Addressing the Dressing Taste Test

Side-by-side dressing taste test.

I normally make my own salad dressing, but two bottled dressings were highly recommended by friends, so I decided to give them a side-by-side, non-blind taste test.

The dressing on the right is a poppy seed dressing that claims (written right on the bottle) to taste good poured over fresh peaches.  It is a very sweet dressing, but light in flavor.  The poppy seeds really gave it a nice, kind of, nutty flavor.

The dressing on the left is a pear gorgonzola dressing.  It sounded like an odd pairing to me, but the friend who told me about really raved about it, claiming she could drink it right from the bottle.  I thought it deserved a fair shot.  It has a slightly sweet taste, but I found the gorgonzola was very sharp, but at the same time it tasted kind of dull – no punch of flavor.  I definitely didn’t taste the pear.

So, the winner is the poppy seed salad dressing!  I’ll keep the peach idea on the back burner, as I will be traveling to the east end of Long Island this weekend and will hopefully return with a plethora of fresh, sweet, yummy peaches!!



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