Pros: Individual sized packets; easy tear opening; tasty dressing
Cons: Non-resealable packet; high in fat and sodium content
Salads are good and good for those on a diet, but adding dressings can kill all that goodness with loads of calories and fat. Our family has been getting Subway subs about once a week for a couple months now to replace one main meal during the week. They have been a healthier choice and all of us can get exactly what we want on the sub.
I was surprised when I checked out the Kraft Golden Italian Dressing packet that my one son usually gets on his sub. He gets a veggie sub and adds dressing for more taste and flavor. He gets the Kraft Golden Italian Dressing packet that Subway offers.
The packet is foiled with a tear slit on the upper edge of the packet. There is an actual tear line and the words tear, but they are extremely hard to see against the dark blue background ~ for those that are used to tear slits it just comes naturally to look. It is fairly easy to get the tear started - you do not have to tear far to get the dressing to pour out.
This Kraft Golden Italian Dressing packet is 2 ounces in weight. There is more than enough for one huge sub or huge salad. In fact you may find that there is enough in this packet for 2 or 3 salads or sub sandwiches. Storage may be an issue unless you can fold the top over and clip it shut. There is no resealable option on these packets, and believe me, letting this dressing leak out can really make an oily mess.
Kraft Golden Italian Dressing is lightly seasoned with little bits and pieces of spices and veggies floating around in the translucent dressing. There are no solid veggies that you can see, just colored flecks and specks of green or orange-red, yellow, and tan. It pours out quickly and if you are not careful you may pour too much out at once.
I feel that Kraft Golden Italian Dressing is high in fat and the nutrition and ingredient facts bear that feeling out. This is not a fat-free or low-fat version and that does make a difference in the nutrition facts.
Serving Size: 1 pouch (2 ounces)
Calories: 140 per pouch
Fat Calories: 120 (like 86% fat and 22% of your daily value)
Total Fat: 14 g
Saturated Fat: 2 g
Trans Fat: Zero
Sodium: 580 mg (24% of Daily Value)
Total Carbs: 4g
Dietary Fiber: Zero
Sugars: 3 g
Vitamins and Minerals: Zero % of A, C, Calcium, Iron
Water, Soybean Oil, Vinegar, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Salt, Contains less than 2% of Dried Garlic, Garlic, Xanthan Gum, Dried Onions, Spice, Lemon Juice Concentrate, Sorbic Acid, Red Bell Peppers dried, Dried Parsley, Calcium Disodium EDTA (to protect flavor), Yellow 5, Yellow 6.
While it is true that this is NOT a fat-free or low-fat dressing, it is good to be aware of how much fat, calories and sodium you are adding to your salad or sandwich. The dressing does taste great and I enjoy it myself if I cannot find a fat-free one. My son is 15 and does not use this dressing that often to really have to worry about making life-style choices right now, but if you do, then you may want to consider which dressing is right for you.
I am surprised that Subway does not offer the choice to have a lower fat or fat free italian dressing as well as this regular one. It would be nice to have the option to choose when you are ordering a "healthier" meal.
Do check out the Kraft varieties of salad dressings at your local store - there is a wide variety and there should be one that will suit your taste and diet or non-diet life-style.
Kraft Golden Italian dressing is manufactured by Kraft Foods North America, A Division of Kraft Global, Inc. Dist., Glenview, Illinois 60025. This is made in the USA. You can visit their website at www.kraftfoodservice.com
Thanks for reading! Judy