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What's the frickin' deal with ranch dressing in a bottle?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by DigMe, Aug 27, 2003.


  1. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Have you ever noticed that ranch dressing in a bottle tastes nothing like it does in a restaurant? Even the worst salad bars typically have better tasting ranch dressing than what is available in the bottle and I've tried many different kinds.

    I've done the ranch mix packet and that's better but I know that all the restaurants aren't spending their time mixing the powder with mayo and milk. They must be buying it already premixed so what's up?! Why can't I find ranch in a bottle that tastes like it does at restaurants??!

    brad cook
     
  2. 20db pad

    20db pad

    Feb 11, 2003
    I been everywhere, man...
    None. At all.
    I want to know what the story is with the both the blue and red colored ranch dressing for kids I've seen on TV ads.
     
  3. you've all been misled, ITALIAN salad dressing is the ONLY way to go :smug:
     
  4. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Newman's Own! Room temperature. Do not refrigerate!
     
  5. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    Newman's own is VERY good.

    all of his dressings are.

    Italian dressing is good, but sometimes you just gotta have ranch, or blue cheese, or thousand island, or honey dijon ...etc.


    Annie's natural dressings are also pretty good.
     
  6. I work in a restaurant, and the dressing are kept in bags. And are refrigerated.
     
  7. Ranch never tastes good when it's embarrassed.

    You never opened your refrigerator to hear the ranch say, "Please close the door, I'm dressing!"? :D

    Forgive me, it's early. :p

    Mike :D
     
  8. Bard2dbone

    Bard2dbone

    Aug 4, 2002
    Arlington TX
    Mike, I'm gonna have to guve you a timeout for that one. Go sit in the corner for half an hour.



    And besides, balsamic vinaigrette is the way to go.
     
  9. temp5897

    temp5897 Guest

    I've noticed that with bleu cheese dressing. It's always better in the restaurants I go to, and when I try to find a good one in a jar from the supermarket, they just taste gross to me. I've pretty much given up trying.
     
  10. Killdar

    Killdar

    Dec 16, 2002
    Portland Maine
    yer all wrong...Caesar is where it's at!

    The the stuff they have at the local Maccaroni Grill is EXCELLENT, best salads ever.

    Newman's own creamy italian or caesar though, are also quite good.
     
  11. jazzbo

    jazzbo

    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    This is your final warning on bad jokes. Next one and you're out of here.
     
  12. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    How do you know Newman's a he?:p

    Michael, that was so bad I don't think I can open my fridge door without cringing.:p

    Lettuce pretend we didn't see it.
     
  13. First, the karate chop of banishment by Jazzbo!:(

    Then, the inhumane use of that terrible pun by Blackbird! :eek: ET TU, BLACKBIRD?

    Look what you guys have done to me! http://mandarb.net/virtual_gallery/media/sculptures/painted/gaul_front_painted.jpg

    Dr.Mike, I need Dr.Mike! :D

    Go away. You bother me. :p

    Mike :D
     
  14. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    I always assumed the old guy on the front was newman:confused:
     
  15. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Last I looked it was indeed actor/racecar driver Paul Newman.

    brad cook
     
  16. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    Dang, my ruse was unsuccessful!

    All right. I'll leave you in peas.

    Orange you glad I'm so peachy? :D
     
  17. temp5897

    temp5897 Guest

    Oh my goodness.
     
  18. hujo

    hujo

    Apr 18, 2001
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Word! I can eat aioli to everything though.
     
  19. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    I make a MEAN vinaigrette.

    it has bite and a temper. not to mention it'll kick your salad's ass.

    all this before unleashing a total barrage of prejudice warfare against your taste buds.

    leaving you feeling violated but yet strangely satisfied.
     
  20. that is by FAR the weirdest description of an edible item i have ever heard and probably ever will hear... i dont know whether to want to taste it or run in fear of being "violated" by it :p