SLAM DUNK

To dip or not to dip? The answer seems to be a resounding "yes," and the trend for convenience is propelling salad dressings far afield from their traditional role as a simple salad topper.According to the most recent survey by the Association for Dressings and Sauces, Atlanta, conducted in 2001, salad dressings were the No. 1 dip chosen by consumers (see chart on Page 48).Retailers and manufacturers

To dip or not to dip? The answer seems to be a resounding "yes," and the trend for convenience is propelling salad dressings far afield from their traditional role as a simple salad topper.

According to the most recent survey by the Association for Dressings and Sauces, Atlanta, conducted in 2001, salad dressings were the No. 1 dip chosen by consumers (see chart on Page 48).

Retailers and manufacturers alike seem to have recognized the potential of salad dressings as marinades

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