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May 18, 2006 04:38 PM

Any alternatives to Hellman's?

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I love mayo, any specialty brands that can top Hellman's?

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  1. Cains, in New England.

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      1. re: hotoynoodle

        I wouldn't say sweeter, but I would say egg-ier. We are a 2 mayo house-- we trade off Hellman's and Cains' mayo when we finish a jar. NE native that I am, I prefer Cains. The husband, a NJ native, prefers the Hellman's. I also think the Cains is more lemony, and the Hellman's is more vinegary.

    1. I haven't tried Kew Pie (sp?), the Japanese mayo, but I read recently that it contains MSG and has a nicely intense flavor as a result.

      1. Mexican mayo is pretty good. It's on the stiff side. It has been awhile since I've had Hellman's so I can't give you a side by side comparison.


        1. Have you tried making your own? If you have a blender it takes about
          one minute, one egg, half a cup of oil, some lemon or vinegar, and
          any interesting spices you feel like throwing in.

          It's quicker and easier than just about anything else you can make
          in a blender. And freshly made mayo is *so* much better than
          anything in a jar.

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          1. re: Jef

            Quick question about making my own (which I'm doing tomorrow for BLTs). How long will my mayo last in the fridge? A few days?

            1. re: QueenB

              I can usually get a week or so out of mine. It's so easy and quick to make.

              1. re: jpschust

                Thank you! I'm going to whip up a batch tonight.

                1. re: QueenB

                  Give home-made aioli a try too then sometime - mmmm - garlic and fresh mayo - nothing like it!

                  1. re: Seldomsated

                    Yes, I definitely will. I love garlic.

          2. I like McCormick's mexican Mayonesa which is widely available: it uses Mexican Limes so the flavor is slightly different.
            Then again, sometimes I merely cut Hellmans with lime juice myself which is also nice.