Mustard is an oddly exciting review for me because, as you may or may not know, I only recently returned back to the States from Great Britain. There is a uniquely interesting transformation that occurs while abroad for many people, and one of the things that I seem to have become for- for lack of a better word- ‘obsessed’ with the similarities and differences between culture here in the U.S., and the culture in England, for example.
You would like a specific example, you say? Alright. In England, there is a tiny jar of Colman’s mustard on the tables of almost every restaurant you enter. You can think of like ketchup here. They seem to love this stuff! Funnily enough I tried Colman’s for the first time while in Europe and loved it, and upon returning home saw an opportunity to spread the word concerning this magnificent condiment!
Most people probably wouldn’t get as excited as I am about mustard, but I love to cook, and this stuff can really provide the ‘zing’ you need to many a meal. I was lucky enough to try both the Original Prepared Mustard and the Dry Mustard Powder. I tried the Prepared Mustard in a variety of meals; mustard-potato salad, grilled veggies, even in a batch of cookies (it was really interesting!). The product is very versatile and has a genuinely robust flavor that adds a kick of heat that isn’t overwhelming, but flavorful.
I utilized the Dry Mustard Powder in a salad dressing that was out of this world! I loved how fine and powerful the dry powder was, because buying one tin of this stuff will really carry you for a while which makes this product completely worth it’s cost!
My personal opinion is that this is certainly one of those ‘secret ingredient’ items that we all have- you know the ones? You cook a meal with it and your guests ask “What exactly IS in this?!” There is a certain satisfaction that comes with knowing that you have the power to create a delicious, complex, and satisfying meal with little to no struggle just by having the right tools. Colman’s Mustard is, without a doubt, one of those tools! You can purchase Colman’s Mustard products online, or in your local store! You won’t be disappointed!