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Trader Joe's Sweet and Hot Mustard

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bostonhound Sep 23, 2008 02:47 PM

Went this afternoon to pick up some wine and Sweet and Hot Mustard only to discover that the mustard has been discontinued. Once again, another one of my favorites has bitten the dust at TJ's. This is made in Denmark and comes in a six-sided jar.

Does anyone know who the company is/was that made this as it may be available in regular grocery stores?

I just made the recipe on Chow.com for Sweet Hot mustard but it advises to allow it to sit (to mellow) for 5-7 days. Has anyone tried it? Is it similar to TJ's?

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    alliebear Sep 24, 2008 11:00 PM

    That's horrible news. I just discovered this mustard at Trader Joe's about three months ago. Which Trader Joe's store were you in when you found out it was discontinued. Could it just be a local thing or is it gone from all of the TJs?

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      bostonhound Sep 25, 2008 02:31 PM

      I was in the Brookline, MA store. I asked at the information desk and they said what they always say, "We stopped carrying it because not many people bought it". A couple of years ago there was none on the shelf (at the Cambridge store) and when I asked about it I was told it was "a seasonal item". I drove to Brookline and they had it so, who knows?

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      critter101 Sep 26, 2008 01:05 PM

      Beaver Brand makes a sweet hot mustard - packed in a squatty round plastic container. I'm in SoCal and have found it in local grocery stores and Jewish delis. It's one of my faves...hope you can find it.

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        maxkwak May 31, 2009 06:45 PM

        We were able to buy it until June of 2009 in San Diego County, but now we get the same sad story. I'm diligently searching for the manufacturer.

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          bostonhound Jun 1, 2009 03:13 PM

          Will you post if you figure it out? I have tried to make it and have searched high and low but still no luck. Did you mean you were able to buy until June 2008? Really miss it!

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            FlyerFan Jun 1, 2009 04:38 PM

            Another fan who really misses this product. I have a single jar in my pantry that I am hoarding until I can find a good substitute.....

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          chez cherie Jun 2, 2009 07:26 AM

          please email trader joe's via their website. if enough customers request it, there's a chance they'll bing it back. i reallllly miss that mustard too!
          www.traderjoes.com

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            pballard Jul 25, 2009 10:20 AM

            I was in the Chicago area last week, specifically to go to Trader Joe's (200+ mile drive). I wanted about a half dozen bottles of the mustard...............AND was told it had been discontinued!! WHAT!!? One of my all-time TJ faves!!! They told me that all items are tracked, and the bottom 10% are dropped on an annual basis. But based on the link here, a lot of folks were dovoted to it. Anyway, like some of you, I have tried to find the manufacturer. BE SURE to post it if anyone has any luck........

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              tahoejlou Jul 26, 2009 05:42 PM

              I was also devastated a few months ago when I was told it was no longer available. I will go to traderjoes.com and let them know. I found your message as I was searching, hoping to find the company. Hope someone finds it and lets the rest of us know.

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                bostonhound Jul 30, 2009 04:30 PM

                This is Trader Joe's reply to sending them a link to this page:

                Thank you for your recent inquiry. At this time we have discontinued our
                Trader Joe's Hot & Sweet Mustard due to slow sales in all of our stores.
                We are very sorry to hear that we have discontinued this favorite
                product of yours. However, we also wanted to share with you that we have
                also seen discontinued products make their way back onto our shelves due
                to high demand from our customers, and we have seen alot of requests to
                bring back this product! So, we will certainly pass on your comments and
                request to bring back this product to our Buying Department, and this
                will be taken into future consideration.

                Again, we do appreciate your feedback, and want to thank you for
                shopping with Trader Joe's.

                Sincerely,

                Hazel
                Trader Joe's
                Customer Relations

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                  alliebear Jul 30, 2009 04:37 PM

                  My last jar of this stuff just ran out last night. I'm very disappointed about it.

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                valerie Aug 2, 2009 12:33 PM

                I just found out a few weeks ago that this produce is discontinued and I just noticed this thread today.

                Has anyone found a replacement that is similar/ In another post about mustard, someone mentions this Hickory Farms mustard -- Sweet Hot Mustard.

                http://www.hickoryfarms.com/products~...

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