“ Brand: Heinz / Type: Sauces „
A couple of weeks ago while shopping in Heron I noticed they had some of this Heinz Deli Mayonnaise with sundried tomatoes. As they were only charging 29p for a 280g jar I bought some. I've never seen this anywhere else although I'm sure other supermarkets and shops must stock it somewhere but I'm sure 29p a jar is very cheap!
There's no mystery about this product, it is basically what it is called which is mayo with sundried tomatoes mixed in. Not huge chunks of tomatoes, sometimes you find a small piece and the mayo itself is coloured pink so there's obviously a degree of tomato juice mixed into the mayo itself.
Like all nomal mayo it is pretty high in fat, a 15g serving will cost you 9.4g of fat and 88 calories so it's not something you want to be loading onto your food in large quantities. As I only eat a small amount of mayo if I have any at all I wasn't unduly worried about this but it is worth taking note of these figures.
The serving suggestion on the jar is to have it on an open sandwich with grilled chicken and roasted vegetables and I can confirm it is indeed very tasty with chicken. I've also had it with egg mayonnaise sandwiches which is also very tasty and alongside a jacket potato.
The strongest taste to this product is the tomatoes, you can barely taste the mayonnaise. It is creamy and the same consistency as ordinary mayo except for the small pieces of tomato you occasionally come across. The pieces of tomato are as you'd expect and a little bit chewy as they've been sundried.
Once open this product keeps for 4 weeks in the fridge so there's no need to rush to use it. Besides the things I've already tried it on I expect to use it with salads, perhaps for dipping chips, I might add a bit of garlic and use it as a dip for celery and it would compliment alot of sandwich ingredients, also it would make a very good addition to burgers so perfect for all you BBQ fans now the weather is warming up! In fact anywhere you use regular mayonnaise you could substitute with this product as long as you like tomatoes.
I do recommend this except for the level of fat contained in it. I think a small serving is adequate though as it's very tasty so there really is no need to go overboard. As with most mayonnaises this contains egg so is unsuitable for those with an egg allergy.