Monday, June 4, 2012
Maybe I'm not the best person to advise about buying mustard, especially because I seldom use it.
However, once in a while, I like to add it to sausages, especially inside bread (I could say hot dog, but I'm Portuguese and here we say 'cachorro')
As you all know and I've said this alot of times, nowadays it's difficult to find a product without preservatives, additives and blah blah blah. So I always pay some attention to labels.
Now, we do have some mustard brands here in Portugal and well all know about the famous "de Gijon" ones, or the ones that pretend to be.
But when it's about food and drink, I like to follow my instincts or better saying, my gut.
It's a fact the Colman's jar caught my attention due to its classical aspect and so I picket it up.
I read the ingredients and really liked what I saw: Water, Mustard Seeds (27%), White Wine Vinegar, Honey, Salt Mustard Seed Husks, Garlic, Herbs and Spices.
Then I tried to remember what I knew about British people and although I think that England doesn't have the best food (sorry) ,they are famous for their pubs and if they know about pubs, they must know about mustard and other condiments. Moreover they have acquired a large experience through their colonies in what condiments are concerned, just like we have.
But lets talk about the Colman's Wholegrain Mustard.
It has a pleasantly prolonged (or maybe I should say oblong) bouquet and its taste will in my opinion make the delights of the connoisseur and will not be harsh on the taste of the one who's not the best appreciator.
The feeling of the grains crashing between the teeth is good and ads to your hot dog experience; ok I said hot dog!
My review about this wholegrain mustard made by Colman's of Norwich (est. 1814) can only be positive.
In the future I will of course try other ones, but I already bought this one more than once and will buy again.
Don't use a metal spoon to take the mustard from its jar.
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