You've heard the expression of something being the best thing since sliced bread. Well, a recent invention may literally have made the best thing since sliced bread.
What is this insane invention? Sliced Mayo!
A Japanese food company called Bourbon (no, it doesn’t make corn mash) has come out with a new line of mayonnaise in slices, like a slice of Kraft American cheese. Dubbed a “sheet-like condiment” by the company, it comes in two horrible sounding flavors: a tuna mayonnaise sheet and a mayonnaise and mentaiko slice, which is a spicy cod roe.
“Bourbon says they’re particularly handy in the morning, since you can slap a slice down on a piece of bread, stick it in the toaster oven, and have a hot, tasty breakfast with just seconds of prep time,” Sora News reports.
And everyone knows that there’s nothing like a nice slice of toast covered with spicy cod fish eggs smeared on it for breakfast!
Food and Wine Magazine wrote,
At the cafes, consumers can gaze adoringly at Kewpie bottles strung from broccoli trees, while noshing on vegetables smothered in limited edition Kewpie olive, basil, and tomato-flavored mayo, Kotaku reports. This is at least the second year this mayo has been so revered in pop-up cafes throughout the country.
Why does Kewpie inspire such devotion? The answer is actually pretty simple: It contains MSG. As chef and Momofuku founder David Chang once told Food & Wine, Kewpie is “the best mayonnaise in the world, because it has MSG.”
Kewpie is a little different than American mayo, because it’s made with only egg yolks — not whole eggs — and with rice or apple vinegar and no added salt or sugar. It’s bottled in a slim red-and-clear container, with an emblematic baby for its logo. But the real secret to Kewpie’s cult-following is a healthy dose of MSG.