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      06.01.2014 08:13
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      It's not mayo but it's nice

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        10.11.2013 22:22
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        Great product and reasonable price

        I love salad cream. A favourite of mine is cheese and cucumber sandwich with salad cream. My son's is fish fingers and salad cream and My husbands is tuna salad with salad cream.

        I've tried many types but always come back to Hellmann's.

        Hellmann's Salad Cream retails at £1.89 for 430ml in a plastic squeeze bottle. I brought in recently on offer in Tesco for £1. This size bottle often lasts our family of 3 3-4 weeks. There are instructions on the bottle once open consume within 6 weeks. I've never had it in my fridge long enough to worry about this but considering the fact it has egg in it I would probably adhere to this.

        plastic bottle is clear allowing the cream to be seen. The design of this bottle is not too different from the Heinz variety and could be easily confused with similar green and cream labelling in a rush. The bottle is designed to be stood on the lid end allowing for easy squeezing. The cap can be easily cleaned after use preventing the gooey bung up.

        I would recommend this salad cream to anyone who like salad creams, I personally think this is the best especially for coating food stuffs.

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          13.04.2010 07:29
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          When I think of Salad Cream I think of the heinz one. I know thesedays there is quite a few about, and I spotted this Hellmanns one last week and decided to try it. upon looking through the plastic bottle I thought it just looked like hellmanns mayo, but I had to trust them when they said it was Salad Cream.

          This was on offer for £1. I think the right price of this is around the £1.40 mark.

          The bottle is alright. It is a thick plastic one and you can see the Cream through the bottle. It doesn't stand on it's end, but I guess you can stand it on it. Don't seem like it would be the most stable standing this way though. There is a little label on the front and back of this bottle.

          When i squirted this out I could smell a slight Salad Cream scent, but it didn't seem quite as strong as other ones I have smelt. I think this could be because I still had the idea that this was Mayo in my head. It came out quite thick, and I ended up spreading this on a Roll instead of Butter for a spread.

          This tasted rich, creamy and pretty nice. It was flavoursome and I would buy it again. I liked that it seemed a bit thicker than other Salad Creams, so not quite so runny.

          Recommended by me.

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          05.03.2010 05:09
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          Very good salad cream that is great for salads and to spice up late night snacks.

          ** Hellmann's Salad Cream **

          As far as I am concerned there is something evil and scary about salad without something to moderate the taste!

          Salad cream and mayonnaise with a little help from branston pickle have saved me from many an unpleasant experience! I like healthy food but when given the chance I'll whip out the salad cream and mayo at every and any opportunity. I'm every dieticians worst nightmare :o)

          There are many manufacturers of Salad Cream. If we are on a tight budget then we go for cheap supermarket home brands. But for special occasions like family get togethers when the dreaded big party sized salad bowl makes its unwelcome appearance we get the more upmarket brands like Hellmann and Heinz.

          Hellmann's Salad Cream comes in a convenient 450 ml squeezy plastic bottle. It has a nice rich cream appearance with a good thickness to it when you squeeze the bottle upside down over the salad.

          I could smell the sharp vinegar aroma as I squeezed the Hellmann's Salad Cream but it was very pleasant and not too overpowering and acidic a smell that is sometimes present in own brand cheap salad creams.

          I chiefly used the Hellmann's Salad Cream to put on my lettuce to give it a bit of flavour. I find lettuce almost tasteless without salad cream and wouldn't eat it if I could avoid offending anybody! With Hellmann's Salad Cream on the lettuce it was a whole different food though.

          The crispy lettuce worked well as a base for the salad cream and the watery non entity flavour of the green leaf was really jazzed up with the biting but creamy taste of the Hellmann's Salad Cream. I know salad cream adds lots more calories but it is worth it as far as I am concerned.

          After the family get together the Hellmann's Salad Cream found a nice home for the next week or so in the fridge. This did not seem to impair the flavour. I personally used up most of the remaining Hellmann's on my naughty man food snacks. The snacks involve a bap, a chicken burger, a slice of cheese, some pickles, some tomato sauce on top of the burger and some Hellmann's Salad Cream underneath the burger.

          My mom and girlfriend hate the combination but it's a big hit with all the males in our family and my creation is held in high esteem. Any salad cream will work but I did definitely think that the Hellmann's Salad Cream really shone through on the taste scores. It really is just that little bit better.

          So whether you are having to keep everyone happy by eating yucky boring salad (only my opinion of course) or are looking for an extra special taste treat to enhance your late night man food snacks (all man cooking as far as I am concerned involves just a microwave unless there are women present to embarrass into doing a proper job :o) you would really have to go some to beat Hellmann's Salad Cream.

          It is not the only top class salad cream I love but it is up there with the best of them.

          Thanks for reading this review.

          Mike xx

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            10.02.2010 22:57
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            Tastes like thin mayonnaise not salad cream.

            I bought Hellmann's Salad Cream (450mls) primarily because it was part of a promotion going on at the co-op at the moment. Which is selling a wide range of popular items available for £1.00, it is also currently (10/02/2010) available at the same price at Tesco, but you have to buy two for £2.00, the normal retail price is given as £1.58. My normal salad cream buy is Heinz, I have tried own brands and they have been passable, but for me not as good as Heinz. I mention this to show that I'm not 'that' fussy about my salad cream, because the Hellmann's is horrible (in my opinion).

            The current Dooyoo picture is accurate for the product; it has a rather attractive almost feminine pear shaped curve to the bottle, which sits nicely in the hand. It has a deep blue flip lid, which has a well designed angled 'spout' making it easy to squeeze and pour accurately. It doesn't have one of those irritating one way silicon 'sphincters', that make a sound not usually conducive to a pleasant eating experience. This to me is a benefit, as with the valve I invariable have to squeeze the container until I start to turn purple, then the contents of the bottle (not mentioning any particular make of delicious tomato sauce as the main culprit here) erupt onto my plate like a power hose, parting my chips/beans etc like the red sea. So to recap, no valve, for me, equals a good thing. Actually re-examining the bottle, I see a moulded sweeping 'prominence' in the bottle curving down the right hand side, hugging the tear drop shaped label (green with Hellmann's name and Salad Cream written on it, and a matching 'collar' of green paper around the neck), which for me is very reminiscent of the old Vosene shampoo bottle. The label on the back contains all the usual information about a product of this sort. A brief rundown of the main details are:-

            Per 1 tbsp (15ml)
            Calories - 41 calories
            Sugar - 0.9g
            Fat - 3.8g
            Saturates - 0.3g
            Salt - 0.19g

            The taste and texture in a product of this type is the most important thing, and from my experiences with other brands of salad cream I was fairly confident that it would be not too far away from previous encounters. The texture was smooth, flowing easily from the bottle, a little freer flowing than Heinz without being watery, with a pleasant creamy colour. I like the fact that the colour is not too yellow and artificial looking, and is quite similar in colour to the mayonnaise of the same brand. I was using the Salad Cream with a baked potato (with cheese) salad and peas, I do love salad cream with this meal as I like flavoursome food and this combination can be a little bland for me. I realise this will make me sound about six years old (not too far from the truth in my head) but I like the way Heinz salad cream zings things up and helps my peas stick to my fork, those little buggers can be quite difficult to spear don't you know. The Hellmann's was a little too thin to act as pea glue, but then again that's not what it's designed for.

            I realise that there is not a strong odour with salad cream, but the scent it does have seems to catch me right at the back of my nose, and set my mouth to watering. The Hellman's didn't seem to have this effect, though the smell was similar but somehow muted. As I took the crispy lettuce, a little slice of tomato and the Hellman's into my mouth I was very disappointed. It had the promise of my expected salad cream zing, but petered out before it delivered. I wouldn't mind so much if it tasted nothing like I was expecting, but it has the tantalising hint of the capability to make my taste buds dance, but falls just short. The taste is creamy, with a very very slight salad cream bite. To me this tastes almost identical to thin mayonnaise not salad cream at all, if I liked mayonnaise, which I don't particularly, then that is what I would have bought. There is nothing wrong with the product per se, the packaging is nice, the texture is good, and if you like mild almost bland flavours thin this is fine. However if you like that almost vinegar zing to your salad cream, and like your peas to stay on your fork don't bother with this one.

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              07.10.2009 23:41
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              It's more like mayo!

              I was really surprised to see Hellmann's salad cream enter my house last week. Usually we have Heinz and occasionally my Mum has tried to wean us off it with some shops own offering but never did I know that Hellmanns did a salad cream and call me sad but I was right excited to try this out. I love the Hellmanns mayos and so I simply assumed this would be marvellous too!

              The Packaging:

              450ml large plastic see-through plastic bottle which is wide at the bottom and gets thinner as it goes up and to the top of if there is a dark blue flip top lid and under that a sort of spout so you can easily pour the salad cream out of it. At the top of the 'neck' of the bottle I'm told it is Salad Cream and then on the main part of the bottle and on the front there is a green label and on that in white and navy writing I'm told it's Hellmanns Salad Cream. On the back of the bottle other information includes a list of ingredients, and at a glance and a full nutritional chart are given and contact details for Unilever (the manufacturer of the product are given). It's actually a very nice, easy to handle bottle and I really do like the flip top lid and spout idea too!

              The Salad Cream:

              I truly thought I would I love this salad cream...but I didn't an don't. Yes it pours out easily and to me it has a slightly thicker consistency (though does pour out easily as I have said lol) than my usual salad creams. It's a very pale yellow colour and smells rather eggy.

              It's really creamy and therefore really mild in flavour. I'm used to salad creams being a little more sour, popping a slight punch but this really lacks flavour. It does has some don't get me wrong but you really have to search for it type of thing.

              For me this tastes really good quality though. The consistency is nice, it is seasoned and if you like Hellmanns mayonnaise then this is a good alternative but if like me your a die hard salad cream fan then this may not be for you. Good quality but not great tasting in my opinion! Sadly!

              Nutritional Information Per Tablespoon:

              Calories: 41
              Sugar: 0.9g
              Fat: 3.8g
              Saturates: 0.3g
              Salt: 0.19g

              Available in all good supermarkets and this is the only size so far I've seen this available to purchase in costing about £1.49 a bottle.

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