Organic Ranch Dressing

Organic Ranch Dressing

June 5th, 2017—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read; price & availability may have changed. 

Ranch Dressing. It’s a staple in so many American homes. And yet, the big national brands of this cultural touchstone of American cuisine are loaded with preservatives and artificials. What do these preservatives and artificials accomplish for the big national brands? One, they lower costs – cheaper ingredients equal lower finished cost for the manufacturer. Two, they allow the national brands to maintain a lower pH in their Ranch, which allows the buttermilk flavor to really pop, and ultimately, gives the dressing its signature flavor.

At Trader Joe’s, we long faced a Ranch Dressing conundrum, especially when it comes to Ranch Dressing that doesn’t require refrigeration (shelf-stable, in grocery biz-speak). Because we don’t allow those chemical preservatives and artificial additives in our products, it was very challenging (read: impossible) to find a shelf-stable Ranch Dressing that comes close to capturing that tangy, herby, buttermilk flavor. Until we did. This supplier worked with us for months to develop a Ranch that would live up to our expectations; that work  paid off with Trader Joe’s Organic Ranch Dressing, a Ranch Dressing that surpassed our expectations, and now stands as the bar by which we will measure every other Ranch Dressing in the future.

Our Organic Ranch Dressing has a classic Ranch flavor profile, with a buttermilk tang, and herby/spicy notes from garlic, chives, parsley, dill, black pepper, and salt. It doesn’t have any artificial flavors, artificial preservatives, or synthetic colors. It is, of course, splendid on salads – that Living Butter Lettuce on p. 10 is virtually screaming for this Dressing. It’s also a devilishly good dip for vegetable crudités, fries, or onion rings, and makes a good substitute for blue cheese dressing when enjoying spicy wings with carrots and celery sticks. We’re selling each 16 ounce bottle of Organic Ranch Dressing for $2.99, an organically good value you’ll find only at your neighborhood Trader Joe’s.


Ingredients: Water, Organic Soybean Oil, Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Distilled Vinegar, Organic Egg Yolk, Organic Buttermilk (organic buttermilk powder, organic nonfat milk powder), Salt, Less Than 2%: Organic Garlic Powder, Lactic Acid, Organic Onion Powder, Xanthan Gum, Organic Garlic Puree, Organic Black Pepper, Organic Onion Puree, Organic Ground Mustard Seed, Organic Lemon Juice from Concentrate, Citric Acid, Organic Parsley, Organic Oregano.  


NOTE: Since posting, the details of this item may have changed due to fluctuating market prices, federal regulations, currency rates, drought, pestilence, bandits, rush hour traffic, filibusters, clowns, zombie apocalypse, punctilious product developers…;Contact our Crew for current price and availability.

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