Meet Kraft Dressing’s Shirtless Zesty Guy

Normally, I’m a honey mustard or vinaigrette kind of guy, but I might have to rethink my salad dressing options, especially after watching this Kraft commercial. The brand’s new pitchman cleverly called (not) “Zesty Guy” makes a really compelling case to try Zesty Italian. Just be careful not to get too close to the stove like him. Otherwise you might find your v-neck shirt disintegrate, leaving you exposed like Zesty Guy. I guess it’s really our fault. He keeps asking how zesty we like it, causing the flames to go higher and higher, as he adds a bit more zest.

In addition to appearing in the sexy ad spot, Zesty Man will also pop up on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live as a guest chef and bartender. I’m sure Andy Cohen will be happy. Having a hot guy to stare at while guests ramble on is a nice way to pass the time. Plus you can probably cop a feel for the sake of ratings 😉 If you want to spread the word about the sassy cook, you can send Zestygrams to all your friends. Check out the commercial below.

Kraft Zesty Italian Dressing “Zesty Guy Says Hey”

What do you think? Do you want his zesty Italian dressing all over your nuts (and vegetables)? I wonder if the ad agency who created this campaign was inspired by Old Spice’s Isaiah Mustafa? It certainly has somewhat a similar vibe in the way Zesty Guy speaks. Don’t you agree? Sound off below.

  • justin

    i like when hot men are getting objectified, finally some equality.

  • tina

    I love them! Genius marketing! Want more!

  • The video has been removed :/

  • Ryan

    yes he’s beautiful, but there’s nothing “Zesty” about him.


    Whether we want to admit it or not, marketers know that sex sells…or in this case, subtle references to sex.

  • TeeTee

    What’s his name?

  • Anony Mous

    Anderson Davis. He’s on Instagram too…@AndersonDavis

  • Anony Mous

    His Instagram is actually, @andersondavis_

  • Anony Mous

    Btw Donovan, could you not do proper research that took seconds to find. Obviously people want to know his name. Get that.

  • Thx for finding his name. Really appreciate it.

    No lie, but when I wrote this at midnight that night, I tried for 20 min but I couldn’t find any info. I think it was due to the fact the commercial had just been released.

  • Sarah Brawner

    HOLY FUCK! LMAO! Oh! lol.

  • Shelby

    Love that raspy voice 🙂

  • Cindy

    I love him … a great refreshing commercial. Way to go Kraft!

  • Ron

    When I saw those Zesty Italian commercials, I just thought, that guy can toss my salad anytime. Mmm, mmm. 🙂

  • Ginger Slattery

    Hey zesty iam spicy how are you today?

  • Ginger Slattery

    Call me 202 704 2613 😉


    where were you in 1954???????????