*Since this review, Foods Alive has upgraded their Sweet & Sassy Dressing. Agave was replaced with coconut sugar and chia seed was added. So this review may not be accurate to their new product. It is also only available as a hemp oil based dressing.
The Omega-3’s found in hemp and flax oils are quite delicate, easily destroyed by high heat. Though that means they are not the best choice for cooking, they are perfect drizzling on the finished product. Hence why Foods Alive took their Hemp Oil and used them as bases for their Sweet ‘n Sassy Salad Dressings.
These dressings are classified as raw, and contain only the following ingredients: Raw Cold Pressed Oil, Raw Coconut Sugar, Raw Apple Cider Vinegar, Celery Seed, and Celtic Sea Salt.
This hemp-based dressing had a nice little “seedy” touch.
The flavor was a little “sassy” than I expected. We did find it to be just a bit too sweet. Luckily, the sweet taste mellows atop a big salad for some nice contrasting flavor and the slightly thick consistency offers a wonderful richness.
Meg’s Sweet & Sassy Hemp Oil Dressing had just the right amount of sweetness, was a little more oil-rich, and it was just thick enough to cling to our veggies. I think that would be our top choice I the future.
Overall, I would describe these dressings as mild, but flavorful, with a very nice, pourable consistency that leans toward a dressing rather than a vinaigrette.
This is a third party review by Alisa Fleming, author of Go Dairy Free: The Guide & Cookbook (also available as an eBook). For more information and to purchase these foods, visit the Foods Alive Website.