Okay guys, Hellmann's fan that I am, I already had an unopened jar of the "real thing" in the cupboard. But dear hubby, health guru that he is, just today picked up a jar of Hellmann's new product with "Extra Virgin Olive Oil".
First off - labeling & ingredients:
Hellmann's "REAL mayonnaise" "naturally rich in Omega3. Ingredients: Soybean oil, water, whole eggs and egg yolks, vinegar, salt, sugar, lemon juice, natural flavors, caldium disodium edta (used to protect quality). Gluten-free.
Hellmann's "With Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Mayonnaise Dressing". (Notice how they don't call it mayonnaise - it's mayonnaise "dressing"). "Made With Bertolli olive oil". Ingredients: Water, Oils (soybean oil, extra virgin olive oil), venigar, whole eggs and egg yolks, modified corn starch, sugar, salt, lemon juice (sorbic acid, calcium disodium edta) used to protect quality, xanthan gum, citric acid, natural flavors, oleoresin paprika, beta carotene (color). (and, this is sort of strange) - Ingredients not in mayonnaise gluten-free (???).
Anyway, for whatever reason, looks like the Hellmann's with "extra-virgin olive olive" has a lot of crap in it that I don't need.
But - for the purposes of culinary science
, the very next time I need mayo, I'll be cracking open both jars (regular Hellmann's & olive oil Hellmann's) & will report back here accordingly.
Your Hellmann's mayo reporter, signing off. . . .