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The Debate Over Mayonnaise Vs. Miracle Whip Is Raging On Twitter (14 Tweets)

Fighting over cultural preferences on Twitter is what keeps the fire going in people’s bellies in between huge political scandals. We are all addicted to yelling at each other for preferring certain spices or not washing our meat. Or legs. Whatever the issue it is, we all know nothing will be resolved by arguing on Twitter, and yet we can’t resist!

Professor and writer Dr. Jason Johnson set off another culinary debate for the ages with a few simple tweets about hating mayonnaise and not knowing the difference between mayonnaise and Miracle Whip:

Pretty soon Miracle Whip was trending to such an extent that even the brand got in and started commenting on Johnson’s tweets:

There are many brands of mayonnaise out there, but Miracle Whip is generally understood to be a product of Kraft Foods. Duluth News outlined the basic differences between the two condiments, and I trust them:

Miracle Whip has half the fat of mayonnaise, which is made from egg yolks, lemon juice or vinegar and vegetable oil. Another difference is that Miracle Whip has more sugar added; it contains both high-fructose corn syrup and sugar. Mayo contains little if any sugar.

Yeah, that’s pretty much what it tastes like, too. Miracle Whip is slightly sweet, which is nauseating to anyone who is used to the savory taste of mayo. The two should really be in entirely different food categories, but instead, we’ve decided to compare them and get into a huge fight.

Some people immediately made the whole issue political, suggesting that Miracle Whip is for Republicans and mayo is for Democrats:

Some shared the traumatic experience of tasting Miracle Whip for the first time:

Other people are sharing the trauma of realizing so many people hate their beloved Miracle Whip:

Perhaps the most confusing people were the ones who couldn’t tell the difference, which is actually disturbing to the rest of us:

Pick a side, folks. Election Day is right around the corner.

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