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Why Fix It If It Isn’t Broken?

Did you wake up to cooler temperatures today?  We did!  I don’t think I started sweating on my run this morning until I was almost a mile in!  Funny how the 80s don’t feel so hot anymore.  I have a small vent and then I will get onto my menu plan for the week. 

Kraft dressings are a hit in our house.  They have many gluten-free options (see Kraft’s labeling information) and you can usually find the Fat Free French, Ranch and Tuscan House Italian (makes a great marinade) in our house at any point in time.  A month or so back I started noticing that the dressings had new labels.  They said “Anything Dressing” on the front.  This freaked Hannah right out because she thought we bought her the wrong ranch dressing.  I assured her that Kraft had just changed the label and it was still her favorite dressing.  While the dressing inside was indeed the same, Kraft had changed something else along with the label – the lid.  Long gone was the pop-top lid that makes drizzling the dressing easy.  The lid is now just a screw-off top that leaves you to try to drizzle without the whole bottle ending up on your salad.  I don’t understand why the change was necessary in the first place.  If you wanted to use more than the pop-top lid allowed in the small hole, you simply unscrewed the whole top.  Now there is no option for those who don’t like their salads swimming in dressing other than using a spoon of sorts. 

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See what I mean?

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This is the lid that I love.  Kraft, please bring back this versatile lid!

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Sunday – BBQ chicken breasts, baked potatoes, sugar snap peas and salad

Monday – Sweet Thai Chile salmon, coconut baked rice, snow peas and salad

Tuesday – Easy enchilada bake, corn and salad

Wednesday – Spaghetti with marinutta sauce, steamed broccoli and salad

Thursday – Breakfast for dinner with fruit salad

Friday – Make your own pizza and salad

Saturday – Bourbon chicken, brown rice, broccoli and salad

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Blueberry Scones


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10 comments to Why Fix It If It Isn’t Broken?

  • gfdougie

    Good Day,

    There's a reason Kraft changed their lid on salad dressing containers, in my opinion. What's that reason? They are eliminating costs just as everyone else is. It costs more to produce the "convenience" lid you prefer. To keep the cost down on the product inside, Kraft has gone elementary with their lid so as not to pass the increased costs to you, the consumer of Kraft. The more plastic used, i.e. the hole opening you prefer, equals more cost to Kraft. Do you think Kraft is going to absorb that cost? I think not.

    In regard to next week's menu you've posted all items look great! Thank you!

    Regards,

    Dougie http://www.glutenfreetip.com

    • Doug,

      You make a very good point and my husband said the same thing. I have yet to see the cost passed along to me, though, as the dressing still costs the same. Maybe they held off on the price increase?

      Thanks for weighing in!

      Kim

  • I think they changed it so you'll use more, which means you'll buy more.

  • Keep your old lids, wash them out and swap them out :)

  • celiacinthecity

    Laura — I was going to say the same thing. (that's my mom in me thinking of other options!)

    Kim… the thai chile salmon sounds so tasty, will have to check out that sauce. Have a great week!

  • Jenny

    I strongly believe that they did this so you use more than you need, thus having to buy their product more often. Pitiful. I purchased one of those squeeze bottles in Walmart that is actually used for ketchup and mustard. I haven't tried putting my salad dressing in it yet, and wonder if the hole will be too small for the thickness of the salad dressing. But I'm going to give it a try. Unfortunately I did not know this was going to be the case or I, too would have saved my old lids.

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