Hellmann’s mayonnaise is a food condiment that is in almost every American’s pantry and has been ever since it was invented by Richard-Hellmann, who came up with the recipe in 1905. Hellmann was German-born and decided to mix a French and a German-tasting mayonnaise together that has become the most popular in America.
Hellmann ended up selling the company to Best Foods in 1932, who owned the company for around 70 years. It wasn’t until 2000 that the company was bought by Unilever, which purchased it for $20.3 billion. Unilever has capitalized on many American food companies and owns a good portion of the market.