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The Great Miracle Whip Versus Mayo Smackdown!

The Great Miracle Whip Versus Mayo Smackdown!

A year or two ago I was reading Danny Meyer’s book, Setting the Table. Danny is the renowned New York restaurateur known for everything from the high-end Union Square Grill and Gramercy Tavern to the down-and-dirty deliciousness of Blue Smoke and Shake Shack.

In his book, he writes about his childhood, and how he noticed that there was a difference in the types of families that preferred Miracle Whip or Hellmann’s Mayonnaise. As a Miracle Whip lover, I was intrigued. And yet, he said no more about it in his book.

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Then, one day I happened to have the opportunity to meet him, and ask him my question. It was in the middle of lunch at the Gramercy Tavern, in front of a table of guests. “Danny!” I said, “I read your book, and you talk about the difference between people who like Miracle Whip over Hellmann’s, but you never say what that difference is. What is it?”

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He blushed, and demurred. And right then and there, I knew. People who prefer Miracle Whip are the type of people who ask uncomfortable questions in public places…in other words, the socially less sophisticated. That’s me! In fact, I’m so Miracle Whip that even though I was mortified for a few days, I brought it up to him again the next time I ran into him at a party. I just can’t help myself. That’s why I’m sharing this embarrassing story with you!

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So anyway, I want you to weigh in. It’s time for the ultimate Miracle Whip versus mayo Smackdown.

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4:29PM PDT on May 6, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

9:02PM PST on Jan 29, 2013

Miracle Whip is sweet than Mayo....I was raised on MW, but prefer Mayo.

10:25PM PST on Jan 21, 2013

thanks for sharing

6:54AM PST on Jan 21, 2013


5:38AM PST on Jan 21, 2013

Thanks for sharing

11:05PM PST on Dec 2, 2012

All good. Thanks.

6:18AM PDT on Oct 9, 2012


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4:47AM PDT on Sep 2, 2012

I prefer Kraft Mayo....than Hellman's.

5:42PM PDT on Jun 24, 2012

To each their own.

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