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Old 03-21-2006, 11:06 AM   #1
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East or West of the Rockies, Hellmans or Best Foods?

I just searched out Hellman's to see if a thread had been talked about regarding the two, Hellman's and Best Foods Mayonnaise.
I am from California and always thought Best Foods was wonderful and in fact, it is.
I bought a jar of Hellman's on the east coast and it's almost gone now. In my frig is Miracle Whip, Best Foods, Hellman's, and Kraft Mayonnaise. By far, the Hellman's is the best and it's very different in consistency from it's so called sister or is it brother, Best Foods.
Do you have a preference or have you tasted both of them? If so, which do you like best?

My vote is Hellman's (now...) I have put all to the test spreading on bread to see if there looks to be a difference, there does. Hellman's almost appears to be sort of whipped in texture much like the yogurt "Whips" that I like so much. Kraft (who knew) tastes a bit flat. Best Foods is very good but I have to agree with Bucky, it's slightly saltier than Hellman's which to me, is a bit sweeter. Just a bit, but tasting it, side by side, there is a difference.

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Old 03-21-2006, 11:19 AM   #2
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Mr. callie is the mayo connisseur (sp?) in our house...and he's a Hellman's guy. When that isn't available, we get Best Foods. Usually I can find both brands in the market. Neither of us cares for Kraft.
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Old 03-21-2006, 11:20 AM   #3
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supposedly Hellmans, Best Foods, and Mrs. Schlorers are "all the same" recipe, packaging label (except name) company etc. But there are regional differences I'm sure. Used to Hellman's so it's what I buy.
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Old 03-21-2006, 11:28 AM   #4
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hellmans at home, homemade at restaurant
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Old 03-21-2006, 11:29 AM   #5
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hellman's and best foods are owned by the unilever corp.. so are skippy peanut butter, mazola oil, knorr soups and condiments, and arnold's and thomas' btread products.

an old college girlfriend used to work for the corp hq in englewood cliffs, nj, when it was owned by cpc international. i remember her saying that most the products sold west of the mighty miss are slightly spicier or saltier, and the ones east were sweeter, the result of market testing. so while they amay be very similar, the product recipes are just slightly different depending on where you are.
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Old 03-21-2006, 12:32 PM   #6
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I'm a Hellmann's kinda guy. If not available (rare, but has happened) I go with Kraft. The only other time I get Kraft if budget is an issue, as Kraft is normally less expensive then Hellmann's.

Miracle Whip and drugs, just say no!

Mrs. Big Dog is a Miracle Whip fan, so my icebox normally has MW & H, and maybe K.
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Old 03-21-2006, 05:22 PM   #7
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Like Hellmans, heck grew up with the stuff, now we often buy Duke's.

But have only seen that in the South.
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Old 03-21-2006, 07:42 PM   #8
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Hellman's or nothing at all.
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Old 03-22-2006, 12:39 PM   #9
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I never liked mayonnaisse, but I love Miracle Whip.
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Old 03-24-2006, 07:57 PM   #10
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Quote:
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I never liked mayonnaisse, but I love Miracle Whip.
I do too Constance. I used to think a sandwich of just that was fabulous!
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