Duke’s Mayo Classic
- College football is officially all-of-the-way back.
- A mayonnaise eating contest broke out on Thursday night and it was delightfully grotesque.
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Some people love mayonnaise and some people love mayonnaise. Regardless of your opinion of the condiment, college football is better with mayonnaise and that’s just a fact.
The Duke's Mayo Classic, ladies and gentlemen… pic.twitter.com/3wbPAZbRVB
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) September 3, 2021
Duke’s Mayonnaise got involved with the sport last season and sponsored the first-ever Mayo Bowl. The company is back in 2021 and hosted the Duke’s Mayo Classic.
Pitting Appalachian State against East Carolina, the game was held at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina on Thursday night. During the first half, Duke’s decided to get in a sponsored element that brought the fans into the matchup.
To do so, two opposing fans — one from ECU and one from App State — competed for glory. Both competitors were shown on the jumbotron trying to eat as much mayonnaise straight from the jar as possible.
It was equally as repulsive as it was captivating and entertaining.
A Mayonnaise eating contest going on at the ECU vs. App State game😳pic.twitter.com/9OBO6L9PvN
— The Sporting News (@sportingnews) September 3, 2021
It is unclear as to which team won, but the Mountaineers stomped the Pirates on the field and won 33-19 in a game that wasn’t as close as the score indicates.
While you may have heard of Hellman’s or Heinz Mayonnaise, you may not have heard of Duke’s unless you’re from the south.
Duke’s contains a higher amount of egg yolk than most other commercial brands, which makes it more rich and creamy. It also makes it less likely to separate when heated.
Duke’s also has a hint of tanginess from vinegar and a touch of paprika. Its texture is thicker than its counterparts and has a custard-like texture as opposed to slick and gelatinous.
One thing is for sure, these two fans from Thursday night know all about how it tastes. Just ask them what they think.