Food Survey (Weekend Poll)

by: wheatmeister

June 21, 2014

Some of you may remember the great mayonnaise debate of 2008 on Mormon Matters. If not, count yourself lucky.

First things first.  What’s on your sandwich?

Mayonnaise or miracle whip?

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And while we’re at it.

Which chocolate is best?

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14 Responses to Food Survey (Weekend Poll)

  1. Hedgehog on June 21, 2014 at 5:59 AM

    So, that’s organic mayonnaise (courtesy of tesco) on my sandwich, which is very nice. I don’t actually like Hellmann’s.

    Had that been a British debate it would have been mayonnaise v. salad cream. One of my brothers was very fond of the latter, and had to have it posted to him whilst serving a US mission.

    As to chocolate, I like swiss milk chocolate. The rest of the family prefer dark (70%+ cocoa).

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  2. Left Field on June 21, 2014 at 8:55 AM

    I’m only allowed one condiment on my sandwich?

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  3. New Iconoclast on June 21, 2014 at 10:01 AM

    Mayo and mustard, thanks.

    White chocolate isn’t even food.

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  4. mh on June 21, 2014 at 10:42 AM

    I like them all and can’t tell the difference between mayo and miracle whip.

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  5. forgetting on June 21, 2014 at 10:56 AM

    The only food I am picky about is sandwiches. I had to select ‘other’ since I only like 1) toasted (not grilled) cheese and 2) peanut butter and dill pickle sandwiches. Anything else I take a part and eat like a very little salad with bread and cheese. I guess it has been this way since I was a toddler. As for chocolate? Well, you know: chocolate.

    This poll brought to mind a sister companionship from the mission time. The two sisters had nothing in common. Tall, short. Neat, sloppy. Light hair, dark hair. Feminist, most emphatically not a feminist. Utah, East Coast. There was one thing they did have in common however, peanut butter. One liked it smooth, the other crunchy.

    They still managed to not kill, er…, love each other.

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  6. Katie on June 21, 2014 at 11:25 AM

    Fascinating how many people like dark chocolate!

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  7. handlewithcare on June 21, 2014 at 2:54 PM

    I’m surprised by the dark chocolate too as I’m generally alone in refusing the milk choccy, sometimes I eat the two together. Yummy.
    I used to make the mayo myself, but then just stopped being able to, it curdled every time-waste of eggs and oil. Now it’s any good mayo made with eggs.

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  8. Nate on June 22, 2014 at 7:51 AM

    Hedgehog, my wife tells me that Hellmanns in the UK tastes different than the US version. She says: “I like the taste of US Hellmanns better – it’s thicker and richer. In fact I have to admit I don’t like UK mayonnaise that much because I find it sweeter (more sugary), less creamy and more artificial tasting (no offense!) I wouldn’t even compare salad cream to mayonnaise as it seems to be a different product – perhaps more similar to miracle whip.”

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  9. Hedgehog on June 22, 2014 at 8:13 AM

    Nate, it wouldn’t surprise me. The organic mayonnaise is all real ingredients (including eggs hwc), and has a lovely rich taste. I gather that salad cream was the wartime response to the shortage of ingredients required for mayonnaise c.1914. It certainly isn’t as rich, is much more tangy and more liquid.
    I also gather US chocolate is also very different, as I’ve known many of Brits who’ve moved to the US who want chocolate sent over to them.

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  10. NewlyHousewife on June 22, 2014 at 11:39 AM

    For such an important weekend, having a discussion of American food seems quintessential American. Freedom Fries forever!

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  11. nate's wife on June 22, 2014 at 4:57 PM

    Yes, we like UK chocolate much better! US chocolate is waxier and not as milky and creamy. We love the M&Ms here in the UK and guess where they’re made? France! No wonder they are so good.

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  12. Kristine A on June 22, 2014 at 6:43 PM

    Glad to see a few others who do not like chocolate. Maybe this is the root of my dislike of mother’s day at church?

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  13. Kullervo on June 23, 2014 at 9:34 AM

    We usually have Hellman’s at home, but I prefer Duke’s or homemade. Miracle Whip is gross yankee food.

    I like all kinds of chocolate–serving a mission in Germany pretty much ruined the American grocery-store checkout kind for me (Hershey’s is particularly bad) but there’s plenty of other good chocolate options on the fancy candy aisles.

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  14. hawkgrrrl on June 23, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    I grew up outside of Hershey, and even so I do not like milk chocolate one bit, although the aroma from the nearby M&M Mars factory was heavenly.

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