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Feb 25, 2011 07:46 AM

Does anyone sell Duke's Mayo here?

I've been reading the resurrected pimento cheese thread and want to try one of those recipes, but everyone says you have to have a southern mayo called Duke's. Anyone know where I can get it or if not, why it's special and what Yankee mayo would come close? Cain's, maybe? That's sort of sweet and I'm guessing Duke's, being Southern, is also a bit sweet.

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  1. dukes is tangier imo...
    i never heard of dukes until i moved to the south..
    my wife grew up on it (she's from NC)
    but i dont know if they sell it in new england...
    u may have to order it online..

    and she says they always used dukes when they made pimento cheese

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    1. re: srsone

      I think people tend to prefer the mayo they grew up with. I guess I was hoping for some special kind!

      1. re: srsone

        Yeah, I just found their website also and read the ingredient list. Since the mayo doesn't sound special in anyway, I'll just use Hellman's!

        1. re: Isolda

          I tried Dukes after reading all sorts of raves about it. And, to be honest, did not think it was ant better than Hellmans. I also gave a jar to two of my friends ( friends whose cooking I enjoy, and who love cooking food, talking about food and going out to eat food!- just like a lotof us!) and both of them did not think it lived up to the hype.

      2. Dont think you will find it arund here- except maybe on line. I bought a few jars last year while vacationing in North Caroliana, and, to be honest, would not pay the premium for ordering on line. I would use hellmans as a substitute. That is the closest to Dukes, IMO.

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        1. re: macca

          Thank you. Hellman's is the brand I buy most often because it's the same as the Best Foods I grew up with. I remember my mom making pimiento cheese (she's a Southerner), but I'm pretty sure she used Best Foods. I just had some idea that Duke's was different, but I don't want to order it online if it's not actually better.

        2. It's not sold here, but as a southern transplant myself, I make my own pimiento cheese frequently without Duke's mayo and I don't feel mine is in any way lacking.

          As srsone notes, Duke's is more tangy than sweet: I've heard people recommend a 3:1 mayo-Miracle Whip combination as a substitute, but I haven't tried this myself.

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          1. re: Jenny Ondioline

            Thank you. I think i'll just try the Hellman's I have in my fridge. I know many people love MW, but I can't even put it in my mouth!

          2. First post and I'm helping out, so proud of myself. I just bought a jar of Duke's Mayo at the Fresh Market in HIngham Shipyards. Good luck finding it where you are.

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            1. re: AngerManagement

              Thanks for posting! And welcome to the board! Helpful posts are helpful.

              1. re: AngerManagement

                ooohhhh... as I understand it, the Fresh Market chain is based in maybe we'll see a few unusual products from the South there. do keep us posted about what they have that WH doesn't carry. I"m glad not to live in NC now, but I do miss some food items.... Thanks for posting!