By Mike Thayer
Yes, they are....
So I acquired a bunch of coupons for free Dole Salad Kits, I've never had one before so I said to myself, "Self, might as well give this Salad Kit thing a try, it's not going to cost anything."
And so off to the store I went for a 'ready made' salad.
The kits are marketed to your sense of convenience, that "I don't have time (a.k.a. too lazy?) to make a good salad" mindset. Dole has done a good job playing to that, creating a nice variety of salad and flavor combinations. From classic Caesar to Sesame Asian, Dole pretty much has variety in salad covered.
I went with the Southwest Salad. From the package: "A Zesty blend of Tex-Mex flavors, this salad combines Cheddar Cheese and savory tortilla strips with crunchy iceberg, romaine and Dole's Taco Ranch Dressing."
It was quite tasty! The kit came in a 13 ounce bag and made two large salads. It was easy to put together, as the bag plainly reads, "Just pull apart and enjoy."
The average price for a kit is $4.29 at area grocery stores and while I could buy all those ingredients for around $10 and make far more salads, the convenient, time saving kits have merit. Another reason to buy: If you're like me and just crave a salad every once in awhile.... Buy the kit. It beats letting a half head of lettuce and some other veggies spoil in the fridge.
It's not a lazy thing at all, it's a repeat buy. I'm giving the Dole Salad Kits 5 out of 5 Bachelor on the Cheap stars and I look forward to sampling the other varieties.
$pend Wisely My Friends...
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