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Dijon Mustard/Grey Poupon Is Not Elitist

Regarding Dijongate, I was in the Alpha Quadrant all day yesterday and haven't really looked at a lot of the material out there on the issue, so I'm sure someone has already beaten me to the punch on this observation. But can I just point out that Dijon mustard is not elitist? Grey Poupon is made by Kraft Foods (the same people who make Oreos, Cheez Whiz, Kool-Aid, and Corn Nuts) and comes in a 10-ounce plastic squeeze bottle. Can a product that makes a fart sound really be all that uppity? Related: What Do You Think of Dijon on Burgers? [AHT]... More

Historic Mustard Factory Closes in Dijon

maille.com It was with great sadness that I read the Guardian’s announcement that Unilever, which assumed control of the two mustard brands Maille and Amora in 2000, will close its historic factory in Dijon, France. The facility has been producing Maille, the iconic French 18th century mustard, since 1911. But in a country where authentic culinary origin is next to godliness, this Dijon mustard will no longer be made in Dijon. In my home, populated by Frenchmen, we have no less than four flavors of Maille mustard on hand at any given time, and, in the fridge, at least two open jars of the 11-spice French mustard-based condiment Savora (produced by Amora). Apparently, the price of mustard grains has... More

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