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 Post subject: Mayo
PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:30 am 
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Can anyone point me in the way of a decent realistic mayo. I got some stuff from HB the otherday and it was grim. Please help.


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 Post subject: Re: Mayo
PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:38 am 
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What kind did you try?

I really like the regular flavour Plamil. I've heard good things about Infinity Foods own brand too but I think it might be harder to find. The real winner is Veganaise but you can't buy it in the UK yet.

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 Post subject: Re: Mayo
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It was the planmil I tried :(


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 Post subject: Re: Mayo
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I have to say that it took well over a year of being vegan before I enjoyed any vegan mayo! I make potato salad using a mix of the Plamil mayo and Alpro soya cream to make it creamier, maybe give something like that a try.

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 Post subject: Re: Mayo
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That's an interesting suggestion, by adding the cream. How much cream do you add? I've been vegan for three years now. But I understand about the pallet shift your talking about. It's just mayo can be bit pricey to only take out a spoonful and then dismiss if you know what I mean!


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 Post subject: Re: Mayo
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Plamil is probably the best vegan mayo you can reliably get in this country. maybe try their soy-free rice mayo? the texture's not as good, but it doesn't taste as much of cider vinegar as the regular kind.

lots of people seem to like the mayonnaise recipe that Isa posted last month, if you don't mind making your own.

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 Post subject: Re: Mayo
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I like Tiger Tiger which you can get in 'Free From' section at Sainsbos. It was the first one I tried but then bought Plamil after reading good reviews - it's OK but will be going back to Tiger. It's got more depth of flavour. Doesn't say vegan on it (ingredients look OK) so please let me know if it isn't!

Had epic fail with mayo attempt last month - wouldn't emulsify but kind of worked as a caesar dressing!


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 Post subject: Re: Mayo
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I thought the Tiger Tiger one was only sort of okay. It tastes like the mayo you get at chip shops that are open at four in the morning when you're drunk and all the clubs have closed. Not that that's bad, it's just not my first choice. I prefer Plamil. Tiger Tiger is Katie Price to Plamil's Audrey Hepburn. Both are lovely in their own way, but neither is right for every occasion.

The best mayonnaise I've ever had was a vegan home-brand one from a German pharmacy and health-food shop named Rossman. It was 90% grease... I miss it...

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 Post subject: Re: Mayo
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Ha Ha you may have a point! You've made me take a long hard look at my diet lately and there is a 4am vibe going on - chips, falafel, bagels and cider.

A rummage in my compost bin, sorry fridge veg drawer, has produced a soggy cucumber. Maybe I'll save it from pudridity by using up the last of the Plamil to rustle up some cucumber sandwiches . . .


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 Post subject: Re: Mayo
PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:48 am 
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well just bought tiger tiger and i think its pretty good. thanks for tip x


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One of my friends once described the Plamil one as 'solidified vinegar'. If I buy a jar of Plamil I'll generally mix it with extra virgin olive oil, which I think makes the texture more agreeable too.

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I only ever buy the tiger-tiger garlic mayo, never seen the plamil in any shops but will look out for it :)


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I like the Tiger Tiger garlic mayo precisely because it tastes like kebab shop cheapo garlic mayo. But I can only get it from the Sainsburys in Manchester and not near me. Boo.


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I like the plamil one but I didn't when I first tried it, it's quite vinegary and it took me some time to get used to.

I usually mix it with plain soya yoghurt for potato salad etc.

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 Post subject: Re: Mayo
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Keely weely wrote:
That's an interesting suggestion, by adding the cream. How much cream do you add?


I just add it about a TBS at a time until it looks / tastes right. Sorry that's not actually very helpful!

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I didn't like the plamil one at all until a couple of months had passed living in a creamy-dressing-free zone. Now I think it's pretty good. The plain stuff though - I still don't like the flavoured versions.

I really like to make marie rose sauce with it, with ketchup and Braggs. Good for dipping or smearing. Om nom nom.

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I really like the Plamil mayo; I think because it's really thick and (in my opinion) the closest in texture to non-vegan Mayo. If I can't get hold of that one I tend to go for the Tiger Tiger brand one, which is more like a cross between salad cream and mayo but tastes good. The worst I have ever tried is the granoVita Mayola. It's too thin in consistency and the flavour is a bit weak.

I've had a go at making my own mayo before with great success using this method

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aga09AgDBiU


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