I was so lucky to be able to celebrate Hellmann’s 100 year anniversary as a Hellmann’s Real Foodie….and I have to say…they know how to party!
Hellmann’s® products have been staples in American kitchens for generations. The brand’s flagship product, Hellmann’s® Real Mayonnaise, is the best-selling mayonnaise in the United States.
In 1905, two years after arriving in the United States, German immigrant Richard Hellmann opened up a delicatessen in New York City. His wife’s delectable recipe for mayonnaise was featured in salads and sold in the deli, and the condiment quickly became so popular that Hellmann began selling it in “wooden boats” that were used for weighing butter.
Originally, two versions of the recipe were sold, and to distinguish between them, Hellmann put a blue ribbon around one. The “ribbon” version was in such high demand that in 1912, Hellmann designed what is today the iconic “Blue Ribbon” label, to be placed on larger glass jars. In 1913, Hellmann’s received its first trademark for the Blue Ribbon.
Hellmann’s been on the dinner table ever since and that’s why they wanted to return the favor and bring everyone to their table!
And they did! But they decided to break a World Record in the process! Hellmann’s made the world’s longest picnic table and I have to admit…it was pretty awesome! The table was over 320 feet long, that’s longer than a football field! But what’s a picnic table with out some food?
The first 500 people that came to have lunch with Hellmann’s each got one of these personal picnic baskets.Cute,huh?! Each basket had a mini juicy salsa burger, potato salad, macaroni salad, the best corn on the cob I’ve ever had, and a cupcake from Magnolia Bakery. Everything was so so good! Here’s a the link to the chocolate cupcake recipe
Happy 1ooth Birthday Hellmann’s and here’s to 100 more!
On my first trip to New York City I was also able to take in a few more adventures. I was able to go to see a taping of The Chew!
It was such a fun experience to be part of the audience and see behind the scenes. All of the chefs on the show were so nice and friendly. Most of them came into the crowd to dance or talk. I would definitely do it all over again!
What’s a trip to NYC without a little sightseeing? Time was short but I got to wander around Central Park and Time Square.
It’s true what they say, this city has it’s own energy! I loved it! But like all good things it had to come to an end, but I’ll be back!
Happy 100th Birthday Hellmann’s!