Recently when developing a DECONSTRUCTED BOLOGNAISE BLEU I purchased as one of the ingredients daiya BLUE CHEEZE DRESSING to add to the sauce.
When I see on the bottle that it containe 8 ounces, my brain naturally assumes that means one cup.
Unfortunately it does not. So in future when a recipe calls for 8 ounces of any daiya creamy dressing assume that you need to purchase two bottles.
Actually the bottle says 8.36 ounces.
Not knowing how much I was going to use, I first measured out 1/2 cup and added it to the sauce.
When I looked at the remaining in the bottle I was surprised at how little was there – certainly not another 1/2 cup.
I know how industry standards work; there’s a low and high amount that’s acceptable, and maybe the lower amount that I experienced would fall into that range. Given that the bottle is only so big, the high number acceptable by industry standards doesn’t apply.
I settled on 1/2 cup for the recipe and was satisfied, but for some who may want to double the recipe or use 1 cup instead of 1/2 cup in one recipe, they would need 1 full cup, which means they would have to purchase two bottles. The bottle says 8.36 ounces, so one might think I would get a full cup out of it. That wasn’t the case.
The next morning I measured the remaining out and even scraped the interior of the bottle with a table knife. Even if I were to include what would never come out of the bottle unless I diluted it with water, the measure came up significantly short, by 5 tablespoons. So if the bottle contains as they say 8 ounces, that’s 16 Tablespoons. If I was short 5 tablespoons that means the bottle contained 11 Tablespoons, which is less than 3/4 of a cup. The extra .36 ounce wasn’t there.
The bottles look like coke bottles, they’re that thick, which means they are designed to deceive the buyer into thinking they contain more than they do.
These are my favorite creamy animal-free dressings. I just want to alert the buyers to buy two bottles if you’re going to use them in a recipe that calls for more than a couple Tablespoons to top a salad, and even then, if feeding a family, the last one to reach for the dressing at the table to top their salad may come up empty.
Total contents equalled 1/2 cup used in the recipe and less than 1/4 cup leftover from bottle.