Any alternatives to Hellman's?
- fara May 18, 2006 04:38 PM
I love mayo, any specialty brands that can top Hellman's?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.