Mayo vs. Miracle Whip

Not sure this doesn’t belong in Great Debates. :smiley:

So which do you go for, mayonnaise, Miracle Whip, either, or neither?

Most things need mayo, some things need MW. Since ‘Each for its own use’ wasn’t an option, I didn’t vote.

“Either” would fit. :slight_smile:

Mayonnaise is a team player. Miracle Whip is an attention whore.

Are you freaking kidding?
Mayo and only mayo. Miracle whip is the jizz of Satan.

The two are very dissimilar and are meant to be. Miracle Whip is supposed to taste like mayo tastes after sweet pickle relish and other things are added to it, as in tuna or egg salad.

Anyway, mayo is terrible as a condiment, although I used to eat it on fast food dollar menu sandwiches. It’s fine as an ingredient sometimes.

I used to eat Miracle Whip on bologna, but now I only like it on three sandwiches: Bacon and tomato, leftover turkey thigh meat on whole wheat, and on Hoosier-style pork tenderloin sandwiches.

With this out of my system, everybody else may now sing the praises of the salty-sour whipped lard-tasting mayonnaise.:wink:

Mayo. I don’t need the extra sugar in my diet, and the spice they use in it isn’t appropriate for everything. Also, the reason MW isn’t classified as mayo is because the oil content isn’t high enough to meet the federal standard for mayo.

MW ingredients (in order): Water, soybean oil, vinegar, sugar, modified cornstarch, eggs, salt, mustard flour, paprika, spice, natural flavor, dried garlic, potassium sorbate as a perservative and enzyme modified egg yolk

Mayo ingredients (in order): Soybean oil, whole eggs, vinegar, water, egg yolks, salt, sugar, lemon juice, natural flavors, calcium disodium EDTA (used to protect quality).

Note that sugar is #4 in MW and #7 in mayo. Eggs are #6 in MW and #2 in mayo.

I never “plus one.” But I have to “plus one” this. Bingo.

My GF and I are diametrically opposed on this topic. Fortunately, our fridge is big enough for a jar of each one. We keep them as far away from each other as possible.

MW is vileness that should never have come to be. :slight_smile:

I put Miracle Whip in all my sandwiches. Mayo is just too bland and tasteless for me.

I’ve switched to a non-egg option called Vegenaise. The flavor is somewhere between the two, a little closer to mayo. It’s delicious.

I’m sorry I reject you totally.

Either. Since I eat sandwiches that are more than bread and condiment, the slight variance in flavor doesn’t even usually register to me.

Mayo. Miracle Whip is just Soylent White.

Miracle whip. Mayo is awful, awful stuff. I just can’t stand the stuff at all. That’s not hyperbole; it literally makes me vomit.

They aren’t even remotely the same thing, but I like both. Some things demand one, some the other. Sandwiches get MW, excapt a BLT, which demands mayo.

I use both, depending on what I’m using them for. They have very different tastes, and I treat them as two different condiments.

Both serve the purpose of lubricating dry ingredients and adding fat, and both work just fine for that purpose. I’m sure I could taste a difference between them, but it’s a difference that doesn’t matter.

Not really. To me, ‘either’ implies that they are equivalent and one can be substituted for the other. This doesn’t work for me. Mayonnaise is the default. Miracle Whip may be substituted for bologna sandwiches (especially on soft white bread with French’s yellow mustard), and it might actually be superior on Buddig sliced pressed beef on toast sandwiches; but sandwich-wise, that’s about it. With an avocado, mayonnaise makes it too greasy and salty. Miracle Whip, being a ‘dressing’, compliments an avocado well. Generally speaking, they’re not interchangeable; so ‘either’ doesn’t quite fit.

I can tell when somethings been made with Miracle Whip. It doesn’t taste good.