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History of KEWPIE Mayonnaise

Minorca

Origin of mayonnaise

Original bottle of KEWPIE Mayonnaise

Original bottle of KEWPIE Mayonnaise

During a battle in Mid-18th century, Minorca Island, Spain; a French marshal Duc de Richelieu enjoyed the sauce for a meat dish in a coastal town of Mahon, and brought it back to Paris as Mahon's sauce, Mahonnaise.

It is widely believed to be the origin of what became known as mayonnaise.

Birth of KEWPIE Mayonnaise

Founder: Toichiro Nakashima

Founder: Toichiro Nakashima

Aspiring to create a brand everyone loves, founder Toichiro Nakashima named the nourishing condiment "KEWPIE Mayonnaise", with the hope of improving physique of Japanese people. In 1925 when Nakashima launched Japan's first mayonnaise, he used twice as much egg yolk as imported mayonnaise of that time.

This was because Nakashima, who first discovered mayonnaise in the USA, had always hoped to create nutricious, high-quality mayonnaise.

Standard Condiment in every household

Present-day KEWPIE Mayonnaise

Present-day KEWPIE Mayonnaise

Mayonnaise has now become a standard condiment in every Japanese home, and KEWPIE Mayonnaise has been loved by consumers for generations.

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