Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Mediterranean Salad - Yum

My cousin recently sent me an email with an alert. It seems she bought a bag of Dole Mediterranean Salad. The ingredients are healthy and sound so appealing....a blend of escarole, leaf lettuce, radicchio, and endive.

But, fortunately, my cousin is a conscientious, meticulous type person. She buys 'ready to eat' salads and washes the ingredients before serving them.

Who does that?

As it turns out, it's a good thing she does because the ingredient list should have read....a blend of escarole, leaf lettuce, radicchio, endive, and green stinkbug. Because that's what was in there. Are you cringing? I am. Especially because the color of the bug blends so nicely with the other ingredients.

Now I'm squinting and wondering how many green stink bugs I've eaten in my life. oh no.

So here's your fair warning. Wash and carefully check your ready-made salads because all the ingredients might not be listed on the package.

But there is good news. The 'ready to eat' salad mix didn't have any preservatives in it. So there you go.


  1. ugh...another perk for buying head lettuce and cutting it yourself...gross!

  2. Ew! We've been washing our ready made salads since the whole e. coli in spinach scare a few years back.

  3. Oh. My. Goodness!! I'll never eat salad again without thinking about this =-P

  4. Ewwwww! The whole point of buying the bag salad was that it was already washed. Guess I may have to go back to the old fashioned head lettuce and wash it myself.

  5. The worst part about this is that just today on the news in our area, they showed a lady that bought a bag of lettuce from Kroger, and inside of it was .......a...........FROG!!! They kept it inside of the bag until the news got there and even showed them cutting open the bag and letting the frog out!!! SO DISGUSTING!!!!!!!!! I really don't know if I will ever buy it again.

  6. GAH. So. gross.

    Here's the video from that nasty frog salad story:


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