Do you ever find yourself so attached to a product that you resist even trying others? Me? Totally. I'm pretty open minded about trying new stuff, in general, but there are some things I prefer to stick with. If it isn't broken, don't fix it.
Hellmann's mayonnaise is one of those things. It's the brand my mom used while I was growing up and was a key ingredient in her veggie dip recipe. I also felt it helped ensure the best Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing back in the day when it was made from a packet. You know, BEFORE Hidden Valley Ranch was available in a bottle.
When we moved to Los Angeles, I was disappointed to see Hellmann's missing from the supermarket shelves. That was back in 1997 and but I still vividly remember standing in the grocery store with DH, staring at the shelves and pondering our choices. We picked up a jar of Best Foods mayonnaise. I remember commenting that "It looks like Hellmann's." As we stood there surveying the jar of Best Foods, we found a quote on the label that changed our mood entirely. "...known as Hellmann's east of the Rockies."
Because I've been such a fan of the product, I felt comfortable sharing information about their latest promotion - The Real Food Project. It's a joint project with Bobby Flay (duh, chef extraordinaire) and Lori Loughlin (whom I will forever associate with "Full House"). It's an in-depth website offering recipes and tips for creating real meals. Recipes span a wide range to meet the diverse needs of families - from sandwiches to entrees and side dishes. Since it's easier to learn by watching, how-to videos hosted by Bobby Flay, are also available. And from now until January 4, 2011, The Real Food Project has a sweepstakes running. Log on daily to play their "Wheel of Real" for a chance to win prizes and get coupons!
As I said, I'm a huge fan of Hellmann's (and Best Foods) so it goes without saying that I like to keep up on their latest happenings. You can to by following them on Twitter as Hellmann's or Best Foods. They're on Facebook at Hellmann's and Best Foods. Of course, you can always visit their respective websites: Hellmann's and Best Foods. Good luck with their sweepstakes but stocking Hellmann's in the fridge is always a winner.
Disclosure: I didn't receive any compensation - either monetary or product - for this post. The products displayed in the picture are ones I purchased (because we ALWAYS have to have Hellmann's in the house.) However, as a thank you for sharing this information, MomSelect (BSM Media) will enter my name in a drawing for a chance to receive a $250 gift card and a 6 month supply of Hellmann's!