The Chronic Consumer

I buy things — all the time!

Newan’s Own Ranch Dressing

I love ranch dressing, and had heard many good things about the Newman’s Own brand. As you might know, this is a line of food products started by the late actor Paul Newman, with 100 percent of proceeds going to charity. The brand has been around for many, many years, but I had never tried anything from them before.

For some reason, I decided to grab a bottle of Newman’s Own Ranch instead of my usual Hidden Valley the last time I needed to replenish my supply. I had high hopes for Newman’s Own, but actually ended up not liking it too much. I can’t really put my finger on what it is that bothers me about this dressing. It’s as though it tastes too creamy or something like that. It has a bit of a strange aftertaste that is definitely noticeable compared to Hidden Valley.

Anyway, the dressing is still edible and I plan to use the whole bottle. I like the fact that all of my money is going to charity, but that’s not really enough to make me want to buy Newman’s Own Ranch again. I’m open to trying other products from that company, but I think I’ll stick to Hidden Valley when it comes to ranch dressing!