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Re: Bob's Big Boy Italian Dressing
From: Kristen
Date: 4/24/2023, 11:48 AM
To: Phaedrus 

On 4/23/2023 7:13 PM, Kristen wrote:


I am looking for the recipe for Bob's Italian Salad dressing. The same people 
that make Bob's Blue Cheese Dressing.

Back in the '80s, Bob's Big Boy in Los Angeles, California, had an Italian 
salad dressing that was the bomb. So much so I can still taste it.

I have written the company, which used to be KT Kitchens, for years since they 
stopped making the dressing, why not release the recipe?

Do you think you can try and find it for me?




Hi Kristen,

Well, they don't bottle and sell their Italian dressing any more, but they still bottle and sell their "bleu cheese" dressing, or so it seems. See the Facebook page here: Bob's Big Boy Salad Dressings & Dips

There are requests posted on that page asking them to bring back the Italian dressing, but no response. I've never seen a company give away a recipe after they've discontinued the product. The recipe that they themselves used probably had commercial ingredients and made twenty-five gallons or more of the dressing at a time. Perhaps they think that they might bring it back someday and if people had the recipe there would be no market for it. I think the best that you can hope for is a "copycat recipe" or a "tastes-like" recipe or recommendation.

I could not find either a copycat recipe or a "tastes-like" or even a list of ingredients today, but I'll post this for reader input.


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