my dad was telling me about that. I said, ok so in california, is the commercial bring out the best foods and bring out the best and my moronic step mom was like WOW HOW DID YOU KNOW THAT.
it's bring out the hellman's and bring out the best over there? that jingle doesn't make any sense at all without the best foods brand name.
yes, it is hellmans, but on the label for hellman's, it says "best foods" so we pretty much get the idea of the jingle. also it tastes better than kraft, so while not CLEVER, it is RIGHT.
Yeah, I was never really a fan of Kraft's mayo. And is it just me, or has the quality of their cheese been going downhill? The singles were the best thing ever in the 80s, but now they seem to taste like vegetable oil.
All that matters is both are supremely better than Miracle Whip.
Well, in all fairness to Miracle Whip, it was
the Great Depression, and there tweren't many folks who could afford to put straight mayonnaise on their sandwiches. That is, until the patented "Miracle Whip" emulsifying machine made its debut in 1933 and provided a cheaper alternative made from mayo and salad dressing:
So, think of it as hobo mayonnaise!
I reckon the thing you seek is similar to the Hardee's versus Carl's Jr. map.
My becoming aware of this particular example was serendipitous to a quest for information on another topic, as I reside within one of the grey states which welcomes neither establishment. I wish I could say the same about mayonnaise, which loves to make itself my business without permission.
I wish there was a hardee's within an hour's drive of this place
Oh man, me too. If the menus are the same at Carl's Jr. and Hardee's, a Western Bacon Cheeseburger would PUNISH right about now.
All of our local Carls recently expanded their menus to become Carls/Green Burrito hybrid establishments. And while I know that the Green Burrito is supposed to be a step up from Taco Bell the way Carls is a step up from pretty much any other fast food establishment, in practice it feels like a step down from any of the dozens of local taquerias. (Whereas Taco Bell is still distinctly fast-foody and fakey enough to be able to spawn cravings in it's own category, i.e. sometimes I want mexican, and sometimes I want Taco Bell, and these things are not the same.)
i.e. sometimes I want mexican, and sometimes I want Taco Bell, and these things are not the same.
Few people outside of California/the Southwest understand that distinction, especially when I complain that I haven't had Mexican food in 4 years (my last visit to SD) and inevitably hear "why don't you just go get some Taco Bell?" >:(
And don't get me wrong about Taco Bell—in high school everyone I knew would respond to either their first name, their last name, or their Taco Bell order. But Mexican? You get that at a place called Cotija, or at a -berto's.
That actually happened here! Not for taquerias, unfortunately, so I can't score what I'm really looking for, but there is this one Mexican place in Lake Placid that got an actual Mexican cook one year who taught them to make their dishes more authentic.
You should see the Mexican food in North Dakota, though. D:
Well dammit now I'm hungry for Mexican food... I hope there's a place within a reasonable bicycle-ride's distance...
Right now I'd settle for one that's no more than a 2-hour drive. That's how far I have to go for Denny's!
Ah, that is exactly what I would be looking for! Well, that and a road trip to fulfill this semi-pointless curiosity, I'll bet the Rockies are nice driving this time of year.
As far as Hardee's goes—I'm right on the cusp of the grey states, but I may as well be Vermont for all intents and purposes.
I've been living on the west coast for like three years and NEVER NOTICED that Hellmann's no longer exists. Granted, I hate mayonnaise, but it still kind of boggles me and I can't wait to check this out next time I'm at the grocery store.
There's little things that make switching coasts seem like moving to a foreign land. Something that threw me is that on the east coast, you can still pump before you pay.
And truthfully, I have to say that I like writing about mayonnaise more that I like eating it. ;-P
My little secret is that I do too! If I'm having a tuna sandwich then that is what I'm using on it. P:
OK we are totally on the same page here! Boo to the raw onions in it, if I want more crunch I'll have some Cheetos with it. P:
This post is AWESOME
Seriously you should make posts like these about food more often!
I didn't even KNOW there was a brand called Best Foods, and that's because I have never been farther West than Texas, but I have been all over the East and there's never been a question of "which major brand mayonnaise is sold here"... I guess the other factor is that I have never been a big fan of mayonnaise, and in fact wouldn't even touch the stuff until about age 20. I'm ok with it now, just not enough to notice these things, UNTIL NOW.
Thanks! I am definitely going to try to post more often; I'll see what other tidbits I can dig up.
I've heard rumors that El Paso used to carry both, back in the '80s. :D