Is there ever a day where the internet doesn’t have strong opinions about something? This time, a beloved (or so we thought) picnic favourite — coleslaw — is up for debate. That’s right, when MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber posted a simple tweet about the mayonnaise-heavy side-dish, people had thoughts.
Coleslaw is so bad it seems like it should be healthy, if we are eating something this wack—but I don’t even feel like it is healthy?
— Ari Melber (@AriMelber) March 19, 2019
Let’s have a look at some of the coleslaw haters, starting with someone who let a video do all the talking.
Proper way to eat coleslaw pic.twitter.com/QMHsKq1kJV
— Ashleen suhaila🇰🇪 (@A_suhailaa) March 2, 2019
Way harsh, Ashleen.
In a way, we kind of agree with this one:
Coleslaw heavy on the mayo is a hate crime.
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) March 19, 2019
It is awful. Tastes like melancholic mediocrity.
— Terry Biggs (@TeeBiggs) March 19, 2019
— RickeG (@ricketiki) March 19, 2019
Coleslaw is disgusting and I don’t trust people who like it
— Rob Cox (@CoxxyTweets) March 19, 2019
Only one way to eat coleslaw… pic.twitter.com/ZM6tdmrbh2
— gracie lou (@wooopop) March 19, 2019
Seriously, what’s with people throwing coleslaw in the garbage? Luckily, not everyone shared Ari’s opinion. Some culinary experts think coleslaw with vinegar instead of mayo is the way to go.
Just make it with a bit of oil and vinegar and or mustard and there you go. Maybe a dash of cholula. A dash of ground pepper.
— DevinNunesCowPieMushroom (@uncleteebo) March 19, 2019
Coleslaw is more palatable if you make it with organic dried sour cherries, gorgonzola crumbles, and a splash of balsamic vinegar.
— 🏝Devin Nunes’ Sister’s Parakeet 🦜 (@kim) March 19, 2019
The only coleslaw that is edible is made with vinegar. Nothing good ever came of mayonnaise (see, e.g., Thousand Island dressing).
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) March 19, 2019
Are you speaking of creamy coleslaw or vinegar & oil coleslaw?? Very, very different things (although both can be delicious if properly prepared).
— BetterOffRed (@ny_donag) March 19, 2019
No mayo coleslaw is healthy and delicious. Red cabbage, red wine or apple cider vinegar, thin sliced apples or red onion, a splash of olive oil, salt & pepper.
— hella tidy (@sarahgayle695) March 19, 2019
Anyone kind of craving coleslaw right now?
Now I want coleslaw.
— Kevin 🏳️🌈🇺🇸 (@KevSmileTime) March 19, 2019
Finally, there were people who disagreed with Melber completely. Clearly, these people have been to a barbeque and know what’s up. Sure, we wouldn’t order straight-up coleslaw for lunch, but what are fish and chips, jerk chicken or barbequed ribs without the tangy offset of a saucy, shredded cabbage medley?
Ari – I respect your work but must respectfully disagree. Coleslaw, done properly, is wonderful. Thanks for the great reporting tho.
— Gail Thomas (@realgailthomas) March 19, 2019
You’ve obviously never had the right kind of coleslaw!!
— Tanya Callender Moncur🇧🇸 (@TanyaMoncur) March 19, 2019
You are uninvited from my BBQ
— Art Vandelay (@wowieezowie) March 19, 2019
Coleslaw is delicious! You need a tastebuds transplant! 😀
— 🌊PoliticalAnt🐜(a.k.a. @JazzLuvnAnt🎷)🌊 (@PoliticalAnt) March 19, 2019
You haven’t had good cole slaw. Bless your heart.
— #2020 (@ScottSFNY) March 19, 2019
So, are you Team Vinegar, Team Mayo or Team No Coleslaw Period? Luckily for you, no matter which camp you pick, you’ll always have someone who’ll agree with you.