My mayonnaise smells like vinegar, is that bad?

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Posted 5/17/2009 by scrappychickster in NSBR Board
 

scrappychickster
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Posted: 5/17/2009 9:48:27 PM
The use by date isn't until November this year, but it reeks of vinegar. I really have a hankering for egg salad but I don't want to risk it if it's gone bad.

scrappychickster
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Posted: 5/18/2009 9:30:55 AM
Anyone? I've got a serious hankering for egg salad but I feel nervous about eating mayo that may be bad.

I guess I could just go to the store and buy more mayo just in case but I figured the peas know everything.

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Posted: 5/18/2009 9:35:10 AM
Fresh mayo is made from vegetable oil and eggs, but most companies add vinegar to make it shelf-stable. So it's fine.

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Posted: 5/18/2009 9:47:42 AM
Mayo is simply oil and an acid (vinegar or lemon juice) held together (emulsified) with egg.

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Posted: 5/18/2009 9:48:57 AM
If it smelled wrong to me and I wanted egg salad, I'd just go buy a new jar.
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