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Now with 50% More Olive Oil -- Hellmann's Mayo with Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Written: Jun 21, 2012
a Very Helpful Review
by the Epinions community
Pros:Hellmann’s brand name, made with cage-free eggs, low carbohydrates
Cons:even with Olive Oil this is not a health food
The Bottom Line: Hellmann’s Olive Oil Mayonnaise is not for everyone. Our family has very different opinions about this product.
Our family has used Hellmann’s Mayonnaise for as long as I can remember. When this Hellmann’s Mayonnaise Dressing with Extra Virgin Olive Oil hit the shelves, my father insisted we try it. My mother and I weren’t that interested, but we humored him. It’s amazing how varied our reactions were!
Description & Ingredients
The mayo comes packaged in a plastic 30-ounce jar with a screw-on lid. The jar mouth is wide enough to easily insert a spoon or knife. The manufacturer lists it as having a creamy, rich taste. One of their selling points is that the mayo is made with cage-free eggs and 50-percent more olive oil.
Ingredients from the Hellmann website: Water, Soybean Oil, Olive Oil, Whole Eggs and Egg Yolks, Modified Potato Starch, Vinegar, Salt, Sugar, Lemon Juice, Sorbic Acid and Calcium Disodium EDTA, Natural Flavor, Paprika Oleoresin.
One tablespoon contains 5mg cholesterol and 120mg sodium. Carbohydrates come in at 1g. There are 50 calories, and unfortunately, 45 of those calories are fat.
My father loves dousing sliced tomatoes with vinegar. He has to have olives on his egg salad sandwiches and in meatloaf. And he loves pickles in any form or flavor. Therefore, it did not surprise me that he wished to try this Hellmann’s mayo with olive oil.
This mayonnaise is very similar in texture and color to the regular Hellmann’s mayo. I use the regular mayonnaise in anything that requires this ingredient … potato and macaroni salads, making tuna fish or chicken salad sandwiches, creating tartar sauce from scratch. Hellmann’s regular mayo is excellent. Our entire family loves it.
Even though my father is a huge fan of Hellmann’s with Olive Oil (he’s been eating it for years) … I will not add it to my dishes. He adores the taste. My mother would only touch it to make him a sandwich. No way would she eat it. I still remember her expression when she tried the olive oil mayo (she did not care for the taste!). Now that my mother has passed on, I still buy my father his Hellmann’s Olive Oil Mayonnaise, but I won’t eat it either. The reason is the taste. The olive oil version of Hellman’s mayo has a sour taste. That’s the best I can describe it. Regular mayo has a smooth flavor that blends well with whatever I add it to. However, I can always taste the difference between these two mayos and much prefer the regular style.
The Olive Oil mayo is easy to scoop and spread with a knife. My father enjoys this Hellmann’s Olive Oil Mayonnaise spread on the bread of his turkey or deli sandwiches. He likes it added to anything he alone eats. Communal dishes receive the regular Hellmann’s mayo. I don’t care if this mayo has 50-percent more olive oil; it’s just not to my liking. However, I keep an extra jar on the pantry shelf for my dad.
Our local grocery store sells a 30-ounce jar of this mayonnaise for $4.99. However, when it is on sale, I can buy it for about $3.00.
While my father enjoys Hellmann’s Olive Oil Mayonnaise, I still buy the regular version of Hellmann’s mayo. Both jars reside side-by-side on the refrigerator shelf. They live in harmony, and so does our family as long he eats his Hellmann’s Olive Oil Mayo, and I can eat the regular mayonnaise.
I hope you found this review useful.
Enjoy the day,
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Copyright 2012 Dawn L. Stewart
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