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Colmans dry mustard

OliverB Feb 1, 2011 03:54 PM

Does anyone know if I can find at Les Doucers in the Atwater Market?

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    OliverB Feb 20, 2011 05:29 AM

    Okay, new question... what are the chances I can find Colmans blends, like mustard powder and peppercorn, etc. is this reaching now? Should I just order online?

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      Shattered Feb 20, 2011 07:46 AM

      Didn't see those at Vieille Europe, just the regular dry mustard in tin boxes. Never seen it for Keen's either if there is such a thing.

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      OliverB Feb 14, 2011 04:11 PM

      I suspected they were manufactured under the same parent company but I'm still skeptical as to whether they are identical otherwise... anyone care to to do a side-by-side taste comparison?

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        Haggisboy Feb 14, 2011 04:53 PM

        If one really must have the Colman's branded dry mustard, they sell it at The Bramble House in Pointe Claire. However, as previous posters have pointed out, I doubt one would find it any better than Keens, which can be sourced locally. As a Brit I honestly can't see any significant difference between the UK HP sauce (which isn't made in the UK anymore, I recall correctly) and the domestic HP. The only difference is if you go to Bramble House you can get flavors of HP that can't be sourced locally, like Curry HP, but in the grand scheme of things, this is no great shakes.


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          celfie Feb 15, 2011 06:21 AM

          what exactly makes you skeptical?

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            Haggisboy Feb 15, 2011 08:30 AM

            Given that the vast majority of the world's mustard seed is sourced from Canada, and we're talking about dried mustard here, not the spreadable stuff that is subject to the tweaking that can make it stand out, I doubt Colman's and Keens would prove to be discernibly different from each other.

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          Shattered Feb 11, 2011 03:12 PM

          What makes Colmans special? 'Cause you can find Keen's dry mustard in any decently stocked grocery store.

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            OliverB Feb 11, 2011 05:52 PM

            I always prefer to use Colman's and most recipes call for it anyways. There is actually a taste difference between brands and for my money, Colman's is the best. I guess Keen's would have been fine if just used for a sauce though.

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              pyropaul99 Feb 13, 2011 01:12 PM

              Keen's mustard and Colmans are the same thing - since 1903 to be precise. From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keen%27s

              "Keen's Mustard is a brand that has existed since 1742 [1]. The original maker, Keen & Sons in England, became Keen Robinson & Company, then was acquired in 1903 by rival mustard-maker Colman's who continued to use the Keen's brand-name at least in Canada and Australia. "

              Even the tins look the same to my eyes, apart from the name on them! Sure tastes the same to me, too.


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                Shattered Feb 14, 2011 02:30 PM

                Interesting, that would explain why I've never heard of Colman's before. although I did see it at Vieille Europe on the Main today.

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            OliverB Feb 11, 2011 04:25 AM

            I was actually able to pick it up at Les Douceurs afterall.

            I made a slayin' proximation of Joe's mustard sauce with a1, worcestershire, mayo, light cream, lemon pepper, sea salt and dill from an online recipe!

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              JadeMyst Feb 10, 2011 07:13 AM

              I have found the dry mustard at Hogg's hardware store on Sherbrooke W at Victoria in Westmount if you live in the west end of montreal. They carry some UK food products and teas besides hardware.

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                blondee_47 Feb 10, 2011 10:59 AM

                hogg's is no longer there u can find them further into NDG

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                  isa1 Feb 10, 2011 02:31 PM

                  ?? I was there last weekend. They moved during their renovations but they are back in the old location

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                    Maximilien Feb 10, 2011 02:46 PM

                    they are at the old SAQ location and the SAQ (I think) moved into the old Hogg location.

                    anyway, 2 steps away.

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                OliverB Feb 1, 2011 04:20 PM

                Thanks, that does help!

                It's obv kind of late to call and I need to pick up for a mustard sauce for crab legs tomorrow so I'd rather not call around but I'll swing by Vieille Europe, thanks!

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                  cherylmtl Feb 1, 2011 04:25 PM

                  I think you can find this at most regular grocery stores.

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                    OliverB Feb 1, 2011 04:44 PM

                    Not always. I know it's not uncommon, but I didn't see it at IGA today so I wanted to be sure.

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                  isa1 Feb 1, 2011 04:17 PM

                  Not sure but got some at Vieille Europe this week if that helps

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                    eat2much Feb 1, 2011 04:06 PM

                    Why don't you call them and ask:-)

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