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Aug 16, 2011 09:27 PM

Duke's Mayo

My poor roomie is having a huge craving for tomato sandwiches. The poor Southern girl NEEDS Duke's for this sandwich. I know I've seen it in the SD area (it's been a while), but now I can't remember exactly where. Can anyone help? Thanks!

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  1. Funny, I lived in the south for many years and have never heard of it there or here. Sorry. Let us know if you find it.

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    1. re: foodiechick

      Not available at all in stores on this side of the country, according to the Duke's website.

      After reading raves about it on another CH board, I mail-ordered it from the source:
      32-oz jars: 2 for $15 or 4 for $20 postpaid. Takes about a week or so for delivery.

      We found it a bit better than Best Foods, but not all that exciting. I guess it's one of those things you have to have if you grew up with it.

      1. re: Steve Green

        it can ordered from Amazon also...
        in single serving jars or the 4 pack or the 3 squeezy bottles..

        my wife grew up on it in the south as well...
        since i moved to the south its all we use...
        (but occasionally i get a hellman's for old times sake)

    2. I'm a mayo freak..well, a freak too, and reading all the love of Duke's which I've never heard of until I was reading on the CH board about the goodness of Duke's so I e-mailed them and they were so kind to send me several samples.
      Took about 3 business days and found it was quite good but Best Food's was imho, way better.
      The test was the tomato sandwich with potato chips squished together..half was duke's, the other Best Foods and found the Best Foods kicked it over Duke' was thicker vs. Duke's which was very good but spread thin when applied..
      I have not seen it at Jonathan's or other high end stores in SD..

      1. Some times Cost Plus World Markets stocks it in the summer time. Worth a call.

        The main difference in flavor between Duke's and Hellmans/Best Foods is the that Duke's does not contain sugar, making it taste closer to homemade than the sweetened jarred stuff. Duke's has a snappier acidic finish and more complexity from the use of cider vinegar and no sugar. I also find it silkier in texture, not clumpy like Best Foods. If you can't find Duke's, the closest local product is Trader Joe's house brand which is also unsweetened and smoother in texture than Best Foods.

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        1. re: Melanie Wong

          Thanks for the primer BC and MW, learned something new in my old age.

        2. I spotted it somewhere when I first moved here. Maybe Jonathon's? Call first. I still haven't convinced my chef husband that a tomato sandwich requires jar mayo. (However, I have graduated to Milton's wheat bread from white.)

          1. Thank you all! I knew I could order it from Amazon (what can't you get from them?), but didn't need that much. I'll check Jonathon's and World Markets (again, thanks!). If neither one of them has it, maybe she'll feel Trader Joe's or Best Foods is an ok substitute. Again, thanks for all your help!

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            1. re: beth1

              I would be a little leery of ordering food from Amazon. I ordered some peanut oil a while ago and when it arrived found that the expiration date was only a couple months away and that there would be no way I could use it all in time. I'm guessing their turnover on food related items is pretty low and there's no way of knowing how fresh anything will be until it arrives.

              1. re: mliew

                maybe...but it sounds like the op's roommate would eat the mayo out of the jar with a spoon...
                i dont think it will last very long.....
                let alone get out of date........

                1. re: srsone

                  You bring up a good point. She just may do that. Maybe I should get her one that's not so great...