For all those salad days ahead this summer, Kraft has a couple of new dressings to try: Tangy tomato bacon and creamy Parmesan romano. The 8-ounce bottles sell for $1.59.
Nihla Lake (married, two children at home): "We tried the tangy tomato bacon flavor. The label said, `special collection' and we thought it was pretty special - the best new dressing flavor we've enjoyed in a long time."The smoky bacon flavor reminded us of a barbecue and provided some real zip to a plain old salad. We'll be using this product."
Edyth Jensen (married, son, wife and one grandchild at home): "I don't care much for bottled dressings, so I was a bit apprehensive to try this one. It's like a Catalina dressing with bacon added. The bacon flavor is just enough to make it interesting and flavorful. It is good and we will probably buy it once in a while for a change of taste."
Don Russell (married, five children at home): "Cheesy, tangy and thick sums up the attributes of this dressing which could easily double as a dip. This dressing is essentially a blend of canola oil, buttermilk, sugar, cheeses and flavorings. All in all this was a decent dressing, but we don't know why Kraft and other manufacturers need to add as much sweetener as they often do. We'll pass on putting this dressing in our cart the next time we're at the grocery store."
Linda C. Tingey (single mother, one son at home): "This is a wonderful grown-up salad dressing. It has such a good nippy taste to it, it reminds me of blue cheese dressing. The dressing is smooth and creamy but has a little nip to it. It really perked up my taste buds. It would be good in a pasta salad, too. I loved it and will buy it again."
Rich Firmage (married, four children, oldest 13 years old): "We tried the creamy Parmesan romano dressings. Oh, baby, this is good stuff. I liked it a lot.
"But as usual, there is a downside. In two tablespoons there are 18 grams of fat. In one meal I ate enough fat to last me three days, but I loved every minute of it! There are also 170 calories in those two tablespoons. If you eat enough of this there is a chance you'll die fat and dumb, but happy!"
Bill Allred (married): "I don't usually use bottle dressings because they don't measure up to the homemade stuff. This tangy tomato bacon isn't bad though. It has a very solid bacon flavor and it is, in fact, tangy. It could be just a little less sweet, but that's the problem with most of these dressings. But all in all, it's fine . . . tangy . . . tomatoey . . . bacony . . . mmmmmm . . . I'll keep this one on hand for quick salads."
Conclusion: Five wows to one so-so reviews. Kraft scores a double hit on your taste buds!