April 21, 2013
Individual Project 2
In today’s society people tend to argue about what mayonnaise is a better topping choice for their food. Some people would tell you that Hellman’s would be the ultimate choice, while others would chose Miracle Whip to give their food that deliciousness they are looking for. What is it about these two brands that have people so divided? The question remains, is it their ingredients or could it just be a person’s acquired taste.
. Originally created in 1756 by the French under Louis Francois Armand de Vignerot du Plessis, duc de Richelieu, captured Mahon on the Spanish-held island of Minorca. In honor of his victory the duc’s chef created a new dressing for his master: Mahonhassaise. It wasn’t until 1905 the Hellman’s got a hold of it and mass marketed the condiment as the Blue Ribbon Mayonnaise. When it comes to Hellman’s there product is very simple it’s just raw egg yolks, oil, lemon juice or vinegar, and spices. It’s one of those love it or hate it kind of things. It’s simply just a thick white dressing.
However, the sweeter one is Miracle Whip, the difference is it has about 20 different spices and it’s made with sugar in a patented emulsifying machine. Miracle Whip was created by Charles Chapman in 1933 from Kraft Foods. He brought his invention to the Chicago World Fair promising”Salad Miracles with Miracle Whip” It’s not known if the dressing is responsible for any non-related-salad miracles.
The main difference between mayonnaise and Miracle Whip are the sweeteners: high fructose corn syrup and sugar are the fourth and fifth ingredients, respectively, of Miracle Whip. In my opinion I’d chose the simpler of the two brands, the Hellman’s. I don’t prefer all the extra sweet stuff on my food. Sometimes simpler is just better. Who needs all the extra? We have enough added stuff in the course of our diets throughout the day that we don’t even know what we are eating. I’d like to know that I’m not...
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