South Carolina’s New Attraction: A Self-Guided Mayonnaise Tasting Tour
Wine tours are so last year. Everyone knows the newest fad to get behind is everyone’s favorite condiment: mayonnaise! At least that’s what the city of Greenville, South Carolina thinks. That’s why they’re now the epicenter of the new “Mayo Trail.” Yum!
Every mayo fan worth their lard knows that the city of Greenville is where Eugenia Duke first created and distributed the now world-famous Duke’s Mayonnaise (you can track Duke’s entire history on their website).
With such a rich, twangy history, it makes sense why Greenville is now the mecca of all things mayo. And now Duke’s fans can celebrate the mayonnaise craze with Eugenia Duke’s “Unofficial” Mayo Guide.
Greenville’s website offers information for those wishing to check out some of the delicious food stops, seen here. The tour features 20 stops in total, with six “snack spots” and 14 “meal must-haves.” The Mayo Trail is 100 percent self-guided so you can start wherever and whenever you please.
The snacks and main courses offered will feature Duke’s Mayonnaise in many different and delicious ways. Each tour stop will showcase mayo’s versatility by adding it to dishes like Bavarian pretzels, chicken sandwiches, croissants, crab cakes, and other delectable recipes.
The online tour guide also includes four historical stops as well. These stops include the Wyche Pavilion where Eugenia Duke first started bottling her now iconic condiment, and the Eugenia Duke Bridge.
It’s certainly an acquired taste, but for most southerners mayonnaise – and Duke’s in particular – is ubiquitous when it comes to traditional, tasty country cooking. If you just can’t get enough mayo in your life, the Mayo Trail is definitely the thing for you!
If you’d like to start planning your own self-guided tour, you can visit Greenville’s website for a map of the Mayo Trail. Click here for more.