And the importance of reading the label.
I am not a big fan of hot dogs – the whole “processed meat” thing – but every once in a while I get a craving that is hard to surpass. So when I was given the opportunity to review Colman’s Mustard – I knew the only way to give a good, accurate review was testing it on a fresh steaming hot dog.
In 1814 Jeremiah Coleman took over a mustard manufacturing business and mustard in England was never to be the same again. With it’s zesty blend of brown and white mustard seeds, Coleman’s has delivered the finest quality, gourmet mustard for almost 200 years.
Since we have begun Eating Clean this year, mustard has really been a staple in our diet – practically replacing all other condiments. I chose 100% chicken hot dogs and loaded up with my favorites – ketchup, relish, and Colman’s Mustard. As I turned to take the picture – thankfully – Mike stuck his finger into my hotdog to taste test the mustard. Gotta love men. His response – “WOOOOOOOAAAAAA you better watch that.”
See, I had not read the label beyond “mustard” and expecting it to be a better version of French’s mustard which we normally use, I proceeded to layer my Colman’s Mustard on my dog just like normal. To Mike’s – and my – surprise, Colman’s Mustard is INCREDIBLY spicy. Like think wasabi kind of spicy.
Now, spicy is not my forte, but thankfully it is Mike’s and we promptly switched dogs before he had dressed his up with the mustard. He thoroughly enjoyed the Colman’s Spicy Mustard and even went back for a second hot dog. I continued to be thankful he stuck his finger in it, thinking my sinuses would never have been the same had I taken a great big bite not expecting it to be spicy at all.
I am going to try a few of the recipes I have found with the Colman’s Mustard – such as the Maryland Crab Cakes which I knew are supposed to have a bit of a “kick” to them. Until then, the Colman’s has officially been dubbed “Mike’s Mustard” since neither the girls nor I prefer anything that spicy.
I asked Mike to give his review on what he thought of the Colman’s Spicy Mustard and his response was “It’s good if you like it spicy.” Ahhh my man of many words….
From now on, I will be reading the labels…