I know you have the Ranch on the go but what about a kit for kids like Lunchables with veggies and dressing together with maybe an activity or stickers- a kind of vegetable "happy meal" for kids.
I wish I had a thermal to go coffee mug with a glow in the dark lid, then in the early hours I would not have to worry about the lid position while driving or whatever.
We mix and serve our Hidden Valley Ranch dressing from the packets because we like the taste a little better than what you buy in a bottle. We mix it in a bowl then store it in a quart sized canning jar or a generic squeeze bottle. It works OK but can be messy plus you have extra dishes to wash. I would love to see a shaker bottle that could be used to measure, mix and serve all in one container. I can imagine using a similar concept to the blender bottle (http://www.blenderbottle.com/classic) with a few key differences to make it customized just for Ranch dressing. I have personally used these blender bottles for shakes and dressings and they work great! The wider mouth of the blender bottle is perfectly suited for adding mayo compared to other salad dressing mixers/emulsifiers on the market. Adding measurement marks on the side of the container to show how much mayo and how much milk would eliminate the need for using measuring cups. The Hidden Valley Ranch logo could be on the front so everyone who uses it knows it is Ranch Dressing. I can visualize the top green to match your bottled Ranch. Speaking of green, this would definitely be eco friendly keeping more dressing bottles out of the landfill. The shaker bottle could be available in two sizes: a smaller one for a 1 packet recipe and a larger one for a 2 packet recipe. The spout would need to be a little smaller or maybe more triangular to make it easier to drizzle the dressing onto your salad to avoid accidentally pouring out a big blob. You could sell it next to the packets of Hidden Valley Ranch mix on the grocery store shelf. I think you would sell a lot of them. I know I would buy one.
I LOVE Hidden Valley Ranch dressing, and I would love to see a fresh, preservative free all-natural version. I've tried some of the fresh, refrigerated dressings available from other companies and they are amazing, so I know that a Hidden Valley Ranch version would be to die for! :)
What about a line of ready to eat frozen foods based on Hidden Valley Ranch? Everybody already uses it to add flavor and variety to potatoes and chicken, wings and pizza. I'm sure there are tons of people who would love to have it already prepped so they can warm it up and eat. With some fancy packaging and a sophisticated name like Hidden Valley Inspirations (or whatever you decide)- creative and delicious Appetizers and Side Dishes can be created at home in a snap.
My sis introduced me to the ranch packets. They are great for a lot of dip recipe's. Something I wouldn't have thought of if she hadn't told me! Why not add an easy recipe idea on the back of them. Thanks! :)
My family will not eat pizza without dipping it in Ranch Dressing. When I make homemade pizzas, I combine ranch dressing with the pizza sauce and bake it right in the pizza.
Im allergic to dust and I dislike dusting. Same idea as those use to rid of fleas and ticks. Position a canister, open to spray and go. It can be a scented spray of lime/lemon scent; clean linens; and other light scents. One canister per room. You can sell them @2 or 3canisters in a box.
My idea is to make a pretty container to hold Hidden Valley salad dressing mixes and dips. This container should hold the packs and be pretty enough to leave on the counter. It should have a small hole on the top so you would have the option to hang it.
how about attaching a sample pack of croutons with the Hidden Valley dressings? would help customers see which ones they really like with their dressing.