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History of Mexico and Mayonnaise


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Most people don't know that back in 1912, Hellmann's mayonnaise was manufactured in England. In fact, the Titanic was carrying 12,000 jars of the condiment scheduled for delivery in Vera Cruz, Mexico, which was to be the next port of call for the great ship after its stop in

New York . This would have been the largest single shipment of

mayonnaise ever delivered to Mexico.

But as we know, the great ship did not make it to New York . The ship

hit an iceberg and sank. The people of Mexico, who were crazy about

mayonnaise, and were eagerly awaiting its delivery, were disconsolate

at the loss. Their anguish was so great, that they declared a National

Day of Mourning.

The National Day of Mourning occurs each year on May 5 and is known, of course, as - Sinko De Mayo.

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