The best mustard, according to a blind taste test


Looking for the best mustard for your next barbecue? Our Test Kitchen sampled 12 brands. Find out which ones are essential.

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We want the best mustard!

Whether you use it to crown a Coney Island hot dog or to add flavor to your egg salad, you need a good yellow mustard.

Here, we don’t settle for liquid, grainy or downright jaded condiments! That’s why our Test Kitchen team had to put the yellow mustards head-to-head in a blind taste test.

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How We Tested Yellow Mustard

Although there are many varieties of mustard, our team wanted to find the best version of the most popular mustard on the market: yellow mustard.

To taste, our experts tried 12 (yes, 12!) different types of yellow mustard in a blind test. While soaking their pretzels, they took notes on the following:

  • Color: The best yellow mustard should have a bright yellow color. Simple!
  • Texture: For the yellow mustard, our Test Kitchen wanted a creamy condiment that was neither too thick nor too runny.
  • Flavor: Our test kitchen looked for yellow mustard with the right flavor mix of vinegar, mustard seeds, and turmeric (that’s where a lot of that color comes from!).

While our tasting team started with a dozen mustards, they determined four were the absolute best. Check out our Test Kitchen-Preferred brands.


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