FAQS

INGREDIENT SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use low-fat or fat-free mayonnaise instead of full-calorie when making the Hidden Valley® dressing from the Hidden Valley® Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix?

Yes. You can use low-fat mayonnaise, but please keep in mind that altering the recipe with low-fat mayonnaise, low-fat sour cream or other ingredients will slightly change the consistency of the dressing. Another option is to try our specially formulated reduced-calorie and low-fat bottled dressings. Look for them in a store near you.

Can I use low-fat sour cream instead of full-calorie when making the Hidden Valley® dip from the Dry Dips Mix?

Yes. You can use low-fat sour cream, but please keep in mind that altering the recipe with low-fat sour cream or other ingredients will slightly change the consistency of the dip.

Can I use buttermilk instead of milk when making the Hidden Valley® Dressing & Seasoning Mix?

Yes. You can substitute buttermilk in place of milk when making the Hidden Valley® Dressing & Seasoning Mix, but please keep in mind that altering the recipe with buttermilk or other ingredients will slightly change the consistency of the dip.

Can I use Greek yogurt instead of sour cream when making the Hidden Valley® Dip from the Dry Dips Mix?

Yes. You can use yogurt to prepare Hidden Valley® Dip, but please keep in mind that altering the recipe with yogurt or other ingredients will slightly change the consistency of the dip.

Can I use the dip mix for salad dressing and vice versa?

Certainly. It’s all about what texture you’re going for. Use the dip mix if you prefer a thicker dressing, or the pourable dressing as dip if you prefer a smoother, creamier texture.

How do I prepare dressing using the Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix Canister?

In a bowl, combine 1 cup milk and 1 cup mayonnaise with 3 tablespoons of Hidden Valley® mix. Mix well. Cover and refrigerate. Chill 30 minutes to thicken. Stir before serving. Stays fresh 3 to 4 weeks.

SPECIAL DIETARY NEEDS AND ALLERGENS

Do Hidden Valley® dressings contain allergens?

All Hidden Valley® products are labeled in accordance with the FDA food labeling requirements, including the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004 (Title II of Public Law 108-282), which requires foods to be labeled that contain the major food allergens: milk products, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soybeans. For fish, crustacean shellfish, and tree nut ingredients, the exact species will be identified on the label. Refer to the ingredients statement on the back of each Hidden Valley® product to find the details.

Do Hidden Valley® dressings contain gluten?

Most of our products do not contain gluten. Products and ingredients made from grass-related grains containing gluten — notably wheat, rye and barley—will be clearly listed in the ingredient statement on the package label per new FDA guidelines. If the product does not contain wheat, rye, or barley, it probably does not contain gluten. Only products that have been verified to be gluten free will have a “Gluten Free” statement. However, not all products that are gluten free will have this statement while we are in the process of updating our labels. Please always refer to the ingredient statement on package labels or contact us for clarification.

How do you ensure your products are gluten-free?

We have a program in place to support the use of the “Gluten Free” statement. Products listed as “Gluten Free” undergo scheduled testing. All suppliers provide assurance that there are no ingredients that contain or are derived from gluten-containing grains. Our products are manufactured in facilities with stringent allergen control programs to prevent cross contamination.

Do Hidden Valley® dressings contain MSG?

MSG is a flavor-enhancing substance derived from a fermentation process. This is an FDA-approved ingredient. It is specifically named on the label if it is contained. It is not labeled under “Natural Flavors.”

HIDDEN VALLEY AND YOUR FAMILY’S HEALTH

What makes Hidden Valley® Organic Ranch organic?

Hidden Valley® Organic Ranch is made with USDA-certified organic and National Organic Program compliant ingredients. Hidden Valley® Organic Ranch is certified by QAI (Quality Assurance International), a leading agency in the certification of Organic products since 1989. What does this mean for you and your family? Now you can add the Ranch flavor you love to all foods and know that you are enjoying the natural goodness of creamy, organic buttermilk combined with zesty, organic spices!

How long is the shelf life for Hidden Valley® Dressing and Dips Mixes and Hidden Valley® Bottled Dressing? Can I use it past the Best By date?

The bottled Hidden Valley® dressing and Hidden Valley® For Everything Topping and Dip will continue to have the best flavor up to four weeks past the flavor date. After this, the vinegar flavor will tend to become stronger as the dressing goes beyond the best flavor date. However, the dressing would still be safe to eat. Refrigerate after opening.

Hidden Valley® Farmhouse Original Dressing and Seasoning Mix, Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Salad Dressing and Seasoning Mix, and Hidden Valley® Dip Mix are best if used within one year of manufacture. Store prepared dressing in the refrigerator in a covered container and if used as directed, the prepared dressing will stay fresh 3–4 weeks.

Hidden Valley® Salad Crispins will continue to have the best flavor six months to one year. Refrigerate after opening for better flavor.

Hidden Valley® Pasta Salad, when used as directed and prior to opening, will stay fresh for 12 months.

GETTING TO KNOW HIDDEN VALLEY

Was Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® dressing really developed on a farm by a real rancher?

Yes! Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® dressing was developed in the late 1950s by real ranchers, Steve and Gayle Henson. The Hidden Valley® Guest Ranch is located near Santa Barbara in California and was favored by visitors who wanted to enjoy the natural surroundings. To read more about how this Ranch dressing became so popular, click here.

What recipes can I find with Hidden Valley® Dressing and Dip Mixes and Hidden Valley® Bottled Dressing?

We are always adding fresh and delicious new recipes to our site! Discover all the great meals and snacks you can make with Hidden Valley® in our Recipes section. After you try one out, leave us a comment — we’d love to hear which ones you loved and can’t wait to make again!

Where can I purchase Hidden Valley® Dressing and Dips Mixes and Hidden Valley® Bottled Dressing?

Hidden Valley® Dressing and Dips Mixes and Hidden Valley® Bottled Dressing are available online and in stores nationally. Visit the product page of the item you’re looking for and click “Buy Now” to discover online retailers selling the specific Hidden Valley® product you’re craving. Or, head to your local supermarket! If you can’t locate a particular flavor in your local supermarket, try talking to a store manager to see if it can be obtained for you or through this link.

Do you have any coupons available?

We do!  Our offer are constantly changing, so visit our Offers & Promotions page for the latest deal from Hidden Valley.