This Avocado Mayo Is Dividing Costco Shoppers

Mayonnaise may be the most popular condiment in America, with eaters consuming nearly $2 billions-worth of it per year, according to Deli Fresh Threads. But, it certainly isn't the healthiest thing on earth and it may be off the table entirely for some folks with allergies. Fooducate reports that traditional mayonnaise like the Kraft brand is made from soybean oil, water, eggs, egg yolks, vinegar and small amounts of other ingredients including sugar and salt. One tablespoon of traditional mayo has 94 calories, 10 grams of fat, and 2.3 grams of monounsaturated fat (per Nutritionix).

Fortunately, for those who crave all the taste and texture of mayonnaise but have food allergies or just want something to feel slightly better about eating, Costco is now carrying Primal Kitchen avocado oil mayo. According to costcobuys on Instagram, it's real mayonnaise but it's made with avocado oil and contains no gluten, soy or added sugar. Plus, the Primal Kitchen website notes, this mayo has eight grams of monounsaturated fat, which can be good for your health. Penn Medicine reports that avocado oil is known for being high in heart-healthy monounsaturated fat. Primal Kitchen also states the mayo is made with no artificial ingredients and is made with organic eggs. However, Costco shoppers seem to be somewhat divided on this re-imagined mayo.

Customers weigh in on Costco's avacado oil mayo

Costco's avocado oil mayo certainly has some fans on Instagram. One user commented on costcobuy's post with an enthusiastic, "Wooohooo!!! Hope it comes to my Costco!" Another added, "This is so good!" But, others beg to differ, with one writing, "The most disgusting tasting mayo; better brand at Ralphs..." Another commenter just simply wrote, "Yuck."

The issue of taste has popped up on Primal Kitchen's website, too. One enthusiastic reviewer wrote, "I've been on Keto almost three years now, and this is the only mayo I use. It has a great taste and texture, and it is good for spreads, salad dressings, and I add a little to shredded chicken to add fat for making croquettes." Another commented, "I do not like regular mayo because of the way that it smells. This mayo on the other hand is amazing! Definitely worth the price. You can taste the quality."

So, if you're in search of an alternative to traditional mayo, it can't hurt to try this version from Costco. But, you might want to keep some of these substitutes for mayo on hand, just in case the flavor isn't for you.