Epicurious Names Blue Plate the ‘Best Mayonnaise You Can Buy at the Grocery Store’

WHO:   Blue Plate Mayonnaise, a product of Reily Foods company, and Epicurious, a Condé Nast publication and the most award-winning digital food brand

WHAT:   Epicurious has named Blue Plate the “best mayonnaise you can buy at the grocery store” in a blind taste test. The magazine tasted 16 brands of mayonnaise — both organic and classic — to determine the best one. Other brands competing against Blue Plate include Hellmann’s (which received second place), Duke’s, Sir Kensington’s and Miracle Whip. To determine the best grocery store mayonnaise, Epicurious selected the country’s widely available, top-selling brands. The panel only chose traditional mayo, nothing light, vegan or flavored. Finally, testers stated they wanted a mayo with a “great balance of flavor … both rich and tart” with a creamy texture.

WHERE:   Read the entire Epicurious article by clicking here. For more information, and to find recipes using Blue Plate, visit blueplatemayo.com.

WHY:   Epicurious named Blue Plate the best commercially made mayo for its “bright, lemony flavor” and “perfect creamy texture.” Because Blue Plate is made exclusively with egg yolks, it has a “more satisfying, homemade flavor,” Epicurious author Joe Sevier writes.

HOW:   All mayonnaise samples were tasted by a panel of Epicurious editors in a blind tasting. Voters tasted the samples with spoons, then with cherry tomatoes, sliced cucumbers and sugar snap peas to determine how the condiment paired with food.


Editor’s note: Interviews with Blue Plate representatives can be arranged by contacting Rachel Strassel at 504.579.2487 or rachel@gambelpr.com.


About Blue Plate Mayonnaise:

Based in New Orleans since 1927, Blue Plate’s rich and creamy mayonnaise has enhanced the flavor in consumers’ favorite foods, from salads and sandwiches, to dips, dressings, and sauces. In 2012, Blue Plate Real Mayonnaise was featured in Cook’s Country, an unbiased source of product reviews and recipes for home cooks, also associated with PBS’s America’s Test Kitchen and Cook’s Illustrated. In 2018, Epicurious named Blu Plate the best mayonnaise you can buy at the grocery store. Blue Plate Mayonnaise is also available in deliciously light varieties: Blue Plate Light Mayonnaise, Blue Plate Light Mayonnaise with Olive Oil and now Blue Plate Light Mayonnaise with Greek Yogurt. For recipe suggestions and more information on Blue Plate Mayonnaise, visit www.blueplatemayo.com.


About Reily Foods Company: 

Established in 1902, Reily Foods Company is a family-owned business based in New Orleans, one of the world’s great culinary centers. Reily Foods manufactures and markets a wide range of quality food products sold in grocery stores and restaurants throughout the United States including Luzianne Tea, New England Coffee, Blue Plate Mayonnaise, French Market Coffee, JFG Coffee, JFG Mayonnaise, Swans Down Cake Flour, Wick Fowler’s 2-Alarm and Carroll Shelby’s Chili Kits, La Martinique Salad Dressings, Tiger Sauce, and No Pudge! Fat Free Brownie mixes. Visit www.reilyfoods.com.