Thursday, January 17, 2008

Do You Have Any Grey Poupon?

I was asked to try two varieties of Grey Poupon mustard and give an honest review. The two I received were Harvest Coarse Ground and Hearty Spicy Brown and I ate them on both sandwiches as well as used the Harvest Coarse Ground in my meatloaf. It has been years - and I do mean years - since I had Grey Poupon mustard and I had become accustomed to the Dollar Store variety of "spicy brown mustard."

It was like... I cannot begin to describe it. Honestly, it was so rich that it made my eyes water! What's more, I honestly expected some serious heartburn following my meals, but I really didn't get it! If I did, it was certainly no worse than what I get with the off-brand and might not even have had to do with the mustard (I ate it with salami and American cheese, not to mention the meatloaf, creamed potatoes, and sweet peas - so, you know, could have been anything I ate, really).

Now, the taste is a bit overwhelming at first. But I love spicy brown mustard, and once you get over the rich boldness of the taste (it really will shock you at first), it is absolutely delicious. Grey Poupon is a bit pricey, but honestly, I am going to adjust my grocery budget so that I can afford it because I know I would eat more sammiches that way - which saves me money, overall.

I did not eat the coarse mustard on a sandwich because of the proliferation of mustard seeds - it is literally made of full, unground mustard seeds - but I did use it in my meatloaf recipe and it was perfect! In fact, I put the bottle next to my bottle of ground garlic in the fridge just so I don't use it for anything other than recipes. Of course, if you have a fancy palette, it just may be your thing.

I have a pic of me and the mustards to include, but I am having some difficulties with pictures the past
couple of days, so I will get that on here tomorrow (or by the weekend, for sure - I have to figure out what's wrong and fix it by then!). I really don't know what I was expecting, but it was better than I thought.