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Miracle Whip vs. Mayonnaise

Ok, let’s be completely and totally honest here. Is there really a difference between Mayonnaise and Miracle Whip Salad Dressing? Well, after interviewing several people, conducting a taste test, evaluating research, and reviewing ingredients, I have come to the conclusion that there really is a difference. In this article, we will briefly discuss the differences between Mayonnaise and Miracle Whip.

Let’s evaluate our findings after interviewing several subjects. When asked, interviewees describe mayonnaise as a savory, fluffy, egg enriched substance that doesn’t appear to have a noticeable vinegar taste. They also stated that they typically use mayonnaise for salad dressings and other recipes in which they want a more homemade taste. In comparison, they further described Miracle Whip as a “sweet and tangy” salad dressing that contains mayonnaise, sugar, and vinegar and is most often used in potato and tuna salad. According to them, this product is used for sweeter recipes. Be that as it may, they all tend to prefer one or the other depending on the recipe and the taste their mouth is craving at that particular time.

So, now that we realize that there is a difference in taste, let’s compare the nutritional components of Kraft Mayonnaise and Kraft Light Miracle Whip.

Comparison of Kraft Light Mayonnaise and Kraft Light Miracle Whip:

Per tablespoon
Calories
Fat Grams
Cholesterol
Sodium
Kraft Mayonnaise
50
5
0
110
Miracle Whip
70
7
5
85

(Source: www.health-alliance.com/nn/nutritionnew.html)

So, as you can see from reviewing the above chart, there some are nutritional differences between the two types as well. For instance, mayonnaise appears to have fewer calories, fat grams, cholesterol whereas Miracle Whip has less sodium. So, what does this all mean? It means that there are differences but only you can decide which you prefer.

 
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