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.


Duane B.
.4 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Dee D.
De D4 years ago

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

Patricia H.
Patricia H.4 years ago

thanks for sharing

Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamilton4 years ago


Ram Reddy
Ram Reddy4 years ago

Thanks for sharing

Roger M.
Past Member 5 years ago

All good. Thanks.

Jennifer C.
Past Member 5 years ago


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g d c5 years ago


Michele Mihlack
Michele Mihlack5 years ago

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

Terry Vanderbush
Terry V5 years ago

To each their own.