Some intriguing developments today after the truly awful news that broke last week.

Firstly, this from local food manufacturer, NOMU.

Now, the fact that they’ve gone down the “Don’t Panic” route, when all the real mayo lovers are absolutely – and justifiably – panicking, does tend to suggest that their upcoming product is intended to replace Hellmann’s. And that’s no mean feat, because while there are many mayos [mayoes?] out there, South Africa wouldn’t be panicking if they were all as good as Hellmann’s.
So in order to “replace” Hellman’s, this needs to taste like Hellman’s. Clearly, it’s not quite ready yet, but when it is… well, the proof of the pudding… as they say.

But why wait for a local company to make some replacement mayo? Why not do it yourself with this recipe from local Digital Food Influencer (?!?), Sam Linsell?

One can never copy a product that is mass-produced like Hellmann’s exactly but what one can make is something that is more real and even better than Hellmann’s. 

“Even better than Hellmann’s”…?

Wow. That’s big talk. Let’s read on.

It actually seems fairly simple, albeit with occasional lines like:

When you have established that you have the right stick blender…

I’m beginning to think that maybe I’m not the target audience here. I mean, how many stick blenders does the average person have?

And there are several important “do do this” and “but don’t do this” bits. But I reckon it’s worth a try.

Problem is, we don’t have a kitchen at the moment (and only one stick blender), so this would be a terrible time for me to attempt to follow this recipe, but when I have the time (and the means), I’m going to give it a go.

Updates to follow.