We can’t remember ever opening multiple jars of mustard and tasting them. But, that is exactly what we did recently and the results were enjoyable, tasteful and sometimes surprising. Beaverton Foods, Inc. is a third generation, family owned, condiment company. We tried mustards from their Inglehoffer and Beaver brands.
If you like heat Inglehoffer Wasabi Horseradish Mustard is for you. Its heat was warming and strong without being biting. It won a gold medal in the 2012 World-Wide Mustard Competition (see below). Mustard is meant to be used in small amounts so it does not contribute a significant amount of nutrients or calories. You simply get a punch of taste. One teaspoon of Wasabi Horseradish Mustard has 10 calories and 20 milligrams of sodium.
Inglehoffer began offering organic mustards in 2012. Organic Stone Ground and Organic Honey Mustard are new to this line with green caps. The Stone Ground had a nice grainy mouthful and the Honey Mustard offered an interesting blend of sweet and bite. It was one of our favorites. Both have 10 calories in a teaspoon; Stone Ground has 45 milligrams of sodium and Honey Mustard 40 milligrams.
We tried 2 of the Beaver brand mustards. Hickory Bacon offered a surprising flavor with just enough kick and tiny bits of bacon and pepper in the mustard. This was an excellent, interesting mustard and much different then traditional varieties. It was one of our favorites. One teaspoon has 10 calories and 70 milligrams of sodium. Chinese Mustard Extra Hot is just that. Your lips will tingle. One teaspoon has 10 calories and 60 milligrams of sodium.
A bit of mustard trivia — Middleton, Wisconsin is home to the National Mustard Museum, founded in 1986. Since 1995 it has coordinated the World-Wide Mustard Competition. The museum houses the world’s largest collection of mustard (5,400 mustards from 79 countries) and mustard memorabilia.