This may be rated amongst the least important and world-shattering topics posted this week. In fact, having just finished reading the WTO thread, I’m almost ashamed to bring up such a lowly question as this–but it’s got both me and my wife stumped.
What–really–is the difference between Miracle Whip and Mayonnaise? I’ve always been more of a mustard or horseraddish kinda guy for my sandwich needs, so I’ve never taste-tested and don’t even know if a true difference exists? When we buy one, we always go with Mayo (why? why not?). I ask because despite our ambivalence towards the topic (in terms of taste, not in the pursuit of knowledge for the sake of knowledge), I’ve known several friends and former roommates who’ve taken a strong stand on the issue, although the pro-mayo-osas are the more adamant and non-compromising (Miraclewhippers tend to be more like: “well, I prefer MW, but if you want Mayo, then…”).
Physically, what is the difference? Taste-wise, are they that much a like? Is MW the “white bread” of that consummate “white-bread” product, Mayonnaise?
Pass the mustard, please…