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.
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.