Is Ranch-Flavored Soda Real?

We all know at least one person who loves to put ranch dressing on just about everything. Heck, maybe you're that person! Some folks are so keen on the creamy sauce that they incorporate it into nearly every meal possible. Whether it's dunking pizza or hot wings in ranch, drizzling it over veggies and meats, or using it as a savory sandwich spread, ranch offers a zesty, tangy palate and rich consistency millions of people swear by. And over the years, the world has been introduced to some — shall we say — questionable ranch-inspired goods.

Aside from the obvious — and normal — culinary uses of ranch as a salad dressing, snack dip, or decadent seasoning, many companies have proven to be a bit more adventurous. For instance, ranch has made its way into the world of fashion and merchandise, with fanatics proudly donning their favorite condiment, and even high-end jewelry. But if you claim to be a bona fide ranch devotee, how willing would you be to drink it?

Ranch-flavored soda packs a punch

Ranch-flavored soda is a very real — and very polarizing — product. As a matter of fact, this beverage has been developed with a unique recipe that eerily mimics the nation's favorite dressing. Rocket Fizz, a specialty goods chain, manufactures a soda brand called Lester's Fixins, which comes in a wide variety of funky, unorthodox flavors, including bacon, grass, black olive, peanut butter and jelly, sweet corn, and — you guessed it — ranch dressing.

The white sauce-inspired variety made its debut in 2013, according to HuffPost. A few editors gave the soft drink a whirl and were met with instant regret. One reported, "The smell is like blue cheese and plastic and smelly feet. The taste is just like sugar and coconut, but THE SMELL IS SO REPULSIVE THAT I CANNOT GET PAST IT."

Another testified, "You know, there is almost nothing I won't eat, but the smell of this alone made my eyes water. The taste isn't the problem, it just tastes like sugar soda. The problem is the lactic, blue-cheesy, synthetic aroma that enters your soft palate and nose as you swallow. Just thinking about it is giving me the shivers."

So, if you're daring enough to sip on a bottle of ranch-flavored soda, we wish you all the best. Then, perhaps stick to smothering your dishes with the real stuff.