Thursday, June 4, 2009


I was just reading the current issue of Oxford American and there is a recipe for Pimento Cheese. Bad enough that the author uses sage and (gag) yard onions, but to make it truly awful he uses Duke's mayonnaise.

I just want to make this clear. If you must use store bought mayonnaise Hellman's is the only acceptable brand. Anything else is just swill. You might as well use Kraft or (double gag) Miracle Whip.


motheramelia said...

I agree that the only edible store bought mayonnaise is Hellmans.

Anonymous said...

Amen to the Hellmans.

I used to like Kraft better but I think they changed their recipe or something. It's just not the same any more.

And I hate Miracle Whip.

Paul said...

Preach it, sister!

My mother used nothing but Best Foods (which is Hellman's west of the Rockies), so I was spoiled. All else is disgusting. Of course, if you make your own that is wonderful.

EY said...

Hey! What did Miracle Whip ever do to you? Granted, I don't use it as a non-sandwich ingredient, but I do love the tangy zip on a ham or roast beef sandwich.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Roseann, yes indeedy about the Hellmans. The company should pay you for this post.

suzanne said...

Now I know where the nausea comes from.

StLouisJohn said...

Ugh, how can you even defile your wonderful blog by mentioning M***CLE W**P? It's the sandwich spread that dare not speak its name, it is so vile.

When in mayonnaise mood, I generally make my own from scratch. :-) But if I must buy from the store, either due to need or laziness on my part, Hellmans is the only brand. Period. Carve it in stone, as this is not debatable.

Joan said...

AMEN!! Hellman's/Best Foods or NOTHING!!

Janis said...

As always, John hit it dead on. I too cannot abide to name or spell M****** Crap.

Douglas Ward said...

You know what's worse than Kraft mayonaisse? French's mustard. Can't stand the stuff.

Anonymous said...

So true.

And, I'm with Doug on French's Mustard too.

And, as long as I'm on a tear, what's the deal with this crap cheese in the supermarkets? Can we please get some real cheese without having to go to a specialty store?

Same as above but substitute meat for cheese.

Same as above but substitute pickles for meat.

And, if you're going to bake for crying out loud get a bag of King Arthur flour. Otherwise you might as well eat a Twinkie. If you don't care enough to use King Arthur then you might as well not bake.

Thank you very much. Now I'm hungry.