Welcome Empire Mayonnaise Co. August 19 2016

I am very excited to tell you about a new addition to our marketplace, mayo! This isn’t just any mayonnaise, it is home-style mayo made by Empire Mayonnaise Co. in Brooklyn, New York. 

Empire Mayonnaise Co. was founded in 2011 by chef Sam Mason and designer Elizabeth Valleau. They set out to create home-style mayonnaise in exotic flavors using non-GMO Oils, cage-free & pasture-raised eggs along with local or seasonal flavors.  Almost five years later, they are doing just that.  The mayonnaise has the fresh taste of something you’d expect to come from a home kitchen.  I love the way these little jars of mayonnaise transform whatever I am making into something really delicious. Think super fresh and tasty potato salad or the best devilled eggs you’ve ever made. 

The company started off with a retail shop and wholesale division9unfortunately there isn't a retail store anymore).  They became well-known when Saturday Night Live used their shop for a sketch.  You can watch the video here

While we don’t carry Truffle Garlic Mayo, we do have their Rosemary Mayonnaise and Roasted Garlic Mayonnaise. Both of these flavors are down-right amazing. I hope you’ll try both!

I first tasted Empire Mayonnaise at an event for The Doe Fund, a non-profit organization that provides paid transitional work, housing and educational opportunities, along with counseling and career training to individuals with histories of homelessness, incarceration or substance abuse.  I always say, I never know where I’ll find the next hidden gem for our marketplace.  That night was more about socializing and eating but we didn’t forget about the mayonnaise when I got home.  I hope you’ll enjoy the many, many uses of this fantastic product.

Happy Friday,