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Mayonaise - Why is it slathered over everything ???

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allmycats Sat 04-Jun-16 12:26:13

Am I the only person totally pissed off that when ever I order a sandwich etc anywhere it comes totally slathered in masses of mayo even though
there is no mention of it on the menu. I don't like mayo and if I see it on the menu I ask for my food without it. I also ask 'does this have mayo on it'?
So why the hell do they insist on trying to feed it me using excuses such as
'there is only a bit' 'all our sandwiches have mayo on them' If I ask for NO MAYO this is what I want.

HunterHearstHelmsley Sat 04-Jun-16 12:28:08

I can't say I've ever noticed. Whenever I've had mayo in a sandwich it's usually something mayo or something and mayo. Is it a regional thing maybe?

echt Sat 04-Jun-16 12:30:59

OP, if you are journalist, this has already been extensively covered. This is just one:

foresttrees2 Sat 04-Jun-16 12:34:42

I love Mayo!

SillyBub Sat 04-Jun-16 12:35:55

DS is allergic to egg. I hear you.

allmycats Sat 04-Jun-16 12:37:17

I am NOT a journalist - just last Saturday I went out for lunch and ordered a BLT - it came with, according to the menu a side salad and coleslaw. I asked for the side salad with no dressing and no coleslaw. It never occurred to me to order the sandwich with NO mayo as a BLT does not usually have it and there was no mention of it on the menu description.

If this had been done before then I am sorry but I have not seen it.

Lilaclily Sat 04-Jun-16 12:38:21

Can't people post without bring accused of being journalists? ,!
I love mayo but know what you mean

mizuzu Sat 04-Jun-16 12:39:07

I am a mayo lover so I don't mind but I suppose it replaces butter as it can last longer

onelittleclara Sat 04-Jun-16 12:41:08

I have this problem. I cannot just pick up a sandwich when out and about as they all have mayo in with the rare exception of a couple of supermarkets who may have plain ham or cheese. It's sooooo annoying.

MilkTwoSugarsThanks Sat 04-Jun-16 12:41:38

Surely if it's been "extensively covered" you wouldnt choose to link to an article that's 5 years old?

ChampagneCommunist Sat 04-Jun-16 12:42:30

Because Mayo is the food of the Gods!

MamehaSan Sat 04-Jun-16 12:42:41

Totally agree with you, op. DH and I don't like mayo, although I can put up with it in small amounts. We think it's because it's cheap. Splodge everything into a bowl of mayo, then when you're making the mass-produced sandwiches you just splat a dollop of the gloop onto the bread. No faffing about buttering the bread or arranging different ingredients. Just one big, gloopy, blob. Urgh.

NeedACleverNN Sat 04-Jun-16 12:45:03

I can't stand Mayo

Makes it a pain in the arse to get a sandwhich if I want one

LongChalk Sat 04-Jun-16 12:45:53

Yanbu! I hate mayo and it's bloody everywhere. Even in a cheese and pickle sandwich! shock why oh why would you add mayonnaise when you already have chutney in there????

Kangaroo1 Sat 04-Jun-16 12:51:25

I have never known a BLT not have Mayo, it's a key component!

siilk Sat 04-Jun-16 13:32:39

Drives me mad. I like mayo but only in small dabs and not on all things.

teawamutu Sat 04-Jun-16 13:39:36

Yanbu. I loathe the disgusting slimy shit and it's almost impossible to buy a sandwich without it.

pigsDOfly Sat 04-Jun-16 13:41:28

Agree, absolutely horrible.

I ordered a chicken and bacon sandwich a while ago, no mention of mayo on the menu. It was like biting into a thick oily mess and actually made me feel sick.

The amount of chicken and bacon in my sandwich seem to be pretty minimal and I suspect they put all the mayo on in an effort to cover up the fact that there's not very much else between the slices of bread.

Tiredbutfuckingfine Sat 04-Jun-16 13:48:40

Agreed the vile slop is on everything, I have to study and inspect shop butties as some don't mention it in the title (yes you M&S cheese and tomato roll that should say WITH MAYO)
I'm fussy and I'm forever asking for something to be left off and I get "just a bit of it" because "it would be boring without it" up to and including bacon on a veggie salad.
my other dislike is beans. Go for a cooked brekkie, no mention of them on the menu, brekkie turns up covered in beans.
If I send something back bcause it's wrong, 50% of the time the replacement is the same food with a different plate/bread and it gets sent back again as there's residual beans/mayo on parts of the food.
I'm glad I'm not allergic, it must be a painful nightmare eating out.

StarkintheSouth Sat 04-Jun-16 13:57:07

OP completely agree! I like mayo with my chips but don't understand WHY all sandwiches have to be mayo'd up! AGH!

NaughtToThreeSadOnions Sat 04-Jun-16 13:58:02

What an odd topic to accuse the OP of being journalist I'm more confused by your post Ecct than I am the OP.

I can't see the daily mail running an article on the preference for salad dressings.

Some people just don't like mayo I just can't see why you'd think any one expressing this oppinion wash journalist.

I quite like the stuff however I agree with the Op the assumption that it needs to be on everything and for everyone is irriatating and some times it just doesn't go with the flavours. BLT is a perfect example actually I wouldn't put mayo with bacon more tomato katchup which I hate.

Trying to by a pre packed sandwich without the stuff is impossible

ChaseAvenal Sat 04-Jun-16 16:00:26

YANBU, I find it weird that some supermarket sandwiches state 'no mayo' on them and then mayo ones don't say anything, as if mayo is a default of sandwich making! I like mayo but it shouldn't just be assumed to be part of all sandwiches unless stated otherwise hmm

EarthboundMisfit Sat 04-Jun-16 16:19:45

Because it is the most delicious of all condiments.

Scarydinosaurs Sat 04-Jun-16 16:22:04

Mayo plus chutney = reduced chance of dry sandwich.

WordGetsAround Sat 04-Jun-16 16:24:06

Mayo is for chips and should never be added to sandwiches!!!

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