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Aug 29, 2007 06:00 AM

World's Best Mustard? Please stake your claim.

I am officially addicted, ADDICTED to mustard of all types. It changes with time in which I am enthralled with, but lately I have been putting Grey Poupon and Tabasco-infused mustard on literally everything I eat.

I also know there is always a time and place for horseradish mustard, honey mustard, grainy mustard, and the other great options. The best thing is really how good mustard is for you- Ive even tried making my own from scratch.

So lets hear it- what is your favorite mustard in all the land?

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  1. Too many to mention - I usually have anywhere from 10-20 mustards in my fridge/pantry. I know there have been several threads on CH which I can't find right now, but you might want to check out this link.

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    1. re: LindaWhit

      Wow, and I thought I was bad. :)

      Since I like it and it's so cheap, I frequently pick up something different just for the hell of it (eat some then toss the rest 2 years later!), but in terms of basics, I like smooth Dijon type for general purpose use - eating and cooking, coarse grain for some cooking uses, not so much for eating, American brown/gold for stuff like hotdogs and sausage, and "Chinese" hot mustard for serious kick when warranted. When available I generally for "extra hot" even among the European-type mustards..

      I don't much like "mustard plus" except for special purposes. It'd take me a years to finish jars of honey mustard or Bavarian sweet mustard for example because I use them for very specific purposes and I neither make a lot of ham sandwiches at home nor go through tons of those little German veal breakfast sausages..

      Flavored mustards are OK, but I never seem to finish them fast enough to bother buying them to eat at home so if I need something like that, I make up what I need myself or do without...

      1. re: MikeG

        LOL Yeah, it's an addiction. :-) My "standards" are usually Maille dijon; Gulden's brown, Inglehoffer's whole grain, and usually at least one flavored that are in my fridge in use at any one time (however, currently there's a grape must mustard, roasted garlic mustard, and one other I can't recall).

        However, the pantry is another thing. I've got pineapple mustard, I've got mango mustard, I've got several different maple mustards, I've got some from Stonewall Kitchen (love those little sampler jars!). I was just up in Quechee, VT last Friday, and picked up three more mustards - Spicy Hot and Sweet Hot mustards from Northeast Kingdom Mustards ( ) and Balsamic Vinegar and Fresh Garlic Mustard from Fox Hollow Mustard ( ). Didn't need 'em. But figured I'd use them soon enough :-) and I expect to tonight.

        And I use the flavored mustards as part of a marinade for chicken/beef/pork. I plan to use the maple mustards for some pork chops tonight.

        1. re: LindaWhit

          Gulden's has always been one of my favorites. Love it on bratwurst and also salami sandwiches.

        2. re: MikeG

          Laurent du Clos Mustard - "made the old-fashioned way"

      2. I'm a fan of Maille brand Dijon mustard

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        1. re: ChefBoyAreMe

          Me too, but surprisingly it did not do well in a recent taste taste (think it was Cook's Illustrated, but could be wrong).

          Mustardfreaks, of which I am an avowed one, should not miss Philippe's The Original in Los Angeles. Supposedly the originator of the French Dip sandwich,
          their mustard is a wicked hot brew, with a flavor similar to Colmans. I always buy at least a couple of jars to take home.

          And any mustard at Trader Joe's is worth a try.

          1. re: GroovinGourmet

            I love Maille brand Dijon mustard. The Dijon with white wine at Trader Joe's (13 oz. glass jar) is quite similar -- and even better!

        2. Favorite? Colmans Mustard

          In a tin - just add water.

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          1. re: Gussie Finknottle

            I second Colmans.

            Hellmans used to make a mustard mayo mix in England. Then they discontinued it, good for some sandwiches.

            1. re: smartie

              Hellmans still has Dijonnaise. Is that the one you mean? saw it at Publix The other day

              1. re: mariekeac

                ooh that's exciting, it was discontinued in England, presumably it didnt take off. thank you

              2. re: smartie

                Old old post, I know, but Maille makes a Dijonnaise, too -- a little richer than Hellmann's, but about three times the price... so Hellmann's it is for me. ;)

              3. re: Gussie Finknottle

                i like to keep a tin of dry mustard to mix up with water for chinese food. but i was given a premixed bottle of colemans and it was great on corned beef with good heat that did not disapear after opening. that bottle was from england but i just saw it at supermarket.

              4. I'm with LindaWhit -- too monay to mention. The two already cited -- Colmans dry and Maille are both favorites. So, too, is the Pommery in the classic crock, and Plochman's from Chicago.

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                1. re: zin1953

                  I second Plochman's. Also, Mucky Duck from Michigan is a great honey mustard.

                2. El Paso Chile Company - Sweet texas fire Jalapeno Honey Mustard!

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                  1. re: The frug

                    That sounds really good. I've never seen it in a store, though.