My husband loves to dip his veggies and chips in Ranch Dressing but prefers his dip to be thicker than dressing. We didn't care for the Hidden Valley Ranch Dip Mix so I decided to try using the dressing mix to make a dip and he loved it. I now keep both ingredients on hand at all times so I can whip up some dip whenever we need it. It is wonderful with both veggies and chips. We prefer Breakstone sour cream, especially if using the Fat Free or Lite variety.