“We will start a new place and serve good food. At a profit if we can, at a loss if we must, but we will serve good food.”
Teresa Marzetti set the tone of her company with this short quote. Who wouldn’t want to be involved with a company with such a mission statement? It all began in 1896 when young Teresa Marzetti arrived in the United States from Florence, Italy, and started her small Italian restaurant in Columbus, Ohio. It grew to be a four star restaurant over time. Customers often were leaving the restaurant with bottles of their freshly made salad dressings, so the upstairs kitchen of the restaurant became a full-scale factory. That is how the Marzetti brand of salad dressings found its way into grocery stores. The restaurant closed in 1972 but the salad dressings and other specialty food products have lived on (hence my review of the Marzetti Simply Dressed Salad Dressings).
One of Marzetti’s new products is the Marzetti Simply Dressed Salad Dressing. These salad dressings are all natural. They are made with extra virgin olive oil, sea salt and canola oil (which provides omega-3s). They also do not contain preservatives, trans fat, high fructose corn syrup, MSG and artificial flavors.
We ended up getting the Ranch flavor of this salad dressing. We liked the Marzetti Simply Dressed Salad Dressing. The texture was pretty smooth. This ranch dressing could definitely go with many different things. We personally tried it on a salad first (because well, that’s where I use salad dressing the most!). It was great on a salad with some lettuce, croutons, and cheese (yes, my salads are that boring). We also tried it on some chicken nuggets, because my husband loves chicken nuggets dipped in ranch. Needless to say, he found it a winner for that too. I can also see this going really well with a vegetable tray you put out for a party), crackers, or even beer bread (which is my specialty for dips). I always worry that the healthier something is, the worse it will taste (and sometimes that does hold true). However, for Marzetti Simply Dressed Salad Dressing that definitely does not hold true. It is just as good as any other Ranch dressing we’ve had. I love food that is better for my family that tastes great! It also didn’t seem as heavy as some others dressings I’ve had. The smell of Marzetti Simply Dressed Salad Dressing is definitely yummy too. I can definitely see this being a part of our holiday parties and meals.
If you are finding yourself hungry now, you can find Marzetti Simply Dressed Salad Dressings with the refrigerated salad dressing in the produce section of your local grocery store. It is definitely worth trying with your holiday meals and snacks.
I was one of the bloggers selected by T. Marzetti Company and Clever Girls Collective to host a Marzetti Simply Dressed review. They provided me with product to test myself and compensation for my time. However, my opinions are entirely my own.