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      23.06.2012 13:32
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      Great mayonnaise for the price, tastes good

      I am not a huge fan of mayonnaise but I couldn't eat a hard boiled egg without some mixed in and I wouldn't like a tuna sandwich which had no mayonnaise in it either. I'm not brand loyal when it comes to mayonnaise so will look out for deals or supermarket own brands to save a bit of money.

      I sometimes buy 'Light' mayonnaise and sometimes the full fat version. I am often torn between the lighter choice calorie wise versus the fact that real mayonnaise has less man made ingredients in it.
      The jar that this mayo comes in is a sturdy glass jar and is exactly the same shape as all mayo seems to come in, a short, rotund jar. This one has blue lid which is easy to screw off. The label on the front of the jar is light blue as opposed to the full fat one which is dark blue (very reminiscent of the Hellmans variety!).

      When you unscrew the lid I can't smell the product but if you put your nose very close to the jar you can smell the mayonnaise, I feel there's nothing in particular to comment on the smell. Not overly strong, pleasant or unpleasant, it's just there. I'm not that keen on the texture of this mayonnaise when you spoon it out of the jar. The one word I would use is gelatinous. It seems to have a wobble when you spoon it out unlike the firmer Hellmans brand. However, I think the taste is perfectly satisfactory. As I said earlier, I'm not obsessive about mayonnaise but I do like it with my eggs and tuna and I think this serves that purpose very well.

      A 240ml jar costs just 54p from Tescos which I think is a great price. It really is good value for the product.

      In general I think this is a good product, it is just the texture which lets it down slightly. I would recommend it though.

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      06.02.2012 21:37
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      a good replacement for hellmanns

      I used to be a bit of a mayonnaise snob only going for hellmanns as I thought every other type of mayonnaise was horrible. But as the prices of things started creeping up I decided I would give tescos own brand a go. I was sceptical at first but was pleasantly surprised and now this is the only type of mayo I buy!

      Tescos light mayonnaise is available in jars and in squeezy bottles. The jars come in 240ml, 480ml and 730ml sizes and the squeezy bottles come in 480ml and 650ml sizes. You can also get tescos normal (full fat) mayonnaise and extra light mayonnaise in a variety of jar and squeezy bottle sizes. I usually go for the 480ml jar size of the light mayo. I make lunch for myself every day and make a lot of tuna and egg mayo sandwiches so the smaller jar doesn't last very long and the larger jar is is a bit too big. The squeezy bottles are more expensive than the jars so I don't usually buy them.

      The mayonnaise is a white colour and is relatively thick so can be spread easily on bread for sandwiches without it running off the bread. The taste is as nice without being too overpowering and there are 41 calories per tablespoon of the mayonnaise.

      The price of the mayonnaise obviously varies depending on the size of jar that you get, with the larger jars being better value for money. The medium jar size (480ml) which I buy is currently £1.05 in tescos which is more than half the price than the equivalent jar of hellmanns. However the price of this (along with most other things) has drastically gone up, a few months ago this jar was 90p.

      I will definitely keep buying this mayonnaise and hope the price doesn't keep sneaking up! So if you fancy a change from your usual brand its worth giving this a go

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      10.06.2010 10:38
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      Good tasting and very good quality.

      I love snacks and I love to eat burgers and sausages with sauces on them and recently my wife bought some of this mayonnaise to try as she is trying to cut down on some calories and this lighter version is one she thought she would give a go and I thought I would give it a try too and see if I liked it or could taste the difference.

      For a 280ml jar of this light mayonnaise it cost only 90p from Tesco and it is one of their lower range of products and my wife thinks it is a good idea to always stock the cupboards now it is getting to be the BBQ season and hopefully some hot weather.

      It comes in a transparent glass jar with a light blue screw off lid, which is sealed with a plastic wrapper and inside it is a rich, creamy, white mayonnaise and the texture is nice and smooth and not bland as I thought it may be with being a lighter one and less calories, it can easily be used with salads and with burgers and other food snacks and it tastes delicious for a lower brand, I cannot tell it is even a lower brand or the lighter version, and it is a very good quality for the price.


      I quite like mayonnaise with Pasta and in sandwiches and I tried this one in my Cheese and Onion sandwiches and it tasted delicious and I was not disappointed at all.

      It is a light mayonnaise so it has less fat and it is good for anyone who is counting a few calories as my wife is at the moment as she can eat a healthy salad with low calories and then the dressing has tons of them and so the calories can soon add up just for a dressing.

      Per tablespoon it contains, 44 calories, 4.2g fat, 0.1g sodium, 0.1g protein and 1.4g of carbohydrate.

      It is ideal for vegetarians and it contains no nuts for anyone with allergies.

      It is best stored in a cool place and once opened kept in a fridge to stay fresh, and it is best eaten within 28 days.

      It is also available in a smaller jar of 240ml and the smaller one is priced at around 58p and we use a lot of mayonnaise and so we always buy the larger sizes and it is always a good idea to look around for the special offers as they are on offer quite a lot recently.

      I do recommend it for anyone to give this one a go as it is very good value for a low price and it tastes delicious and I could not even tell it was a lighter one.

      I rate it 5 stars.

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        11.05.2010 08:32
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        Good value price

        I always have lots of BBQs in the summer and parties a lot of the time throughout the years and I always like to give my guests nice food but sometimes it can become a little expensive and I tend to be the one in my family who does the most parties, especially in the summer months because I have a fairly large garden and it is south facing and most of my family have north and do not have as much sun in their gardens as I do but I love entertaining and having fun.

        I bought a 280ml jar of this light mayonnaise for only 90p from Tesco and it is one of their lower range of products and I always like to stock my cupboards now it is getting to be the BBQ season.

        It comes in a transparent glass jar with a light blue screw off lid, which is sealed with a plastic wrapper and inside it is a rich, creamy, white mayonnaise and it has a nice smooth texture, it can easily be used with burgers in a bread bun and with salad and it tastes delicious for a lower brand, I cannot tell it is even a lower brand, and it is a very good quality for the price.

        It can be placed into a dish at BBQs for guests to just use for their food and it tastes delicious with chicken and Sausages.

        I make Pasta and Sweetcorn for parties and leave them to go cold and then I mix a couple of tablespoons of this mayonnaise into the dish and then add Tuna and my guests love it and a little goes a long way.

        It is a light mayonnaise so it has less fat and it is good for anyone at the party who is on a diet as some guests often are and like myself, I am at the moment trying to lose a little weight and so I can still enjoy my food with that extra kick.

        Per tablespoon it contains, 44 calories, 4.2g fat, 0.1g sodium, 0.1g protein and 1.4g of carbohydrate.

        It is ideal for vegetarians and it contains no nuts for anyone with allergies.

        It is best stored in a cool place and once opened kept in a fridge to stay fresh, and it is best eaten within 28 days.

        It is also available in a smaller jar of 240ml and it is priced around 53p but I buy a lot of mayonnaise and so I always buy the larger size and I often look around for the special offers on the branded ones.

        I do recommend it for anyone to try as it is very good value for a low price and it tastes delicious.

        I give it 5 stars.

        Thank you for reading my review.

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          03.03.2010 22:06
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          Reduced fat reduced flavour

          I am a real condiments freak, I can pretty much include some kind of sauce on every meal I make, and it completely repulses my husband when I add more than one different variety to my plate. In the past I have been known to have kethcup on brocolli and sweet chilli dip on just about everything. Once that I do try and veer away from purely for health reasons is mayonnaise. Don't get me wrong it tastes great but there's no denying that it's not particularly healthy. We do always have a jar in the fridge however, just to add to tuna for sandwiches.

          The brand I have always gone for is Hellman's, for me it just tastes the business, it's rich and creamy and full of flavour. I do have the odd moment of weaknes and at these times there is nothing better than a dollop of Hellman's on a new potato...yum.

          In recent months however I have been trying to reduce the cost of our weekly food shop and have been trying to drop down from the premium brands and trying instead the supermarket's own offering. When it came to buy a new jar of mayo, I decided to try the Tesco's own version and thinking of our waistlines opted for the Tesco Light Mayonnaise. I reasoned that if I was only using it for sandwiches I probably wouldn't notice the difference in taste.

          A 480ml jar and is priced at 96p, which when compared to the Helman's equivalent is incredibly good value. I was intrigued to give it a go and see how it compared in terms of flavour.

          Now over the next couple of weeks I used the jar of mayo a few times to make sandwiches, adding a little bit to tuna just to moisten it a little. Using it this way to be honest I couldn't really taste any difference. It produced a great tuna mayo salad sandwich and it certainly didn't taste to me as though as if anything was lacking in flavour.

          It was a few days later that I really noticed the difference, I cooked quiche, jacket potato and salad for dinner and decided to add a blob of mayo to my plate. It was then I realised that this stuff just didn't cut the mustard. It was lacking in flavour and nowehere near as creamy as the the real deal. It just wasn't particularly enjoyable and didn't give me the flavour hit I was expecting. I was disappointed... if I decide I want mayo, I want proper creamy mayo and while this may have been better for me it just wasn't worth the calorie count even if it was reduced. In future I'll just stick to Hellman's and try and not to indulge too frequently.

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            15.02.2010 18:45
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            Not bad, but not very tasty

            Being a bit of a health fanatic, and always seemingly on a diet, there's just one thing I cant live without on my food, and that's mayo. In the past I've used the Hellman's light variety, but decided to give this a go.

            The Tesco's light choices mayonnaise comes in a jar, which i find handy as the squeezy bottles are always hard to get the last bit of sauce out of. The mayonnaise itself is quite pale looking, and has a distinctive quite strong smell when you open the jar.

            Surprisingly, its very thick too, and you do start to wonder exactly if does contain less calories. Then you taste it, and you can tell why its virtually half the calories!

            Its very bland tasting, and not very distinctive at all. I can taste the vinegar in it, but little else, and it does leave a almost sour taste in my mouth afterwards. For me, the main thing use mayo for is to mix and moisten my tuna, so it does the job nicely there, and if its healthier, then I cant complain. But if you want a mayo which you want to taste, then I would avoid this, as its not the best.

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            14.02.2010 20:42
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            Nice Mayo But Not A Very Strong Flavour

            I ALWAYS buy Hellmans mayo because it's the best out of all of them but the other day my mate recommended this low calorie Tesco one, she reckons it's even nicer than Hellmans, is cheaper and has got a few less calories. I deffo wouldn't bother with it just to reduce the calories though because there's only 3 calories less in this than in Hellmans Light and it's not a lot cheaper either.

            Mine is the 480g jar but you can also get the same mayo in a squeezy plastic bottle.

            The mayo is pretty good, it's got a nice thick texture and when you eat a bit on it's own you'll see it's lovely and creamy. The only thing that lets it down is that it smells dead strong but has got a weak taste so if you use it to make tuna mayo and stuff like that then even though you get a lovely cool feel to the food all you can taste really is the tuna. It's a shame about that because I love mayo on a sandwich but this hasn't got a good enough taste for that.

            I've used it to mix with cold potatoes for potato salad and that was pretty nice, I didn't notice the weak taste that time because I'd mixed the mayo with some spring onions about an hour before having my potato salad and that gave the mayo a nice oniony flavour. It sometimes works with pasta but that depends what sort of pasta you're using because if you've got a cheap bag that tastes stronger because of the different wheat then you'll hardly be able to taste the actual mayo at all.

            I don't think I'll buy this again because I like to be able to taste the mayo instead of just using it to wet the bread a bit. It's a good mayo though and from the texture of it you wouldn't be able to tell that it was a low cal version, it's just the lack of taste that puts me off because when you're mixing mayo with something then you want to be able to taste all the meal and not just have a thick white no-taste sauce on it.

            Recommended..... sort of....!!!

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            12.02.2010 03:25
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            Tesco Light Mayonnaise - Pretty good light mayo.

            I have been using Tesco Reduced Calorie Mayonnaise for a few years now, although it is now called Tesco Light Mayonnaise.

            It comes in a glass jar with a metal, screw top lid. When you open it, there is a smell of egg and vinegar, not the most fragrant smell, but not bad either. The mayo is very white and has a thick, creamy consistency.

            I do use this light mayonnaise in sandwiches, but it does not have a very strong flavour, especially when compared to the likes of Hellmanns. I prefer to use it as an ingredient in main meals. It is great to mix in with pasta, cubed chicken style Quorn and a mixture of veggies. I also like to mix mayo with tomato puree and use this as a dressing on pasta. Tesco Light mayonnaise is also great for adding to value tomato sauces, as it makes the sauce much creamier and richer tasting.

            *Ingredients*

            Water, Vegetable Oil (28%), Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Modified Maize Starch, Pasteurised Egg Yolk (2.5%), Salt, Sugar, Spirit Vinegar, Milk Protein, Concentrated Lemon Juice, Stabiliser (Xanthan Gum), Natural Flavouring (contains Mustard), Colour (Paprika Extract).

            *Nutritional Value Per 100g*

            Calories - 295
            Protein - 0.8g
            Carbohydrate - 9.0g
            of which sugars - 5.4g
            Fat - 28.2g
            of which saturates - 2.5g
            mono-unsaturates - 17.1g
            polyunsaturates - 8.6g
            Fibre - 0g
            Sodium - 0.9g
            Salt Equivalent - 2.2g

            Tesco Light Mayonnaise is available in 3 sizes: 250ml costs 53p, 480ml costs 90p and 750ml costs £1.28.

            I find it a great value, versatile product, which I always have in my store cupboard.

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            19.11.2009 19:34
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            Just like the real stuff!

            Healthy Mayonnaise fans, this is for you!

            I'm not going to lie, mayonnaise is my favourite condiment, so this review may be slightly bias in comparison to other reviews (I may write about ketchup for example, but there we go).

            It is 480ml in size, a fairly standard mayonnaise container (I always prefer mayonnaise in this type of packaging, as I find because of the texture of mayonnaise, a lot can get stuck in bottles and go to waste, whereas in this container you can scrape out every last bit!).

            Anyway, onto the most important bit: taste. I was a bit dubious about buying a reduced fat version of mayonnaise as the full fat version is so tastey, but I really was pleasantly suprised with this product. I have had other reduced fat versions, which taste completely different to the real thing, but this tasted like the proper stuff. Creamy, rich, with a thick stodgy texture, this really impressed me.

            I have used other reduced fat versions as a sauce when making a 'tuna pasta' dish, which have really fell short and not provided a strong enough taste for the meal, but this passed the 'tuna pasta' test! Overall, I was really satisfied with the product.

            Finally, here are the important figures for the health conscious (per serving):

            Calories: 44
            Fat: 4.2g
            Saturated Fat: 0.4g
            Salt: 0.4g
            Sugar: 0.8g

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            19.10.2008 12:00
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            Buy Hellmans

            Half the calories, half the taste!

            OK so good points about this less calories than standard mayo.
            Comes in a glass jar so its recyclable as opposed to squeezy bottles that seem to be everywhere.
            Pleasant enough mayo smell to it, and pretty smooth too.

            Bad points- its a bit clinical in colour, almost "too white" for me, which does give it an overmanufactured feel. Its quite dense too, imagine sticking a spoon in, plonking it on your plate and it staying the same shape as the curve of the spoon and when you dip things into it, they dont break the surface, if you follow.
            It comes in a glass jar, which means you've got to spoon it out, so sometimes the convenience of the squeezy bottle is good. Plus I found I always put too much on my plate when I have to spoon it out.

            Theres also something a little astringent in the taste for me.
            You cant beat homemade mayo, after that I'd say Hellmans and then I woul out of choice opt for Asda's own label real mayonnaise.
            Dont get me wrong this is fine, edible, ticks a few boxes but it's nothing to write home about.

            Do yourself a favour enjoy some of lifes simple pleasures, and buy Hellmans

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            01.05.2008 18:24
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            overall good cheap version of the real deal

            concentrated lemon juice, stabilizers, xanthium gum, flavourings antioxidant.

            Good mixed with tuna or salmon, egg, for egg mayonnaise and put a bit in your mash for a silky smooth mashed potato quite nice. Nice on a salad, with chicken in a sandwich in fact it has many uses and these are but a few.

            This is a passible mayonnaise not one of the best, but good enough and cheap.
            Lets face it nothing is as good as Hellmans for quality but this comes quite close.

            I don't go much in for the reduced calorie reduced fat or reduced anything version of any product but on the whole these jars original and reduced mayo are good.

            There are three jar sizes and I tried the 500ml version which is in the middle.

            for those with nut allergies they cannot guarantee this product is nut free so be aware. It also contains egg product.

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              27.10.2006 18:54
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              Healthier and cheaper option.

              Tesco's reduced calorie mayonnaise is a Tesco's own brand that contains HALF the calories of standard Tesco mayonnaise,
              and HALF the fat of standard Tesco mayonnaise which is great for people like myself who like the stuff but dont like the high content of fat and calories!

              The Mayonnaise comes in a glass jar with an easy to open screw top lid, the neck of the jar is as wide as a jam jar, so it's easy to scoop it out with a spoon as I do when I'm mixing up some Tuna and Mayonnaise for sandwiches.

              The Mayonnaise has a lovely thick consistency which makes it easy for spreading on a ham sandwich ect.........
              The smell is a very mild oil and vinegar smell and on its own it tastes rather bland but when used with foods such as salad..... sandwiches.... or salad sanwiches and even chip's then both taste a lot better !

              Mayonnaise can also be used as a mix with vegetables, pasta and cold meats and can be used to make a great filling for baked potatoes.

              My favorite Mayonnaise sandwich is.................
              Wholemeal bread
              Chicken
              Bacon
              lettuce and tomato
              and of course Tesco Reduced Calorie Mayonnaise.

              Mayonnaise makes a good addition to the food cupboard and can be used as a change from salad cream.
              Tastes just as good as the big brand names and at more than half the price it's worth trying.

              Half the fat,
              Half the calories,
              Half the price of others

              Squeezy 450ml....75p
              250ml....42p

              suitable for vegetarians.

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