Snyder’s of Hanover Buttermilk Ranch Pretzel Pieces

This website hasn’t updated in a while, for the simple reason that it was frankly a joke to begin with and, more importantly, I don’t go out that often, and, contrary to the name of the website, I don’t always get stuff with Ranch in it. So, I’ve pretty much been out of restaurants to review for a while. As such, in the interest of producing more content, in my fourth post I am introducing a brand new series: Ranch Food Reviews. (Creative title, I know.) Compared to the three metrics used for restaurants, this series will review specific food products under two metrics: Quality of Ranch, how well the food replicates the flavor of ranch; and Quality of Food, how good the food tastes as a whole. These will both be scored out of five, and both will be added together to get the total score out of ten.

The first food under the glass in this series is, as the title suggests, Snyder’s of Hanover Buttermilk Ranch Pretzel Pieces. These are absolutely amazing. The flavoring powder is essentially just ranch powder. As such, the pretzels basically just taste like ranch with the consistency of pretzel pieces. The end result is a must have snack for any true ranch fan. Or untrue ranch fan.

Quality of Ranch: 5.0/5.0
Quality of Food: 5.0/5.0
Total Score: 10.0/10.0

Other Ranch-Flavored Pretzel Snacks are available, probably.


Buffalo Wild Wings

Any true ranch fan knows that there is no better condiment to complement wings than a good cup of ranch, and the worst thing to hear in a restaurant serving such foods is “blue cheese only.” Thankfully, Buffalo Wild Wings gives you a choice between the two with any order of wings, bone-in or boneless, and ranch can be requested with any other menu item. They are very good about getting everything you order to you, so availability is not an issue. Buffalo Wild Wings ranch is also fantastic, for the caliber of restaurant it is.

Quality: 9/10

Availability: 10/10

Pairing: 10/10

Average: 9.7/10


Wait, seriously? McDonalds? The ranch there is terrible. You can request it with any meal, but they have a tendency to forget. The food choice at McDonalds is a good match for ranch, though.

Quality: 3/10

Availability: 7/10

Pairing: 9/10

Average: 6.3/10


Address: 3920 6th St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33705

A great small, local restaurant. Fantastic food, but that’s not what you’re here for. The staff is very friendly, if you want ranch, they’ll probably give you some if you ask for it. Notable items that include ranch are the buffalo chicken sandwich and fried pickles (spears, not chips). These items are good matches for ranch. The ranch is quite good, clearly not bottled.

Quality: 7/10

Availability: 9/10

Pairing: 8/10

Average: 8/10