Vegenaise vs Mayo Made With Olive Oil

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I had a reader ask me to compare these two products.  As a occasional eater of Vegenaise, I was curious myself.  First I will look at the Vegenaise.  I happen to have a small jar in my fridge.  The jar I have says it’s made from grapeseed oil.  It also has a non GMO verified label.  That is a good thing.  Let’s look at the ingredients.


These don’t look too bad.  Soy protein is one that could concern me, but I know it doesn’t contain GMOs because it has been verified.  It also has only one gram of saturated fat.  That’s pretty good.  Now let’s look at the mayo.


Well I am already skeptical of this because it is owned by Kraft.  They oppose GMO labeling.  Now let’s move to the label.


Right off the bat, I see there are a lot more ingredients in this mayo.  There are some scary ones too.  Canola oil (possible GMO), soybean oil (possible GMO), modified food starch (can cause reactions in those who are sensitive to MSG) and natural flavor (you all know how I feel about that.)  I would stay away from this product.  Let’s also look at the nutrition facts.


There may be less fat in this, but there are too many chemicals in here for me to say it’s okay.

To summarize, I say if you need a mayo type spread, Vegenaise is a better choice.  You can also try my White Bean Pesto which makes a delicious sandwich spread!  One other thing that makes a great sandwich spread is avocado.  Just spread a little on your bread.  It’s delicious!



18 thoughts on “Vegenaise vs Mayo Made With Olive Oil

  1. I just bought some Nayonaise by Nasoya. It said Vegan so I went with it. Do you know anything about that product and how it compares to these two?

    Ingredients are: soymilk (water, organic whole soybeans), soybean and/or sunflower oil, cane syrup (dried), distilled vinegar, salt, mustard (vinegar, water, mustard seed, salt, turmeric, paprika, spice, garlic powder), apple cider vinegar, lemon juice concentrate, guar gum, xanthan gum, sodium alginate.

  2. I have tried Nayonaise a few years ago and hated the taste. I like the vegenaise so much better. Is the Nayonaise organic or non GMO verified? I can’t remember. If it isn’t I would be wary about the soymilk and xanthan gum. They may contain GMOs. Also, sunflower oil is not very good for you. I try to avoid products that contain it. Hope that helps.

  3. I have recently become obsessed with making my own Mayo. Four ingredients with olive oil, salt, dry mustard and egg. It is seriously SO easy and delicious. I don’t know if you eat eggs or not though, probably not being vegan. We have our own chickens so definitely take advantage of their eggs. My kids love to help make it!

    • I don’t eat eggs, but my girls do. I have never tried to make my own mayo before. We just stopped using it for the most part. That’s great that you have your own chickens. It must be nice to know where your food comes from!

  4. I recently used coconut oil on a piece of toast and salted it to taste…seriously one of the best things I’ve ever put in my mouth! I love butter, and after learning I’m allergic, have missed it… Until now! I’m not even a huge fan of coconut as a flavor, but it’s absolutely delicious! So, I used it as “mayo” on a gluten-free sandwich for my son who is allergic to every pre-made mayo I’ve ever checked…I salted it with a great salt again–he totally loved it! So, let me know what you think if you’re brave enough to try coconut oil, salted to preference, AS a mayonnaise. I’m sure it isn’t for everyone!

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