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nutallergy's avatar

Miracle Whip or Mayonnaise?

Asked by nutallergy (958points) April 16th, 2015

What is your preference?

Do they taste the same to you or are you aware of their differences?

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kritiper's avatar

BIG difference in taste! Miracle Whip is sweeter. Mix up some tuna fish for your lunch sandwiches. In one bowl use Mayo, the other bowl Miracle Whip. You’ll taste the difference!!!

Kardamom's avatar

Miracle Whip is definitely much sweeter. I find it disgusting. A sandwich spread is meant to be savory, not sweet, that’s why I love mayonnaise.

I’m trying to imagine something similar that would also be disgusting if it had sugar dumped into it, like mustard or onion dip. Ugggh!

I mostly eat Vegenaise at home. It tastes just like mayonnaise (at least to me) but it has no cholesterol.

Coloma's avatar

I use an olive oil mayo for sandwiches and things like tuna and chicken salad, but…I LOVE raw cabbage wedges dipped in miracle whip. The lazy womens cole slaw. haha
I also like, ( haven’t had one on years ) American ceese sandwiches with miracle whip on toasted bread. . Funky but good.

gondwanalon's avatar

No difference. The thought of either of them makes my skin crawl.

Blackberry's avatar

They’re both disgusting but Miracle Whip is much worse. When I found out some Europeans dip fries in mayo I almost vomited.

Silence04's avatar

One has more sugar content, the other doesn’t. The “vast difference” in miricle whip is the billions of dollars spent to convince people it’s more than slightly different than a basic mayonnaise.

DrasticDreamer's avatar

Miracle Whip is disgusting and I can’t stand it.

Uasal's avatar

They are both gross.

Apparently_Im_The_Grumpy_One's avatar

Gross to both. Unless of course you disguise it in a dish and I don’t know it’s in there.

ucme's avatar

Neither, they’re both rank.

JLeslie's avatar

Only Hellmann’s.

Only in tuna salad, chicken salad, and a dill sauce I make for fish sticks, and all of them quite sparingly. Never smeared in bread—that’s disgusting.

Kropotkin's avatar

“What in the name of the gods is Miracle Whip?” I thought to myself.

Here’s some of its ingredients: water, soybean oil, vinegar, HFCS, sugar, modified corn starch, and dried eggs.

The added sugar is bad enough, and then there’s the obesity inducing HFCS—which would be banned if you had any sort of functional food regulation system in place.

I don’t understand why anyone would eat or buy this crap in the first place. The foul junk that Americans seemingly willingly put into their bodies never ceases to baffle me.

Obviously, mayonnaise is the better choice. I think objectively so, when one factors in nutrition.

Here’s a tip. It takes about 3 minutes to whip up a home made mayonnaise. You can control and know exactly what’s going into it. 1 egg to 150ml of the oil of your choice—you can even pick a healthier oil. Though, a good olive oil is going to taste too bitter in my opinion.

elbanditoroso's avatar

We never had Mayonnaise when I was growing up. It was considered ‘goyish’ food – not something that would be used in a Jewish household. We used mustard on sandwiches, never Mayo. Mayo was what the Christians used.

And Miracle Whip? Never! Even 50 years ago, it was seen as synthetic crap. I don’t think I knowingly had Miracle Whip until I was in my 30s.

JLeslie's avatar

It still is goyish.

Coloma's avatar

Mayo was considered a Christian food? LMAO, now I’ve heard everything.

elbanditoroso's avatar

@Coloma – in my Jewish neighborhood, it was. Now that I think about it more, it was an Episcopalian food.

I think it was more-or-less socioeconomic. Where I lived, there were lots of first generation immigrant Jews and first generation Catholics – we didn’t use mayo.

But the Episcopalians – they had been in the US longer, had more money, lived in bigger houses – and they used mayonnaise.

johnpowell's avatar

I love Miracle Whip and can’t stand mayo.

tedibear's avatar

Mayo. Miracle Whip is a scourge upon the earth.

JLeslie's avatar

Ketchup on hot dogs, bologna on white bread. Even milk with dinner. Christian, middle America, goyish. My exboyfriend ordered pastrami on white with mayo at Carnegie deli. Even the guy taking his order said something, because who does that?

Uasal's avatar

Yuck. Eat your sandwich like an adult: With mustard.

Don’t get me started of the sacrilege of putting mayo on a Cuban sandwich.

nutallergy's avatar

Mayo is nasty. Miracle Whip is the best.

JLeslie's avatar

@Uasal LOL! Right? Mayo on a Cuban?? What are people thinking.

I don’t think of it as an adult vs. kid thing. I think of it as an ethnic vs. lack of ethnicity thing. Although, I guess in reality some parts of Europe actually do use mayo. Don’t the Germans dip their fries in the stuff? Maybe they put it on sandwiches too. All I know is, when I’m in Italy I can order a sandwich and I have no fears. In America I have to make sure there isn’t all sorts of stuff I don’t want on it.

When I used to spend time at friends houses when I was little I did fine if they were Japanese, Italian, Latin American, but if they were apple pie American I was accused of being a picky eater.

Uasal's avatar

My mother is of German descent. She put mayo on everything. My father is of Irish descent. Mustard. All of the mustard. Of course, he also had a weird affinity for ketchup which I never really understood…

Kropotkin's avatar

Mustard is for sissies. A good horseradish sauce is what you want.

Kardamom's avatar

@JLeslie That’s funny that you would say that mayo is a “non-ethnic” thing. One of the tastiest sandwiches on the planet is the Mexican Torta which almost always comes slathered in mayonnaise, which makes it so delicious.

Apparently mayonnaise is the secret ingredient for making really good Garlic Bread.

Of course our own @LuckyGuy would be very disappointed if he couldn’t have his mayo laden Egg and Olive Salad. There’s so much passion in this recipe, it makes me get a little bit warm and moist.

You are right about Macaroni Salad being a white-bread kind of thing, but it is so delicious!

If you feel the urge to dip your French fries in mayo, here is a very decadent Saffron Mayonnaise recipe.

Here’s another recipe for a sammy that sounds pretty tasty, Spicy Shrimp Sandwich with Chipotle Avocado Mayo

Since the weather has finally warmed up (well, it has always been warm here) it’s time for some Grilled Corn on the Cob with Chile Lime Mayo

None of the above recipes would be good with Miracle Whip.
Shuddering just thinking about it.

elbanditoroso's avatar

@Kropotkin – we had that too – horseradish in beet sauce – my grandmother had made it in the old country.

But – for a kid, the flavor was too much.

Uasal's avatar

I love a good horseradish mustard.

JLeslie's avatar

@Kardamom Well, my Mexican Inlaws (I happen to be visiting this weekend) never put mayo on a sandwich and they said in MX some of the tortas in restaurants had buttered bread. It was rare that one was made with mayo, they never had one that way. Maybe now you find them more with more American influence. Since I assume you are buying yours in America it definitely might be an Americanized version, or maybe the tortas in Mexico City are less likely to have mayo than other parts of MX.

Like me my Inlaws never put mayo in bread and never drink milk with a meal.

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