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 Anonymous||reply 73||09/28/2013|
Once again.... Nothing beats Kraft Mayo --
regular, not the light.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||04/23/2011|
My homemade aioli beats the living shit out of anything you get from a jar.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||04/23/2011|
I am sure it does R2, but yet again you are off topic.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||04/23/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 4||04/23/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 5||04/23/2011|
R5 you like what you like. There is no reason to flame your lack of taste.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||04/23/2011|
Um, that's why MW is called "salad dressing."
|by Anonymous||reply 7||04/23/2011|
MW *is* very good in some dishes.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||04/23/2011|
I like Hellman's much better than Dukes.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||04/23/2011|
r13, what motivated you to attempt to attribute thoughts to someone else? Thoughts that most likely aren't true?
|by Anonymous||reply 15||04/23/2011|
R11 prefers may with sugar, therefore he likes the sugar. Quite true.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||04/23/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 17||04/23/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 19||04/23/2011|
If it were that good, we'd have it in New York.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||04/23/2011|
Mamma taught you good, R19.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||04/23/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 22||04/23/2011|
All store-bought mayo is nauseating, and even homemade kinda grosses me out.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||04/23/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 24||04/23/2011|
I'm sorry, OP, I just can't get past the name, Dukes. Sounds like sometime back-alley bathtub mayo to me. Eek.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||04/23/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 26||04/23/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 27||04/23/2011|
Mamma needs to take the juice can rollers out of her hair.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||04/23/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 29||04/23/2011|
Dukes. Or else we have mustard.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||04/23/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 32||04/23/2011|
What is your best guess based on context, r34?
|by Anonymous||reply 35||04/23/2011|
Anyone who uses Hellmans or Kraft mayo is insulting their potato salad.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||04/23/2011|
I'm not a huge mayo fan, but when I use it, it's gotta be Duke's.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||04/23/2011|
Maybe they could use that in their advertisements, R38: Duke's -- the mayo preferred by people who don't like mayo.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||04/23/2011|
[R39] That's what I was going for.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||04/23/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 43||04/24/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 44||04/24/2011|
Non-fat yogurt is a healthier substitute and tastes just as good as mayo and a helluva lot better than Miracle Whip.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||04/24/2011|
"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 Anonymous||reply 46||04/24/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 47||04/24/2011|
Duke's is the best for store-bought mayo.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||09/19/2013|
Mayo is vile. No matter the brand. Nasty and unhealthy.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||09/19/2013|
Mayo is one the most important food groups, after ice.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||09/19/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 51||09/19/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 53||09/19/2013|
Veganaise is the best!!! And I'm not vegan.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||09/19/2013|
Bring out the Best Foods and bring out the best!
|by Anonymous||reply 55||09/19/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 56||09/19/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 57||09/19/2013|
Girls, girls, they're BOTH whipped fat and raw egg yolk!
|by Anonymous||reply 58||09/19/2013|
JFG is better than Duke's.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||09/19/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 61||09/19/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 62||09/19/2013|
I make my own mayo sometimes and I still think r2 was offtopic.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||09/19/2013|
I live in France  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 Anonymous||reply 64||09/19/2013|
Hellman's tastes WAY better than pukes.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||09/19/2013|
Mayo is the nastiest food
|by Anonymous||reply 67||09/25/2013|
Kraft wins the mayonnaise taste test AGAIN.
Congratulations to Kraft Foods for the best mayonnaise in the USA
|by Anonymous||reply 68||09/25/2013|
Kraft mayo is putrid. Americans aren't known for their taste. Remember Duck Dynasty is a hit.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||09/25/2013|
[R69] Duck Dynasty is a hit? You are right, Americans don't have good taste.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||09/25/2013|
If you like tangy, go for that lovely rot-resistant mystery food: Kewpie!
|by Anonymous||reply 71||09/25/2013|
If you don't have time to make your own mayo, Duke's will fill the need.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||09/28/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 73||09/28/2013|