Crane Crest salad dressing

This summer I was at our friends house for dinner and I loved the salad dressing.  These particular friends are the gurus of artisinal products across the globe.  If there is every a nuclear holocaust, I am going to head to their basement and buckle down.  Their basement is the garden of fantastic food.

The salad dressing is from a Crane Crest.  Talk about old school.  I looked up the phone number online and called them and left a very detailed message.  My name, my phone number and address and what I wanted to order which was the six pack. 

I never heard back from them.  About 5 days later this box shows up.

Inside the box was the six pack and a bill.  They asked me to send them a check.  I put the check in the mail, old school with a stamp (gasp!) and our transaction was over.  Complete trust. 

Great product, kind of like the old school concept.  Makes me feel like I am doing business at the general store. 

Comments (Archived):

  1. Rohan

    That is SO cool. And SO personal as well. I mentioned this on Fred’s blog once. My uncle is a restaurateur in London and he still writes and sends pay checks and refuses to do bank transfers as a way of keeping business personal and old school. How often do we see hand written notes these days? It’s all printed..(And for the foodie that you are, next time you are here, do check out the Rasa Restaurants.. and I’ll be glad to take you if/when we meet! :))

    1. Gotham Gal

      You are on

      1. Rohan

        cool! it’s a date! 😀

  2. Steven Yevoli

    That is a great story!  Sounds very similar to how eBay first started. Was all based on trust. Buy something and then send the “check” after you got the goods.  Now I want to get some Crane Crest Dressing! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Deirdre

    Love love love this dressing, but I never knew how to find it (duh)– old school works.  I am a big fan of handwritten notes too!  I’m calling them today.

  4. Kathy Chan

    Learned about this dressing from a friend as well. Love using it (in addition to salad of course 😉 as a chicken marinade for a quick dinner. So happy to see this post!!

  5. Tracey Jackson

    That looks so good. I’m going to get some now. Glenn is so sick of my dressing. Thank you. 

    1. Gotham Gal

      Its pretty perfect