At a meeting that I recently attended, fried fish fillet sandwiches were served during the break, or recess. Alongside the fish fillets, hamburger rolls and lettuce was a container of Hellmann’s Tartar Sauce. That was the first time I had seen this product and I eagerly poured some of it on top of the fish sandwich that I was eating. I was so impressed with this tartar sauce that I have decided to review it.
Presented here, as a service to the consumer at large, is one food writer’s product review of Hellmann’s Tartar Sauce.
The net weight of the standard sized container of Hellmann’s Tartar Sauce is nine ounces. According the product’s nutrition facts label, the container holds approximately nine 2 tablespoon (30 grams) serving. In physical size, the container requires roughly the same amount of space as a medium sized container of mayonnaise, mustard or catsup.
The regular retail price charged for one nine ounce container of Hellmann’s Tartar Sauce at Hartford, Connecticut area supermarkets is approximately $2.29. Considering the product’s convenience, excellent flavor and texture, as well as its overall high quality, I think that this price is quite reasonable. The per serving price of this product works out to approximately $0.25c per serving.
Texture / Consistency
To me, the consistency and / or texture of Hellmann’s Tartar Sauce is exactly the way that tartar sauce is supposed to be. First of all, it is made with Hellmann’s Mayonnaise, which means that it is smooth and creamy. Just the right amount of relish and spices are added to the product, creating a tartar sauce that clings well to other food items. The overall mouth feel offered by this tartar sauce is actually quite satisfying.
Hellmann’s Tartar Sauce contains 80 calories, with 60 calories from fat, per two tablespoon serving. This product also contains 1 gram of saturated fat, 0 grams trans fat, 7 grams total fat, 5 mg of cholesterol, 330 mg of sodium, 4 grams total carbohydrates, 0 grams of dietary fiber, 2 grams of sugars and 0 grams of protein, per two tablespoon (30 grams) serving.
Taste / Flavor
When I recently ate Hellmann’s Tartar Sauce, I was quite impressed with its flavor. Before I added any of the sauce to the fish sandwich I was eating, I was thinking about how easy it is to make tartar sauce and wondered if this item was worth the money charged for it.
As soon as I tasted the sauce, any doubts that I had about the value of the product disappeared. This tartar sauce is more than just mayonnaise and relish mixed together. Its flavor is well balanced, with hints of onion, egg, mustard and lemon in the mix.
As a matter of fact, I enjoyed the taste of Hellmann’s Tartar Sauce so much, that I chose to dip the accompanying French fries into the sauce, instead of catsup. On a flavor scale of one through ten, I would assign this product a rating of nine.
Hellmann’s Tartar Sauce is packaged in a plastic, squeeze type container that opens easily and re-closes effectively. The container features upside down packaging, which provides for easier pouring. The front label features an illustration of fried shrimp topped with the enclosed sauce and the rear label lists all pertinent ingredient and nutritional information.
If you are a fan of tartar sauce and / or Hellmann’s Mayonnaise, chances are, you would enjoy eating Hellmann’s Tartar Sauce. This reasonably priced product is regularly stocked and sold at many American food retailers and is highly recommended by this food writer.
Personal experience with the product
The product label