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Old 01-17-2005, 12:18 PM   #1
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Mayonnaise FYI

I was shopping yesterday in the 99¢ Only store where I live, which is southern California. They sometimes have great deals in there and it's a hit or a miss type store, of course. They have in there right now, 32 ounce jars of Hellman's Mayonnaise for 99¢ each. I bought 4. They date isn't coming up soon and mayo stores well in the pantry as long as you use it up within a reasonable amount of time. Just wanted you all to know if you're into mayo. < We here in California get Best Foods since we're West of the Rockies. East of the Rockies gets Hellman's. That's correct, right?

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Old 01-17-2005, 02:55 PM   #2
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That's the way I understand it ... but, I am also confused as to if they use the same recipe for both these days - or still use two different recipes. Their website : http://www.mayo.com/history.asp doesn't really make it clear. But, maybe I just have a thick head?

Only thing I could suggest would be to compare the flavor of Hellman's and Best-Foods (at the same temperature). Would be interested in the results. IMHO - Hellman's is why God created mayo.
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Old 01-17-2005, 04:26 PM   #3
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I have always heard that Best Foods 'is' Hellman's, completely. But, having said that, there are people that I've spoken to that swear the recipe is different. I wouldn't know because my taste buds aren't that significant. To me, they are both wonderful, being a mayo lover. I am just happy for that good of a deal. I would wonder what the head corporate office would say about the debate.
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Old 01-18-2005, 09:17 AM   #4
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I will have to try Hellmens again but my preference is Miracle whip. It seem to have a more tangy tast and to me makes better salads.
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Old 01-18-2005, 08:37 PM   #5
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Don't know LEFSElover - Best Foods bought out and now makes Hellman's - and I know they did use 2 seperate recipes. There was a thing on Hellamn's on "Unwrapped" a few weeks ago ... I "thought" they said they still use 2 different recipes - know they said the Hellman's recipe was still the original. I just honestly don't know!

Thumper .... Miracle Whip is not mayonaise, it's a "Salad Dressing" - look at the label. Regardless of brand, mayonaise is an emulsion of oil and eggs. If I remember right Miracle Whip does not contain eggs and is more of an emulsified "vinegarette".
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Old 01-18-2005, 11:22 PM   #6
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all I know is, that years and years ago, I went to Hawaii. My friend and I couldn't afford to eat out much so in the market, we bought bread, miracle whip (on sale, for cheap) and bologna. That was all we ate for a week. I love Miracle Whip, regardless of what it is.
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Old 01-19-2005, 07:51 AM   #7
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I'm with you LEFSElover, Miracle whip is what I use instead of all the mayos out there. I know it's a salad dressing and I have tried mayos and they just don't appeal to me and to me the mayos ruin a good sandwich and salad.
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Old 01-19-2005, 10:53 PM   #8
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Yikes! Miracle Whip instead of mayo? Sacriledge! About the only time I don't mind Miracle Whip is if I'm making Devilled Eggs, and then I'd rather just add some Splenda to regular mayo.

I definately wouldn't want Miracle Whip on my french fries! :x That's what mayo is for! 8)
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Old 02-04-2005, 12:58 PM   #9
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I keep both on hand. I use Hellman's or Kraft mayo in recipes which call for mayo, also for dips and tartar sauces and when using sour cream. I use Miracle whip in sandwich spreads and for cream style slaw. My DH prefers MW. I lean toward mayo. My grandmother always said that Hellman's was the best mayo and that goes back a lot of years.

I vote for both.
When I was a kid and nobody knew about dips, where I came from, I liked to dip my carrot strips in MW.
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Old 02-04-2005, 10:27 PM   #10
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I keep both on hand.....
Me too, Bege - different tastes and textures for different things. Although I generally reach for the Hellman's mayo - there are times when I want that special "zip" in Miracle Whip.

But, then, I usually keep 3-5 different kinds of mustards on hand ....
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