Mayo Or Salad Cream?

May 11, 2008 7:51am CST
Since it's the season for salad I thought I'd ask, what do you prefer with your salad Mayo or Salad Cream? Personally I like Mayo and not just with salad, on just about everything (within reason) I use it like other people would use ketchup and also like to put it on cold meat sandwich's. I know it's more fattening than salad cream but I do buy my super markets healthy option which is lower in fat. I don't really like salad cream I find it tastes to much like vinegar and separates if you put it on anything hot, and is just horrible if it's not cold.
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@liquorice (3901)
12 May 08
Oh I agree with you, I think that mayo is much nicer than salad cream. I don't know exactly what it is that I don't like about salad cream, it just tastes wrong to me. Maybe it's that the flavour is too strong and it just overpowers anything that you put it on, and it's almost as if the texture is wrong for the flavour or something like that, and I just can't eat it! Mayo is much more subtle and compliments your food. It also has a nice, creamy texture. It's funny that you use it on everything. I like it on salad and on chips (fries).
13 May 08
Salad Cream is a strange product, a good example of a low fat alternative that didn't work. Though a lot of people do seem to like it, I suppose it's like marmite you either love it or hate it.
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@liquorice (3901)
13 May 08
Hmm, I'll take marmite any day! I have to admit I have tried on salad before now...
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@liquorice (3901)
13 May 08
(Think there was an 'it' missing from my post. I'm sure you get the gist..)
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@anniepa (27957)
• United States
11 May 08
Definitely mayo and absolutely Hellman's! That's one of the few products that I insist being a certain brand name regardless of the price. There's no other kind of mayo that even comes close to Hellman's and I also love it on sandwiches and on cheeseburgers. Annie
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• United States
12 May 08
i second that-i absolutely love hellmann's. caine's isn't too bad..but why is it yellowish? *bleh*
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12 May 08
Hellmans does seem thicker than other brands of mayonnaise, I think they make it more traditionally than other companies do these days.
@Bizziebod (3498)
14 May 08
Ew totally with you on the salad cream - it's horrible they always said it was 'a poor man's mayonnaise!" Give me mayo any day, especially with chips yum! I have used the 'healthy option' one in the past and it's not too bad, but not a patch on the full fat version!
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14 May 08
There is something artificial about the low fat version of mayonnaise, it's still nice though. The full fat version of most things are always nicer, sadly for those of us watching our weight.
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@feliniti (875)
13 May 08
I like both. Overall I think I prefer Mayo, especially prefer mayo on jacket potatoes. I wish I could give you a more precise answer about when I prefer one over the other, but to be honest I do honestly like them both. I think that if you were to find out which one I bought more often it would be mayo.
13 May 08
I buy mayo more too, in fact I don't think I've ever bought salad cream. The jars I get of mayo do last me quite a long time though, I don't eat it by the gallon lol.
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@gemini_rose (16264)
13 May 08
Both, I love mayo and salad cream, with everything and on everything. I do buy the light stuff though just to cut down on the few calories that I can. I have never noticed salad cream separating though before, I love salad cream on chips/fries. gorgeous!!
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13 May 08
maybe it's only the cheaper brands that separate, it's when it's put on something hot it happens.
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@suspenseful (40199)
• Canada
13 May 08
Actually unless it is potato salad and I love Miracle Whip with that, I prefer Italian dressing with my salads. I like salad cream or coleslaw dressing with my coleslaw, and I do not like macaroni salad. I eat mainly leafy lettuce salads and I will have either Italian, Catalina, or any dressing that contains tomatoes in it.
13 May 08
I use mayonnaise as well as a dressing on a salad, thank good for reduced calorie salad dressing and mayo.
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• United States
13 May 08
I prefer vinegarette type dressings.
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@twoey68 (13629)
• United States
11 May 08
Mayo definately and only Miracle Whip. It's the only kind I'll eat. Just one of those things. **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
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@egdcltd (12073)
11 May 08
Heinz Salad Cream. The only time I like mayonnaise is on chicken burgers.
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@Jemina (5773)
26 May 08
Given the two options alone I would go for mayo as salad cream is sweet and I don't like sweet vegetable salads. Mayo tastes so good with boiled potato but I have to stay away from it because I get fat so easily. Anyway, if I would have a third choice I prefer vinaigrette as it contains less carbo. Although it's also a little sweet like salad cream but somehow, the sweet flavor blends in perfectly.
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27 May 08
That's the one problem with mayonnaise it is fattening, though I have found my supermarket does a low fat version, I don't know how much lower fat though it probably doesn't make that much difference.
@Jemina (5773)
27 May 08
That's true, it's very fattening that's why I want to opt for vinaigrette. Or if I could use ketchup or any tomato sauce so much the better as lycopene is good for our health.
@jairgirl (2877)
• United States
12 May 08
hello nancyrowina, if i will eat a salad i prefer to have only caesar dressing on it it doesnt matter what kind of salad it is i just want caesar dressing on it coz the others is not tasty in my palate LOL. if i am eating a sandwich i like mayo on it coz it just gives an extra flavor on it and that makes me enjoy my meal more. i have known some people who hates mayo, like my husband i guess we all have different preferences over a taste coz what is tasty for me is not to him except of course some meal that we agreed taste good coz i cooked it haha. takecare!
12 May 08
My partner doesn't like it much either, though he will have it in a ham sandwich or with salad.
@jairgirl (2877)
• United States
12 May 08
seems like a lot of guys dont like mayo my brother-in-law hates it as well and will not touch anything with mayo on it even just a bit of it. at least your partner can take it in some food unlike others i know LOL takecare!
@whittby (3072)
• United States
11 May 08
I have a friend who uses mayo on her french fries. She keeps wanting me to try it. I prefer mayo and my family prefers what we call "salad dressing". I usually use their preference. I have a few recipes that call for mayo - a chicken casserole for one. I know it adds calories so I don't make it very often, but it sure is good - made it without the mayo once and it makes a difference.
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• New Zealand
12 May 08
hi pal, chicken with mayo sounds yum.Please be my friend and send in the recepie.I would love to try it for once.
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12 May 08
I haven't tried adding it to recipes I'll have to start experimenting as I do like it with pasta and on chips myself.
@ElicBxn (62427)
• United States
2 Jun 08
I'm not real fond of mayo, tho it is necessary in things like tuna and stuff. I use mustard on my sandwiches, heck, even on my eggs. Ketchup is for fries and to make red sauce for shrimp. I like bleu cheese on my salad tho I'll eat italian too.
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4 Jun 08
Yes it's good for making tuna and egg mayonnaise and such too, I use mustard on cold meat sandwich's too it goes well with meat.
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• Canada
15 May 08
I've never heard of having mayo on salad. I prefer salad dressing (I've never heard it called salad cream) before. There are all kinds of different flavours of salad dressing that I like on salad. I prefer mayo on sandwiches.
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16 May 08
Salad cream isn't the same as salad dressing, from what I can gather in America it's called miracle whip. It's like the low fat version of mayonnaise over here isn't as creamy though they've tried to make it that way and it tastes more like vinegar.
• United States
12 May 08
I've always preferred mayo. I'm not sure why, I just have. I have always felt like salad dressing has a bit of an after taste I guess. I have a nephew who can't eat mayo. Something about an allergy/intolerance to eggs. So when I make my awesome pasta, pineapple and ham salad for my step-dad's birthday party next month I have to make a special batch just for the nephew using salad dressing. ah well, tis the way of life I suppose.
12 May 08
That's one problem with mayo it's made out of eggs, so if anyone is allergic they can't eat it.
@Hatley (163984)
• Garden Grove, California
11 May 08
I love a nice crisp green salad with some Hidden Valley ranch dressing lo fat type on it and lots of veggies in it like carrots,green been, and tomatoes,the little grape ones. thekind I use is actually lower than salad cream in fat and sugar as I am a diabetic.
12 May 08
I like carrots in a salad too though I only have them when I buy pre-made salad for some reason I never put them in myself when I'm doing a salad.
@Modestah (11179)
• United States
12 May 08
I would have to claim neither to be my preferred dressing for a salad. I am more fond of vinegars - from plain apple cider vinegar, to balsamic, even malt vinegar and a few others. I find a splash of vinegar to be very refreshing. I also like a little lime or lemon juice with garlic.
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• Philippines
12 May 08
I also like mayo. I prefer to have bread and mayo, pure mayo only. I like the taste of mayo.I haven't tasted salad cream.
@Polly1 (12646)
• United States
12 May 08
Its mayo for me, I even like to dip my fries in it.
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@drannhh (15226)
• United States
12 May 08
I'm with you on the mayo, and I like to mix a lot of crumbled blue cheese in mine, with a bit of yogurt and fresh ground black pepper. The salad will have spinach as well as lettuce, freshly grated pecorino romano cheese, peeled tomato, cucumbers, celery, red and yellow peppers and snap peas and maybe a diced hard-boiled egg, a few cubes of brick cheese along with whatever other goodies are on hand. I take my salads seriously.
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