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Jul 5, 2010 06:27 PM

Best Mustard?

I like mustard on my hot dog, but hate bright yellow French's and the horseradish in the Grey Poupon Dijon is overwhelming. Any recommendations for a mustard that has good flavor but does not overpower the main event?

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  1. do you want to try another yellow mustard that you might like better? or a spicy deli mustard? for the record, Dijon doesn't belong on a hot dog :)

    some good ones:
    - yellow: Annie's Organic (my favorite), Gulden's, Beaver, Plochman's
    - spicy deli/brown: Ba-Tampte (my favorite), Beaver, Kosciusko

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    1. I'm actually a mustard fiend, and adore mustard. Different foods and uses require different mustards.

      For regular yellow mustard, I find that it's hard to be Annie's Natural Yellow (although French's and Gulden's will do in a pinch).

      For honey mustard I like Billy Bee's

      For a deli type mustard, the best in my book is Boar's Head

      For Dijon you have to try Maille ... it's so thick and grainy you have to chew it before swallowing; otherwise you might choke.

      And if you want a hot mustard, try Beer Mustard or Minorcan Mustard, both are very good.

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      1. re: ipsedixit

        Raye's from Maine makes a great yellow mustard. Admiration deli mustard is my favorite brown mustard, but it's hard to come by being a food service brand. I second Boars Head. Gold's is also very good. They produce Nathan's mustard.

      2. I like Hickory Farms sweet hot mustard, mixed with mayo. It goes very well on ham and on corned beef sandwiches.

        1. I'm a Plochman's girl.

          But like you, my boyfriend likes neither the bright yellow stuff nor Grey's, so you might like his go-to's. He uses Koop's Deli mustard, and Heinz Spicy Brown. He seems to use them interchangeably, though he likes to have one of each in the fridge at all times. Heinz also makes a plain yellow that is pretty good, but is difficult (in our area) to find.

          1. I grew up in the Cleveland area so eating Bertman's ballpark mustard is mandatory. Its a dark yellow mustard that is spicy but isn't as hot as a Dijon but its not coarse like guldens.

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            1. re: Kelli2006

              At the risk of starting a Cleveland mustard war, I'll go ahead and say that I use Stadium Mustard on all my hot dogs and it's quite tasty.