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Sonja just got back from a summer jaunt in Switzerland (where she spa-ed and dined like a princess, and consumed a lot of yogurt), and she brought me back a little gift: mayonnaise! It's really scary how well some people know me.

The brand is Thomy, a condiment company based in Germany. The packaging for this "french style" mayonnaise is unreal- it comes in an aluminum tube, with a cute bubbly plus-sign cap.


A star-shaped opening- so cute!!!


Yamahomo saw this, grabbed a toothbrush and squeezed out the mayo like toothpaste. Makes perfect sense.


Gross.

How does it taste? Yamahomo said, "It's not as good as kewpie, but not as bad as American mayo." It's got tang, that's for sure, and it's creamier than anything you'll find here. Definitely reminds me of Europe, this mayo. Ooh la la.

PS- Check out this thread I found on a message board titled, "Why does German mayonnaise suck?" It's quite hilarious.
Column: Packaging Whore
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3 comments

  • That’s disgusting (toothbrush). But what’s even more disturbing is that after Kayoko opened the mayo tube, she kept it out on her desk for days! Girlfriend, ever hear of salmonella? Srsly, tho, I will eat refrigerated mayo for a year, but Tmonkey throws his mayo away after like a week! Now I think that’s over-reacting too…

    ayagwa on

  • too bad you didnt have the tube in your purse for our lobster rolls! :)

    Hamamama on

  • I shuddered when I saw the toothbrush

    Sonja on

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