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Heinz Salad Cream?

fauchon Sep 6, 2007 01:27 PM

I keep seeing references to this ingredient. It's new to me & I'm curious. What's it like? Good? Is it sold in the US? In gourmet stores? Supermarkets?

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    nicjp Sep 6, 2007 01:40 PM

    Salad cream is like mayonaise, but much tangier and yummier and a bit runnier. I can get it at the supermarket where they sell the 'british' food.

    1. rworange Sep 6, 2007 06:14 PM

      It can also be bought in African stores since many countries in Africa were once British Colonies. Haven't tried it yet though.

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        Uncle Ira Sep 6, 2007 07:17 PM

        I’ve never tried it, but I’ve somehow always been under the impression that it’s kind of like Miracle Whip. Am I completely off base?

        Uncle Ira

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          mariekeac Sep 6, 2007 07:32 PM

          It's a lot thinner. If i remember right it's more a ranch dressing consistency. little tangy. in Fla they sell it at Publix. look forthe british section as nic suggested.

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            Divamac Sep 7, 2007 10:24 PM

            If you've ever tasted Pfeiffer Cole Slaw dressing, Salad Cream has the same taste. I know it's an odd reference, but when I first had Salad Cream in the UK, I was immediately reminded of the many salads I had as a child at my grandparents with Cole Slaw dressing on top. You can find Heinz Salad Cream at Cost Plus or British import shops.

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          burlgurl Sep 6, 2007 07:35 PM

          Funny, I just experimented with this ingredient I've seen forever on shelves! It's in all the salad dressing isles in Canada. It's very similar to a thinner, tangier mayo...I've been using it as a dressing in my latest craving-savoury crepes. I've been making meal crepes like chicken/asparagus, spinich/feta, seafood crepes and drizzled this on top. Delicious!

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            cackalackie Sep 7, 2007 09:57 PM

            I consider it pourable miracle whip.

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              piccola Sep 8, 2007 09:08 AM

              Same here. I was amazed when I lived in the UK, that whenever you ordered a salad in a low-to-midrange restaurant, they brought out this stuff. It's not bad, but it'd be nice to have some variety.

              1. re: piccola
                MsMaryMc Sep 8, 2007 11:40 AM

                I had the same experience, living in London in the late 1970's. I was a college student, so I wasn't eating in a lot of higher-end restaurants, but it seemed to me that they only had one variety of salad dressing in Britain, and it was Salad Cream. And they never seemed to properly wash the greens, so the combination of that and girtty lettuce...yeesh! Not one of my better memories of an otherwise-lovely year.

                I'm happy to report that the food scene, even towards the budget-priced end, has vastly improved in Britain since those days!

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              smartie Sep 8, 2007 02:02 PM

              I love it and thankfully Publix sell it in south fl in the British section. Funny because in England where I am from I didnt use it much but now in the US I hanker after British foods more. Nice added to tuna salad with mayo and salad cream.

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                Siobhan Sep 8, 2007 10:04 PM

                In boarding school, we used to love this stuff spread on white bread - with nothing else! Still brings back good memories...

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                  capetowngirlie Sep 10, 2007 10:02 PM

                  I was raised with Salad Cream and I love it. It's great on grilled salmon, on fruit salad topped with salty nuts and raisins, chicken salad with apple, w ham and watercress on seeded brown bread, w sharp old cheddar and tomato sandwiche. It's mild, sweet and rich. It's also in some sushi rolls, yummy.

                  1. re: capetowngirlie
                    Louise Oct 19, 2007 10:36 AM

                    Don't think that's what's in sushi rolls, the Japanese have their own version of salad cream/miracle whip, it's called Kewpie Mayo and seems to be sold only in plastic squeeze bottles.

              2. deibu Oct 19, 2007 09:25 AM

                I bought some from our local British foods store because I hadn't had it in a long time... It was good. Sadly, ingredient #3 on the list was: "glucose-fructose syrup". I'm not really one of those anti-HFCS people but I know a lot of people on here are...

                1. bbqboy Oct 19, 2007 09:33 AM

                  Think Durkee's.

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                    tigrrr Dec 16, 2010 01:52 PM

                    I just bought some at "World Market" in the Dallas, Tx area. Haven't tried it yet but am looking forward to it.

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