THE HISTORY OF MAYONNAISE AND MIRACLES OF “MIRACLE WHIP”
It was in the 18th century when French Duc de Richelieu discovered a condiment made of olive oil and raw egg yolks. This came from the Spanish Island of Minorca, one of the Balearic Islands. He brought his newly found recipe for the sauce from the port town, Mahon back to France.
The chefs in France used this as a condiment for meats and renamed the new product mayonnaise.
In the early 1800’s when mayonnaise arrived in the United States, it was considered a French sauce that was too difficult to prepare. When the electric blender was invented and bottled dressings were gaining popularity, it was then that mayonnaise hit mainstream America as a sandwich spread.
Richard Hellmann, a German immigrant to the United States, owned a business in Manhattan. He began selling premixed mayonnaise in one-pound wooden containers in 1912. It was the following year, in 1913, that the wooden containers were replaced with glass jars.
J L. Kraft and Bros. Co., a cheese wholesaling business that originated in Chicago in 1903, purchased several local salad dressing companies during the 1920’s to compete with Hellmann’s mayonnaise. In 1930 they introduced the Kraft brand of mayonnaise.
During the Depression, mayonnaise had been a product that only the wealthy bought and it was at this time that Kraft seized the moment to introduce Miracle Whip. This new creation was a dressing that combined the features of mayonnaise and bottled dressing. It was first introduced at the 1933Chicago World’s Fair. Millions of visitors flocked to the Kraft exhibit. In only a period of seven months; Kraft’s Miracle Whip became the number one selling salad dressing in America.
Now that you understand how Miracle Whip came to be as a condiment for food. What you probably don’t know is that it can be used as a healing agent and household tool.
Miracle Whip has long been one of the best selling spreads for salad dressings and sandwiches. There are many handy household uses for Miracle Whip which have nothing to do with cooking. Some of the household uses for Miracle Whip salad dressing include skin care, hair care, and caring for your precious metals.
#1-Removing dead skin from the feet
Rub a generous amount of Miracle Whip all over your feet with a soft washcloth to remove tired, dead skin. Let the miracle whip set for five minutes and rinse off with warm water. For even greater results, add Miracle Whip to a tub of hot water and soak your feet.
Rub a generous amount of Miracle Whip onto your metals including candleholders, brass lamps, car bumpers, sink fixtures, and jewelry. The key ingredient in Miracle Whip is Vinegar, which is an excellent product for polishing metals. Leave the Miracle Whip on your metal surface for twenty minutes and wipe with a soft cloth. For best results, wipe off with warm water.
#3-Remove cigarette smoke stains from walls
Rub Miracle Whip all over your walls to remove cigarette smoke stains. Let the Miracle Whip set for one hour on the wall. Wipe away with a soft buffing cloth. Be sure to leave your windows open so that the odor of the Miracle Whip doesn’t overtake your home. Your walls will be restored to their natural, smoke free beauty.
– The Miracle Whip Remedy –
Soothing Pain with Sandwich Spread
Soothe sunburn pain by using the product as a skin cream to feel relief in no time.
Treat minor burns by rubbing it into the burn and letting it set before wiping it off.
Tighten pores and give yourself a facial by applying it as a face mask. Miracle Whip helps to moisten dry skin and should be applied and left on twenty minutes before washing it off with warm water followed by cold water.
Remove dead skin by rubbing a dab into your skin and letting it dry for a few minutes. This makes your skin moist so that you can now massage it with your fingertips and the dead skin will rub off.
Remove spots from wood furniture by wiping it on the furniture and leaving it for an hour before polishing the furniture.
Remove tar by spreading a teaspoon of Miracle Whip on the tar, rubbing gently, and wiping it away.
Condition your hair by applying one-half cup of the product to dry hair once a week as you would a conditioner. The application process is as simple as leaving it on for thirty minutes and then rinsing a few times before shampooing.
Remove chewing gum from hair by rubbing a dollop of the product into the chewing gum.
Remove a ring stuck on a finger by applying the product around the ring and then simply slide off the ring.
You now have several unique uses for what was thought to be simple jar of sandwich spread. What you decide to do with this product is up to you whether you show off the uses to friends or only use Miracle Whip on a sandwich. Remember, the only way to know if these uses will really work or not, is to give them a try for yourself.