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MilwFoodlovers

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Mayonnaise Wed, 05/3/06 1:00 PM (permalink)
Most people don't know that back in 1912, Hellmann's mayonnaise was
Manufactured in England.


In fact, the Titanic was carrying 12,000 jars of the condiment
scheduled for delivery in Vera Cruz, Mexico,
which was to be the next port of call for the great ship after its
stop in New York.

This would have been the largest single shipment of mayonnaise ever
delivered to Mexico.
But as we know, the great ship did not make it to New York.
The ship hit an iceberg and sank, and the cargo was forever lost.

The people of Mexico, who were crazy about mayonnaise,
and were eagerly awaiting its delivery, were disconsolate at the
loss. Their anguish was so great, that they declared a National Day of
Mourning, which they still observe to this day.
The National Day of Mourning occurs each year on May 5th and is
known, of course,
as……………………….



Sinko de Mayo.

WHAT!!!! You expected something educational from me!
 
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    emsmom

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    RE: Mayonnaise Thu, 05/4/06 9:43 AM (permalink)
    I enjoyed this one. I told it to my family last night and they thought that I was telling a real story until I got to the end.
     
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      MilwFoodlovers

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      RE: Mayonnaise Thu, 05/4/06 1:26 PM (permalink)
      I got it from my 50% Mexican best friend who got it from someone in his family. It started a a horrible pun battle in my family.
       
      #3
        Pat T Hat

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        RE: Mayonnaise Thu, 05/4/06 2:15 PM (permalink)
        I'm a Miracle Whip kind of guy(gasp), but I discover Mayo whenever I go to Louisiana and enjoy it. They slather it on just 'bout everything you'd put a condiment on. Working a fair years ago it took me a while to figure out that's what was smeared all over the corndogs. Not bad, just not right.
         
        #4
          Pwingsx

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          RE: Mayonnaise Thu, 05/4/06 3:20 PM (permalink)
          This thing has been floating around on the internet for several years. But it still makes me laugh. And when I sent it to a bunch of people, NONE of them had ever heard of it before.

          The internet is a very big place. But I did get to the end of it once. Has anyone ever been to THAT site? Hilarious.
           
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            Ciaoman

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            RE: Mayonnaise Fri, 05/5/06 9:42 PM (permalink)
            Just learning the ropes on the forums. A question, please: Has anyone ever polled folks on their favorite brand of mayo? Is it overwhelmingly Hellmans? What about Kraft? Some local brand? If this has already been done, please forget I asked. Thanks.
             
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              Mosca

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              RE: Mayonnaise Fri, 05/5/06 10:10 PM (permalink)
              Are there any restaurants that dont have any mayonnaise at all anywhere in their kitchen or dining room? I hate mayonnaise and I can't even eat food that has been in the same room as mayonnaise.




              Nice joke, btw.

               
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                Bushie

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                RE: Mayonnaise Fri, 05/5/06 10:23 PM (permalink)
                quote:
                Originally posted by Ciaoman

                Just learning the ropes on the forums. A question, please: Has anyone ever polled folks on their favorite brand of mayo? Is it overwhelmingly Hellmans? What about Kraft? Some local brand? If this has already been done, please forget I asked. Thanks.

                I buy Hellman's, but I think most foodies prefer Duke's. I've never tried it, but many people who's opinion I respect swear by it. http://www.dukesmayo.com/

                The times I've been to Costa Rica, I was struck by the love of dipping veggies in mayo by the locals. It's their "ketchup".
                 
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                  Poverty Pete

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                  RE: Mayonnaise Fri, 05/5/06 11:44 PM (permalink)
                  Duke's is what is in my kitchen. I don't swear by it, but then I don't swear AT it, either.
                   
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                    MikeS.

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                    RE: Mayonnaise Sat, 05/6/06 2:05 AM (permalink)
                    Miracle whip for me please.

                    MikeS.
                     
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                      emsmom

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                      RE: Mayonnaise Mon, 05/8/06 9:50 AM (permalink)
                      Dukes is a favorite here in my area. But, I do buy Hellmans on occasion.
                       
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                        shortchef

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                        RE: Mayonnaise Mon, 05/8/06 10:03 AM (permalink)
                        Duke's mayo rocks. Can't get it here but when I go back home to Pennsylvania, there is Food Lion, which handles it at a very good price. Then I stock up. Best ever mayo for potato salad and BLTs.
                         
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                          V960

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                          RE: Mayonnaise Mon, 05/8/06 10:29 AM (permalink)
                          In NC it is Duke's.

                          Tomato sandwich slathered w/ Duke's...eaten over the sink...slightly messy would be kind...summer is here.
                           
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                            UncleVic

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                            RE: Mayonnaise Mon, 05/8/06 11:01 AM (permalink)
                            Never heard of Dukes around here... Hellmans is what rules in this house.
                             
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                              Fieldthistle

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                              RE: Mayonnaise Mon, 05/8/06 12:41 PM (permalink)
                              Hello All,
                              Duke's rules. Hellmans is good, but give me Duke's.
                              A tomato deserves a good mayo, and Duke's does it well.
                              Take Care,
                              Fieldthistle
                               
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                                ocdreamr

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                                RE: Mayonnaise Mon, 05/8/06 2:17 PM (permalink)
                                Dukes in my house. When I was in Maryland I could get it in Food Lion. Now that I'm in NC I'm in Dukes heaven. The one thing that makes Dukes different from the others - no sugar!
                                 
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                                  Scorereader

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                                  RE: Mayonnaise Mon, 05/8/06 3:44 PM (permalink)
                                  "Sinko de Mayo..."
                                  Every year the same joke lands in my email about 6 or seven times.
                                  It's like the Great Pumpkin, it's not real and it never happened....
                                  yet, I still laugh at the bad pun...and I still watch Linus wait for that darn Great Pumpkin.

                                  "Every year, it's the same thing."
                                   
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                                    abowes

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                                    RE: Mayonnaise Mon, 05/8/06 3:57 PM (permalink)
                                    My DH insists on Duke's, and I have no qualms with the product, but I sure do miss Blue Plate from back home (Louisiana).

                                    Alison
                                     
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                                      pcdiva

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                                      RE: Mayonnaise Mon, 05/8/06 5:21 PM (permalink)
                                      I like KRAFT!!!! and this silly story.
                                       
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                                        roossy90

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                                        RE: Mayonnaise Tue, 05/9/06 2:41 AM (permalink)
                                        quote:
                                        Originally posted by MikeSh

                                        Miracle whip for me please.

                                        MikeS.

                                        I, 2nd that motion!
                                         
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                                          BhamBabe

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                                          RE: Mayonnaise Tue, 05/9/06 8:46 AM (permalink)
                                          Bama Real Mayonnaise, sweet and tart, but not a lot of either.

                                          I noticed that Dukes was by the same company. I've never had Dukes though. I'm so picky I took Bama Mayo with me on a trip to Missouri.
                                           
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                                            Ashphalt

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                                            RE: Mayonnaise Tue, 05/9/06 2:53 PM (permalink)
                                            50-50 Kraft and Cain's
                                             
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                                              Scorereader

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                                              RE: Mayonnaise Tue, 05/9/06 3:00 PM (permalink)
                                              Dukes tastes like it's been left out in open air for about two days. Like Hellmann's that's about to go bad. Can't do it.
                                              Hellmann's #1, Kraft when they're a sale (but eat it quick, it doesn't last long before turning) and Wegman's brand (which, I think is Kraft, because it stays fresh for about as long) Everything else is a waste of money (for me and my taste buds).

                                              Can't stomach Ken's. Unfortunately, after a bad bout with a bottle of salad dressing, I can't seem to buy the stuff.


                                               
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                                                NebGuy

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                                                RE: Mayonnaise Tue, 05/9/06 4:03 PM (permalink)
                                                quote:
                                                Originally posted by Ashphalt

                                                50-50 Kraft and Cain's

                                                Gotta love it.
                                                 
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                                                  azure

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                                                  RE: Mayonnaise Thu, 05/18/06 12:02 AM (permalink)
                                                  Blue Plate. Fabulous. You'll put it on everything.
                                                   
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                                                    azure

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                                                    RE: Mayonnaise Thu, 05/18/06 12:06 AM (permalink)
                                                    real soft white bread slathered with Blue Plate and a layer of Creole tomatoes (we'll need to wait a while for these). Commonly known as a "goodie sandwich". One of those little things that makes life worth living.
                                                     
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                                                      mr chips

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                                                      RE: Mayonnaise Thu, 05/18/06 12:45 AM (permalink)
                                                      I had not heard the joke before. Loved it
                                                       
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                                                        roossy90

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                                                        RE: Mayonnaise Thu, 05/18/06 3:48 AM (permalink)
                                                        quote:
                                                        Originally posted by azure

                                                        real soft white bread slathered with Blue Plate and a layer of Creole tomatoes (we'll need to wait a while for these). Commonly known as a "goodie sandwich". One of those little things that makes life worth living.

                                                        Uh, curious here.. What is Blue Plate?
                                                        I have heard of Blue Plate Specials, but nothing ever slathered with "Blue Plate".
                                                        Is that a regional type of Mayo or salad dressing?
                                                        Would really like to know.
                                                         
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                                                          azure

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                                                          RE: Mayonnaise Sat, 05/20/06 12:53 AM (permalink)
                                                          Blue Plate mayonnaise is a New Orleans product. The company started around 1927. It's now produced by Reily Foods (in N.O.) which also produces Luzianne teas and coffees (Luzianne tea makes the BEST iced tea). Blue Plate is rich, very slightly sweet (not a sweet like Miracle Whip) and, to my taste, a little more lemony than other mayonnaise brands. Growing up with it, nothing else comes close. It can be ordered on the internet.
                                                           
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