter!
**i received a crazy amount of Hidden Valley Ranch in exchange for my honest review, which i gave! You may or may not feel the same way when you try it!**