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Old 01-04-2012, 08:54 PM   #1
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Walden Farms... good/bad/ehhh?

I wanted to get everyones opinion on walden farms products before I go buy anything =). I was going to start out with one of the salad dressings.
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Old 01-05-2012, 03:44 AM   #2
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I like the caesar dressing ok, the ranch is ok but I have to add vinegar to it to make it that way lol.
BBQ sauce: I add some soy sauce and vinegar and a drop oz ez-sweetz.
I didn't care for any of their dips.
The apple butter fruit spread is really good, nice cinnamon flavor. The apricot one isn't bad either. I didn't like the other fruits at all.
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I did not like the ranch salad dressing at all
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I like the bbq sauce and have several items I haven't tried yet. Just bought the asian dressing yesterday.
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Everything I've tried tasted vile. I will never try any of it again, it tasted like sucking on a Tylenol.
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It all tastes like chemical soup to me.
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Old 01-05-2012, 08:02 AM   #7
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Blech! My DH, who doesn't have sensitive taste buds, will eat the Chocolate Dip on strawberries and likes it fine.
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It's basically flavored wood pulp!
Seriously! Look for "cellulose" in the ingredients.

I bought it a couple times and hated it.
I'd rather just buy different dressings/sauces/syrups etc (or make my own) for a few calories more and several dollars less.
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Everything I've tried tasted vile. I will never try any of it again, it tasted like sucking on a Tylenol.
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It all tastes like chemical soup to me.
Agreed!

The only product that wasn't nasty was the pancake syrup. But I'd rather add maple extract to melted butter with a little stevia for that purpose now.
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The products offered from Walden Farms are very much a *Your Mileage May Vary...* sort of thing. Some folks find products they like. Well, certainly like well enough to use considering they have ZERO calories! Others don't like any of it well enough to entertain any thought of eating it.

In the past I've used a few and found them OK. Bacon Ranch Dressing was OK. I do use their Pancake Syrup (Splenda) sometimes when I make my General Tso's Sauce for Down Days, since it's zero calories.

The thing is, if something is zero calories... what's it made of? PJ said cellulose is in it, but I'm not one who is bothered by that. That's pretty much what broccoli and plant life is made of, and I eat a lot of it. So food grade cellulose doesn't bother me at all. It just that it's also made up of a lot of chemicals too, and finally.. it has no food value, but is just various chemicals for taste.

And on JUDDD, I've finally come to the conclusion of Why Bother? We get to eat real food on this plan, so there is little need for fake foods, substitute foods, frankenfoods, etc. When we can have the real thing every day, why eat fake stuff? And by every day I mean, lots of it on Up Days, and real foods that are low enough in calories to work into a very solid Down Day.

If you want to try these products, I'd just recommend you order a bit of variety and see what you think.
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I like several of the products and others I wouldn't eat if you told me there was a Willie Wonka Golden ticket in the bottle/jar!

Love: Bacon Ranch Dressing, Asian Dressing, Caramel sauce, Thick and Spicy BBQ sauce, Caramel dip and Marshmallow dip to make Oat fiber DD muffins.

Hate: ALL of the other dressings, Chocolate sauce/dip, Peanut Butter Spread, ALL the fruit spreads.

Not Sure: Pancake syrup. Have it but haven't tried it yet so jury is still out on this one.

I haven't tried anything else and I hesitate unless I read a good review of said product from several people. Then I will try it. Unwise I just eat the real stuff on my UD and save my money!
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Old 01-05-2012, 04:12 PM   #12
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I use the creamy bacon dressing, the raspberry vinagarette and the chipotle ranch for my DD salads, (you can get boxes of individual saches, fab for eating out)and I use the pancake syrup, and the caramel syrup/sauce to dip fruit into and to mix into oatmeal.
These are the only ones I like...(the blue cheese dressing was VILE) but they are good for DD's where every calorie counts!

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The pancake syrup is really good, the raspberry vinaigrette is good, ranch is bad, the blue cheese is ok if mixed with other things. I have mixed it with franks hot sauce to do veggies in and have mixed it with mustard and splenda for a honey mustard type dip. I don't use them a lot but they are good for DDs.
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Everything I've tried tasted vile. I will never try any of it again, it tasted like sucking on a Tylenol.
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It all tastes like chemical soup to me.
add me to the YUCK crowd. Bought a few different things and just tasted to much like chemicals. I am one of those people who will either just have the real thing on an UD or do without.
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I won't eat them either....
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Old 01-09-2012, 05:47 AM   #16
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I really like the coleslaw dressing, but haven't tried any other since I can find low carb dressings locally. Most of their jams and jellies are barely OK, but I much prefer Jok n Al. What I did last time was order orange marmelade in both Jok n Al and WF and mix them together -- really nice.

I've heard mixed reviews on the chocolate syrup, but I did order one this last time to use in coffee for a decadent treat (with HWC, of course). The order should be here today or tomorrow.

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Old 01-09-2012, 06:25 AM   #17
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I use the WF chocolate syrup in place of the Hershey's SF syrup in Ouizoid's OMM recipe and it works really well.
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The pancake syrup is really good - IF you like the davincis and other s/f pancake syrups. It's a little thicker than those, which is nice.
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I wanted to get everyones opinion on walden farms products before I go buy anything =). I was going to start out with one of the salad dressings.
Not sure if you already purchased, but YELCH and double YELCH. Purchased Ranch and the coleslaw dressing. Had to fight them down. Make your own!

I can't get the sweet stuff where I live, so no comment.
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DO NOT buy the peanut butter! That is the only product I've ever tried, no need to try anything else. It was by far the worst thing I've ever had in my mouth!! After one bite, I threw it in the trash.
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Old 01-15-2012, 06:54 PM   #21
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I just used the asian dressing in a stir fry for lunch and it was good.
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