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May 10, 2011 10:02 AM   Subscribe

What are your recommendations for a good spicy mustard?

I had a veggie burger in a restaurant some time ago, ordering Ranch dressing instead of mayo. Behold my surprise when the burger instead contained a thin layer of yellow mustard! I tried a bite, and was amazed at the deliciousness, having always thought of mustard as that gross, smelly yellow stuff. It was spicy, but not too hot, and a little tangy. What delicious mustard fulfills this criteria?
posted by cp311 to Food & Drink (36 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
that sounds like Coleman's Mustard, which particularly suited to burgers of all types for reasons I can't quite pin down.
posted by bendybendy at 10:05 AM on May 10, 2011

People will offer you many options here, and I'm sure that they'll all mean well. But the real answer -- the answer you've been looking for -- is Ben's Sweet & Hot Mustard. Get twice as much as you think you need; it goes quick. Oh, and, you're welcome.
posted by .kobayashi. at 10:05 AM on May 10, 2011 [1 favorite]

I also came in to mention Coleman's. We call it "surprise mustard" in my circle of friends.
posted by frecklefaerie at 10:07 AM on May 10, 2011

If you are exploring mustard, you must try the King of All Mustards: dijon. Grey Poupon is actually very good, or you could also get Maille. The best, but harder to find outside France, is Fallot.
(Huh. I just googled and amazon has it in the cool metal pail they sell it to tourists in.)
posted by CunningLinguist at 10:14 AM on May 10, 2011

spicy brown?
posted by pyro979 at 10:21 AM on May 10, 2011

Better than Colman's. This stuff will kick your ass. In the best possible way.
posted by Decani at 10:24 AM on May 10, 2011

You probably had some Dijon but really what you want is Maille Old Style whole grain mustard.
posted by ghharr at 10:31 AM on May 10, 2011 [4 favorites]

Weber's horseradish mustard is hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiighly recommended. It goes well on everything. Everything! but I still can't convince anyone that mustard ice cream is a good idea
posted by troika at 10:31 AM on May 10, 2011 [1 favorite]

Inglehoffer is my favorite brand--the wasabi horseradish and creamy dill flavors in particular. Check out local gourmet shops for them.

posted by BadgerDoctor at 10:32 AM on May 10, 2011 [1 favorite]

Amora from France is the KING OF KINGS in the mustard world. Its a dijon, but spicier than anything you can buy at a American Grocery.
posted by arveale at 10:35 AM on May 10, 2011

Seconding the Inglehoffer.

I also love those little packets of Chinese mustard. And, last but not least, mustard isn't hard to make, if you want to go that route.
posted by box at 10:37 AM on May 10, 2011

You need Gulden's!
posted by BlahLaLa at 10:38 AM on May 10, 2011 [1 favorite]

Nancy's Hot and Spicy Mustard. It's not really that hot, but it's really, really good.
posted by glaucon at 10:42 AM on May 10, 2011

Sorry, it's Nance's Sharp and Creamy Mustard, available here.
posted by glaucon at 10:44 AM on May 10, 2011

Woeber's Sweet and Spicy is my daily go to mustard. Great on sandwiches and big soft pretzels. You really can't go wrong with the Inglehoffer or the Grey Poupon as well.
posted by mmascolino at 10:51 AM on May 10, 2011 [1 favorite]

For a Dijon, I like Trader Joe's branded French import better than Poupon or Maille. But there's a wasabi-like kick to English style I really enjoy on top of a burger.
posted by bendybendy at 10:51 AM on May 10, 2011 [1 favorite]

Go with Colmans, but select Colmans Mustard Powder. It's the easiest way to go with the "roll your own" route recommended by box upthread. Toss in a pinch, add water, stir. For a headier concoction, substitute "tablespoon" for "pinch."
posted by Gordion Knott at 10:53 AM on May 10, 2011 [1 favorite]

As a loyal British Columbian, I must tell you that Mark's Mustard (available online!) is excellent stuff. If you want hot but not too hot, I'd go with the medium.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 11:03 AM on May 10, 2011

If you become stumped, I highly suggest that you poke around the Mustard Museum, either in person or online, for all of your mustard needs.

But seriously, you want Maille Old Style Whole Grain, it is the mustard of rich people, gods and Zingerman's customers.
posted by Mizu at 11:04 AM on May 10, 2011

Rayes is the last stone ground mustard in North America!
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 11:20 AM on May 10, 2011

Oh yeah, totally thirding the Maille suggestion. I thought I didn't like mustard until I got a delicious smear of that stuff.
posted by Diagonalize at 11:32 AM on May 10, 2011

Pommery Moutarde de Meaux is expensive, but my absolute favorite. Endorsed by no less than Brillat-Savarin!
posted by jocelmeow at 11:45 AM on May 10, 2011

I'm not quite sure how you expected this to work? Call the restaurant and ask! On the other hand there are some excellent mustard's included here.
posted by Ferrari328 at 12:02 PM on May 10, 2011 [1 favorite]

I love mustard of all kind, on everything. My husband got me into dipping french fries in mustard, among other things. I would suggest, since you are new to mustard, go to Trader Joe's if you can and buy a variety and try them all! Horseradish mustard, sweet and hot, dijon, Russian (HOT!), etc.
posted by JenMarie at 12:54 PM on May 10, 2011

Step 1: Go to Gent, Belgium.
Step 2: Pick up the one of the oldest, most damnably delicious mustards in the entire universe.
Step 3: Nom.

Warning: may be hotter than you're looking for.
posted by deludingmyself at 1:15 PM on May 10, 2011

Make your own! I've always liked mustard, but you can monkey around with this as a base recipe until the cows come home to make it into what you want.

I usually add some brown sugar, or some more honey to mellow it out a bit. I'm waiting for a batch of stout based mustard to set up and mellow out that was made just last week.

Aw geeze, now i'm hungry.
posted by furnace.heart at 1:25 PM on May 10, 2011

Seconding Raye's mustard - it's made in the traditional way and they have a ton of flavors. If you are ever in far eastern Maine you can stop by their small factory and get a tour and speak to the owners who are very nice and are the descendants of the original founders. (Full disclosure: I have a distant family connection to them, but no financial connection.)
posted by LobsterMitten at 1:37 PM on May 10, 2011

I like Kosciusko as a "daily" mustard. Slightly tangy and spicy.
posted by waitangi at 2:21 PM on May 10, 2011 [1 favorite]

Were you in Cleveland? If so, you may have been eating Stadium Mustard - so good, they sell it at the airport.
posted by slmorri at 2:30 PM on May 10, 2011

Beaufor is a perfectly nice made-in-France mustard available at some stores in my area, and surprisingly less expensive for an imported one.

It's all a matter of taste, of course, and one of the other ones above may suit you better. The Maille honey mustard is nice, too. (Maille is actually made in Canada now, fwiw.)
posted by gimonca at 5:02 PM on May 10, 2011

The latest issue of consumer reports actually has a taste test for mustards.. yeah you heard that right ( Consumer reports knew the question before you even asked).
posted by radsqd at 8:33 AM on May 11, 2011

Philippe's Hot Mustard
posted by banshee at 10:13 AM on May 11, 2011

Response by poster: Thanks for all of the recommendations! I'll see what I can find this weekend, and let you know how it goes.
posted by cp311 at 3:04 PM on May 12, 2011

It isn't bright yellow, but the flavor profile is similar and it's available in mass market stores: Inglehoffer Spicy Brown is pretty decent stuff for sandwiches.
posted by ifjuly at 9:29 AM on May 13, 2011

I'd just like to say this thread caused me to try some new mustards and wow, Kosciusko is the yum. Thanks waitangi!
posted by CunningLinguist at 12:04 PM on May 23, 2011

Sorry, late to the game. However, Trader Joe's Dijon mustard probably fits your criteria. It's surprisingly strong for a store brand mustard.
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