This Saturday, August 1 is National Mustard Day. That’s right, there’s an entire day devoted to the tangy condiment. A handful of D Magazine staff tasted a variety of basic, yellow mustards in order to determine which one is the best. Spoiler alert: there was a clear winner.
So what do you think of mustard? Do you have a favorite? Do you agree with the outcome of the Taste Test? Let us know in the comment section below.
- Reminds me of bologna sandwiches in grade school. Only French’s classic could trigger that memory.
- Slightly tangy but I’m OK with it.
- Tangy and smooth.
- No good. texture too thick or something.
- Very similar to A.
- No. Nope. This is the dumpster fires of mustard.
- A little bit gritty.
- Kind of a watery taste. Tastes like it’s suited for pretzel dipping.
- The yellowest mustard in this taste test. By far.
- This tastes like America — the Fourth of July, if you will.
- Milder flavor than the others.
- A subtle mustard. Good for sandwiches with a lot of other flavors already going on.
- More vinegary and tangier than the others.
- I don’t want to give this a complete shut down. Perhaps this one is best suited with a favorable match? Pretzels maybe?
- Dull. I don’t like this one.
- The stronger the better when it comes to mustard. This is that good deviled egg stuff.
- Definitely more New York-style. Grainy and a bit more bitter.
- I need this, immediately. I’m daydreaming of the culinary collaborations that could happen here.
- Has the most spicy flavor. Not “hot-spicy” but “spices-spicy.” A little bit of a mushy texture.
The winner is:
Emeril’s New York Deli Style Mustard won this week’s taste test. The ingredients are simple and straightforward: distilled vinegar, water, mustard seed, salt, spices, turmeric, and paprika. It was the most robust and flavorful of the of the bunch.
So what’s your favorite mustard? Let’s discuss.