April 10, 2012

The Great Debate



I know, kids, you're like, what the...?! Well, that's where having 'bedlam' in the title of this blog comes in very handy. Anything goes! Hey, it ain't a photo of me in a Speedo. Count your blessings.

This is a debate that comes up often in our household - Miracle Whip versus Mayonnaise. Me? I am totally a mayo boy! Kendall, however, sides up to Miracle Whip every time. (Eew.)

So which side to you fall on? Miracle Whip or Mayo?



48 comments:

  1. I don't like either, but I only use real mayo for recipes... Make it from scratch sometimes, but not very often...

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  2. That's hard!!! Maybe just plain ol' mayo? Cut the calories- use less of it or substitute some yogurt if you're making something creamy.

    P.s. notice that Miracle Whip says "dressing" under it.

    Jillian

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  3. Mayo for sure. With a little mustard.

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  4. miracle whip over mayo. i'm with k!

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  5. Real Mayo all the way baby! That being said, my family (who lives in WV) loves them some Miracle whip. So I grew up eating both. I just can't get over the sweetness of MW. :( My Grandma's signature sandwich: Sweet pickles, peanut butter and miracle whip. Yup. Be afraid.

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  6. Mayo. Yum. Technically I have never tried Miracle Whip, but if mayo is real, what is Miracle Whip exactly?

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  7. I'd rather see Uncle Beefy in a Speedo than have anything to do with Miracle Whip.

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  8. Mayo!!! Mayyyy-ooooo!!

    ML
    mlanesepic.blogspot.com

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  9. Mayonnaise - I don't like fake food! And I'd rather eat a little less of the real thing than more of a chemical-y substitute.

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  10. Mayo, for sure, although admittedly I only ever have it in really small quantities (mixed into chicken salad, for example, but not on most sandwiches)

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  11. I grew up eating MW. I love it on turkey sanwiches in the days following Thanksgiving. So my vote is for the Whip that is Miraculous.

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  12. My hub loves Miracle Whip - I think it tastes like chemicals. Just plain wrong! I like mayo!! Hmm, I wonder if the idea of opposites attracting includes mayo/miracle whip fans?

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  13. I think eat way too much Mayo. NEVER MW!

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  14. Yum! MAYO all the way! I am eating some now in fact in my yummy egg salad sandwich! Delicious!

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  15. Em... can I ask... what the holy fudge balls is Miracle Whip?

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  16. Is it weird that my first ever comment is weighing-in on mayo vs MW. Mayo. Mayo. Mayonnaise. Ever since there was a commercial a decade ago that talked about being hit by a tonne of mayonnaise. Sometimes vegannaise. Depends on how food-precious I'm a feelin'.

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  17. Mayo all the way. Although, to be fair, I don't think I've ever had Miracle Whip. I think it's the name that throws me.

    The miracle part makes it sound good, but the whip part is too aggressive.

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  18. My sis-in-law still loves Miracle Whip on her balogna sandwiches. Ick! I love her anyway, hehe. Mayo for the win!

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  19. Eew on Miracle Whip for sure. Best Foods (Hellman's in the South) between the two, and my personal favorite- Duke's. Amazing. I heart mayo too!

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  20. Not a fan of the WHIP....
    If and when I need some Mayo - I'd go with the real deal- if only I had time to go with the homeade version...but when in doubt the Hellmans delivers.

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  21. Oh mayo. Every time. I am even crazy enough to shell out the $7 it cots for Hellmans here in Denmark.

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  22. Hi there! New here and this post made me laugh! I never had Miracle Whip growing up so I didn't know there was a difference. I bought it once when I was newly on my own because it was on sale. OMG!!! What IS that stuff?? So wrong. So very wrong. Mayo for me please. And lots of it!

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  23. MMMMMMMMAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYOOOOOOOOO! all the way.
    miricle wip reminds me of tepid bologna sandwiches in my childhood lunchbox. bleck!

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  24. I'm with you on the Miracle Whip (blech!). Mayo all the way (Hellmans or Dukes if you please).

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  25. Gotta say- I am a Miracle Whip gal. It brings me back to my childhood when my grandmother would make me tomato sandwiches on white bread, salt, pepper and a thick layer of Miracle Whip.

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  26. I love my homemade mayonnaise best but Best Foods is a close second.Miracle Whip? I'll take a picture of Uncle Beefy in that Speedo before I eat Miracle Whip! Teasing you. In dear old England they call it Salad Cream. Bleck. Shiree'

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  27. Nayonaisse. You will never go back. Gwyneth Paltrow recommended it to me, we are tight like that. :)

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  28. This is post is so funny to me because we were just having this discussion in my office. I decided to try and brought in Earth Balance, no dairy mayo for my tuna today, and the girls were saying how "granola" I am and that they only eat Helmans. Oh well, but if I'm not trying something different I love Miracle Whip!

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  29. Thanks for all the comments, kids. Wowza! Mayo was clearly the winner. But don't worry Miracle Whip fans we still think you're peachy keen. Just leave the sandwich making to us. ;)

    And, welcome to you new readers! Thanks for the lovely and kind words. :)

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  30. Mayo! Hellmann's in particular, although many fellow Southerners have addictions to Duke's.

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  31. Hi Newell! Nice to see you pop in. Hellmann's? Absolutely! Thanks for the comment. Hope life is treating you well!

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  32. I can't even imagine that you need to ask - who picks Miracle Whip? Ugh.

    HELLMANS MAYONNAISE my good man!

    XOXO,
    Carrie
    lifestylefiles blog

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  33. Well, If I wasn't a vegan I would pick mayo but my choice as substitute is Vegenaise! It tastes just like mayo!!

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  34. MAYO MAYO MAYO all the way :)
    (it has to be Hellmans as well)

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  35. grapeseed Veganaise all the way! mayo is way too pus-like and MW is just sweet pus!
    try it, you'll never go back :)

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  36. We have the same issue, I am for Mayo, Mike is for Miracle whip.. Is it the Miracle part?? what else
    could make someone like the mw?????

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  37. Mayo is my first choice, but I think there's a place in the kitchen for both. REAL mayo is versatile and relatively neutral, so it can be used in a lot of recipes. For instance, I use a dollop of mayo in from-scratch caesar salad dressing instead of raw egg to make it creamy. But sometimes, a classic tuna and MW sammie can't be beat!

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  38. Its great debates like this that attracted me to join this blog.....err Hellman's I think:)
    Paul

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    1. Nice to have you here, Paul! Welcome! :)

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  39. Thanks for all of the comments, kids! Wow. This is more of a hot topic than I think I originally thought. But I'm glad I'm bringing important issues like this to the forefront. Hard-hitting journalist that I am. ;)

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  40. miracle whip has really one good use. deviled eggs! i dare you. try one made with miracle whip and one with mayo. the MW wins every time!

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  41. THe great irony of your great debate? My last name is Mayo, and I hate both :) unless I'm mixing a little into my homemade spinach artichoke dip.

    Rose
    Blonde In This City

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