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Mar 22 2011

Bolthouse Farms Salad Dressings

Do you eat a lot of salads?  I do.  Usually I am eating at least 1, if not 2, salads a day.  I normally use Kraft’s Light Balsamic Vinaigrette, but since I like to switch things up every once in a while, I branched out.  A couple of weeks back, Bolthouse Farms salad dressings were on sale, so I picked up the Raspberry Merlot Olive Oil Vinaigrette. 

The first thing that caught my eye about Bolthouse Farms was the clear labeling.  Each bottle of dressing says “gluten-free” right on it.  In addition to being gluten-free, these dressings have:

  • No Trans Fat.
  • No Preservatives, Artificial Colors, Flavors.
  • No High Fructose Corn Syrup, MSG or Added Sugar

There is so much unnecessary added sugar in products these days, it is like a breath of fresh air to see that these dressings are free from that.  There are 12 different varieties of dressings: 7 yogurt dressings and 5 olive oil dressings.  If you are not big on salads, many of these dressings can be used as a go-to marinade for meat or dips for veggies, hot chicken wings or gluten-free chicken fingers. 

Yogurt Dressings

  • Chunky Blue Cheese
  • Caesar Parmigiano
  • Classic Ranch
  • Thousand Island
  • Honey Mustard
  • Original Coleslaw
  • Creamy Italian

Olive Oil Vinaigrettes

  • Asian Ginger
  • Chunky Blue Cheese
  • Classic Balsamic
  • Raspberry Merlot
  • Tropical Mango

When I find a company that I like, I am extremely loyal.  Clear labeling, good business practices and values, good food and reasonable pricing make it easy to be loyal to a company.  I have fallen in love with Bolthouse and their dressings.  The Raspberry Merlot is wonderful on a spinach salad with goat cheese, walnuts & blackberries or raspberries.  Some more about Bolthouse Farms:

Bolthouse Farms® is fully committed to living out the highest principles of business operations, from our sustainability practices to the way we handle our business transactions, our work, and our relationships. We strive to demonstrate those principles in everything we do, in every interaction, every day, with every one of our employees, suppliers and customers. Our philosophical heritage manifests itself in business through the mutual respect, personal dignity and equitable treatment of all of our customers, employees, vendors and associates.

We are a market driven, fully integrated farming company. We are innovative in agricultural and packaging technology. Within the parameters of our Corporate Philosophy, our focus is to offer quality products at the lowest possible cost through a “state of the art” plant, quality raw material and the maintenance of trust and credibility with our customers, growers and employees.

With all due diligence we will strive to maintain the following values:

  1. To meet our commitments.
  2. To maintain the trust and credibility with our customers.
  3. To maintain the trust and credibility with our growers.
  4. To produce quality product.
  5. To maintain an atmosphere of harmony within the work place.
  6. To maintain a clean and comfortable environment within the work place.

“I have planted.. watered.. but God gave the increase.” I Cor. 3:6

Bolthouse Farms has juices & carrots in their product line in addition to the dressings.  Their products can be found in stores across the US – click here to find the one closest to you.  Have you tried any of the products made by Bolthouse Farms?  What did you think?

Article Written by:

Kimberly Bouldin is a gluten-free wife, runner & blogger with two children in Columbus, Ohio. After her celiac diagnosis in 2006, she has made it her mission to embrace an entirely new approach to nutrition in a gluten-free world, exploring options that run the gamut from "made from scratch" homemade bread to sampling and reviewing the gluten-free prepared foods that are continuously being introduced to the market. While navigating the waters of becoming gluten-free, Kim shares her experiences and passes along valuable product reviews in addition to helping other moms of celiac kids develop healthy menus that are kid-friendly and palatable. Kimberly is a valuable resource for those who are newly diagnosed, as well as for the more seasoned gluten-free veterans. Follow Kim on Twitter!

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