I have received some questions about the type of salad dressing I use. I thought this was a good time to do a product review to let you in on my thoughts!
Let me just say that I was a ranch FIEND before. Then I realized that a salad isn’t too healthy when it’s drenched in dressing.
Today I eat my salads bare and naked. I love adding fresh basil to my salads and drizzle with a little olive oil. Simple and light. I WOULD add balsamic but I am not a vinegar fan – boo. It is too acidic for me.
But when I saw Annie’s dressings in the organic section of my local supermarket, I knew I had to see what they were about. The Goddess Dressing caught my eye because…. well…. I am a goddess! We all are, and I thought “This dressing MUST be amazing if it’s made for Goddess’s!’”.
Besides the beautiful fire-red haired hippy woman on the front, I quickly turned the bottle around and scanned the ingredient list.
INGREDIENTS: *Canola Oil, Water, *Tahini, *Apple Cider Vinegar, *Soy Sauce (water, *soybeans, sea salt, *wheat), *Lemon Juice, Sea Salt, *Garlic, *Sesame Seeds, *Parsley, *Chives, Xanthan Gum. Dairy free & vegan
For one I can pronounce AND know what ALL of these ingredients are. Second, most of them are organic (* = organic). Thirdly, it sounded yummy! So i bought it, tried it and have been eating it ever since – 2+ years now. The ONLY problem I have is that it takes forever to shake and blend – I stand there shaking over and over! The oil separates and I do not want all oil on my salad.
I have learned to stop obsessing about calories but I did look at the nutrition facts. Pretty average but remember that ALL of the ingredients are natural. This is my main concern over nutrition facts.
Look at the comparison to the ranch I used to eat:
Ingredients: WATER, SOYBEAN OIL, SUGAR, GARLIC JUICE, BUTTERMILK, CONTAINS LESS THAN 2% OF SALT, MODIFIED FOOD STARCH, WHEY, PHOSPHORIC ACID, MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE, EGG WHITES, VINEGAR, XANTHAN GUM, CITRIC ACID, POLYSORBATE 60, SPICE, NATURAL FLAVOR, ENZYMES, WITH SODIUM LACTATE, NATAMYCIN, AND CALCIUM DISODIUM EDTA AS PRESERVATIVES. CONTAINS: MILK, EGG.
There really is no comparison in my opinion.
I find it hard to venture out and try new products when the one I love is just fine; but I did and tried Annie’s Balsamic Vinaigrette. Sadly, I was not a fan… and pretty much hated it. Oh well, you win some you lose some.
Annie’s carries a lot of natural and organic products. I have been meaning to try a new dressing flavor… but I am hesitant. Why change a good thing!?
If you have tried Annie’s dressing and/or condiment products what do you think of them? Which has been a staple in your fridge or cupboard?
So there you have it, the scoop on Annie’s dressings. I give Annie my Clean Eating seal of approval! Enjoy!