Wish-Bone is an American brand of salad dressing, marinades, dips and pasta salad.[1] The original salad dressing was based on a recipe served at the Wishbone restaurant in Kansas City, Missouri, founded by ex-soldier Phillip Sollomi in 1945 along with Lena Sollomi, Phillip's mother.[2] The Italian dressing served at the Wishbone was based on a recipe from Lena Sollomi's Sicilian family which was a blend of oil, vinegar, herbs and spices.[2] Demand for the salad dressing proved so high that Phillip started a separate operation to produce it for sale, making it by the barrel.[2] The brand was acquired by Lipton, part of the Unilever portfolio, in 1958, and was manufactured in the Kansas City area.[3] In 2013, Pinnacle Foods acquired Wish-Bone from Unilever. In turn, ConAgra acquired Pinnacle Foods on October 26, 2018.[4]

The Wish-Bone logo

Varieties edit

  • Balsamic and Basil Vinaigrette
  • Raspberry Hazelnut Vinaigrette
  • Italian¹
  • House Italian
  • Robusto Italian¹
  • Fat Free Italian
  • Light Italian
  • Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Red Wine Vinaigrette
  • Light Raspberry Walnut Vinaigrette
  • Greek Vinaigrette
  • Ranch
  • Light Ranch
  • Fat Free Ranch
  • Light Parmesan Peppercorn Ranch
  • Cheddar Bacon Ranch
  • Buffalo Ranch
  • Light Buffalo Ranch
  • Deluxe French
  • Chipotle Ranch
  • Light Deluxe French
  • Sweet and Spicy French
  • Light Sweet and Spicy French
  • Chunky Blue Cheese
  • Light Blue Cheese
  • Fat Free Chunky Blue Cheese
  • Creamy Caesar
  • Light Creamy Caesar
  • Creamy Italian
  • Russian
  • Thousand Island
  • Light Thousand Island
  • Light Honey Dijon
  • Sweet and Spicy Honey Mustard
  • Western Original
  • Fat Free Western
  • Light Western

¹ Indicates Kosher varieties

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Wish-bone". Wish-bone.com. Retrieved 11 May 2015.
  2. ^ a b c Andrea L. Broomfield (2016). Kansas City: A Food Biography. Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 140–142. ISBN 9781442232891. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  3. ^ "The Wish-Bone Story". Retrieved 2009-03-25.
  4. ^ Pinnacle Foods to buy Unilever's Wish-Bone salad dressing business

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