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:
I hated Mayonnaise as a kid and I know very few black families that have it in their home as a solo condiment, it's for potato salad and occasionally sauces. As an adult I can tolerate it on fast food fried chicken sandwiches that's about it 🤷 https://t.co/aMEy1zATbH
— Dr. Jason Johnson (@DrJasonJohnson) October 29, 2020
I don't even know the difference between mayonnaise and Miracle Whip so I'm already lost on this one https://t.co/KiGtmYNo8C
— Jason Johnson (@DrJasonJohnson) October 29, 2020
Pretty soon Miracle Whip was trending to such an extent that even the brand got in and started commenting on Johnson’s tweets:
i've been here whipping it since the start
— Miracle Whip (@MiracleWhip) October 29, 2020
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:
Miracle Whip is to Mayo…
As Trump is to Biden.
The first is processed & gross…
Where the other is the real deal. pic.twitter.com/uVBwHijuut
— Jake Lobin (@JakeLobin) October 29, 2020
People are debating the difference between Miracle Whip and Mayonnaise. It's like this people: Republicans are Miracle Whip, fake, yucky, impostors. Democrats are the real thing, and make everything better!
— Amy Lynn (@AmyAThatcher) October 29, 2020
Miracle Whip vs Mayonnaise? Excuse me, they have names: Donald Trump and Joe Biden.
— Machine Cum Kelly (@theDRaGnrebOrN) October 29, 2020
Some shared the traumatic experience of tasting Miracle Whip for the first time:
miracle whip is the nastiest shit. my cousins fed that shit to me and i wanted to fight 🤢🤢 pic.twitter.com/Hgond34paO
— queen ✨💫 (@armani___inamra) October 29, 2020
I LITERALLY HATE MIRACLE WHIP. HELLMANN’S REAL MAYONNAISE IS WHERE ITS AT. and no i am not taking criticism. 😀 pic.twitter.com/7TSqB0IlPL
— mal🏳️🌈 (@yikesmaI) October 30, 2020
Other people are sharing the trauma of realizing so many people hate their beloved Miracle Whip:
I didn’t realize how many people hated Miracle Whip… pic.twitter.com/AtBIp1tHch
— sharpay ⁷ ☽ (@SuperDuper_Cam) October 29, 2020
went on twitter today only to find out i’m crazy for preferring miracle whip to mayonnaise. don’t hmu. pic.twitter.com/xTqFVncBXb
— grace shaver (@gkshaver) October 29, 2020
— Toni 💋 (@LToniJ) October 29, 2020
Perhaps the most confusing people were the ones who couldn’t tell the difference, which is actually disturbing to the rest of us:
If you can't distinguish Miracle Whip from Mayo, I don't need any of your confused pallette telling me your food opinions.
— Johnny C (@TrapBoucher) October 29, 2020
I see that miracle whip is trending because people don’t know the difference between it and mayonnaise. The key difference is that the first step of using miracle whip is throwing it directly into the garbage.
— Dea Poirier (@deapoirierbooks) October 29, 2020
Anyone who can't tell the difference between mayonnaise and Miracle Whip is probably still an "undecided voter."
— Winston Smith (@NoFacebookEver) October 29, 2020
Pick a side, folks. Election Day is right around the corner.