It is hard to find a more popular ranch dressing brand than Hidden Valley. Naturally, many people have questions regarding this brand because of its high demand.
Here we will help answer one of the many questions that people have about Hidden Valley. Specifically, we will inform you on whether this classic ranch dressing has dairy.
Is There Dairy in Hidden Valley?
Original Hidden Valley has dairy as is typical with most ranch dressings. The dairy source is buttermilk used as an ingredient. Other allergens of possible concern for people are egg and soy.
A review of the below ingredients for Original Hidden Valley Ranch confirms this dressing has dairy, egg, and soy ingredients:
Ingredients: Vegetable Oil (Soybean and/or Canola), Water, Buttermilk, Sugar, Salt, Egg Yolk, Less Than 1% of: Spices, Garlic*, Onion*, Vinegar, Phosphoric Acid, Xanthan Gum, Modified Food Starch, Monosodium Glutamate, Natural Flavors, Artificial Flavors, Disodium Phosphate, Sorbic Acid and Calcium Disodium EDTA Added to Preserve Freshness, Disodium Inosinate & Guanylate. *Dried
Other Hidden Valley products that contain dairy include:
- Homestyle Ranch
- Ranch Dipping Cups
- Avocado Ranch
- Buttermilk Ranch
- Bacon Ranch
- Cucumber Ranch
- Southwest Chipotle Ranch
- Spicy Ranch
- Spicy Secret Sauce
- Smokehouse Secret Sauce
- Original Ranch Secret Sauce
- Golden Secret Sauce
- Simply Ranch
- Organic Ranch
- Greek Yogurt Dressing
- Original Light
- Original Fat-Free
- Light Homestyle Ranch
- Light Buttermilk Ranch
Plant Powered Hidden Valley
If you love Hidden Valley Ranch but prefer not to consume dairy, you are not out of luck. Hidden Valley now makes two varieties of plant-based ranch dressings that contain no dairy. The plant-based dressings and their ingredients are as follows:
Original Plant Powered Ranch: Water, Vegetable Oil (Soybean and/or Canola), Sugar, Salt, Soybean Protein Isolate, Vinegar, Less Than 1% of: Spices, Phosphoric Acid, Garlic*, Onion*, Xanthan Gum, Modified Food Starch, Natural Flavors, Parsley, With Nisin Preparation, Sorbic Acid, Calcium Disodium EDTA and Rosemary Extract Added to Preserve Freshness. *Dried
Spicy Plant Powered Ranch: ater, Vegetable Oil (Soybean and/or Canola), Sugar, Red Bell Pepper, Salt, Vinegar, Soybean Protein Isolate, Less than 1% of: Habanero Pepper, Paprika, Spices, Phosphoric Acid, Garlic*, Onion*, Xanthan Gum, Modified Food Starch, Natural Flavors, Parsley, With Nisin Preparation, Sorbic Acid, Calcium Disodium EDTA and Rosemary Extract added to Preserve Freshness. *Dried.
While these salad dressings do not have dairy, they do contain soybeans.
Where To Buy?
Whether you are a fan of Original Hidden Valley, Plant-Powered, or other varieties, you can always find out where it’s sold on the Hidden Valley website. Simply head over to the product page and you will see a “Where To Buy” link under each product name. Click the link to be taken to a page where you can enter your Zip Code to find the dressing near you.
Of course, you can always order it online via retailers like Amazon, Walmart, or Target.
Frankly, it’s not hard to find but the plant-based may be more challenging to locate than Original or other flavors.
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