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Old 06-19-2016, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Southwest Pa
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Originally Posted by ABQConvict View Post
You underestimate the utter helplessness of wealthy people.

You must have met my sister-in-law! Just the kind of woman this type of store appeals to. She probably needs help getting the jar open.
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Old 06-19-2016, 04:40 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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There are lots of things that are "stupidly easy" to make that people buy instead. Do you always make your own bread, cookies, cakes, etc.. How about grow your own produce?
Having done all of these things literally thousands of times (tens for vegetable gardening) I have to say that making your own mayo, even sans electrical assisted gadgets like a blender, food processor, etc., is by far the easiest. It used straight forward, common, inexpensive ingredients and takes minutes.

Bread, even hand kneading, takes less than 10-15 minutes of labor and can be mixed, kneaded, risen, and baked in less than two to three hours if making an unproofed, simple white bread. Also very cheap and readily available ingredients.

Cookies and cake have either more complex ingredient requirements and are sometimes complicated by extra steps/processes depending on the recipe (toasting nuts, melting baker's chocolate, sifting flour, scraping vanilla beans, etc.

But by far, growing produce is far, from simple. It is much easier to look at a recipe, discover that you need red peppers, then go buy them at a grocery than it is to procure seeds, prepare a seeding medium, germinate the seeds, select an approprite garden area, remove any existing plant life, rocks, rusted waste, till the soil, ammend the soil (preferably at least one year and thee to four months before you need your peppers), plant your seedlings, protect tour garden from rabbits, deer, and other varmints, fertilize, weed, stake your plants, water, watch the weather, go out and cover your crop with plastic at 10pm because of a late frost warning, water some more, nurse your remaing plants after that hail storm, tie your growing plants, find way to combat the aphids that are swarming the new growth, water, weed, fertilize water, weed.

Then three months after planting, start harvesting the literal fruits of your labor. Nothing tastes better.

Wait, did you say growing your own produce was easy? There is a reason retired people do it. It is a full time job if you want more than a few hundred calories of produce a season.
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Old 06-19-2016, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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You're confusing this store with their California outlet.
Don't forget locally grown!
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Old 06-19-2016, 09:00 PM
 
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Now, I wonder what it tasted like. I know homemade mayo is good, much better than store bought.


I'll bet many of us, our mothers, grandmothers, etc... can whip up a batch of homemade mayo that kicks the "artisanal" version behind.


Mayo is nothing but an emulsion; get yourself some eggs, vinegar, oil, lemon juice, salt and a bit of dry mustard; a bowl and whisk then have at it. You can break out a food processor, use various versions of the above ingredients (white wine vinegar, olive oil, etc..) bit the results are same.
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Old 06-20-2016, 01:58 AM
 
Location: Grass Valley, CA
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The things people come up with!
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Old 06-20-2016, 02:04 AM
 
Location: Prepperland
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Gotta luv that economic chaos caused by too many parasites draining the productive hosts.
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Old 06-20-2016, 02:36 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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Hipsters don't like Mayo it gets in their beards.
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Old 06-20-2016, 07:58 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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Lol@artisanal mayo...
Yeah really, especially since mayonnaise is absurdly easy to make. Seriously.
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Old 06-20-2016, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Loudon, TN
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There are lots of things that are "stupidly easy" to make that people buy instead. Do you always make your own bread, cookies, cakes, etc.. How about grow your own produce?
As a matter of fact, I often make my own bread. Why pay $4 for a loaf of "artisanal" bread that I can whip out in the kitchen for 50 cents? That's a no-brainer. With my bread machine it takes me less than 5 minutes to put it together and 3 hours later I have a nice loaf with no further energy needed from me. Mayo takes 5 minutes also, but a produce garden takes about 4 months, so no, I don't grow my own produce.

A whole store devoted to overpriced mayo, my absolute least favorite condiment, sounds pretty useless to me. No wonder they couldn't pay the rent.
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Old 06-20-2016, 09:28 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Yeah, I never heard of it either.
Can't imagine it being the basis of a successful store.
I had not heard of it either, but we have an olive oil store and a salt and spice store, so mayo is not that far fetched.

I adore mayonnaise, so I would probably buy something there.

By the way, our salt store sells ghost pepper salt, so you could add it to the $20 artisanal mayo and save a few bucks.
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