I'm satisfied with flavor of my dressing... a little sweet and tangy. How cabbage is cut... shredded or grated... doesn't matter to me. Almost always include carrots. For me, CS needs to sit in fridge for a while... don't like to eat immediately after putting together. Problem is, it seems to always get a little watery... not SWIMMING, but not a thick and creamy as when first prepared. Is there a "trick" I need to know about?? Maybe salting/draining for a while?