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Oct 26, 2008 10:00 PM

Anyone tried the olive oil mayo from Kraft?

I recently got some, it has half the fat, and I can't really tell the difference in taste. It has I think 4g of fat /T instead of 8 or so. If you use mayo a lot like me, no reason not to use this one imo. I've used it in tuna and egg salads, in sauces, on sammies, seems fine. Anyone else using it?

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  1. While I haven't tried the Kraft version, we did buy the Hellman's one. Both of us found it way too sweet. More like Miracle Whip. Eventually had to throw it out . . .

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    1. re: mlplyons

      I've tried it the brand with the olice green lid. I did not notice a difference and used it for all of the same things I use regular mayo for.

      1. re: mlplyons

        Same here. Nevering having had Miracle Whip, I'm guessing that's what it tasted like. Pickley. Yuck. Totally threw out a whole jar minus the one teaspoon I tried.

        1. re: mlplyons

          I also tried Best Foods (West Coast) Thought it had a slightly strange taste but used it 1/2 and 1/2 with buttermilk for salad dressings and it was OK.

          1. re: mlplyons

            I have the Best Foods olive oil mayo (aka Hellman's) and I don't even notice a difference. And I HATE Miracle Whip with a passion. Huh.

            1. re: Vetter

              I agree. I think the Kraft OO mayo has slightly more sweetness than regular it's not noticeable unless you really have a superb palette. Miracle Whip is not mayo. :) It's all sorts of sweet stuff in it.

          2. So, how does it compare to light mayo, tastewise?

            1. It's delicious! I use it for all my sammiches & dutch-style french fries :D
              Deviled eggs? Yum.
              Tuna salad? Yum yum.
              I like the little extra hint of olive oil flavor and I actually feel good about a mayo product again.

              1. I don't use any mayo except for Cains, a New England brand. It is the only one I have found that doesn't have boiler chemicals in it. Yup, almost all commercial mayo contains calcium disodium EDTA which manufacturers claim is added to protect quality. Oral exposures to EDTA have been noted to cause reproductive and developmental effects. It can also be used to prevent scale build up in industrial boilers.

                Cains does not contain this chemical, it tastes great and still keeps well in the fridge. I go thru a quart about every six months, and it never has gone bad yet.

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                1. re: al b. darned

                  I agree with al b. darned that Cains is my favorite (and healthier)-but as I live in Philly now, can't believe how much it costs to ship it here. Thus, either Duke's (if I can find it) or Hellmann's are now my mainstays.

                2. I used to buy Cains when I lived in NYS, but here in No. VA...Dukes is the alternative. But I'm going to try that Olive Oil Mayo. Oh, and I love Trader Joe's Wasabi Mayo.

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                  1. re: MsDiPesto

                    I thought the olive oil mayo was pretty good, but not as good as the Hellmans light. (and obviously nowhere near as good as the high test Hellmans!, but we must save calories somewhere!) My kids had one sandwich with the oo mayo and refused to eat it so I had to run to the store to get Hellmans at full price and let me tell you, it's not cheap anymore. Luckily, Waldbaums had it for 2 for $6 the following week.

                    1. re: imhungryletseat

                      Well mayo isn't really cheap at all anymore usually at least where I live in FL. The oo mayo is about 4.50 for a regular container. I still use it and have gone through about 3 containers of it. I am quite used to it and will use it for a while, although it is a "bit" sweeter. But half the fat? Can't complain. If you need a "real mayo" I'd go Hellmans probably. If anyone wants to try it go ahead and see if notice the flavor instantly. It took me a little time to realize its slight sweetness.
                      Shoot, I may go homemade mayo in the future!