Dale Earnhardt Jr. grosses the Internet out with a tweet about a sandwich
Dale Earnhardt Jr. turned everyone's stomachs on Tuesday afternoon by tweeting out a picture of the bizarre combination of bananas and mayo on a sandwich.
The Nascar driver, who is a longtime spokesman for mayonnaise brand Hellmann's, said he swears the unusual mashup is "delicious," despite loud skepticism from pretty much everyone else.
While it didn't get the most open-minded reception on the Internet, the practice of mixing unlikely ingredients with mayo is apparently a deep-rooted tradition in the South.
According to Garden & Gun magazine, peanut butter-and-mayo sandwiches have been a Southern favorite since the Great Depression.
It isn't the first time Earnhardt has mentioned this lunchtime oddity — he first tried to push the sandwich on Twitter users in 2014. But it took photographic proof that he wasn't kidding to really drive the point home.
Appalled Twitter users were evidently not ready to take Earnhardt's word for it.
For its part, Hellmann's appeared pleased with all the consternation and culinary discussion their brand spokesman had stirred up.
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