Limited edition mayonnaise jar

Duke's mayonnaise is celebrating 100 years in business by selling limited edition glass jars of its mayonnaise — as opposed to those plastic jars all condiments come in nowadays.

Duke's has rather passionate followers. It's some kind of Southern thing. Southerners LOVE their mayonnaise, especially mayonnaise and tomato sandwiches. And Duke's is held in high regard as being the premier Southern mayonnaise. I've had it, and I agree it's pretty good. It's not a sweet mayonnaise. In fact, it has no sugar in it at all. It's like Hellmanns, but a bit tangier.

Anyway, some people love the stuff so much that they've arranged for their ashes to be stored in a Duke's jar after their death. So if you order the limited-edition jar, that's one thing to do with it once you've eaten the mayo.

     Posted By: Alex - Mon Jul 31, 2017
     Category: Death | Food | Mayonnaise

But a plastic lid, come on!
Posted by S. Norman on 07/31/17 at 08:04 AM
I've tried Dukes where I live here in Oklahoma and agree that it has a bit more tang then Best Foods / Hellmanns. It may be a little more citric acid mixed into the blend. However my preferred brand is Hellmanns.

A coworker many years ago told me that if one wants a really fresh prepared burger (well as fresh as one can get) at a fast food joint, like McD, order with lettuce and mayo only. Most burgers are stacked in advance for service during the lunch rush and can turn a bit dry. Your order has to be assembled and even though you may wait, it's worth it.

Posted by KDP on 08/02/17 at 07:49 AM
"In fact, it has no sugar in it at all."

USA - you are weird. Sugar!? In mayonnaise!? What the ever-flying fornication!? Next thing you're going to try and convince me that it's noteworthy not to put castor oil in lemon drops, or not having any ball bearings in your bread.

Look, mayonnaise should contain egg yolks, salt, pepper, lemon juice, mustard (preferably smooth - I prefer grainy for anything else, but it doesn't really work in mayo), and olive oil. And if it's in a jar, okay, a bit of preservatives. You can use vinegar - not balsamic, white vinegar - instead of lemon juice if you prefer, and you can leave out the mustard, though you shouldn't. But sugar? That's salad cream, not mayonnaise.

Mind you... if you're a man (that is, not a Frenchman or Dutchman, let alone a USAlien) you'll eat the original aioli rather than the emasculated "Mahon" sauce (which, btw, has as much to do with Mahon, Minorca as Sauce Hollandaise has with the Netherlands: barely anything).
Posted by Richard Bos on 08/02/17 at 02:06 PM
That's a problem with much of the mass produced foodstuffs in America, Richard. Sugar, High Fructose Corn Syrup and derivative sweeteners have been added to highly refined foods for many years.
Posted by KDP on 08/03/17 at 02:47 PM
I'm with you, Richard. One taste of that Miracle Whip stuff was enough for me - forever. Bleah!

B/T/W, if you try to make mayonnaise when there's an approaching cold front, it may fail. Far-fetched, I thought; then it happened to me.
Posted by Virtual on 08/03/17 at 06:01 PM
People all over the world alter recipe's to suit their own tastes. Variety is the spice of life. Eating everything the same as always is dull and uninspired.
Posted by GFinKS on 08/07/17 at 01:14 PM
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