Japan to start selling sliced mayonnaise

Whatever next? A food maker in Japan has invented a new product that could become a huge, global bestseller. The imaginative new culinary product is sliced mayonnaise. The food company believes its handy new food will catch on big time. The mayonnaise slices are called "mayo sheets" in Japan. The packaging describes them as being a "sheet-like condiment" that is good for "easy cooking". The mayo slices (or sheets) come in two flavours – spicy cod roe and tuna. The company hopes people will add its mayo slices to liven up sandwiches or enhance pasta dishes.

The new product will sell in Japan for $1.80 for a pack of four slices. The company is sure it will be very popular with consumers, especially in Japan. However, the social media jury is out on whether it is a good idea. The cnet.com website wrote: "Both mayo fans and haters chimed in…about the new slices." Gizmodo.com wrote: "Slapping a slice of mayo on a plate of fresh pasta isn't exactly a serving suggestion Americans might embrace, but the next time you're making a…sandwich in a hurry, you might actually be happy to reach for a quick slice."