We tried Heinz' Shamrock Mayo ahead of St Patrick's Day

Elena Chabo
·2-min read
Photo credit: Jonathan Kennedy
Photo credit: Jonathan Kennedy

From Good Housekeeping

Heinz has announced a very green new mayo in honour of St Patrick's Day, with the 17 March falling on a Wednesday this year.

The condiment giant revealed it has created:' Heinz [Seriously] Good Shamrock Mayo'. Blending the brand's Heinz [Seriously] Good Mayonnaise with actual shamrock grown in the fields of Co. Kerry. And yes the mayo is green!

Maria Jantchi, Marketing Manager at Heinz UK, said in the press release:"After a year of planning, testing and tasting, we are thrilled to present the first of its kind … it’s green, it’s creamy and it’s utterly delicious! It’s Heinz [Seriously] Good Shamrock Mayo. The most St. Patrick’s Day-y Mayo possible."

Here at Good Housekeeping we got our hands on one of the precious few jars and it's safe to say our Expert Food & Drink Tester, Mel Giandzi, was pretty impressed with the creative condiment.

She commented: "There’s no denying this has blended shamrock in it. It’s vibrant colour is mesmerising and has a delightfully tangy lemon zing to it. There is a peppery, vegetal note to the flavour, reminding me of fresh watercress. It’s highly addictive and would be amazing in a BLT."

Photo credit: Jonathan Kennedy
Photo credit: Jonathan Kennedy

And this isn't just any Shamrock, it's A-list shamrock. Shamrock-grower James O’Leary, of Irish Plants International, said in the release:"Our shamrock has been carefully cultivated in Ballinaskelligs, Co Kerry, one of the greenest places in the southwest of Ireland, where the Irish language is still spoken fluently by the locals.

"We have been proudly growing our shamrock for 31 years, and supply the Taoiseach with the symbolic bowl of shamrock that is given to the President in the White House as a symbol of the countries’ friendship on St. Patrick's Day.

"Some might say ours is the most famous shamrock in the world, and who are we to argue with them! We were delighted to provide the shamrock to Heinz for this truly unique campaign to celebrate our Irish culture and we hope that anyone lucky enough to win a jar can taste the love and care we have put into nurturing our shamrock.”

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Only 75 jars of Heinz [Seriously] Good Shamrock Mayo are available, though Jantchi from Heinz did hint they might be in stores for St. Patrick's day 2022. Visit @HeinzUK on Facebook or Instagram to find be in with chance fo winning a jar, you have until the end of the 17th March (St. Patrick’s Day itself).

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