There’s No Mayonnaise Like My Mayonnaise

MAULDIN, S.C. — The South has a penchant for odd loyalties, which goes a long way toward explaining why a man from North Carolina last year ordered a customized Duke’s mayonnaise jar in which to store his remains.

The Southern-made mayonnaise, a creamy spread rich with egg yolks and tart with cider vinegar, is so compelling that many Southerners would rather go without their beloved tomato sandwiches than eat one held together with Hellmann’s, the most popular mayonnaise in the world.

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