I have died and gone to heaven.
Mustard heaven, that is.
When the opportunity to try out Green Mountain Mustard appeared, I jumped on it - probably faster than a speeding bullet. We love different mustards around here, and at any time you can open my fridge and see certainly three of four different varieties. (See? I meant it when I said we love mustard! It's even used on pizza around here!)
Green Mountain Mustard is a small family owned business out of the beautiful state of Vermont. GMM got it's start years ago in the family kitchen, where it was a big hit at the family's BBQs. One day they noticed that no one else was selling mustard at the farmers market they were going to, so an idea was born. They showed up the following week with just nine jars of their mustard, complete with address labels as the label. Guess what? All nine jars sold in just thirty minutes!
These days, there are several varieties to choose from, and while the business is a little bigger, they still only use local ingredients whenever possible.
Green Mountain Mustard sent us on over a jar of their Sweet-Hot mustard. It's sweetened with Vermont Maple Syrup, and it has eggs and a little bit of red pepper flakes in it.
First, we tried it on a BBQ chicken and Gouda sub with all the fixin's. It was good, but the fixin's I think overwhelmed the taste of the mustard. So I went straight for one of our other favorite sandwiches - tuna on a toasted bagel.
Oh my word. The mix of the tuna and the mustard together? Sweet divine-ness! There's just a little bit of kick to the mustard, not an overwhelming burn - so if you don't like spicy, don't run away quite yet. The taste of the maple syrup doesn't overwhelm it either - in fact, if I didn't already know it used maple syrup, I would never have guessed. It has a pretty simple ingredients list - just eight, and they are all items I can not only pronouce, but I could pull out of my own kitchen. There are no strange chemical ingredients leaving you shaking your head trying to pronouce them!
An 8.25 oz jar of the Green Mountain Mustard's Sweet Hot runs $5. They also several other varieties: Horseradish, Jalapeno, and the newest variety, Maple Wholegrain. (By the way, for anyone with gluten and nut allegies, they are produced in a gluten and nut free facility. However, if you have problems with eggs, they do use those.) If you happen to live in Vermont, you'll find it at several smaller stores. (check their page for locations) If you're like me, and live elsewhere, you can purchase their mustards online. You can even purchase a 3 pack sampler of all three flavors.
You can follow Green Mountain Mustard over on Twitter, or if you're on Facebook, you can find their page over there too.
Our jar is almost empty (in less than 3 days LOL), and I'm willing to bet if you love mustard as well, you'll fall in love too!
I received a sample of the product mentioned above to sample and share my thoughts of. All opinions are my own, and you'll probably find me clutching a jar of this yummy goodness when they bury me. LOL