There's no accounting for taste. –English Proverb
Growing up, my sister and I would get into my Grandma's fridge, open up the jar of Miracle Whip and lick the inside of the lid. Two things about that; first, this was something that we could only get away with at Grandma's. We never did it at home. Second, Ewww! Gross! I hope that she threw the jar away after we'd been there. And now that I think about it, perhaps that is why there was always a bit of Miracle Whip on the lid. A bit of cause and effect? She always had a new jar in the fridge because we kept licking the lid and she kept having to throw them out.
Though it would seem that I liked the taste of Miracle Whip, I considered it a necessary evil. When it came to spreading sandwiches, I would scrape some onto the bread and then scrape it right back off. Then I'd put copious amounts of mustard on the sandwich to cover up the taste. And as far as I knew, Miracle Whip and mayonnaise were the same thing. Or possibly, mayo was even grosser than Miracle Whip. So it was with much protestation that I bought my first jar of mayonnaise, at Mr. Bug's request, after we were married. It was then that I discovered that there is a huge difference between Miracle Whip and mayonnaise and that mayo is superior in every way. My mom still keeps Miracle Whip in her fridge, but I am definitely Team Mayonnaise. And I definitely do not like the tangy zip of Miracle Whip.
And now, I must ask . . . Which do you prefer? Miracle Whip or mayonnaise?
Last week, I asked about favorite colors. Not one single person picked yellow as their favorite. Blue and Green tied for first as stand-alone colors and all colors made a three-way tie for first. Pink & Red tied for second. Awesome. Thanks for voting!
I love reading your comments and meant for this little series to be a sort of virtual chat, where I reply to your comments and we discuss our answers. However, work, summer, my quilting addiction and life in general are kicking my butt lately and I have 117 unresponded to comments in my e-mail inbox. Please keep commenting, with the knowledge that I am reading and intend to reply, but that reality gets in the way. A lot.
Next week, I think we'll look at butter vs. margarine. I have this to say about that; I trust cows more than I trust chemists. Can you guess which is my spread of choice?