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please join my I HATE MAYO CLUB..LOL.. anyone welcome..even if you like it rop

Please discuss
The smell..the gloppy noise..the taste..all is just ewww.
I would love to hear from everyone.please chime in
And yes..i have tried homemade...
And btw..miracle whip is nasty too.
What baffles my chef in training friend is how much i ve Ranch..whh h says i mamd from the cheapest mayo possible
forgive my awful typos...on my droid and my keyboard i wonky today

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    1. re: Jimmy_Ike

      thats ok..you can get in on the discussion
      May i ask why you enjoy it?

          1. re: mizzdee

            Wonderful, richly unctuous accompaniment, full of fruity complexity and that slightly tangy, soothing mouthfeel.

            Also nothing makes a sandwich like it

              1. re: Jimmy_Ike

                I like Ike...at least his reasoning. I also LOVE Duke's mayonaise

      1. When I was in Canada I hated all mayo. Whether it was store bought or my own concoction, it didn't matter. Now that I am living in Japan I have grown to enjoy Japanese mayo. It's quite different in taste and actually works for me. Never thought I'd see the day where I enjoyed mayo.

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        1. re: TeRReT

          So what makes Japanese mayo different from the stuff sold in the USA?

            1. re: kurtt

              while its true it does have a small amount of msg, Kewpie, the major brand, is also made of yolks instead of whole eggs, and rice wine vinegar instead of distilled vinegar.

              1. re: TeRReT

                And dang, it is so mellow and so good and amazing on a fried green tomato and bacon sandwich......

                1. re: mamachef

                  I went out of my way to check this stuff out and will not be trying it any time soon. Cheapest place I found it was 7.99. No no. That's to much for something I may hate.

                  1. re: suzigirl

                    Yeah, it does come sorta dear. But I don't use much mayo, so it's my "private" stash sandwich spread; everyone else (and I like it too) uses Best Foods. And it's a high price for something that, as you said, you may hate.

                    1. re: mamachef

                      Don't turn me in to the chow police, BUT I am a MW girl. Lol( sheepish grin)

                      1. re: suzigirl

                        So's my grandma, who is a cook and chowhound extrordinaire!! And that being the case, you might enjoy the Kewpie. It has a sweet, mellow rich tang unlike regular American mayo, and it might just work for you.

                        1. re: mamachef

                          Okay, now you have me wanting to try this again. I am going across town to the other Asian markets and see if its cheaper.

                          1. re: suzigirl

                            Let me know what you think of it. :)

                    2. re: suzigirl

                      Kewpie should be in a different category that mayo . . . it reigns supreme in my house. Even at $5.99/bottle around here, it is worth the price. . . it just makes us cherish it more and use it more sparingly. In my opinion, it has a different texture (probably due to the yolks) but also a more lemon-y flavor. The best application is spread on a sandwich or drizzled over top of something. And the way it squeezes out of the bottle with a choice of two different designs! That is an added bonus.

              2. re: ChiliDude

                I am curious about the history of mayonnaise in Japan. It seems so un-Japanese to me. It also seems un-Asian, and yet, it seems part of that fried shrimp Thai recipe, and some fried Chinese recipe. ...

              3. re: TeRReT

                Also, I still don't use this mayo like a traditional mayo. It doesn't go on my sandwiches. It gets eaten with lightly steamed/boiled broccoli, on okonomiyaki, in pasta/potato salad and maybe with karaage if you're really crazy.

              4. Blech, blech, and triple blech! Congealed oil. Ugh, no thanks. I do like MW though.

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                1. re: suzigirl

                  anfd what do you think MW is made of

                  1. re: coastie

                    I am aware what it is made of but it has more flavor and it is what I grew up on. Its all about what you are familiar with.

                    1. re: suzigirl

                      I grew up subjected to MW only, and I probably used to like it. The thought of it makes me gag now. Sugary glop. I will never understand it. Especially when it's added to something like tuna salad. I don't get the love of fish slathered with sugar.

                      I LOVE mayo. And I despise any place that calls that sugary glop that some people refer to salad dressing as mayo when I order a sandwich. Calling sugary glop mayo on a menu should be punishable by law.

                      1. re: gordeaux

                        Oh, such controversy. I agree no one should try and pass off MW as mayo. That's just wrong on so many levels.
                        I was told for years by my mom that MW was mayo, so imagine my horror when i had a sleep over and was fed a bologna Sammie w/ real mayo. I was horrified. Actually argued w/ the friends mom that something had gone very wrong w/ her mayo. That's not what "mayo" tastes like. To add inselt to little fragile kid brain injury, I went to a picnic and saw the mayo that was sitting out at the beginning turn into an oily off colored mess by the end. That's it.... I'm out!

                2. I like mayo except in one case. When I order an Italian hoagie at a sandwich shop, I am asked if I want 'oil or mayo?' Oil is Italian, mayo is French. I want oil and I think it is heresy to put mayo on a hoagie. I recently learned how to avoid the stupid question when I order a hoagie I say 'I want oil on my Italian hoagie.' Giving the oil clue before the sandwich order works well

                  For those of you who do not live in the Delaware Valley area and are not familiar with the 'hoagie', a hoagie is the Italian version of a sub, hero, etc.

                  1. Goodness gracious alive...How does one make a decent 'mater sammich' with no (Dukes) mayonnaise? A little mater juice and mayo combining to run down to your elbows....Absolutely delicious!

                    Miracle Whip works well as 'grease' for bicycle chains, squeaky doors, rusty hinges, etc....In a pinch to grease the axle on the Chuck Wagon!

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                    1. re: Uncle Bob

                      Pretty soon, Uncle Bob... the tomatoes will be ripe and it will be time for our 'sink sandwiches'.

                      Ditto on the Dukes.

                      1. re: jmcarthur8

                        I have warm sunkissed straight from the backyard maters and I will have them smothered in MW, salt and pepper. Its blasphomy and I'm okay w/ that

                          1. re: Uncle Bob

                            Want some maters? I'll even look the other way when ya break out the Duke's.

                          2. re: suzigirl

                            Smothered in MW? That's legal?!?! :)

                          3. re: jmcarthur8

                            Oh goodness, duke-mater sandwich. Only a couple months away. Heaven.

                            1. re: debbiel

                              We have to get them in early in Fla. Otherwise they burn. I already have better boys, heirlooms, earlys and camparis. Hope you can keep yourself from drooling. When you are getting fresh I'll be planting my winter garden and won't have any little lovely and will be coveting yours. I just hope you won't mind when I invision them slathered in MW. :-)

                                  1. re: Uncle Bob

                                    Okay.... I'm gonna embarass myself and say the first few seconds I was scratching my head. And then the lightbulb went off and I erupted in huge belly laughter.

                                    1. re: suzigirl

                                      Hahaha! You're a good sport. ~ Now we just need to wean you off Hooflungdoo! :))

                                      1. re: Uncle Bob

                                        There may be an intervention. We should check.. if it's like smokers chantix, I can do this

                          4. re: Uncle Bob

                            "Goodness gracious alive"
                            Mr. John Wooden, all you forgot was the "sakes", you're slipping coach.
                            I always heard you say goodness gracious sakes alive...................smilin big grins here

                            hate mayo?
                            oh not possible for me.
                            love mayonnaise.
                            it's a food group no?

                          5. The foods I don't like fall into two categories - things I don't like, but will eat in the name of politeness, and foods I dislike so much that the involuntary physical reaction to eating them would be more rude than refusing. Mayo falls in the later. The appearance, the texture, the taste.... Just can't do it. Fortunately there are very few foods I can't eat even to be polite, and it's easy enough to avoid mayo.

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                            1. re: mpjmph

                              Rotflmao... I am sooo there for you.

                            2. The only thing I hate about Mayo is when I drop a full jar and have to clean up the mess. And the spot is slicker than a banana peel, so I have to work overtime.

                              1. Mayo is not allowed in my home or on my food. I cannot imagine how this stuff ever became popular (homemade or otherwise).
                                The only thing worse than mayo is warm mayo... like when some knucklehead puts it on a burger at a chain resto. Ick, blech.

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                                1. re: iluvcookies

                                  Thank you cookies!!!
                                  Mayo is forbodden in my house as well
                                  It stinks..its ooky and wrong! Lol
                                  And i gotta agree wth is up with mayo on a burger????

                                  1. re: mizzdee

                                    Every time I get a burger outside of McD's I ask if there is mayo on it. One surprise is enough for me. As to why, I could not say. It is a strange phenomenon. No one in my family has ever done this.

                                    1. re: iluvcookies

                                      I like mayo on BLT's and as a dip for fries. That's about all I use it for. Hate miracle whip, way too sweet.

                                      What I can't stand is ketchup. Sweet red goo of satan. Get thee out you nasty red sweet slime.

                                      1. re: chileheadmike

                                        Thank you!!! Ketchup/ catsup whatev
                                        Whyy sweet goo on yummy fries?

                                        1. re: chileheadmike

                                          I feel exactly the same way. I'm joining this club.

                                          1. re: chileheadmike

                                            I third this motion. Ketchup is revolting - I don't even like to look at it. I keep a bottle in the house for my husband's daughters and it grosses me out every time I open the fridge.

                                            Mayo on the other hand, is food of the gods.

                                    2. For the most part, I dislike mayo. When I was growing up 'mayo' was a jar of Hellman's that lurked in the bottom of the fridge, only brought out to mix into chopped eggs to make an egg and cress sandwich. I did not like egg sandwiches very much.

                                      Now I can make my own mayo I like it a lot more, but I still tend to 'forget' about it and use vinaigrette in things like potato salad and herbed yoghurt for dips. It's really difficult to ignore just how much oil you're eating when you're the one who poured it into the bowl :P These days, I do like egg sandwiches. But I still avoid Hellman's.

                                      1. I cannot stomach mayo on a sandwich, or watch someone else eat one with mayo on it. However, I can eat mayo in tuna; chicken; macaroni & potato salad.

                                        1. So how do you make chocolate mayonnaise cake?

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                                          1. To those who hate mayo I have a question. What about mayo-based sauces? Ranch dressing was mentioned, and there are a lot of sauces that are just one or two ingredients away from mayo. Thousand island, tartar sauce, remoulade, tzatziki (sometimes, at crappy greek places), halal chicken sauce, that pink stuff squirted over a spicy tuna roll, the list goes on and on.

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                                            1. re: RealMenJulienne

                                              I avoid just about everything on your list (except tzatziki when properly made). Ranch dressing is another thing I really, really don't like. I also avoid honey mustard unless it is actually honey + mustard.

                                              1. re: iluvcookies

                                                Same here, I just avoid it entirely.

                                            2. I don't hate mayo, but I would join the "I don't like mayo as much as I did." club.

                                              I now only like a thin coating on my sandwiches. Most of the time I just ask for mayo on the side so I can apply my own.

                                              However, mayo is still key in potato salad, chicken salad, tuna salad, mac salad and egg salad.

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                                              1. re: dave_c

                                                I'm with you on the 'less is better' angle.
                                                Some sandwich fillings (say, BLT) just work better with mayo - just put a very thin spread on One Side Only.

                                                I don't buy the above salads premade any more because the clueless makers always use too much mayo. Store bought, mayo based cole slaw is always a disaster. OTOH note that Hawaiian mac salad also has potato that can partially compensate for excess mayo :-).

                                                One of the worst sins is Mayo on a Hamburger! Fortunately only chain restos usually do this.

                                                Don't understand that dislike of mayo in sauces - it's just egg and oil!
                                                Steamed Artichokes with homemade aioli and lemon - hmmmm ........

                                                Miracle Whip - proof of the existence of Satan!

                                                1. re: DiveFan

                                                  A little late here, but reading through the threads I'm actually surprised that people don't link mayo on burgers.

                                                  For me, burgers should have mustard and mayo. No ketchup.

                                                  1. re: dave_c

                                                    We are polar opposites - I gotta have ketchup on my burgers, can't have mayo or mustard. I think there are some north-south traditions to both preferences, mine being northerly.

                                                    1. re: dave_c

                                                      I love mayo on burgers! Having recently come off of a couple decades as a vegetarian, I can't remember the last time I had that (or a burger, for that matter), but I'm pretty sure the next time will be next week. :) Thanks for the idea. Charcoaled grilled burger, mayo, piece of iceberg lettuce, juicy tomato, maybe a bit of onion. Heaven. I'll try your mustard/mayo combo for at least part of the burger.

                                                2. I'm not really big on mayo, but I will include it in some dishes: a bit in cabbage salads, some kinds of deviled eggs--things like that. Not on sandwiches, though. And, CERTAINLY not on hot dogs. Where I live mayo is one of the basic toppings for hot dogs; people here also love plain mayo dip for potato chips (I'm not into that). On the other hand, I think it's a bit extreme that people should question mayo even being invented, especially since so much of humanity loves it.

                                                  1. You can add nighttime host Jimmy Fallon to your club.

                                                    1. I am with you. Something about that creamy, greasy, off-white stuff... the smell... the texture...
                                                      I have learned to tolerate it in small doses, but I'm not all the way there yet.
                                                      An egg salad sandwich is repulsive to me.
                                                      Thanks for letting me reveal my secret shame.

                                                      1. I certainly don't LOVE mayo, but to me it's absolutely essential on a burger, ham & cheese sandwich, bologna sandwich. I like using it to dip fries in (or even better when mayo is then turned into aioli for that purpose) and it does add a lot to an open-faced fried-egg sandwich or when you're eating brussels sprouts. That said I hate reduced fat mayo. It's a world of difference in taste and texture and I find it revolting.

                                                        BTW, yesterday at a friends', I had Miracle Whip for the first time ever. He says he grew up on it so therefore it's what he uses on sandwiches instead of other spreads (like mayo). Now just the thought of it makes me shiver. What an awful concoction that slime is.

                                                        1. I cannot join it, I like it too well in so many of its forms.
                                                          With you on the Miracle Whip, however.
                                                          Also, I farking HATE ranch dressing. It's a piss-poor substitute for a gorgeous Green Goddess dressing. It's a piss-poor substitute for damn near any dressing, now that I think about it.

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                                                          1. re: EWSflash

                                                            And ditto.

                                                            On all of the above.

                                                          2. I hate homemade mayonnaise, Miracle Whip and Hellmans.

                                                            I made homemade mayo' last week for my sister when she needed 2 cups for a pasta salad and I still didn't like it. I think that it is the fatty mouthfeel and the blandness of it.

                                                            1. My daughter hates mayo, yet her passport says she is indeed my child.

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                                                                1. re: Shrinkrap

                                                                  My daughter loves mayo but I hate the stuff. I don't mind making it for her but please dont ask me to eat it.

                                                                  1. re: Shrinkrap

                                                                    LMAO, shrinkrap. Mine too. And I can't wait until we talk today and I can inform her that not only is her parentage in question, but she evidently also has a mental disorder to overcome. :)

                                                                    1. re: mamachef

                                                                      Don't worry mamachef, you can tell her its only a FAD.(food aversion disorder, wink wink)

                                                                      1. re: suzigirl

                                                                        She'll probably take that much better. And thank you for the snort-laugh.

                                                                      2. re: mamachef

                                                                        I am my father's daughter--don't put mayo anywhere *near* my food. My mother, however, loves the stuff.

                                                                        And in a real twist, I am the appointed deviled egg maker of the family, despite the fact I don't eat them

                                                                      3. re: Shrinkrap

                                                                        Both my parents adore mayo but I do not. Neither does my grandma.
                                                                        Perhps the mayo-love gene skips a generation.

                                                                      4. Eggs,Mayo....Not in this lifetime,MOST gross smelly things on this planet,Cant look at ,or be in the same room

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                                                                        1. re: cantbeatgoodfood

                                                                          Eggs on their own smell bad to be
                                                                          i can eat them in cookies, cakes eyc

                                                                        2. I may take flak for bringing 'pseudo-psychology' to the discussion, but so be it . It musts needs be said.

                                                                          I find that _generally_ speaking, folks that consider food(stuffs) such as mayo to be
                                                                          "icky" or "yucky" (as opposed to those that simply don't care for the flavor) share something in common with folks that find okra and sunny-side-up eggs to be _slimy_. Simply put, they over-associate these types of food(stuffs) with bodily secretions. That be my theory.

                                                                          I have had friends compare these foods with saliva, with pus, and with (pardon me for saying this) with semen. In particular, the comparisons are related to issues of texture and viscosity.
                                                                          I should state that I do not think there is something wrong with their over-association. It simply is what it is.

                                                                          There, I've said it. Again, I am not leveling this opinion toward those that prefer miracle whip to mayo, based on taste preference or historical associations. I am singling out those who cannot get passed the 'yuck' factor' (which again, is not my place to condemn or look down upon). As I said, it is what it is(in my opinion), and many folks share the aversion(s).

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                                                                          1. re: silence9

                                                                            Interesting and good point. No one has to like anything, especially since likes/dislikes are so subjective. Yet, I find the people who describe mayo/ketchup/miracle whip/etc... as "yucky", "icky", "eww" or whatever childish word are a bit squeamish. It's ok not to like these things, but to describe them as disgusting is a bit much. By the way, once any food is in your mouth it mixes with the saliva and does become gooey and "icky"--that happens with all food while it is in our mouths. So we do swallow slimy things of a viscous nature.

                                                                            1. re: silence9

                                                                              I agree with you completely. I don't think that it is merely an "association" with bodily excretions, but more so a deeply-rooted fear that causes involuntary hallucinations. It is completely and utterly irrational and could be considered a mild psychological disorder (nothing wrong with that)! In general, I think this sort of thing is the cause for a great many people's food aversions. Clearly there are other causes, such as bad experiences (illness and vomiting) mistakenly associated with food, but the visual texture thing seems to dominate.

                                                                              1. re: MaxSeven

                                                                                So, therapy sessions might cure "mayophobia" or "whipophobia" or even "cremophobia". On the other hand, I never hear/read people talking about how yoghurt has this "ewww" factor. Mayo seems to get singled out. Could it be a US cultural thing? Come to think of it, in some other countries/regions that consume pretty copious amounts of mayo (Poland, South America spring to mind), I've never heard of this "eww" reaction. Some things are really related to the times and culture (example, men's ladies' handkerchief fetish--a thing of the past).

                                                                                1. re: Wawsanham

                                                                                  True. I think the yogurt has sufficient opacity and dairy scent to cast away any thoughts of bile or puss. It is also served cold and typically sweetened - so perhaps it is viewed as similar to a desert item. What is interesting is that custard is very similar to mayonnaise in appearance, yet as you state, one doesn't hear people "ewwing" about that substance. It must be the combined smell, taste and texture of mayonnaise, in that they are so similar to the physical properties of bodily excretions, that the afflicted cannot help but imagine the worst. The gag reflex is triggered, and it's off to the vomit factory. I don't think it is so much a cultural thing, as there are plenty of food hallucinators elsewhere in the world.

                                                                                  1. re: MaxSeven

                                                                                    Yes, but, perhaps, the food halucinators are hallucinating about other "suspect" things, which, I think, are culturally influenced. For example, in a lot of places, such as France and Poland, people will say their "live hurts" especially after eating something with pepper, or mildly spicy. In Chile, spicy or garlicky food is suspect and is considered hard on digestion, etc... Sometimes these foods seem to trigger those nations' own "eeww". I like the term: food hallucinators!

                                                                                    1. re: MaxSeven

                                                                                      Stretching the "reasoning" of why you do not like something does not make it so. If your body "bodily excretions" are like that then you might have problems and should see a doctor :o

                                                                                2. re: silence9

                                                                                  Sounds like the mayo question should be a standard on eharmony

                                                                                3. As a kid, we just had MW in the house, and I couldn't stand it. I wasn't a picky eater, it just felt like a mouthful of grease.
                                                                                  But one day after school in 11th grade, my boyfriend's mom made cold ham sandwiches for us, on good rye bread. If she'd asked, I would have told her I wanted mustard on mine, but she didn't ask. The ham was cut nice and thick, the rye was chewy and wonderful, and in between was a thick schmear of mayonnaise. I'd never tasted mayonnaise before and oh, my, that sandwich was good! Once in a blue moon, I make one just like it, and it always tastes just as good. That was a real epiphany to me - and I eventually learned to like Miracle Whip, as well. Nowadays, I stick to Duke's. No light or low fat, either. Just the good, bona fide mayonnaise.

                                                                                  1. What's odd is that growing up, I absolutely HATED mayonnaise. Couldn't stand the stuff in anything or on anything.

                                                                                    Then all of a sudden, in my late 20's or so (I don't remember exactly) it became my "go to" on sandwiches, & in all sorts of dishes where before I'd shunned it.

                                                                                    Go figure.

                                                                                    (However, it has to be Hellmann's. Don't like Duke & can't stand Miracle Whip.)

                                                                                    1. Add me to the club, it is revolting as a condiment. I use mayo for cooking though, it does have it purpose. I never finish a jar of it in a year so it is hardly worth buying it for just one or two uses.

                                                                                      1. I found storebought mayo revolting -- I liked the stuff I made in the Cuisinart -- until I was making a 10# batch of potato salad one day and I didn't have any oil in the house, so I couldn't make mayo. But there was a large-ish amount of Hellman's in the fridge, so I mixed it w/sour cream to finish the potato salad. IT WAS SO GOOD. I got so many compliments on this fabulous potato salad (which also had plenty of salt, pepper, green onion, dill, parsley, and tarragon).

                                                                                        I never thought about mayo growing up. I never saw anyone in my family put mayo on a sandwich, only mustard. We used it for making tuna or egg salad and that was it. Only when I went to college did I see people putting mayo on lunchmeat sandwiches or burgers, and that's when I realized I actually thought mayo was gross, at least the jarred kind.

                                                                                        I made my own for decades in the Cuisinart, and I have always gone heavy on mustard, tuna, anchovies, or herbs, often making something closer to tapenade.

                                                                                        Warm mayo is the stuff of nightmares to me now. I have a friend who eats this one particular excrescence known as the breakfast sandwich, which is an over-hard egg, other things, and mayo. I can't look. I have another friend who likes it on burgers and fries, and thankfully, he and I always eat out at other kinds of restaurants.

                                                                                        I hardly ever have it in the house. I have some now because I've been on a salad w/1000 Island jag these past few months.

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                                                                                        1. re: Jay F

                                                                                          Re: warm mayo.

                                                                                          I know this is going to sound weird to anti-mayo folks, but mayo slathered on fish filets & then broiled turns out heavenly. I do this most often with fresh flounder filets. Slather on mayo, top with freshly-ground black pepper, & broil for about 10 minutes. The mayo keeps the thin fish filets moist, & while I don't know exactly what happens, the finished fish decidedly does not taste of mayo.

                                                                                          1. re: Bacardi1

                                                                                            And you needed to append that to the bottom of my warm-mayo-hating post. Noted.

                                                                                            1. re: Bacardi1

                                                                                              Not weird at all to me-I mix mayo with dijon, lemon juice and dill, slather it on the fish (I use salmon a lot), top with bread crumbs and bake.

                                                                                              1. re: Bacardi1

                                                                                                Also re: warm mayo. I have to confess to occasionally using mayo (Hellman's or homemade) in lieu of butter on a side of the grilled cheese sandwiches I make. It really is fantastic. Another thing I like to do with grilled cheese is crust the outer sides with Parmesan or a similar-type hard cheese, but that's a topic for another thread, probably.

                                                                                                I love mayo. In fact, I had a fantastic cheeseburger this evening and put some housemade mayo on it. I'm also not averse to dipping my fries in mayo, even though it probably isn't my favorite sauce for fries.

                                                                                                1. re: MonMauler

                                                                                                  Mayo is one of my favorite sauces for fries. Love it.

                                                                                                2. re: Bacardi1

                                                                                                  A childhood favorite quick meal: bread slathered with mail, a piece of bacon broken in two, a piece of cheese (american--it was the 70s), under the broiler. Mmm...warm mayo, melted cheese, bacon on bread. Yum. (with apologies to Jay F)

                                                                                                  1. re: Bacardi1

                                                                                                    Because it is almost totally oil. That's why.

                                                                                                    PS...I love mayo

                                                                                                    1. re: Bacardi1

                                                                                                      Excellent recipe - I have made this many times. Any of the flatfish species work well using that method.

                                                                                                  2. I committed the ultimate sin here. MW on turkey leftover sandwich

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                                                                                                    1. re: suzigirl

                                                                                                      I like that - no sin there. To me Miracle Whip is just sugared mayonnaise.

                                                                                                    2. I have been the chairman of our local club for many years. I don't eat anything with mayo and have to ask about sauces in restaurants to see if they are mayo-based. An interesting side note, years ago when my mother stopped cooking for health reasons I took over the job of making potato salad for my parents or for summer family gatherings. So while I have been told I make the best potato salad, I have never tasted it.

                                                                                                      1. I am less a fan, than many others. However, there are some dishes, where I find it necessary. One is a Fried Shrimp Po-Boy, where a little is just required, along with the ketchup, and shredded lettuce. Oh, and the French Bread should have a tiny bit of butter on it too.

                                                                                                        Otherwise, I leave the mayo for my wife, as she enjoys it on many things.


                                                                                                        1. I hate mayo on a club sandwich.... that is the closest you will get me to the hate mayo club since it does have it's uses.... like tuna, salmon, and similar salads .... but used sparingly so the hero is still the main ingredient not mayo. Miracle whip is miracle whip, not really mayo.... I will stick to home made it is not difficult to make.

                                                                                                          1. If it's not Cains or Dukes, I'll gladly pass. Never did understand Miracle Whip or Hellmann's.

                                                                                                            1. i hate MAYO too, it should be taken off the map

                                                                                                              1. Sorry, can't join...wish I could swim in the stuff.

                                                                                                                1. I actually like the taste of Hellmann's reduced fat. I can't bear Miracle Whip, and I grew up eating it. I just don't like it at all. But I always ask a burger place to hold the mayo there. I prefer mustard on most sandwiches.

                                                                                                                  Right before I left StL my grocer started stocking either Cain's or Duke's--I think it was Duke's. And yes, it is very good. I hadn't thought to look for it here. Does anyone know if it is carried in the PNW?

                                                                                                                  1. All i gotta say is EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!
                                                                                                                    Every single thing about it is Beyond Gross,My Wife,My then Girlfriends,whichever, they knew Not to eat it around me,I wouldn't even kiss them if i knew they just ate either mayonaise or eggs.Revolting.

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                                                                                                                    1. re: cantbeatgoodfood

                                                                                                                      "...it is Beyond Gross.." Why??
                                                                                                                      "...Revolting." Why??

                                                                                                                      1. re: cantbeatgoodfood

                                                                                                                        Yes, why do you find it "beyond gross" and "revolting?" Do you even know?

                                                                                                                          1. re: Jay F

                                                                                                                            Asking "why" is the key to understanding and hopefully solving most problems.

                                                                                                                            1. re: MaxSeven

                                                                                                                              He knows the "solution" to his "problem": don't eat mayonnaise.

                                                                                                                      2. hate. but oddly enough i like tuna salad and chicken salad.

                                                                                                                        1. Think about it,there are sooo many great things to eat,but no hey look that egg is non fertile how bout we cook it up and eat it?!?!,How Gross,the texture is both gooey and rubbery,depending which way ,the FOUL ODOR OF SULFER,the sight of that raw yolk "starring at you" lol,remember as a very young child i vomited both by the smell,and taste,i took my beatings rather than being forced to eat something i just could not do,everyones tastes is different,the thought of it,repulses me to no end,hard boiled ,and egg salad especially,you smell out an Entire Room with that foul stuff.

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                                                                                                                          1. re: cantbeatgoodfood

                                                                                                                            That's completely psychological. Eggs are completely safe to eat and delicious.

                                                                                                                            1. re: MaxSeven

                                                                                                                              Hard boiled eggs are not delicious. Neither is warm mayonnaise.

                                                                                                                              1. re: Jay F

                                                                                                                                It is truly baffling, how anyone can go through life, tolerating these food phobias. I sympathize, and mean no disrespect, but if I had any uncontrollable aversion to safe, common, ubiquitous, foods, I would be desperately seeking to find out why and how to correct the aversion.

                                                                                                                                1. re: MaxSeven

                                                                                                                                  i eat most things. and i think it's ok to dislike stuff.

                                                                                                                                  i was watching some show that had food phobias, and normally i find the subjects absurd. but there was a woman with a fear of mayo. and her neurosis was only slightly more than mine. which did slightly concern me. i hate mayo with the fire of a thousand suns.

                                                                                                                                  1. re: MaxSeven

                                                                                                                                    What you're saying would matter, Max, if there were only seven foods in the world, say, and a person hated five of them. Or more devastatingly, all seven.

                                                                                                                                    I looked at your profile, and nearly every thread to which you've responded is about someone else's food aversion. So perhaps your first "Why?" should wonder "Why Can't Max Seven Accept the Fact That Not Everyone Likes to Eat Everything?"

                                                                                                                                    1. re: Jay F

                                                                                                                                      I do accept it, but surely you can see (based on my other entries) that I have an strong interest in the topic. So it goes, I am interested in the causes and asking the how, why, what, when and where of anything are the first steps to understanding most anything. I get your viewpoint and what you are saying, but do you understand mine?

                                                                                                                                      If my curiosity bothers you, and you think it doesn't matter - simply ignore me. You won't hurt my feelings.

                                                                                                                                      Cheers :)

                                                                                                                                  2. re: Jay F

                                                                                                                                    Gee Jay F Are you also getting hounded by people who love the taste and eat this,Seems if we do not eat them,there is some phobia in our heads,and this is delicious to everyone on planet earth.Why dont people get everyone has a right to their own tastes [and opinions]

                                                                                                                                    1. re: cantbeatgoodfood

                                                                                                                                      I'm truly sorry to hear that you "took beatings" for not liking certain foods.... Best of luck to you...

                                                                                                                                      1. re: silence9

                                                                                                                                        Many Many Years ago with a strict father,i raised my kids differently due to him,they didnt like something we would prepare something we had on hand and he liked for the meal,only took a few extra minutes,No big deal,and there were no problems in the home.

                                                                                                                                      2. re: cantbeatgoodfood

                                                                                                                                        Not to the degree Max hounds people about their disliking certain foods.

                                                                                                                                        1. re: cantbeatgoodfood

                                                                                                                                          This is a public forum for open discussion, not a private support group for mayonaise (and egg) haters.

                                                                                                                                          No one is hounding anybody. I could ask you why it bothers you so much to discuss the reasons as to why some dislike the condiment? What does it matter to you? You seem both threatened and defensive about it, when you need not be.

                                                                                                                                          To me, this taste aversion is the same thing as someone hating French Fries, Fried Chicken, Bacon, Vanilla Ice Cream, or Toast.

                                                                                                                                          It is unusual, and therefore intriguing. Naturally, it will harvest discussion.

                                                                                                                                          1. re: MaxSeven

                                                                                                                                            Out of curiosity, are there any foods to which you have an aversion? I like "French fries, fried chicken, bacon, vanilla ice cream, and toast but I am one of the members of the 'I Hate Mayo Club'.

                                                                                                                                            1. re: John E.

                                                                                                                                              Not any of the widely accepted foods in American and European cultures. I do take issue with eating things like eyeballs, entrails, insects, rodents, noble animals, or anything way off my radar. I suppose I could get used to eating them if I had to, but at this moment, I wouldn't choose to eat any of them.

                                                                                                                                            2. re: MaxSeven

                                                                                                                                              I took offense by reading this is a PHOBIA AS A CHILD,I Do not have a phobia from my childhood,simply i do not like the taste,smell,texture,or sight of the stuff.... again that easy,everyone is different.Too many Experts,i dont say i am,everyone has their likes & dislikes as many people dont like bologna,celery,mustard,ketchup,olives,etc..

                                                                                                                                              1. re: cantbeatgoodfood

                                                                                                                                                It doesn't matter why you don't like certain foods. Not one bit.

                                                                                                                                              2. re: MaxSeven

                                                                                                                                                I don't think it's one bit unusual not to like all foods. It has nothing to do with "phobia." It is a matter of taste, about which there is no reason why. De gustibus non disputandum est.

                                                                                                                                                Do you like literally every food, Max? I find that much more unusual, and, perhaps, interesting.

                                                                                                                                                As for your "public forum...not a private support group" idea, well, that's true as far as it goes. But this thread, as titled, is very much a support group -- maybe not a private one, but a support group nonetheless -- for mayonaise (and egg) haters.

                                                                                                                                                Since you find food dislikes so interesting -- is this the subject of your doctorate somewhere? -- I'll tell you about my perception of/taste for the five foods you've listed, since you've picked a couple of interesting ones.

                                                                                                                                                1. French fries. They're okay. I only eat them with cheeseburgers. When I am finished eating the cheeseburger, I don't eat any more of the fries.

                                                                                                                                                2. Fried chicken. Though I like it, I seldom eat it. Too much work. Too much mess. I think it's similar to some people's not wanting to eat lobster or crab that's still in the shell, neither of which bothers me in the least. It may be a case of my hating to get grease on my clothes.

                                                                                                                                                3. Bacon. I like bacon, and will sometimes order it when I'm out, though in the typical "eggs and potatoes and meat" scenario, I'm much more likely to order sausage.

                                                                                                                                                4. Vanilla ice cream. I like it, but I hardly ever eat it, because if I'm going to eat that many calories and that much fat, I want a flavor I like more (usually something with caramel in the name).

                                                                                                                                                And in the case of pie or cobbler, or any dessert someone else might like vanilla ice cream on, I prefer to make whipped cream.

                                                                                                                                                5. Toast. Assuming you mean toast with butter and jam or marmalade, that's something I don't keep in the house because I like it too much. I could eat it for every meal, I'm afraid. I like it so much, Max, I have never owned a toaster.

                                                                                                                                                I could never like a hard-boiled egg, or warm mayonnaise, the way I like toast. Yet your belief system mandates that I should. Now *that* is intriguing, unusual, and discussion-harvesting.

                                                                                                                                                1. re: Jay F

                                                                                                                                                  Interesting, and surprising explanations. I don't think any of those are aversions, with the exception of the egg, but rather preferences.

                                                                                                                                                  1. re: MaxSeven

                                                                                                                                                    All of these things are preferences. cantbeatgoodfood and I have a preference for no mayonnaise (mainly warm mayonnaise in my case) and no eggs. It's not a phobia, though I'll give you "aversion."

                                                                                                                                      3. Joined.
                                                                                                                                        All dips that call for mayo are better with sour cream, anyhoo.

                                                                                                                                        1. mizzdee
                                                                                                                                          Alot of these people posting just do not Get there is taste buds in everyones mouths,Not Everyone Has The Same Tastes For Same Foods,It is NOT A PHOBIA SOME DO NOT EAT EGGS OR MAYO,For Me,The Tastes are Disgusting ,Actually can not stomach ,and have vomited when tried at first bite,I JUST FIND THESE FOODS GROSS.Not a Personal Attack,Does Not Make these people Right Or Wrong If These Like Eating These Foods,It is To their Tastes,Fine,Not Mine,I Choose to eat things i Actually ENJOY to eat in life.

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                                                                                                                                          1. re: cantbeatgoodfood

                                                                                                                                            In my opinion, you are confusing "taste" with "flavor." Wherein flavor, is a mixture of taste, scent, texture, sight and memory function. In my experience, the actual taste (tastebuds,) is not a factor in one's aversion. The aversion that you experience is triggered primarily from memory (negative association with an experience), followed by sight, smell and then the perceived texture or feeling of the condiment. In fact, the sight of the condiment prompts only a memory of the texture, because there are no recent experiences, only distant memories of past tastes of mayonnaise. There may not even be a past experience with mayo, as the taster may be so averse to trying it, that they find it impossible to do so. Usually this is caused by associating the sight and perceived texture if the substance to something unsafe, like bodily fluids, puss, mucus, infection, bug guts, or anything you can think of that might disgust.

                                                                                                                                            For example, I once had an aversion to creamed herring, because I thought it "looked" gross. As a child, seeing my grandparents and their friends eating creamed herring with crackers, the white creamy substance dripping from their lips, with little slippery fish, the slight marine smell - well you can see how easily it is to form an aversion. I have no problem with the herring now, and that memory of disgust is long gone.

                                                                                                                                            1. re: MaxSeven

                                                                                                                                              Are you in the mental health field or an Expert on peoples thinking in General???? Just Because you Dont find the taste Gross,and you Eat it Does Not Mean something is Wrong with anyone else who does not like it,The [Taste] makes me throw up,i cannot chew or swallow either mayonaise or eggs,i do [Also] for me anyway, find it odd so many people do like both,But again it IS NOT A PHOBIA AS YOU SEE IT,Some people Just Dont Like Certain Foods,I do Not Like Either of these ,But love Many other Foods.People are NOT all alike,Dont think the same,act the same,have the same tastes,It Is That Simple.

                                                                                                                                          2. Sorry to be late to the party, but make me a charter member. Or not, because mayo doesn't disgust me---I just don't see the point of eating it. (Paragraph) Geographical note about burgers: I grew up in Chicago and New York and never, ever saw a burger with mayo. Until I moved to California and was served a burger with...with...this glop on it. Told it was a California Burger. Learned my lesson, always order with 'no mayo'. Has this disorder spread to the rest of the country?

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                                                                                                                                            1. re: mwhitmore

                                                                                                                                              i order everything without mayo to be on the safe side (in Boston). every since i saw paula deen (her obsession with may-oh-naze is bizarre) put it in cranberry sauce i concluded that i could never be too careful.

                                                                                                                                              1. re: mwhitmore

                                                                                                                                                Hmm...Don't know your age. I grew up in northern Illinois, with a Chicago father and a nyc mother. And mayo went on a lot of burgers in our house. I don't know that they grew up with that, but it was well-established in our house by the early 70s.

                                                                                                                                                *Note: actually it would have been miracle whip not mayo, but I try to forget that ugly part of my childhood.

                                                                                                                                                1. re: debbiel

                                                                                                                                                  Augh in my 50's now,goes fast,my family loved mayo but 1 believe my sister liked it on burgers in the 70's and still does,both miracle whip and hellmans they always had in the fridge.i stayed with ketchup and pickles on my burger.

                                                                                                                                              2. I'll join. I was absolutely repulsed by mayo (the texture and eggy sulfurousness) until I was in my 20s, and now 20 years later am still repulsed by anything sweet that calls itself mayo or "dressing" or whatever (hello Miracle Whip and that hideous Japanese stuff that has ruined a million Americanized sushi rolls). I like Duke's in pimento cheese, tuna salad and deviled eggs, and that's about it.

                                                                                                                                                When I was growing up my Dad would eat fresh tomatoes with a big glob of Hellman's on them. That still makes me gag.

                                                                                                                                                1. I like it when it's used conservatively, say on BLTs or various other sandwiches. Sandwiches commonly found in the US...

                                                                                                                                                  Now, meandering through East Asian bakeries, OTOH, that's a consistent frown. Salads in many restaurants in China, well if the menu reads "shalajiang 沙拉酱," take heed!

                                                                                                                                                  Somewhere in the middle, I wanted a salad at a restaurant in Shkodër, Albania. The chef/waiter brought me a mysterious concoction of oranges, cantelope and something else. Doused with mayonnaise. Hate to say it, but it wasn't bad.

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                                                                                                                                                  1. re: BuildingMyBento

                                                                                                                                                    Not that I'm saying that Albania is a third world country, but it is quite beyond me why people insist on ordering salads in 3rd world countries. Either you're eating dirt, or you're eating unboiled water.
                                                                                                                                                    ... let alone eating "salads" in a place that doesn't have them as a traditional dish.

                                                                                                                                                  2. I agree with you about mayo on hamburgers. Gag at the very idea. I do use mayo in pimento cheese, tuna salad and deviled eggs. Can't see a way it omit mayo when making those items. Mayo on hamburgers seems like you are putting fat on fat.

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                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Emailfemale

                                                                                                                                                      "Mayo on hamburgers seems like you are putting fat on fat."
                                                                                                                                                      I think that often (and as is the case in terms of my own preferences), the mayo is not for slathering on the burger patty, but to layer it between the bun and the lettuce and/or tomato slice. if one thinks of the frequent use of lettuce/tomato/raw onion as a sort of salad layer, then the mayo becomes a dressing for those particular ingredients. Same thing occurs wit a BLT sandwich... While I personally would not use mustard or ketchup directly on lettuce and tomato, I like the mayo on those token veggies...

                                                                                                                                                    2. I hate mayo. Will not have it in my house unless it is for my mom and then I would send the jar home with her. Don't eat potato, macaroni, tuna or any of those salad things. No MW either. Always ask what is in a sauce in a restaurant. I even hate the condensation on the jar. i will not wash dishes with mayo left on them. Making myself sick thinking about it. if I get a food order with mayo on it by mistake I have a physical reaction to it. I don't eat ranch or bleu cheese salad dressing. What kills me is I love everything IN mayo. Just don't like the smell, color, consistency of mayo. Sorry so long, you got me going on this subject.

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                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Yvonne51

                                                                                                                                                        You are not alone. A couple of years ago I made an extremely rare stop at McDonald's and ordered the new 1/3# mushroom burger. The parmesan sauce was mayo based. I was extremely disappointed after one bite. I too avoid ranch and bleu cheese dressing. If I cared enough about about such dressing, I would make them myself with buttermilk and sourcream.

                                                                                                                                                        I did make a major consession for my elderly parents. My mom had a 'killer' potato salad recipe. It's the recipe from a famous Minneapolis restaurant that closed in 1982 after decades in business. When my mom became disabled late in her life I made the potato salad for her. I have continued to make it for my father after my mom died. As to the washing, I get the water really hot and use the spray nozzle to hose off the offending slime.

                                                                                                                                                      2. I really don't like mayonnaise. I can't stand the smell, texture, or sight of it. My husband doesn't like it either. We have to remember to order hamburgers with mustard instead of mayonnaise. It is one very disgusting food!

                                                                                                                                                        1. I haven't taken the time to read all 154 replies.
                                                                                                                                                          That said, I don't hate mayo, and I don't seek it out.
                                                                                                                                                          What I loathe, with as much passion as these mayo haters, is anything called "aioli" when it's just doctored up mayo, at best. Ailoli is not mayo. Mayo is not ailoli.
                                                                                                                                                          Ailoli is ambrosia. Ailoli is nirvana. Doctored up mayo is a cheap trick.
                                                                                                                                                          If the only difference we choose to view is that mayo has eggs and aioli does not, I'll live with that. I hate doctored up mayo, especially if it's called something it's definitely not, like ailoli.

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                                                                                                                                                          1. re: Gastronomos

                                                                                                                                                            So, you're OK with doctored-up mayo, right?