Yup. We tried 39 mustards.
Mayo phobia is understandable. Ketchup disdain can be justified (people always have complex relationships with tomatoes). But not liking mustard? Oh, come on. Mustard is just the little somethin' somethin' that sandwiches, hot dogs, burgers, salad dressings, and pretzels need. When people say they don't like mustard, alarms sound in my head: This person is not to be trusted.
But even a mustard enthusiast would have trouble stomaching 39 kinds of mustard. We dolloped, squeezed, scooped, and dunked into jars and tubes of all types of the yellow condiment—sometimes it wasn't even yellow.
After visiting four stores and staring at many condiment aisles, freaking out any nearby employees and shoppers, we found mustards to fit into the following categories:
- Deli-Style and Spicy Brown
- Full of Seeds
- "Other" (trust me, they didn't fit anywhere else)
The results, after the jump.