Litehouse, Inc., a 100 percent employee-owned company and the number-one Refrigerated Salad Dressing (RSD) brand in the U.S. and Canada, received the highest honors in the sauce category at the 2017 Association for Dressing & Sauces (ADS) 16th annual awards event held October 7-9 in Nashville, Tenn. The Sauce of the Year Award was given to Litehouse’s Mango Habanero, which won in a blind taste test of industry experts where products were judged on innovative flavor and taste performance.

“We are incredibly honored by this industry recognition for our focus on and commitment to product innovation,” said Camille Balfanz, Brand Manager. “By combining different levels of sweet and heat, our Mango Habanero creates a dynamic experience for the taste buds that is perfectly on trend for consumers seeking interesting flavors and spice combinations.”

Since its introduction in 2016, Litehouse Mango Habanero quickly became a fan favorite for its sweet and spicy flavor palette, which offers the sweet taste of real mangos followed by a slow heat at the finish. The sauce is gluten-free, contains no high fructose corn syrup or artificial preservatives, and has only 25 calories per serving, making it a go-to dressing, sauce or marinade.

The 2017 ADS award marks the ninth honor for Litehouse and reflects the company’s Guiding Principles, which underscore a commitment to excellence in every aspect of its business. All product innovation originates from Litehouse’s more than 1,000 employee-owners, who are encouraged to share, at every level of the organization, suggestions and ideas for new flavors and products.

About Litehouse, Inc.                                                                                                                                      

Litehouse, Inc. started in the Hope, Idaho restaurant of the Hawkins family over 50 years ago. Since that time, it has become the leader in refrigerated salad dressings, dips, sauces, herbs, and cheese, manufacturing these delicious products at its three U.S. facilities based in Michigan, Utah and Idaho. Litehouse offers its diverse portfolio of products through general retail, e-commerce, foodservice, deli, member stores, and value-added goods where Litehouse products are featured in meal and salad kits. Litehouse is proud to be 100% employee-owned and each one of the employee owners carries on the high standards of quality and innovation. For more information, visit, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.

About the Association for Dressings & Sauces

Founded in 1926, the Association for Dressings & Sauces is an international trade association of manufacturers of salad dressings, mayonnaise, condiment sauces and the suppliers to the industry. For more information about ADS, visit the Association’s website at