Product Review – Best Foods Reduced Fat Mayonnaise

Reduced fat mayonnaise didn’t sound like it would taste as good as full fat mayonnaise. But, then I tried Best Foods (also known as Hellman’s) reduced fat mayonnaise dressing, and I was pleasantly surprised with the flavor.

The Best Foods reduced fat mayonnaise, tastes very similar to full fat mayonnaise. I have used in on sandwiches, in deviled eggs, and in potato salad. Everyone I have served these food items to, cannot tell the difference.

The Best Foods reduced fat mayonnaise dressing has 20 calories per serving/tablespoon. There are 2 grams of fat per serving. There are zero saturated, trans, and mono unsaturated fats. There is 1 gram of poly unsaturated fats, zero grams of cholesterol, 125 mg of sodium. Sugars make up less than one gram.

Reading the ingredients, soybean oil is second, after water. The third ingredient is high fructose corn syrup. Much has been written about high fructose corn syrup (which is a sugar), so use it sparingly.

Comparing reduced fat mayonnaise dressing to full fat mayonnaise, full fat mayonnaise has 90 calories per serving, and 10 grams of fat.

As an alternative to full fat mayonnaise, I think Best Foods (Hellman’s), is a good choice.

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2 Responses to Product Review – Best Foods Reduced Fat Mayonnaise

  1. asako says:

    Soybean is amazing. It can be used so many places to create healthier alternatives.

    I often go to the nearby vegetarian hole-in-the-wall eatery, and they serve all sorts of dishes with the fake meat made out of soybeans. It actually tastes better than meat sometimes. I am not a vegetarian, but I got hooked with what they serve.

    Having said that, I heard that in Japan, genetically modulated soybean imported from the US is the big public concern. Many products in the store have labels claiming they are not using genetically modulated ones.

    Are you familiar with this issue?

  2. Barbara says:

    Hi Asako,

    Thanks for the comment.

    No, I haven’t heard about genetically modulated soybean products. It sounds like something worth checking into.

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