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The Unusual Sandwich Topping That’s Gained A Cult Following
The humble sandwich has been a canvas for various toppings and combinations for centuries, with classic varieties like the egg salad sandwich dating back to before the 18th century. But one topping — once called the refined man’s mayonnaise — has regained its celebrity status in the 21st century.
HuffPost describes Durkee Famous Sauce as a “mustardy, vinegary, mayonnaise-based concoction,” that was reportedly favored by Abraham Lincoln. Durkee Sauce was called a “luxury item” during the 1930s, and the company claimed it was served everywhere from first-class flights to ritzy hotels.
Over time, the idea of a “classy” sandwich topping faded, and while Durkee hasn’t gone out of business, it seems to be available only in the Midwest. Some Amazon reviewers have raved about the sauce’s nostalgic flavor, but others say the mustard-mayonnaise combo is “overhyped.”