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February 24th, 2009

Salad Dressing Bottles Are Stupid

Last week I was putting together a nice spinach salad to go with my dinner. I even threw in some cucumber, you know, just to be fancy. Then came time for the salad dressing. Ranch? No, not this time. Instead I went for a honey mustard dressing by Newman’s Own. It sounded good. It was good.

But a funny thing happened on the way to the salad bowl: I dumped about a quarter of the bottle into my salad. How did this happen? Was I just crazy for some dressing? Did I forget how to pour? No and no. (Well, maybe “yes” on the first one.) There was a problem here: the bottle opening was huge.

In the not-too-distant past, salad dressing bottles had squirty tops with small openings, maybe a quarter inch or so in diameter. Reasonable. Sensible. And then they vanished, leaving the entire width of the mouth of the bottle to act as a squirty top. But instead it’s more like a pour-y top. And I don’t like that.

Why can’t we go back to the old way? I don’t really want to pour out a whole 78 servings of salad dressing every time.

Posted in Consumer Commentary

Maria February 24, 2009, 5:34 am

I wholeheartedly agree, and my favorite non-Ranch dressing (Newman’s Own light balsamic) causes me this exact problem.

Steve A February 24, 2009, 11:50 am

It’s all a ploy to make you use more than you need so you can go out and buy more than you want. 😉


jk February 24, 2009, 2:14 pm

I agree! I think it’s a cost-saving measure on their end.

When I was eating lots of salads (yes I know I should still be eating lots of salads!), I started making my own dressing. I am not sure when I last bought dressing.

OK I promise to eat better for the rest of the year. Thanks!

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