If you are a strange-flavor ice cream lover, than you probably have already heard of Van Leeuwen. The popular brand, known for flavors like Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, has announced seven new flavors for the spring and one of them is ranch dressing.
On Thursday, Van Leeuwen announced the new flavors will be sold exclusively at Wal-Mart stores nationwide. The most anticipated flavor of the newly listed bunch is Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing.
“We’re so excited to debut this new series of flavors and unveil what is possibly our most surprising ice cream yet: Hidden Valley Ranch,” Ben Van Leeuwen, co-founder and CEO of Van Leeuwen Ice Cream, shared. “We have done some creative collaborations and can’t wait for Walmart shoppers to try this new and exciting flavor along with our other Spring specials.”
The flavor was available for an early taste test to a select number of insiders, including the editors for Food & Wine Magazine. The new flavor delivered mixed reviews with some giving it a flat “no” while others said, “I only wish I had French fries to pair it with”. The ice cream is packed with the same flavorful herbs, buttermilk, and just the right amount of sweetness you find in the bottle.
“We know that Hidden Valley Ranch goes with just about everything – pizza, carrots, French fries – but ice cream is a first for us,” Rachel Garrison, associate director at Hidden Valley Ranch, shared. “We are so excited to partner with Van Leeuwen, the expert in limited-edition, premium flavors, to bring together this creamy mix of savory and sweet.”
The full spring lineup includes Sweet Maple Cornbread, Blood Orange Chocolate Chip, Carrot Cake, Strawberry Shortcake, Honey Graham Cracker, and Limoncello Cake. All the new flavors will be available nationwide for $4.98. However, like many of its products, these are a limited release and will only be available from March 20 through May 28.