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Jun 30, 2007 03:03 PM

Hellmann's / Best Food canola mayonnaise and Mayonesa con jugo de limon

If anyone has been curious about these they all taste exactly like regular Hellmann's.

My Best Foods loving SO always keeps a small jar in the fridge, so I was able to do side by side comparisons. No difference. Nada.

Roberto, who you might guess from the name is Latino, gave the Best Foods mayo with the lime a taste and said ... "Limon? ... Noooooo". Didn't taste any different to him.

The thing is that regular Hellmann's has lemon juice in it, so substituting lime for lemon isn't going to make a great deal of difference.

Never realized before how salty Best Foods mayo is ... that was the flavor that dominated ... salt.

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    1. The mayonesa con juego de limon is actually with lime juice. That's all we have in Patzcuaro. If I want US style mayo, I "import" it. I think that the taste and texture are different.

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      1. re: Pampatz

        That's what Roberto was saying. However as far as the Hellmann's version, there was absolutely not difference in taste or texture.

        1. re: Pampatz

          Lemons are American. I have never seen one in Mexico. If mayonnaise from Mexico claims a lime citrus content, it's not marketing genius or cutting edge-cuisine; it's simply that lime was the only option.

        2. I disagree. The Hellman's mayonesa con limon, tastes very diffent from the regular. We always bought some when visiting mexico, because I could not find it here in Chicago. It is now available in most local grocers here. I think it's wonderful in tuna salad, or with any type of fish. It's also good with chicken breasts. The texture to me seems slightly thinner than the plain regular Hellman's.

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          1. re: louweezy

            I've tasted them side by side, and to me the limon version is eggier and has a more pronounced acidic snap.

          2. I haven't tasted the version with lime juice, but the one with canola oil tastes exactly the same.

            1. Hellmann's Mayonesa con Juego de Limon is my absolute favorite commercial mayo.
              I get it when I visit Texas or Mexico & bring it back home to New Orleans. I have run out many times and rely on regular Hellmanns or Blue Plate.
              In my book, there is a big difference between the two. Melanie Wong nailed it.
              I wish I had some now, but have been out for months.
              Years ago, I tried to get Hellmann's to bring the con limon to N.O., but to no avail.
              They just might do it now.

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              1. re: Isabella

                I found the Hellman's mayonesa discounted at Grocery Outlet or I probably wouldn't have tried it. A quart of mayo last me for 5 years or so . . . a testament to the good-past-expiry keeping power of the stuff. But I'm glad I did as it's a very good product.

                I believe that McCormick's mayonesa is the top brand in Mexico. I haven't tried it, but wonder how the taste compares.

                1. re: Melanie Wong

                  Stick with the Hellman's. The McCormick's is very bland by comparison, IMO.

                  1. re: Pampatz

                    Thanks, you've saved me investing in a jar of McCormick's. Any other notable Mexican brands?

                    1. re: Melanie Wong

                      Not that I've found. I use the Hellman's and import the US type Best Foods mayo when we drive to the states.