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A public poll
09-10-2014, 11:57 AM
Post: #1
A public poll
The disgusting chemical melange that is Miracle Whip?
(I mean, Miracle Whip??? Wtf kinda name is that???)

OR

Creamy, delicious Best Foods/Hellman's mayo?


Discuss...Big Grin

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09-10-2014, 12:49 PM
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RE: A public poll
Mayo. Best Foods. (Especially good on a lettuce, mutton, and tomato sandwich...at least Billy Crystal thinks so.)

Miracle Whip? That is what Indiana Jones uses to great effect.

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09-10-2014, 09:15 PM
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RE: A public poll
Well, honestly, Ive done both, but theres this SANDWICH I love about two days after Thanksgiving, and it does seem to taste better with Helmans, but Miracle Whip works.

But then I dont have a sophisticated palate....mine is more LETS EAT!

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09-11-2014, 07:45 PM
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RE: A public poll
Honest to goodness mayonnaise! On sandwiches, a dip for artichoke, a dip for asparagus, and probably millions of other yummy things!
Miracle Whip....it's a miracle you survive after the tiniest taste! {Shudder} Confused

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09-11-2014, 08:45 PM
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RE: A public poll
Mayo....but if you need that slightly sweet taste from the other jar. You can always mix a pinch of sugar, drop of lemon juice and mix until it has that taste.

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09-12-2014, 10:20 AM
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RE: A public poll
cinco de MAYO! that's 5 heaping spoons of mayonnaise! a can of tuna, and some pickle relish and 3 boiled eggs! YOU CAN TUNE A PIANO, BUT YOU CAN'T TUNA FISH!

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09-24-2014, 12:50 PM
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RE: A public poll
Right then...

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09-24-2014, 09:34 PM (This post was last modified: 09-25-2014 12:23 AM by SpaceCadet.)
Post: #8
RE: A public poll
WTH? Sacrilege - sacrilege I tellya.

If it ain't Miracle Whip, it ain't mayo. Period. Full stop. Everyone out of the pool.

I suspect we're going tongue-in-cheek here, but here's the list of Miracle Whip ingredients, straight from the Kraft site (their all-caps, not mine):

WATER, SOYBEAN OIL, HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, VINEGAR, MODIFIED CORNSTARCH, EGGS, SALT, NATURAL FLAVOR, MUSTARD FLOUR, POTASSIUM SORBATE AS A PRESERVATIVE, PAPRIKA, SPICE, DRIED GARLIC.

The only Fearsome Chemical on there is potassium sorbate, and since it's a preservative I give it an enthusiastic thumbs up - 'cause every time I reach for a jar of something-or-other just to find it's prematurely become a festering glob of fermented sludge (because its manufacturer thought trendiness was more important than product longevity,) I just want to make loud noises and break stuff. 'Love my preservatives, and given perfect health after 50-plus years of ingesting pretty much everything on the Periodic Table, I think people are a little hypochondriac on the subject. And just don't get me started on the Great Guts-Gobbling Gorgon of Gluten, which in the last couple of years has supplanted Jason, Michael, Freddy and Giger's "Alien" in the pantheon of horrors, hilariously enough.
But I digress. Rolleyes

Now, here's the ingredients list for Hellman's Mayonnaise, straight from the Hellman's site ('same typographical disclaimer):

SOYBEAN OIL, WATER, WHOLE EGGS AND EGG YOLKS, VINEGAR, SALT, SUGAR, LEMON JUICE, CALCIUM DISODIUM EDTA (USED TO PROTECT QUALITY), NATURAL FLAVORS.

...So the big question would be: If potassium sorbate makes Miracle Whip a Fearsome Chemical-Mutation-Inducing Horror... why doesn't calcium disodium EDTA? Cool If you ask me "potassium sorbate" actually sounds tastier - bananas are big on potassium, and sorbate sounds kinda friendly. In any case I'm not particularly worried about either, and compared to MW other mayos have always tasted monumentally bland to me. MW has got a little kick of sour-spicy that enhances the mayo base perfectly. But again, 'likely what you grew up with and are used to.

So... sticking with my big MW - 'cause... if it ain't Miracle Whip, it just ain't mayo.
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09-25-2014, 09:06 AM
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RE: A public poll
(09-24-2014 09:34 PM)SpaceCadet Wrote:  WTH? Sacrilege - sacrilege I tellya.

If it ain't Miracle Whip, it ain't mayo. Period. Full stop. Everyone out of the pool.

I suspect we're going tongue-in-cheek here, but here's the list of Miracle Whip ingredients, straight from the Kraft site (their all-caps, not mine):

WATER, SOYBEAN OIL, HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, VINEGAR, MODIFIED CORNSTARCH, EGGS, SALT, NATURAL FLAVOR, MUSTARD FLOUR, POTASSIUM SORBATE AS A PRESERVATIVE, PAPRIKA, SPICE, DRIED GARLIC.

The only Fearsome Chemical on there is potassium sorbate, and since it's a preservative I give it an enthusiastic thumbs up - 'cause every time I reach for a jar of something-or-other just to find it's prematurely become a festering glob of fermented sludge (because its manufacturer thought trendiness was more important than product longevity,) I just want to make loud noises and break stuff. 'Love my preservatives, and given perfect health after 50-plus years of ingesting pretty much everything on the Periodic Table, I think people are a little hypochondriac on the subject. And just don't get me started on the Great Guts-Gobbling Gorgon of Gluten, which in the last couple of years has supplanted Jason, Michael, Freddy and Giger's "Alien" in the pantheon of horrors, hilariously enough.
But I digress. Rolleyes

Now, here's the ingredients list for Hellman's Mayonnaise, straight from the Hellman's site ('same typographical disclaimer):

SOYBEAN OIL, WATER, WHOLE EGGS AND EGG YOLKS, VINEGAR, SALT, SUGAR, LEMON JUICE, CALCIUM DISODIUM EDTA (USED TO PROTECT QUALITY), NATURAL FLAVORS.

...So the big question would be: If potassium sorbate makes Miracle Whip a Fearsome Chemical-Mutation-Inducing Horror... why doesn't calcium disodium EDTA? Cool If you ask me "potassium sorbate" actually sounds tastier - bananas are big on potassium, and sorbate sounds kinda friendly. In any case I'm not particularly worried about either, and compared to MW other mayos have always tasted monumentally bland to me. MW has got a little kick of sour-spicy that enhances the mayo base perfectly. But again, 'likely what you grew up with and are used to.

So... sticking with my big MW - 'cause... if it ain't Miracle Whip, it just ain't mayo.
.

Soooooo...I'll take that as a vote for Miracle Whip then?Tongue

And thanks for the post...a good chuckle always turns a sour morning around.Smile

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11-02-2014, 11:31 AM (This post was last modified: 11-02-2014 11:32 AM by emtheaded.)
Post: #10
RE: A public poll
The vote is 2-1 in my house. My son (age 9) and I vote for mayo, and Duke's in particular (hey, I grew up in the South, so my choice of brand can hardly be a surprise). My wife (from Pittsburgh), on the other hand, is all about the M.W. I don't mind M.W., but given the choice, which I have in my fridge, I'll reach for the Duke's every time. I've tried several times to make my own mayo using Alton Brown's "Good Eats" recipe, but I screw it up every time.

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