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All: I am very disappointed with a brand of mayonaise called "Dukes". David Venable recommended this brand highly as apparently it is mainly sold south of the Mason Dixon Line. When I saw it as a weekly special in my NY supermarket I was delighted. When I tasted it.... Sour !! Nothing at all like the wonderful Hellmans mayonaise. The Dukes mayonaise had a vinegar like tartness to it. Had to discard the mayonaise and will be back to Hellmans. Very disappointed in David recommending this brand.
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We like Dukes, we find it here in MD at Walmart, but we find we like Hellmanns better. I only buy light Mayo. 

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Love Dukes! It is different but a good different.

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Never heard of it here on the West Coast. Our family has never used anything but Best Foods, which I believe the WC brand of Hellman's.

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Registered: ‎03-13-2010

Southerners are dedicated to Duke's.  To me it tasts like the Cain's mayonnaise we had in New England.

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I buy both and depending on how I'm using it.  Sometimes Dukes but mostly Hellmans.  Dukes gives plain egg salad a bit of a kick.  Good to have choices.  I've had friends rave about a food product and I've hated it.  We all have different taste buds. 

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I'm about as southern as they come but I do not care for Duke's mayonnaise. Hellmann's is the only thing I will use. Love it!

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As a born & raised southern girl (GA) Blue Plate is a preferred brand to Dukes in the south among everyone I know, no matter what David says.

 

No vinegar taste like Duke's has.

You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.
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I ended up trying Dukes as it was recommended  by a friend and felt the same way as you did. Way too tangy for me but I am glad I gave it a try. 

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@kitty60 wrote:

Southerners are dedicated to Duke's.  To me it tasts like the Cain's mayonnaise we had in New England.


I disagree, most Southerners I know, myself and all my friends and family, only buy Blue Plate, not Dukes.

You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.