Allee Willis’ Kitsch O’ The Day – Mayonnaise Case

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This is one of the craziest and most spectacular products I’ve ever seen. It’s a Mayonnaise Case, made in Japan. You flip the little monkey head up by lifting the banana latch which is actually a little spoon to scoop and spread your mayonnaise with once opened. I’ve never heard of anyone carrying around mayonnaise, not to mention that a thimble would hold more than this case does, so I’m not sure what good spreading a dime sized dollop of mayo is going to do anyone anyway.  And I sure wouldn’t want it living in the bottom of my purse for a week, where it’s certain to fall because of its diminutive size.

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Some people get freaked out by mayonnaise. I love it. It’s the glue that holds so many sandwiches together.

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I know know that many of us here in America eat like pigs but honestly, the amount of mayonnaise contained within covers maybe too dainty bites. Thankfully, the package holds two mayonnaise cases.

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Lucky for us who are less familiar with mayonnaise cases, the manufacturer, Daiso industry, includes handy instructions though I personally could use some instructions for the instructions.

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I get not putting it near a fire or not using it in the oven but I wouldn’t even know how to use it “with” the freezer.  I perhaps might be tempted to use it “in” the freezer, though frozen mayonnaise has never appealed to me. And common sense tells me I would “never give it to the baby” though I would think that the danger would be the baby trying to eat it by mistake as opposed to “drinking by mistake”.

In a few days, I fly to Madison, Wisconsin to conduct the marching band at my alma mater, the University of Wisconsin, when they play several of my songs at the Homecoming football game. I always take some food along when I travel and that usually includes a sandwich or two. I must admit that sometimes I sink my choppers into a tuna fish sandwich and think, “Gee, I wish I had more mayonnaise”.  So I think these two little monkeys might just accompany me to see the UW Badgers. Of course, the big food in Madison is is bratwurst, sometimes referred to as “Wisconsin Soul Food”. I don’t suppose that spreading a little white stuff on them will diminish any of the funkiness.

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10 Comments

  • Georgia says:

    Oh, the banana shaped latch/spoon combo really makes this- don’t you think?

    Have a wonderful trip to UW!

  • Mary Lynn says:

    I do get freaked out by mayonnaise — but this monkey would work great for wasabi.

  • Howard says:

    There is practically a “mayonnaise culture” here in Japan! They put it on everything, including pizza! Japanese mayonnaise is quite different from that in the US as it is made only with the egg yolk as opposed to that in the US which is made with whole eggs. Japanese mayo is less vinegary, too. As much as I like Japanese mayonnaise (only the “Kewpie” brand), I prefer Best Foods/Hellmann’s which I buy here at a local import shop.

  • Allee says:

    Georgia–the tiny banana smooth and is so cute you could die. Mary Lynn – Yes, perfect wasabi size. Howard – is Japanese mayo sweet?
    They must not glob it on in Japan like we do in America so maybe the mayonnaise case is normal size. I absolutely love the idea of carrying an emergency supply of mayonnaise around.

  • Heidi Ehrenreich says:

    These little guys are so cute, function seems secondary. Having said that, it may be better to fill with something that does not spoil! Like….salt! Then you get to use the spoon, a must use accessory. Or in Madison, perhaps, some mustard for that brat!

  • margaret y. says:

    I don’t think this would go into a purse so much as into a lunchbox? I can totally see adding the mayo to a sandwich at the last minute so as not to get it soggy.

  • Allee says:

    Heidi -I’m looking as forward to the brats as I am to conducting. Margaret- only enough mayo for a bite or two.

  • Howard says:

    No, Japanese mayo isn’t sweet at all. It is less gelatinous than US mayo yet is eggier at the same time. You can easily find it in most Asian markets in the LA area.

  • Antney Oslund says:

    Where do you find this stuff, it’s DELUXE! What I am really loving right now, however, is that plate! Do you recall any details? The name of the pattern? This would be the find of the century for me!

    Can’t wait to meet you!
    Antney

    • Allee says:

      The plate is a fairly common though getting ever harder to find 1950s pattern called Franciscan Earthenware. I have over 100 pieces of it. It was the first fact that I ever saw started collecting.

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