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I love mayo. It’s my favorite condiment and the only one I put on a sandwich. Hellmann’s, my favorite mayo for forever, invited me to the Breville Ultimate Sandwich Showdown in New York City last weekend. What a great time this was. The Ultimate Sandwich Showdown is a contest between a group of restaurants, each one offering a unique sandwich in an attempt to win a cash prize. The contest was presented by Hellmann’s, of course. Tyler Florence was on hand to announce the winner and sign some books.
The first thing I saw when I got there was a Hellmann’s stand where they were making custom sandwiches.
You got to pick what kind of sandwich you wanted and then had the ability to customize your mayo. I’d never thought of customizing my mayo. Hellmann’s is perfect just the way it is and I’m not just saying that because they had a car pick me up and take me to New York City. It’s true. A simple combination of eggs, oil and vinegar (the only things in Hellmann’s) on your bread and you’ve got a perfect sandwich.
Anyway. I was curious so I requested my roast beef and cheddar with Creamy Caesar spread, which is Hellmann’s, parmesan cheese, lemon juice and garlic powder. I picked up my finished sandwich and had my picture taken. Check out my pig glasses!
Time to walk around and enjoy the sights and check out the contest entries.
Check out the coffee tables made from Hellmann’s jars!
And the Hellmann’s jars all around being used as vases!
And me and Tyler Florence!
Meeting up with the other invited bloggers.
Time to check out the contest entries.
Each person that attended the Ultimate Sandwich Showdown received a token upon entry. The token was to be used for voting. Folks were to go around and sample the entries. When you decided which you liked best you dropped your token into a giant Hellmann’s jar at that table.
I couldn’t believe how unique the sandwiches were. Take a look.
Truth time. I had a hard time voting. The problem was this. I could not vote for my favorite sandwich. Why? Because honest to goodness, it was my Hellmann’s sandwich. I’m a simple girl that likes simple things. My roast beef and cheddar on French bread with Creamy Caesar mayo rocked. So I had to vote for my second favorite – BaoHaus Dericious Cheesesteak. And no, it wasn’t just because of the way they spelled the name although that did make me chuckle. It was because their rolls were amazing, so soft and tasty – I never tasted anything like them before.
Wondering who won? Here’s Tyler Florence presenting the check to the winner, Blue Ribbon, for their Bone Marrow And Oxtail Marmalade Sandwich.
A super big thanks to Hellmann’s, for inviting me to this fun event. And for the yummy sandwich.
Thanks for stopping by! I’d love it if you took a second and told me what your favorite sandwich is, or which of the above sandwiches you’d like to try. If you have a picture up for Wordless Wednesday, leave your link with your comment.