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#1 If Its Not Hellmans Its Not Mayonnaise!

Postby Undaunted » Fri Oct 01, 2010 2:48 am

For those from the States on the east coast you are familiar with Hellmans mayonnaise. It is sold west pf the Mississippi under the brand Best Foods Mayonnaise. The same Best foods mayonnaise is marketed here in Thailand and is not expensive!

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#2 Re: If Its Not Hellmans Its Not Mayonnaise!

Postby thaiworthy » Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:35 am

I do like Hellman's. I do NOT like Kraft Miracle Whip. That stuff is the most disgusting gunk ever invented. I did not know about the Best Foods branding, though. Thanks for the info.

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#3 Re: If Its Not Hellmans Its Not Mayonnaise!

Postby lvdkeyes » Fri Oct 01, 2010 8:12 am

Don't be fooled by the Best Foods mayo sold here in Thailand; it is not the same as Best Foods mayo sold in western US.

Also, Hellman's/Best Foods mayo, although my mayo of choice, is not the same recipe as it used to be. The USFDA got into the act and required them to change the oil they used. And then the recipe was changed again. Not the same as the original and not nearly as good, IMHO.

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#4 Re: If Its Not Hellmans Its Not Mayonnaise!

Postby Undaunted » Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:55 pm

lvdkeyes wrote:Don't be fooled by the Best Foods mayo sold here in Thailand; it is not the same as Best Foods mayo sold in western US.

Also, Hellman's/Best Foods mayo, although my mayo of choice, is not the same recipe as it used to be. The USFDA got into the act and required them to change the oil they used. And then the recipe was changed again. Not the same as the original and not nearly as good, IMHO.

During my childhood I ate Hellman's mayonnaise and bumble bee tuna almost every day.....Now I buy Select solid white tuna in water....mix it with best foods mayonnaise it is exactly the same thing!

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#5 Re: If Its Not Hellmans Its Not Mayonnaise!

Postby lvdkeyes » Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:59 pm

Well, Hellman's recipe had changed twice since I was a kid.

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#6 Re: If Its Not Hellmans Its Not Mayonnaise!

Postby Undaunted » Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:33 pm

lvdkeyes wrote:Well, Hellman's recipe had changed twice since I was a kid.


Maybe I have only changed once! :)

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#7 Re: If Its Not Hellmans Its Not Mayonnaise!

Postby Gaybutton » Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:51 pm


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#8 Re: If Its Not Hellmans Its Not Mayonnaise!

Postby lvdkeyes » Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:48 pm

Undaunted wrote:
Maybe I have only changed once! :)

I don't get your point.

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#9 Re: If Its Not Hellmans Its Not Mayonnaise!

Postby jaafar » Sat Oct 02, 2010 11:47 pm

I have always liked the Kraft "Real Mayo." Not that junk that thaiworthy mentioned, where they "improve" mayonnaise by adding gobs of sugar (yuck).

But I think that Real Mayonnaise Fans make their own. It only takes 5 minutes, you know. 8-) Egg yolk, mustard, whatever suits your fancy, plus a small amount of oil. Start up the machine you are using and dribble in the rest of the oil.

The only downside is that now you know that mayonnaise is basically pure oil. :roll:

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#10 Re: If Its Not Hellmans Its Not Mayonnaise!

Postby lvdkeyes » Sun Oct 03, 2010 12:12 am

If you are making your own mayonnaise you also need to add either vinegar or lemon juice (preferred). Also, don't make more than you will use in a day or two. Homemade mayo doesn't keep as well as the commercial stuff. That's why restaurants in most of the US are not allowed to use homemade mayo.


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