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Why Duke''s mayo IS actually better

I remember the famous thread. No need to repeat it here but I recently had the chance to try Dukes. I was better, more of what I felt mayo should taste like.

When you do the ingredients side by side Best Food Hellmans adds sugar, Dukes does not. Dukes IS better as a result of not being sweetened.

Best Foods...get the sugar out.

by Anonymousreply 7309/28/2013

Once again.... Nothing beats Kraft Mayo --

regular, not the light.

by Anonymousreply 104/23/2011

My homemade aioli beats the living shit out of anything you get from a jar.

by Anonymousreply 204/23/2011

I am sure it does R2, but yet again you are off topic.

by Anonymousreply 304/23/2011

After all the DL praise, I tried Duke's. It *is* very good mayo but I have to admit I still prefer the flavor of Hellmann's.

BTW, the sugar issue is irrelevant, even for diabetics or Atkins followers. There's so little sugar in it that the label is legally able to list 0g. carbohydrate.

by Anonymousreply 404/23/2011

I like Miracle Whip. It tastes closest to the salad creme we had whilst growing up. It also tastes lighter and brighter. My bezzie used to tell me he hated Miracle Whip, meanwhile he thought my mum's potato salad, tuna salad, and tuna macaroni salad were the best he ever had. Flame away.

by Anonymousreply 504/23/2011

R5 you like what you like. There is no reason to flame your lack of taste.

by Anonymousreply 604/23/2011

Um, that's why MW is called "salad dressing."

by Anonymousreply 704/23/2011

MW *is* very good in some dishes.

by Anonymousreply 804/23/2011

No, R8 it is not.

by Anonymousreply 904/23/2011

Yes, R9, it is.

by Anonymousreply 1004/23/2011

I like Hellman's much better than Dukes.

by Anonymousreply 1104/23/2011

r9, are you prissy?

by Anonymousreply 1204/23/2011

R11 likes the sugar.

by Anonymousreply 1304/23/2011

I left my Duke's at my fat Faghags house. She consumed half a jar, then lied about her binge; "it must have been thrown away." Suffice to say I wasn't very happy. Duke's is fat peeps nirvana, 'just sayin'.

by Anonymousreply 1404/23/2011

r13, what motivated you to attempt to attribute thoughts to someone else? Thoughts that most likely aren't true?

by Anonymousreply 1504/23/2011

R11 prefers may with sugar, therefore he likes the sugar. Quite true.

by Anonymousreply 1604/23/2011

I'm originally from the town where Duke's originated so I was raised on it. I like the tangy-ness of it.

I've mentioned it before on DL...

Duke's is made by the CF Sauer. The store locator shows NY on the map but not in the directory...

by Anonymousreply 1704/23/2011

R2 is perfectly on topic. There is no reason not to make your own. Most of you have never tried it, but you'd love it. It is heaven, especially made with olive oil.

by Anonymousreply 1804/23/2011

Down here in Charleston you wouldn't be caught dead with anything but Duke's. As for Miracle Whip, my Mamma told me that is for white trash.

by Anonymousreply 1904/23/2011

If it were that good, we'd have it in New York.

by Anonymousreply 2004/23/2011

Mamma taught you good, R19.

by Anonymousreply 2104/23/2011

Sorry R20 but if y'all don't have Duke's its because Duke's doesn't want to come up there to your nasty Yankee town.

by Anonymousreply 2204/23/2011

All store-bought mayo is nauseating, and even homemade kinda grosses me out.

by Anonymousreply 2304/23/2011

Hain's safflower mayo is better than Duke's. It's tangy and doesn't have that weird soy aftertaste. It's closest to the flavor of homemade.

by Anonymousreply 2404/23/2011

I'm sorry, OP, I just can't get past the name, Dukes. Sounds like sometime back-alley bathtub mayo to me. Eek.

by Anonymousreply 2504/23/2011

R25 because your angry Yankee ass hasn't heard of Duke's is no reason to talk shit. There are lots of products out there you haven't heard about because obviously you only hit the Cheetos and Virginia Slims aisles at the store.

by Anonymousreply 2604/23/2011

Homemade mayo looks like a bowl of enormous hocked loogie. It has more of a yellowy tinge to it and has an oil separation thing going on with it which looks like spittle. I'll stick with jarred variety which isn't that much more visually appealing, but still.

by Anonymousreply 2704/23/2011

Mamma needs to take the juice can rollers out of her hair.

by Anonymousreply 2804/23/2011

A fashion model I know uses Miracle Whip as a facial. Leaves it on her for ten minutes. Dead skin comes off on the tissues.

by Anonymousreply 2904/23/2011

Dukes. Or else we have mustard.

by Anonymousreply 3004/23/2011

R18, homemade mayo for potato salad is its own thread, one of my favorite comfort foods.

by Anonymousreply 3104/23/2011

who gives a good god damn what you like, r31? You must be 70+ cause that's how my great aunt remembers about having to make mayo. probably pine for gathering wood for the heat and silent films. what a bunch of elder-queers here. sorry it ever came back.

by Anonymousreply 3204/23/2011

r32, do fuck off.

by Anonymousreply 3304/23/2011

What's a "bezzie"?

by Anonymousreply 3404/23/2011

What is your best guess based on context, r34?

by Anonymousreply 3504/23/2011

Miracle-whip hater.

by Anonymousreply 3604/23/2011

Anyone who uses Hellmans or Kraft mayo is insulting their potato salad.

by Anonymousreply 3704/23/2011

I'm not a huge mayo fan, but when I use it, it's gotta be Duke's.

by Anonymousreply 3804/23/2011

Maybe they could use that in their advertisements, R38: Duke's -- the mayo preferred by people who don't like mayo.

by Anonymousreply 3904/23/2011

Another well spent $18.

by Anonymousreply 4004/23/2011

Best friend, R34

by Anonymousreply 4104/23/2011

[R39] That's what I was going for.

by Anonymousreply 4204/23/2011

As a Damn Yankee, I'd never encountered Duke's before. Thanks to DL, I went out of my way to buy a jar (for twice the price of Best Foods) at World Market's special picnic sale last summer. I actually thought it tasted a little bit sweeter than BF. I did like it better, though not enough to hunt it down & pay extra.

by Anonymousreply 4304/23/2011

If you would make your own mayo just once you'd never go back to store bought mayo. And it's about as easy a thing to make as putting cream into a cup of coffee. You can do it with a regular blender but I use one of those immersion stick blenders. You can flavor your mayo any way you like it with spices or just leave it plain.

The only thing is you need to either eat it fast because of the lack of chemicals to keep it fresh.

by Anonymousreply 4404/24/2011

Non-fat yogurt is a healthier substitute and tastes just as good as mayo and a helluva lot better than Miracle Whip.

by Anonymousreply 4504/24/2011

"Non-fat yogurt is a healthier substitute and tastes just as good as mayo"

Only if your taste buds are just south of your prostate.

by Anonymousreply 4604/24/2011

Non fat yogurt is gross. I only eat whole milk yogurt.

As far as making my own, I have and do, sometimes. And yes I have gone back to the jarred stuff. It is great when I need a small amount for a sandwich or something.

For a special meal I will make my own, but do not bother for a quick sandwich.

by Anonymousreply 4704/24/2011

Duke's is the best for store-bought mayo.

by Anonymousreply 4809/18/2013

Mayo is vile. No matter the brand. Nasty and unhealthy.

by Anonymousreply 4909/18/2013

Mayo is one the most important food groups, after ice.

by Anonymousreply 5009/18/2013

Whenever Ina Garten says "use GOOD mayonnaise in this recipe" you can always tell it's Hellman's that she is refering to, even with most of the label hidden.

Obviously she knows all about it.

by Anonymousreply 5109/18/2013

I use safflower mayo.

by Anonymousreply 5209/18/2013

Hellman's, if you're too lazy to make your own. Because it's not hard and the quality if incomparably better.

Duke's is what people who don't know what mayonnaise is prefer. Probably because it reminds them of Miracle Whip with a plop of sour cream added. It is NOT what genuine mayonnaise tastes like.

Which does make the whole thread ridiculous. "This shit tastes better because it tastes like the shit that it is" is rather circular, being disconnected to the thing it's supposed to be measured against, which is mayonnaise. Not cracker sauce.

by Anonymousreply 5309/18/2013

Veganaise is the best!!! And I'm not vegan.

by Anonymousreply 5409/18/2013

Bring out the Best Foods and bring out the best!

by Anonymousreply 5509/18/2013

Dukes recently became available in my area. I like mayo, and I'm not picky about it, I buy whatever's on sale. Dukes was more expensive, but having read all the raves about it here on DL for so long, I decided to try it.

It certainly was not the taste sensation I'd been led to expect. No better than the cheapo store brand. Flabbergasted that such an ordinary product inspires such fervor.

by Anonymousreply 5609/19/2013

Was raised on Miracle Whip.

Tried Hellman's in college and have loved it ever since. Only thing I buy.

When I moved to California a few years ago, I was in a panic when I couldn't find Hellman's anywhere in the grocery store. Thought I'd have to get friends to mail me a few jars. Luckily friends out here told me its sold in the West as Best Food.

by Anonymousreply 5709/19/2013

Girls, girls, they're BOTH whipped fat and raw egg yolk!

by Anonymousreply 5809/19/2013

JFG is better than Duke's.

by Anonymousreply 5909/19/2013


by Anonymousreply 6009/19/2013

Sugar sells.

It's making us sick and fat and for many, turning us into addicts and ruining our sense of taste of anything that doesn't have it, and supporting the sugar industry, but they don't give a shit.

it's capitalism and like with any other thing - you have to take capitalism's bad with its good.

Thank goodness at least there are some brands that don't do it because they know some of us prefer to not have sugar in our mayonnaise or other products which, at least in our estimation, are not meant to be sweet but to taste like what they are without the added flavor of sugar.

by Anonymousreply 6109/19/2013

If I'm not making my own, I use Hellmans for most things because the flavor is so neutral. When making tuna or potato salad, I'll often sub in a bit of Dukes or Miracle Whip to add a little tanginess.

FWIW, I know a lot of people from France who live here now. They all like Hellmans best because, of all our store brands, it's closest to the mayo over there. Different strokes for different folks.

by Anonymousreply 6209/19/2013

I make my own mayo sometimes and I still think r2 was offtopic.

by Anonymousreply 6309/19/2013

I live in France [62] and all the mayo here as some variation of mustard in it. I love Hellmans once in awhile I'll find a tiny jar of it for close to 5 euros.

by Anonymousreply 6409/19/2013

Hellman's tastes WAY better than pukes.

by Anonymousreply 6509/19/2013

Ewww, mayo is so gross.

by Anonymousreply 6609/19/2013

Mayo is the nastiest food

by Anonymousreply 6709/25/2013


Kraft wins the mayonnaise taste test AGAIN.

Congratulations to Kraft Foods for the best mayonnaise in the USA

by Anonymousreply 6809/25/2013

Kraft mayo is putrid. Americans aren't known for their taste. Remember Duck Dynasty is a hit.

by Anonymousreply 6909/25/2013

[R69] Duck Dynasty is a hit? You are right, Americans don't have good taste.

by Anonymousreply 7009/25/2013

If you like tangy, go for that lovely rot-resistant mystery food: Kewpie!

by Anonymousreply 7109/25/2013

If you don't have time to make your own mayo, Duke's will fill the need.

by Anonymousreply 7209/28/2013

Duke's isn't available around here, should I make the effort to find it? Always thought mayo was nasty(it really is), until I learned to make my own. Takes less than 5 minutes too. Unless you've had the homemade stuff, you can't appreciate how good mayo is supposed to be. Shredded or cubed poached chicken + chopped pecans and celery + a pinch or two of curry powder, and some mayo you just whizzed up in the food processor or blender, makes a really great sandwich filling. I'm drooling for it now.

by Anonymousreply 7309/28/2013
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