We're dunking everything in it.

UPDATE: October 1, 2020

Pickle and ranch lovers across the country, we've got some good news. Sam's Club is officially stocking Taste of the South's Fried Pickles & Buttermilk Ranch Dip in all 50 states. You can buy your own 1.5-pound tub of the dip for $4.98.

ORIGINAL ARTICLE: August 4, 2020

There are a lot of things I miss about being safely able to sit down at a bar. The ability to drink beer on tap while seeing friends up close without masks on is definitely at the top of the list. Add in some good bar snacks, like, say, fried pickles, and you’ve got the recipe for the perfect happy hour. Add a side of ranch for dipping to those fried pickles, and… *chef’s kiss* perfection.

Though any orders of fried pickles these days (which according to Governor Cuomo, probably do not count as “real food”) would have to be for takeout, there’s thankfully a new product hitting Sam’s Club shelves that turn fried pickles and ranch into a thing that you can then dip other things into.

Credit: Sam's Club

Sam's Club

Taste of the South’s Fried Pickle and Ranch Dip is the perfect creamy, crunchy, and briny companion capable of adding a little zesty kick to anything that could conceivably be dipped. Featuring a blend of whipped cream cheese and sour cream (which I guess doesn’t technically make it ranch, but hold on), alongside real bits of dill pickles and “ranch seasoning” to seal in those special flavors.

For just $5, you can get your hands on a pound and a half of this magical dip at Sam’s Club. Unfortunately, the catch is that you’ll only find this Taste of the South treat in, well, the south (and parts of the midwest). Make sure to check the product page to see if you live in one of the 18 states where this stuff is in stock. If you are, I’d consider asking you to send me one if not for the fact that sending cream cheese through the mail is probably frowned upon.