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Sainsbury's Mango & Chili Dressing

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Brand: Sainsbury's / Type: Sauces

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      10.08.2010 12:18
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      bright, different, cheap salad dressing

      I tend to make salads to take to work as it's easy, so I do tend to get through a fair few salad dressings. Being a veggie too, I find it a bit boring as you end up with the same old flavours. Thats when I spotted Sainsbury's mango and chilli salad dressing.
      It stood out from the rest with its bright orange colour with small flecs of red.

      PACKAGE AND PRICE
      The dressing comes in a glass bottle of 255grams, with a black screw top lid enclosed in plastic. It costs a mear 88pence, bargin!

      WHAT I THINK
      As previously said the colour is bright orange with flecs of red. When you pour the dressing it is runny so be careful it doesnt gush out. I don't tend to like really hot things and was pleasently surprised with this.
      The main flavour is the mango, which gives a summery mediterainan feeling and is gorgeous. The combination of the chilli is subtle but enough for the dressing to have a slight kick after taste.
      I love it and have used it on many a variety of salads.

      INGREDIENTS AND DETAILS
      On the front of the bottle is a small snippet circle with 20g serving info
      calories 42, fat 3.4g of which sat fat 0.4g, total sugar 2.7g, salt 0.2g
      It also states that it is suitable for veggies, vegans and coeliacs.
      Moving onto the back there are further details of nutrtion.
      I liked the little idea they provide "try over chicken or duck" not something I would have thought of with a salad dressing.
      Once opened it needs to be in the fridge and used within 4 weeks according to the instructions.

      Water, sunflower oil, mango puree, white wine vinegar, sugar, cornflour, chilli puree, salt, chilli, lemon juice, potassium sorbate, xanthan gum. (taken from the bottle).

      Give it a try it's a nice change from the same old flavours.

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        04.05.2010 11:46
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        Still a nice dressing, but I missed the chili kick.

        As we are eating a lot more salads now it's getting warmer, I wanted to get a few different dressings to make them a bit more interesting. I am a massive chili fan, so thought this would be one to try.

        A 225g bottle of this cost 88p, which I thought was a good price.

        The packaging is fairly average, but it's not as bad as their basics packaging. There is plastic around the top, which is a screw top, which I found a bit pointless, but I suppose that you know that no-one has tampered with it when it's still in tact.

        The dressing is a vivid orangey yellow colour, and does look a bit strange, as I always imagine salad dressings to be creamy coloured or oil based. So it's a bit of a shocker seeing bright yellow dressing on your salad, but I thought it made a nice change, and brightened it up a bit.

        The taste of this is actually really nice, I was expecting it to taste a bit cheap and watery, but it's quite thick in consistency. It has a very sweet flavour due to the mango, and that is the main taste that you get, but you can see little flecks of red in there which are the chili bits. I expected this to have a kick to it, as it's got chili in it, but it's very safe, and even though there is a bit of warmth to it, it's not hot. I found this a bit disappointing, but I still really like the taste.

        This is a lovely sweet dressing, but would have been a bit nicer with a bit of a kick to it, to balance it out a bit, I would still recommend it though, just for something a bit different.

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