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Mayonnaise - Hellman’s or Duke’s

I like Hellman’s the best. Duke's doesn’t have that tang I like.

by Anonymousreply 6007/02/2020

Pootie Tang

by Anonymousreply 106/28/2020

I prefer (insist on, actually) Hellman's, but this summer I've fallen under the spell of Stonewall Farms Horseradish Aioli for all my sandwich needs.

It's got a tang.

by Anonymousreply 206/28/2020

Hellman's for me too, OP. Tried Duke's for the first time just recently and it's very good, but definitely 2nd choice.

by Anonymousreply 306/28/2020

There, I said it.

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by Anonymousreply 406/28/2020

Tell us more about the tang that you like.

by Anonymousreply 506/28/2020

Poo Tang

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by Anonymousreply 706/28/2020

Ann Page

by Anonymousreply 806/28/2020

ANOTHER mayo thread?

I'll repeat myself then.

Making one's own mayonnaise is the only way to go. It is easy, quick, and you can control the "tang" (Christ) or other flavor nuances you want.

NONE of these products are half as good as even a mediocre homemade mayonnaise.

But if you're a lazy shit who can only burble about what commercial product you prefer because mumsie always served Duck's or you like Hellbenders because your ex used to use it as lube, then kindly eat your crap and shut up about it. It's the same level of low-end finger-up-the-nose passive consumerism as circular arguments over whether Cheetos Flamin' Hot Puffs or Ghost Pepper Doritos make your ass lips swell more.

by Anonymousreply 906/28/2020

Yeah, Blue Plate.

by Anonymousreply 1006/28/2020

Duke’s all the way.

by Anonymousreply 1106/28/2020

I'm from the south. It's Duke's first and foremost. But in a pinch I'll settle for Hellmans.

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by Anonymousreply 1306/28/2020

Watch this:

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by Anonymousreply 1406/28/2020

HellmaNN's, people.

(And it's Best Foods for those of us in the west.)

by Anonymousreply 1506/28/2020


I've always been Team Hellman's, that is, until this year, when, for the first time, I tasted Dukes.

I'm going to be a pansy-assed fence sitter and declare it a tie.

by Anonymousreply 1606/28/2020

Calvé or D&L.

by Anonymousreply 1706/28/2020


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by Anonymousreply 1806/28/2020

R16, I'm on the fence with you, even though we know both-siderism is a mortal sin in these parts.

I grew up with Hellmann's. (I don't think Duke's was available in Maryland back then.) It was my go-to mayo; indeed, it was the only one I ever bought. The taste of Hellmann's WAS the taste of mayo to me. (And, yes, asshole at R9, I have made my own. It tasted OK, but it didn't taste like mayonnaise because mayonnaise tastes like Hellman's.)

Recently, however, Duke's became available in some local supermarkets in the Philadelphia area, where I live now. I suspect it was originally introduced by Walmart, with its Southern roots. Anyway, I tried it ... and I liked it. Duke's is less sweet than Hellmann's because it has no sugar. They must use less vinegar as well because Duke's definitely lacks some of the sweet-sour punch of Hellmann's. But it's smoother and creamier and goes very nicely on sandwiches. I think the flavor of Duke's is both richer and simpler than Hellman's, if that makes any sense.

So, both. Whatever is available in the large-size jar at the best price in my supermarket.

by Anonymousreply 1906/28/2020

Not this discussion again. I don’t even know what flyover brand “Duke’s” is and I still know Hellman’s (of course) is better.

by Anonymousreply 2006/28/2020

I have a lifelong dislike for mayo; it's not what I was raised eating, which was Miracle Whip whipped salad dressing, as a sandwich spread, in tuna salad, etc. ("Gasp!" says the DL collectively. I know. ) Mayo has a salty flavor to it that I just don't care for, although over the years, I've sampled different brands. If I had to choose one of them for a product that I just don't care for, I'd have to say Blue Plate. I was mildly impressed, 'tho not sufficiently to keep it available in my fridge.

When I order Whataburger's Double Meat with Cheese, add jalapeños to the burger, and I tell them, 'add mayo, no mustard,' I have no idea what brand of mayo they're using. But that's probably the only mayo I eat on a semi-regular basis (I do Whataburger maybe once a month).

by Anonymousreply 2106/28/2020

r19, you described exactly my taste buds reaction to Duke's!

I detected Duke's is a bit saltier and creamier than Hellman's and I really enjoyed that.

by Anonymousreply 2206/28/2020

Duke's is first choice.

by Anonymousreply 2306/28/2020

Duke's is the mother sauce of the south.

by Anonymousreply 2406/28/2020

I'm surprised no one has spoken up for Hienz. I find it superior to the vile people-chow that you plebeians are consuming.

by Anonymousreply 2506/28/2020

I'm glad R9 was able to step away from the glory hole down at the bus station long enough to enlighten us.

by Anonymousreply 2606/28/2020

[quote]I'm surprised no one has spoken up for Hienz

perhaps because 'Hienz' doesn't exist

by Anonymousreply 2706/28/2020

You can make a delicious chocolate cake with mayonnaise. The mayo replaces the eggs and butter or oil. The finished cake is very soft and delicious. I have a recipe if anyone is interested.

by Anonymousreply 2806/28/2020

It's all about the TANG.

by Anonymousreply 2906/28/2020

I prefer Hellmann's tang as previously mentioned and use it on sandwiches and in salads (potato, macaroni, etc.).

However, I found this GREAT burger recipe that calls for Duke's specifically IN the meat mix. So I keep it on hand for burgers. If you try the recipe, don't be worried about using the fish sauce, it adds great umami flavor, so good.

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by Anonymousreply 3006/28/2020

Best Foods/Hellman's is better. From the west. I brought home some Duke's last time I was in Florida and it was not bad, just greasier than I like. Best Foods as a lighter, "whipped" consistency. I get enough of greasy from other stuff... don't need it in no mayo Bubba.

by Anonymousreply 3106/28/2020

Homemade is best, but you have to be willing to deal with the raw egg situation. For storebought, we have something called Sir Kensington's which is really good but spendy.

by Anonymousreply 3206/28/2020

Never heard of Dukes

by Anonymousreply 3306/28/2020

[bold]Is homemade mayonnaise safe?[/bold]

Homemade mayonnaise is made with raw eggs that will not be cooked. The United States Department of Agriculture does not recommend eating raw shell eggs that are not cooked or undercooked due to the possibility that Salmonella bacteria may be present. However, homemade mayonnaise can be safely made if raw, in-shell pasteurized eggs or pasteurized egg products are used. It is not possible for consumers to pasteurize eggs in the home. After making homemade mayonnaise with pasteurized eggs or egg products, keep it refrigerated and use it within four days. Do not freeze mayonnaise. Emulsions such as mayonnaise will separate and appear curdled after freezing.

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by Anonymousreply 3406/28/2020

Duke's as in Daisy. The brand that your racist mother-in-law puts on pimento cheese wonderbread sandwiches.

by Anonymousreply 3506/28/2020

Revolting either way.

by Anonymousreply 3606/28/2020

Interesting OP

We bought some Duke's online because we could not find Hellman's online during the pandemic and everyone thought the Duke's was tangy versus Hellmans

by Anonymousreply 3706/28/2020

R34, we don't have pasteurized in-shell eggs at the store. I think I might have done it myself a couple of times (put them in hot water), but usually I don't worry about it.

by Anonymousreply 3806/28/2020

I make my own. It's surprisingly easy and it tastes wonderful.

For some strange reason this posted in the lee Daniels Brokeback Mountain thread too, and it has nothing at all to do with Lee Daniels and BBM.

I think Vann Jones did this behind my back.

by Anonymousreply 3906/28/2020

My homemade is best, when I can get pasteurized shell eggs. If not mine IA with Blue Plate. I tried it once and I never went back to Hellman's. But Hellman's does come next. I really disliked Duke's. I can't believe I waited all my life to find that crap and was so disappointed when I finally got a jar of Duke's.

by Anonymousreply 4006/28/2020

Another vote for Kewpie. Drizzle it over a plate of sliced, summer-kissed tomatoes and taste what happens!

by Anonymousreply 4106/28/2020

I grew up in the South and had plenty of Duke's and Hellmann's both as a kid. My mother preferred Blue Plate, my grandparents would only eat Hellmann's and my father would only eat Duke's - as a rule. I have moved all over the country with for work and had lost touch entirely with Duke's until maybe 2 years ago when I started seeing it on the shelves again. I was in for a little nostalgia so I bought a jar and was rather disappointed. To me, the flavor was "eggy" and as others have pointed out above - somehow "greasy". I'll stick with Hellmann's from here on out.

by Anonymousreply 4206/28/2020

I also grew up in the South and my mother would never cook with anything but Duke's. But, once I left and starting cooking myself, I started using Hellman's and have been ever since. A while back I thought I'd give Duke's a try once again and it wasn't nearly as tasty as Hellman's. And I like the new upside-down squeeze bottle. Hellman's forever!

by Anonymousreply 4306/28/2020

Found Duke's at my local supermarket last week and bought a jar. Tried it last night. It's good, better than Kraft or store brands, but not better than Hellman's, just as good maybe.

by Anonymousreply 4406/28/2020

Bring out the Hellmann's and bring out the best!

by Anonymousreply 4506/28/2020

Walmart’s Great Value Mayonnaise is made by one of the majors. Surprisingly good.

by Anonymousreply 4606/28/2020

Duke’s is definitely tangier than Hellman’s, and Duke’s has no sugar added, which is a plus, but for certain things I’d rather have the more neutral flavor of Hellman’s. I do like Sir Kensington’s quite a lot too.

by Anonymousreply 4706/28/2020

Trader Joe's Organic is very good also.

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by Anonymousreply 4806/29/2020

[Quote] Trader Joe's Organic is very good also.

NO it isn't.

by Anonymousreply 4906/29/2020

Never had Duke’s. I grew up on Hellmann’s and I’m loyal to it. I remember watching my mom make potato salad once. She ran out of Hellmann’s and had to open a store brand. The color and texture were completely different! Really grossed me out.

by Anonymousreply 5006/29/2020

I thought Kewpie was nasty. I so wanted to like it, but I hated it.

by Anonymousreply 5106/29/2020

I've tried Duke's, but I prefer Bikes.

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by Anonymousreply 5206/29/2020

In chef school, we had a sauce test. We could make any of a number of sauces. I chose boiled dressing, which is miracle whip. I mixed up vinegar and water and vegetable oil and sugar and flour and salt and mustard and white pepper and boiled it into paste. The fumes from the boiling vinegar were like tear gas I remember. I made a second version of the boiled dressing with some bacon fat and horseradish for a dressing for an aspic - I loved making weird shit that nobody else would go near.

by Anonymousreply 5306/30/2020

R48 - never tried the "Organic Mayonnaise", but Trader Joe's plain old "Real Mayonnaise" is SO GOOD. Far more flavorful than Hellman's or Duke's with a much stronger vinegary 'zip!'

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by Anonymousreply 5406/30/2020

R52 if you can’t be an athlete, be an athletic supporter!

by Anonymousreply 5506/30/2020

I will have to try the "Real" version now; thanks R54! I liked the Organic so much on the first try that I stuck with it (although I always have Hellmann's/Best Foods in the fridge as well). Thank you for the recommendation.

by Anonymousreply 5606/30/2020

Chef school = cock sucking school, wasn't it?

by Anonymousreply 5706/30/2020

Unfortunately I didn't get my cock sucked in chef school, sad troll R57. There may have been one or two cocksuckers, but they weren't to my taste. It was a small school,. Only 8 graduated from my class.

by Anonymousreply 5807/02/2020

Only Blue Plate for me.

by Anonymousreply 5907/02/2020

I also grew up with Hellmann’s. I never heard of Duke’s.

by Anonymousreply 6007/02/2020
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