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WishfulThanking Tue 17-Oct-17 23:10:13

AIBU or have they changed the recipe? This used to be my favourite condiment. I'd have it on anything and everything. Now I've noticed a jar lasts months rather than A month. A quick Google finds that other Hellman mayo fans have noticed a change for the worse too, but the company deny making any changes. Am I going mad?

Katedotness1963 Tue 17-Oct-17 23:15:14

Haven't noticed it tasting different, but I don't eat it very much.

pickledparsnip Tue 17-Oct-17 23:27:40

It's shit now. I prefer Heinz mayo.

KurriKurri Tue 17-Oct-17 23:30:56

I haven't tried it yet- but I bought some the other day and my DD was having it with chips and said 'this mayo tastes as if it's gone off' - I said it couldn't have because I'd only just bought it - but presumably it was the new taste. Why do they change stuff that is fine ?

BouleBaker Tue 17-Oct-17 23:32:18

I thought that about the last jar I bought, just doesn’t taste the same!

MrsEight Tue 17-Oct-17 23:32:21

Lidl one tastes just like Helmans.

DramaAlpaca Tue 17-Oct-17 23:32:44

Agree with pickledparsnip and we've changed to Heinz too. Much nicer.

Arealhumanbeing Tue 17-Oct-17 23:34:10

Waitrose olive oil mayo is much nicer than Helmans. I think it’s just under £2.

Branleuse Tue 17-Oct-17 23:34:12

Its crap. Best mayonnaise ive found in the uk is sainsburys own brand french style

pp2017 Tue 17-Oct-17 23:40:50

Heinz all the way in our house but holy cow I wish I could get a bottle to last one month never mind several!!!!

Titsywoo Tue 17-Oct-17 23:43:44

Still tastes fine to me! Unless I just bought an old one... I hope they haven't changed it. I love it. Too many taste really mustardy which I hate. Hellmans has a little vinegary tang but I can't taste mustard.

Mustang27 Tue 17-Oct-17 23:52:19

Taste chemical and weird. Like the full fat Lidl brand though.

littlemissneela Wed 18-Oct-17 00:05:13

The Helmans best tasting one in the squeezy tube is not nice at all. Far too thick and just not right.

Speaking of products which have changed, has anyone noticed Heinz ketchup doesn't taste the same anymore? To me it tastes as if it has too much clove in it, and I hate cloves [envy ] (<- not envy)

Sunnysidegold Wed 18-Oct-17 00:16:52

I thunk the consistency of it is all wrong too.

gleegeek Wed 18-Oct-17 00:22:59

They've changed the recipe of the mayo in jars to the same as the mayo in the squeezy bottles - they now both have paprika extract in, which I'm allergic to sadangry It was one of the only mayos without mustard or paprika... my sandwiches are very dry and boring now!

Aquamarine1029 Wed 18-Oct-17 00:55:49

Helmans has definitely changed for the worse and I don't give a damn what the company says. I stopped using it quite a while ago because it's horrid now.

allthelittleangelsriseupriseup Wed 18-Oct-17 07:17:50

I'd second Waitrose mayonnaise - the olive oil one is lovely, but the ordinary one is fine.
Hellmans is horrid, runny and vinegary.
Best ketchup is either Lidl or Sainsbury's.

Pinkvoid Wed 18-Oct-17 07:40:58

Heinz all the way

WishfulThanking Wed 18-Oct-17 09:40:20

You guys have convinced me. I'm not going to buy the stuff any more. I will check out some of the suggestions. Thanks

HotelEuphoria Wed 18-Oct-17 09:44:03

I stopped buying this, I really started to dislike it, I buy the Heinz one now which I find really nice.

PolkaDottyRose Wed 18-Oct-17 09:45:36

I love Hellmans ( can't bear any other kind because I can feel the fillers/thickeners they use in my mouth, ugh)..please tell me it hasn't changed? sad

RosyPony Wed 18-Oct-17 09:47:32

Waitrose cheap stuff in our house, same for ketchup (although we have Heinz ATM as Ocado we're out of cheap stuff and there would be outcry from the males in the household, I can't stand the stuff!)

GoodyGoodyGumdrops Wed 18-Oct-17 09:57:45

I haven't noticed a difference. Though may be I'm still using up older stuff, as I tend to stick up when it's on offer.

I think it's always had paprika. About four years ago I had an allergic reaction which we thought might have been caused by paprika, so I checked all my condiments, and was gutted to find it in my mayo. (But I seem to be fine with paprika now - phew!)

dementedpixie Wed 18-Oct-17 10:01:03

I buy own make as the squeezy helmans was really hard to get the mayo out. Think its currently aldi stuff

BubblesBubblesBubbles Wed 18-Oct-17 10:41:26

Yeps - it's really nasty now, I prefer sainsbugs French one or Lidl.

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