Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Don't Dress Your Salad; Spritz It Instead; Wish-Bone's New Product Gets Mostly High Marks from Tasters

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Don't Dress Your Salad; Spritz It Instead; Wish-Bone's New Product Gets Mostly High Marks from Tasters

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Byline: ANN J. KELLEY

Wish-Bone Salad Spritzers are a new concept for dressing a salad that all but one member of the Times-Union Consumer Panel seemed to like. Armed with bottles of Balsamic Breeze Vinaigrette Dressing, they have been mastering the technique of spraying their greens.

The spritzer is also available in Italian or Red Wine Mist. Ten sprays of dressing contain 10 calories, 1 gram fat, 130 milligrams sodium, 1 gram sugars and no cholesterol.

Mechanical engineer Frank Upton describes the Balsamic Breeze Vinaigrette, which he ate on a lettuce salad, as having a good flavor, more sweet than tart.

"Everyone liked it," he said. "We had individual salads and each sprayed their own. I used maybe eight or 10 sprays."

When comparing the spritzer to using a regular salad dressing, Upton said, "I don't think you get quite as much on the salad, but it covers fine. I was very satisfied with this and will buy it again."

Claims benefit specialist Sharon Mizell also likes using the spritzer and said, "It's more convenient. The spray isn't as messy as using a bottle."

She sprayed the vinaigrette on a spinach salad, with strawberries and almonds, but it didn't have the tartness she was looking for. "It's a little sweet," she said, "and doesn't have any pizazz. I prefer homemade. It has more spice to it and isn't as sweet."

Clinical pharmacist Dave Dufresne describes the balsamic vinaigrette as having a pleasant, well-balanced flavor and said, "It's very user friendly. It has the same flavor and consistency as a regular salad dressing, but it's easier to control the portions."

He sprayed the vinaigrette on plated salads and says he started with five sprays but found the 10 sprays recommended on the bottle were better.

Dufresne says he may buy the spritzer again but added, "I prefer regular salad dressing, but based on cost. The spritzer's portion-control feature is a big plus. …

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