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Most Satisfied Customers | Praise

Aussies have rated Praise as the top brand in Canstar Blue’s latest salad dressing ratings, scoring the brand five stars for taste, variety & range, packaging convenience and overall satisfaction.

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How we rate salad dressings

Our review compares salad dressings on customer satisfaction, so you can find out what other Aussies think about the compared brands before you go ahead with a purchase. Think of it as like asking hundreds of your closest mates which salad dressing they think is best!

Canstar Blue surveyed 627 Australians for their feedback on the salad dressing(s) they’ve purchased from a supermarket or grocer and consumed in the last three months.

  • The outcomes reported in these ratings are measured via accredited research panels managed by Qualtrics.

Respondents rate their satisfaction with their salad dressing brand(s) from zero to ten, where zero is extremely dissatisfied and ten is extremely satisfied. Brand satisfaction was rated by respondents on the following criteria:
  • Overall satisfaction: measures consumer satisfaction with a salad dressing brand as an individual score NOT a combined total of all criteria.
  • Taste: the salad dressing tasted authentic and matched the flavour description on the packaging (i.e. light, etc.).
  • Value for money: the cost is reasonable for the quality and quantity of the salad dressing.
  • Texture & consistency: the salad dressing was rich and had the expected consistency.
  • Variety & range: the salad dressing brand had a wide range of products available, including multiple flavours and packaging sizes.
  • Packaging convenience: the salad dressing packaging made it easy to open, dispense and store.

The winning brand is the one that receives the highest Overall satisfaction rating once all the scores from the Overall satisfaction criteria are combined and averaged.

  • Overall satisfaction is asked as a specific question and represents an individual measure, not a combined total of all criteria.
  • When we cannot determine a clear winner from the criteria for the Overall satisfaction rating, we will then look at the other criteria measured in the rating.
    • The brand with the highest number of five-star ratings within the supporting criteria will become the five-star recipient in overall satisfaction, and thus win the award. If a clear leader still cannot be determined from the supporting criteria, joint winners will be declared.

Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included, so not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey. The brands rated in this survey are listed below in order of best overall satisfaction.

  • Praise
  • Paul Newman’s Own
  • Coles
  • Woolworths

Find more detailed information on our Most Satisfied Customer methodology.

Top Salad Dressing Brand ─ Praise

Praise salad dressing compared

Praise is one of the leading brands in Australia when it comes to grocery essentials, especially if you’re planning to slap some mayonnaise on bread to make a tasty sandwich or stir it into a potato salad. The brand also offers several varieties of dressing from its Deli-Style, premium and regular salad dressing line. Aside from classics like balsamic and ranch, other products from Praise’s wide range include Coleslaw 99% fat-free, Greek dressing, honey & Dijon mustard, pasta salad and parmesan & roast garlic dressings, amongst others.

  • Praise was rated five stars for taste, variety & range, packaging convenience and overall satisfaction, with four stars for texture & consistency and three stars for value for money.

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Dean Heckscher: Site Editor

This report was written by Canstar Blue’s Site Editor, Dean Heckscher. He’s our resident expert on all things automotive, health & fitness, streaming and more. Dean is also one of Canstar Blue’s customer research report producers, helping to turn complicated subjects into easily-digestible information for our readers. He’s passionate about helping consumers make better-informed purchase decisions on all manner of consumer goods and services.


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Samantha Howse: Consumer Research Specialist

Sam Howse Research Specialist

Samantha Howse is Canstar Blue’s Consumer Research Specialist, coordinating the consumer research program behind our customer satisfaction awards across Canstar and Canstar Blue in Australia and New Zealand. Sam has earned a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from Griffith University and, with seven years in market research and 2 years in marketing, she is experienced in survey design, implementation and analysis, coupled with an understanding of marketing principles and best practice.


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Past ratings

Here are the past winners from Canstar Blue’s salad dressing ratings:

  • 2022: Praise
  • 2021: Praise

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