The Internet Thinks Millennials Destroyed This Condiment, And LOL
If you’ve gone on the internet at all in the last few years, you’ll know that many have blamed millennials for ruining basically everything. According to some, millennials have killed beer, fast-causal chain restaurants, department stores, bar soap, romance, cruises, dinner dates, and much, much more. And now, you can add one more item to that list: the internet thinks that millennials have destroyed this popular condiment, and honestly, it’s too much.
According to an article in Philadelphia Magazine, millennials have destroyed mayonnaise. Whether or not this is true, the article is, well… it’s a trip. The author describes herself as a “tribal elder,” making it very clear that she is not a millennial, thank you very much. Throughout the article, titled “How Millennials Killed Mayonnaise,” she writes why she believes an entire generation has rejected this condiment.
At one point, the author infers that disliking mayonnaise is maybe connected with… feminism? She writes, “My son Jake, who’s 25, eats mayo. He’s a practical young man who works in computers and adores macaroni salad. He’s a good son. I also have a daughter. She was a women’s and gender studies major in college. Naturally, she loathes mayonnaise.” Naturally! Naturally, a feminist loathes mayonnaise.
Twitter users were… not thrilled:
She goes on to say that she thinks one of the biggest reasons millennials don’t like mayo is because it’s not “exciting” enough for us. After pointing out the variety of condiments she’s seen millennials use at barbecues (different kinds of ketchup and mustard, kimchi, wasabi), she determines that mayo simply isn’t exotic enough for millennials.
She writes, “Clearly, there’s something more to this river of resentment than a miscible mixture of eggs and oil. And it’s obvious to me that this condimental divide can be traced to young folks’ rejection of what they sneeringly consider a boring white food.”
Since the article came out, the internet has been on fire with a serious mayo debate, and it’s one you definitely don’t want to miss out on:
Whether or not millennials “killed” mayonnaise remains to be seen, but in the meantime… we’ll keep laughing at these reactions.
If mayonnaise is your one true condiment love, then you’re in luck! Amazon sells a 1990 Hellman’s Mayonnaise Cookbook on the topic, which can be bought used starting at $4.67.