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Jennifer 3FC
09-08-2004, 11:48 AM
Can anybody recommend one that doesn't taste like dookie? :D

09-08-2004, 02:11 PM
Sorry Jennifer - I have found that they all pretty much taste like "dookie" :-)

I just got used to using less of the real thing. If you want to use it for chicken/tuna salad, etc. I have found that simply thinning it out with water (believe it or not.....) works really well or even a little vinegar for tang. For dressings/dips I add yogurt or cottage cheese. Besides, you don't want all those nasty chemicals anyway........


09-08-2004, 02:26 PM
I think both Hellman's and Kraft reduced-fat are pretty good. NO, not like the real thing, but if you just have to have potato salad, use the reduced-fat, and add extra onions, pickles, mustard, etc., and I'm HAPPY! :flow2: (And Jennifer, can't believe you said "dookie"......... haven't heard that since growing up in rural North Carolina! :lol: )

Doing it right this
09-08-2004, 03:12 PM
I have tried and now use the Hellman's Just 2 Good, which is lighter and their light and really like it. Now, I only use mayo in checken salads, etc. I am not a mayo on my sandwich kind of a perosn. So in that case it may not taste as good. I've even got my husband using Light Miracle Whip and he has never said it tasted funny on his sandwich!
I like the "dookie" comment as well!!
Have a great day!

Suzanne 3FC
09-08-2004, 04:47 PM
(And Jennifer, can't believe you said "dookie"......... haven't heard that since growing up in rural North Carolina! :lol: )

:lol: Well, we live in East Tennessee, if that tells you anything :)

I recently discovered the Hellman's Just 2 Good, too! I really like it. I also use the real thing, but just less of it, like Regina. I guess it depends on what you use it on.

09-08-2004, 04:51 PM
Suzanne/ Jennifer, my Mom grew up in Greenville, TN. That explains the "dookie!" :lol:

09-08-2004, 06:05 PM
i've been enjoying [and i MEAN that] hellman's and that other company's FLAVORED light mayo's... i can't tell the two brands apart!!! <shame on me> but between the two of them, they have chipotle, and wasabi horseradish and a garlic/herb and a bacon/tomato.

very very good... much better than dookie, which is something i can only imagine, since joisy girls don't say dookie...

09-08-2004, 06:24 PM
Dare we ask what Joisey girls DO say?? :lol:

Jennifer 3FC
09-09-2004, 12:26 AM
Joisey girls say :censored: ! :lol:

Jiffy, I know which ones you are talking about. I had the chipotle flavored last summer. I didn't remember it being lite, yayy! That will take care of wraps and sammitches. I need the plain mayo for chicken salad, etc.

09-09-2004, 06:49 PM
jennifer KNOWS what joisy girls say...

and jennifer... the garlic/herb would be good on chicken salad. and so would the bacon/tomato [i think.. i don't usually let go of the chipotle to try anything else!!!! but i will say that the wasabi horseradish is FABULOUS on turkey! and roast beef]

09-10-2004, 02:12 PM
The problem I've always had with light mayo -- even the good brands like Hellman's and Kraft -- is that they taste like Miracle Whip, not mayonnaise. I HATE Miracle Whip. I LIVE for Kraft real mayonnaise. So, I just use a little of the real thing when I need some on a sandwich. If I'm making something like chicken salad, I'll add a little reduced-fat sour cream or plain yogurt to stretch it out.

09-23-2004, 02:52 AM
I figured something out today- tuna fish is much better mixed with small curd cottage cheese than low fat mayo. I usually put the mixture on Wasa crackers.

09-23-2004, 03:09 AM
Just 2 good is the best! To me it tastes just like real mayo and it is so much better for you. I would reccomend it for anything. When it comes to tuna I really like to not drain it till it is dry but not leave so much water it is runny, and just eat it plain with some pepper on it. Even with Just 2 good in it this is still much healthier.
Try it, you might like it if it not too dry but not mushy!


Suzanne 3FC
09-23-2004, 10:13 AM
The best tuna salad I ever had wasn't even made with mayo. It had a lot of teenie tiny diced potatoes, a small amount of corn kernels, cooked diced onions and peppers, and was tossed with a viniagrette that wasn't too tangy.

09-23-2004, 10:21 AM
Do you have a recipe? :T

Suzanne 3FC
09-23-2004, 10:29 AM
No :) Believe it or not, it came out of a can! When I spent that year in England, I didn't have a stove, so I depended on a lot of prepared foods (not as bad as it sounds, they are much healthier over there) The tuna salad came in little tins with foil lids that you peel back. I tried to duplicate it here, and came pretty close, but not good enough. I really should go back to the drawing board with that one, because it would be well worth it to clone.

I still have a photo of it, from the days when we did food reviews of UK products.

09-27-2004, 04:07 PM
Seems that 3 or 4 of the above posters have commented on the Just2Good by Hellman's. You're telling me that it actually tastes better than the "lights" by Hellman, Kraft, etc.??? You're not just using it because it has less calories than the regular "light?" Guess I may have to break down and try it!!!

Suzanne 3FC
09-28-2004, 12:27 AM
I buy mayo (any version) just once or twice a year, so I really can't remember what they all taste like, lol. But I do remember liking the Just2Good. Maybe I should buy a few small jars of each and do a taste test!

10-08-2004, 02:20 PM
I was just saying I have to find a lighter mayo. I use Hellmans and LOVE IT but I remember their ligher version tasting like kaka. But this was years ago. I'm willing to give it another try.


Jennifer 3FC
10-08-2004, 09:56 PM
Ok maybe I'm just picky (but probably not, I'm fat!) but I didn't like the Just Too Good. I had it in chicken salad with plain ff yogurt and it was spine shivering YUCKY. I threw it all out. Shoulda tasted it before I put it in the chicken. I tried to mask it but it just got worse. Next!!??

10-10-2004, 08:43 AM
I maybe the only one, but I really don't mind Kraft FF Mayo!

10-10-2004, 10:29 AM
I bought one of each, tiny jars. I'm gonna try them and let you know.

10-10-2004, 10:19 PM
I use real mayo because my husband doesn't like anything low fat, and I don't feel like buying 2 of everything. However, one thing I used to do was mix 1/2 light Hellmans w/ 1/2 regular Hellmans. Thus, if I used 1/4 cup of mayo for some tuna I made, I'd use 1/8 cup of light Hellmans & 1/8 cup of regular Hellmans.

10-13-2004, 10:45 AM
Okay so far I've tried the Hellmans Light and I am impressed !!! they've come a long way with the flavor.

Jennifer 3FC
10-13-2004, 10:43 PM
Is this the 2 Good label? Or another one?

10-14-2004, 05:22 PM
Jen, I tried the 2 Good Label yesterday and its gross IMHO.

I really prefer the Hellmann's Light.

Jennifer 3FC
10-14-2004, 10:22 PM
Whew, it's something different. There's still hope for me yet!

Has anybody tried vegan mayo?

10-14-2004, 11:26 PM
You mean have I tried Elmers Glue? No, I haven't but just the thought :eek:

10-15-2004, 12:24 AM
The Hellman's Light is pretty good. It's got a light blue label.

Vegan mayo, no. But I loooooove Veggie Slices cheeses. They make kickass grilled cheese & quesadillas.

10-18-2004, 05:53 PM
Bumblebee makes a Fat Free Tuna Salad kit that must be close to the U.K. one you were mentioning. I have 2 in my desk drawer right now.

I like Miracle Whip Lite. I guess I'm an exception :)

Jennifer 3FC
10-18-2004, 11:53 PM
Oh I forgot about the tuna kits. StarKist has 4 flavors right now. Hickory Smoked,
Zesty Lemon Pepper, Herb & Garlic and Sweet & Spicy. I haven't tried them yet, but plan to. I suppose chicken and tuna would be good tossed in just about any vinaigrette. That is how I used to eat tuna all the time, but for some reason I quit.

If I can't find any low/ff mayo that I like, I'll move onto salad dressings and try those. Traditionally I hate light dressings that are creamy. I always taste chemicals. Blech!

Yeah, maybe I'm too picky.

10-19-2004, 08:27 PM
I make fake mayonnaise at home that I prefer to the store bought light mayonnaises that are available:

6 oz silken tofu
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
1/4 tsp kosher salt
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
black pepper

Just mix everything but the pepper in a food processor (or blender) until smooth, add pepper to taste.

I got the recipe from "A New Way to Cook" and the cookbook says it will keep for about a week. I usually halve the recipe because it makes a cup, which is more than I really need.

10-25-2004, 01:21 PM
thanks for the recipe-I opt for the lowfat mayo-and sometimes mix it with a ff scream or yogurt if I'm making a potato salad

11-13-2004, 03:37 PM
I always preferred mayo over Miracle Whip, that is until I tossed the fat out of my diet. Now the hubby and I both eat fat-free Miracle Whip and I think it's delicious, believe it or not. I was so relieved the first time I tried it, it's just about like the real thing, and a BIG improvement over dry bread! :)