It’s pretty safe to say that most people love mayo. But, unfortunately, not all mayonnaise brands are created equal. Some are less healthy, while some don’t measure up to others when it comes to taste.
Well, if you’ve been wondering what some of the best and worst mayonnaise brands on the market are, look no further than this article.
We’ve compiled a list of 10 well-known and lesser-known mayo brands to give you the low-down on each of them.
Continue reading to find out which ones should go in your shopping cart and which ones you should leave on the shelf.
10. Miracle Whip
Miracle Whip has only 15 calories, 0 grams of fat, 130 milligrams of sodium, 3 grams of carbs and 0 grams of protein per tablespoon. Not too bad, huh? Well, at least it appears that way.
The issue is that whenever a manufacturer cuts fat, they have to compensate for flavor in other ways — and most of the time, it’s by adding sugar.
Unfortunately, Miracle Whip has more sugar content than many other mayo brands on the market. It also contains a preservative.
Ingredients: Water, Soybean Oil, High-Fructose Corn Syrup, Vinegar, Modified Corn Starch, Eggs, Salt, Natural Flavor, Mustard Flour, Potassium Sorbate, Spice, Dried Garlic.
- Miracle Whip was introduced in 1933 as a less expensive version of mayonnaise.
- According to an article published by Mashed.com, Miracle Whip can’t be considered real mayonnaise because it doesn’t contain enough vegetable oil.
9. Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise
This is many people’s go-to mayo when making potato salad or sandwiches. And, Taste of Home magazine loves it, too. They refer to it as the “best all-purpose mayo.” But, unfortunately, Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise contains a preservative: Calcium Disodium EDTA.
“While Calcium Disodium EDTA is an approved food additive, the FDA has limits regarding how much of the preservative can be in foods,” Amy Tao, MS, of Based Wellness, told Eat This, Not That! Here is the full list of ingredients as well as nutrition facts:
Ingredients: Soybean Oil, Water, Whole Eggs and Egg Yolks, Distilled Vinegar, Salt, Sugar, Lemon Juice Concentrate, Calcium Disodium EDTA, Natural Flavors
Nutrition Facts (for 1 tablespoon): 90 calories, 10 grams of fat (1.5 grams of saturated fat), 90 milligrams of sodium, 0 grams of carbs (0 grams of fiber, 0 grams of sugar), 0 grams of protein
Hellmann’s goes by the name Best Foods in states west of the Rocky Mountains.
Mayonnaise became popular in the United States in 1905, after German immigrant Richard Hellmann opened a delicatessen in New York. He used his wife’s homemade mayonnaise in salads and as a condiment.