Taylor Swift Eating Chicken With 'Seemingly Ranch' Is The Internet's Happy Place

If you've been anywhere near the internet over the past week, then you know that Taylor Swift and Kansas City Chiefs tight end, Travis Kelce, might be a bit of an item. Suffice it to say, the internet is losing its mind over this rumored romance. While this couple is unexpected to many, what's even more of a surprise is one aspect of Swift's visit to her alleged new beau's football game that caught the internet's attention: her game-day snack. The star ate chicken tenders with ketchup and (probably) ranch dressing.

On Sunday, September 24, Swift made an appearance at Arrowhead Stadium to watch the Kansas City Chiefs game against the Chicago Bears. Fans ate up every detail of the kickoff of Swift's football fan era, even commenting on what she ate and drank during the game. A fan posted on X, formerly known as Twitter, a seemingly simple photo of Swift posing next to a plate with a chicken tender and two kinds of sauce. The poster's interesting phrasing about the star's meal sparked many memes and even sent new products into development. The now-famous tweet reads, "Taylor Swift was eating a piece of chicken with ketchup and seemingly ranch!" The use of the word "seemingly" has seemingly broken the internet. 

Seemingly, ranch is taking the world by storm

Who doesn't love a good chicken tender? As her fans could no doubt tell you, Taylor Swift has previously placed chicken tenders on top of her list of favorite foods. Plus, the diehard Swifties say that everything is an Easter egg for her fans. So, we'd be remiss if we ignored the fact that ketchup and "seemingly" ranch are the Kansas City Chiefs' colors, right? 

Most of all, Swift's fans have reacted to the relatability of her meal choices, saying things like: "She really is just like me" and calling it the ultimate "girl dinner." Others are impressed not only by Swift's condiment choices but also with her eagle-eyed fanbase. One tweeted, "This is the kind of attention to detail that I expect from swifties."

Perhaps the most important tweet, however, came from the company that allegedly served the food to Swift. Levy Restaurants tweeted an image that read, "We can confirm the rumors are true. It was ranch."

Get your own ketchup and seemingly ranch

If all this ketchup and ranch dressing talk has given you a serious craving, we get it. As if over 51,000 likes and more than 1,000 comments on the original tweet aren't enough, "seemingly ranch" is inspiring more than just a meme; it's becoming its own product that's branded for Traylor –– that's Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce, of course. Heinz has taken to Instagram to advertise a new ketchup flavor based on the viral tweet. The caption reads, "It's a new Era for Heinz. Introducing Ketchup and Seemingly Ranch. Limited-edition bottles coming soon." If we didn't know the power of Swift's influence before, we surely know it now, and it sounds surprisingly tasty.

Heinz plans to release 100 bottles of a special edition Ketchup and Seemingly Ranch sauce. That's not very many bottles, especially when you consider how many fans scrambled for tickets to Swift's Eras tour, so you can follow Heinz on social media to make sure you get your bottle as soon as it hits shelves. All of that said, if you're not too particular about special Traylor branding, then you can actually head to the store and get this exact sauce without the wait. In 2019, Heinz started selling Kranch sauce, which is that same classic ketchup and ranch mixture with another name. So, if you love the taste but aren't one of the lucky 100 to snag a branded bottle, you can still enjoy some Kranch.

The condiment combo hype goes way beyond Heinz

Sure –– it's pretty impressive that just one simple meal that has been consumed endless times before can spark a whole new product simply by being eaten by the right celeb. Yet, the power of ketchup and "seemingly ranch" extends far beyond Heinz's sauce. Walmart tweeted a photo of one of its store's aisles with loads of ranch dressing bottles and the words "Seemingly Ranch" photoshopped on the sign above with the caption "Seemingly ranch? Yup, we got it!" While Taylor Swift may be ushering in a new ranch dressing era, Hidden Valley Ranch is responsible for actually inventing the condiment back in the 1950s. It's clear that the company has no problem with its recent celeb status, even changing its name to Seemingly Ranch on X, formerly known as Twitter, and tweeting, "honestly i'm letting all the attention get to my head." 

KFC replied to the original tweet, calling Swift its "Ranch Queen," while Merriam-Webster replied, "seemingly | adverb | outwardly or apparently — used to indicate how something appears or seems."

Perhaps most importantly, on September 27, the official Empire State Building account tweeted a photo of the Empire State Building lit up in red and white for the condiments' (and Kelce's Kansas City Chiefs') signature colors. The caption read, simply, "Ketchup and seemingly ranch." This condiment combination has skyrocketed to fame so fast, it's already seeing its name up in lights.