Round 1: Ranch Dressing from Unhealthiest Store-Bought Salad Dressings Slideshow

Unhealthiest Store-Bought Salad Dressings Slideshow

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Round 1: Ranch Dressing

Ranch dressing is a condiment made from a combination of buttermilk, sour cream, salt, garlic and herbs, and is popular as a dip for cut vegetables and as a salad topper.

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#4 Kraft Ranch Classic Ranch

If you must use an unhealthy salad dressing, you could do worse than Kraft’s Ranch Classic. At 11 grams of total fat, this isn’t the worst we’ve come across, but we wouldn’t exactly call 300 milligrams of sodium healthy, either. 

Nutrition Information for 2 tablespoons: 

Calories: 110

Fat: 11 g 

Sodium: 300 mg

Average Price: $2.50

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#3 Hidden Valley Original Ranch

Advertisements tell us Hidden Valley is a magical land where children always eat their ranch-slathered vegetables. Considering the 260 milligrams of sodium in this 140 calories per serving dressing, we could almost believe it.

Nutrition Information for 2 tablespoons: 

Calories: 140

Fat: 14 g

Sodium: 260 mg

Average Price: $3.78

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#2 Newman's Own Ranch

If you’re reaching for ranch, you could do worse than Newman’s Own, but not by much. 150 calories is nothing to sneeze at, but 16 grams of fat and 310 milligrams of sodium isn’t enough to make this bottle the unhealthiest ranch dressing.

Nutrition Information for 2 tablespoons: 

Calories: 150 

Fat: 16 g

Sodium: 310 mg

Average Price: $5.39

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#1 Ken's Steakhouse Buttermilk Ranch

Creamy? Yes. Tasty? You bet. But at 20 grams of total fat this Buttermilk Ranch from Ken’s Steakhouse is a pretty unhealthy pick. 180 calories and 280 milligrams of sodium make this dressing the unhealthiest ranch dressing out there.  

Nutrition Information for 2 tablespoons: 

Calories: 180

Fat: 20 g

Sodium: 280 mg

Average Price: $3.19

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Round 2: Italian Dressing

Italian dressing is a viniagrette-type salad dressing that is mainly popular in the U.S. and Canada. This dressing consists mainly of oil, vinegar or lemon juice, chopped peppers, sugar, and a blend of herbs and spices. It's also a popular marinade.

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#4 Kraft Zesty Italian

A comparatively low fat count of 6 grams makes this Italian dressing seem like a lighter choice, but don’t be fooled, 300 milligrams of sodium will more than make up for that.

Nutrition Information for 2 tablespoons: 

Calories: 70

Fat:  6 g

Sodium: 300 mg 

Average Price: $4.45

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#3 Wish-Bone Italian

Just 8 grams of fat per serving may not seem like a diet deal-breaker, but with a sky-high sodium count of 490 milligrams, this dressing probably won’t be getting the Weight Watcher’s seal of approval any time soon.

Nutrition Information for 2 tablespoons: 

Calories: 90

Fat: 8 g

Sodium: 490 mg

Average Price: $3.99

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#2 Hidden Valley Original Homestyle Italian

This dressing is proof that "homestyle" recipes aren’t exactly made for people who are counting calories. 10 grams of fat and 220 milligrams of sodium make this the second most unhealthy choice for Italian dressing.

Nutrition Information for 2 tablespoons: 

Calories: 100

Fat: 10 g

Sodium: 220 mg

Average Price: $4.29

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#1 Newman's Own Italian

Undoubtedly the most unhealthy of the Italian selection, this dressing has a total of 13 grams of fat and 360 milligrams of sodium per serving. While it may be a better choice than a creamier topping, this calorie count will still bring down the health value of your salad.

Nutrition Information for 2 tablespoons: 

Calories: 130

Fat: 13 g

Sodium: 360 mg

Average Price: $5.40

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Round 3: Thousand Island Dressing

Thousand Island dressing is a variant of remoulade and Russian dressing, with a common base of mayonnaise, olive oil, lemon juice, paprika, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, ketchup, and assorted other ingredients. 

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#4 Annie's Organic Thousand Island

Annie’s Organic Thousand Island Dressing’s 80 calories, 7 grams of fat, and 250 milligrams of sodium make it the best of the worst. The high sodium content still make this dressing one to watch out for, though.

Nutrition Information for 2 tablespoons: 

Calories: 80

Fat: 7 g

Sodium: 250 mg

Average Price: $4.00

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#3 Kraft Thousand Island

Kraft’s version of Thousand Island seems light at only 80 calories and 6 grams of fat per serving, but 320 milligrams of sodium means this brand still makes the unhealthiest countdown.

Nutrition Information for 2 tablespoons: 

Calories: 80 

Fat: 6 g

Sodium 320 mg

Average Price: $2.00

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#2 Wish-Bone Thousand Island

Out of 130 calories per 2-tablespoon serving, Wishbone’s dressing has 330 milligrams sodium and 12 grams of fat. If you think that’s bad, just wait until the next slide.

Nutrition Information for 2 tablespoons: 

Calories: 130 

Fat: 12 g

Sodium: 330 mg

Average Price: $1.98

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#1 Ken's Steakhouse Thousand Island

And the title for most unhealthy Thousand Island dressing goes to Ken’s Steakhouse. With 300 milligrams of sodium and 13 grams of fat per 140-calorie serving, this brand just about negates the point of eating a salad in the first place. And it's not cheap, either.

Nutrition Information for 2 tablespoons: 

Calories: 140

Fat: 13 g

Sodium: 300 mg

Average Price: $5.50

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Round 4: Blue Cheese Dressing

Blue cheese salad dressing is a popular dip and dressing in the United States, and is usually made with a combination of mayonnaise, sour cream, yogurt, milk, onion powder and, of course, blue cheese. 

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#4 Kraft Roka Blue Cheese

If you’re craving a full-fat blue cheese dressing for your salad, this Kraft version is your "healthiest" bet, with only 60 calories, 190 milligrams of sodium, and 6.5 grams of fat. Beware that you don’t add more than the serving size allowance, though.

Nutrition Information for 2 tablespoons: 

Calories: 60

Fat: 6.5 g

Sodium: 190 mg

Average Price: $1.99

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#3 Wish-Bone Blue Cheese

Even though Wish-Bone’s version of this creamy dressing boasts a lower sodium content than Kraft’s, it also has a higher fat and calorie content. Its 75 calories, 7.5 grams of fat, and 130 milligrams of sodium land it a spot among the leading unhealthy salad dressings.

Nutrition Information for 2 tablespoons: 

Calories: 75 

Fat: 7.5 g

Sodium: 130 mg

Average Price: $3.28

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#2 Ken's Steakhouse Chunky Blue CHeese

This dressing packs 150 calories, 15 grams of fat, and 320 milligrams of sodium into one 2-tablespoon serving. So much for a healthy salad lunch!

Nutrition Information for 2 tablespoons: 

Calories: 150

Fat: 15 g

Sodium: 320 mg

Average Price: $3.90

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Marie's Blue Cheese

If you’re looking for a sure way to spoil your salad’s nutritional value, this Marie’s dressing with 160 calories, 17 grams of fat, and 160 milligrams of sodium will do the job. 

Nutrition Information for 2 tablespoons: 

Calories: 160

Fat: 17 g

Sodium: 160 mg

Average Price: $5.20

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