Whether you love it, hate it, or smother your pizza in it, ranch dressing has become one of the most ubiquitous toppings in America. And if there's any one brand associated with all that creamy, buttermilk goodness, it's Hidden Valley—and, as it turns out, for pretty good reason.
Though today Hidden Valley is seen solely as a brand name—like Hellmann's mayonnaise, or Heinz ketchup—it was also the location of a real dude ranch near Santa Barbara, California in the 1950s, and served as the birthplace for the beloved dressing.
"Move up into the '90s and ranch is being named the most popular dressing in America," the video explains. "And there it is: ranch dressing, it came from a ranch. What d'ya know?"
[via Great Big Story]