North Carolina And South Carolina Agree On The Same #1 Salad Dressing
If you had to guess what the favorite salad dressing is in the United States, which one would you pick? I would say ranch because it’s not just for salad. The flavorful and versatile creamy dressing also goes perfectly with chicken wings, a slice of pizza, and as a key ingredient in countless recipes. Shockingly, ranch does not appear to be the number 1 choice overall.
According to Guilty Eats, new research from Kraft reveals “America’s Flavor-ite Dressings.” More specifically, it tells us the favorite Kraft salad dressing in each state. To come up with the list, Kraft determined which dressings each state purchased the most “relative to the national average.”
Folks in North Carolina and South Carolina may not agree on everything, especially college football, but we’re definitely simpatico in our mutual love of ranch dressing. In fact, Kraft’s Classic Ranch is the favorite in 14 states, especially in the Southeast. However, the results show that another dressing claims the most states.
- Classic Catalina is the favorite in 16 states, mainly in the Northeast and Midwest – Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma, Montana and Nevada.
- Classic Ranch dressing is the favorite in 14 states – North Dakota, Minnesota, Michigan, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Mississippi, Kansas, New Mexico and Arkansas
- Thousand Island is the favorite in seven states – Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nebraska, Alabama, Wisconsin and Kentucky.
- Zesty Italian also wins in seven states – California, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Louisiana, Pennsylvania and Ohio.
- Raspberry Vinaigrette is the favorite in Texas and Arizona
- Chunky Blue Cheese gets one state – Iowa
- South Dakota is split between Creamy Poppyseed and Coleslaw dressing.
For some reason, Hawaii and Alaska are left out of the “Flavor-ite Dressings” map altogether. And while I’ve always liked the state of Iowa, I can’t agree with their choice of Chunky Blue Cheese. Even the name makes me a little queasy.