I know what you’re thinking, “How could anyone have a complaint about Ranch dressing?”
First off, I remember when there was no Ranch dressing. Back in the day we had French, Russian, oil and vinegar and some Bleu Cheese. That was all you had. Then one day, there it was. And I mean everywhere.
I swear they didn’t call it “American dressing” because the inventors knew that would only limit plans for world domination of the dressing market.
Here we are so many years after the birth of Ranch dressing and Ranch dressing has become the universal solvent of dressings and dipping sauces but what now?
My biggest complaint about Ranch dressing is that it seems to have made dressing developers somewhat complacent and comfortable with things the way they are.
Sure, you get the occasional variant of Ranch to pop up somewhere like “Peppercorn Ranch” or something stupid like that, but when was the last time any great new sauce came from… wherever they come from?