WITH food bills soaring, many households feel the need to ditch the little extras, such as mustard.
A standard jar Colman’s – the nation’s favourite brand – now costs £1.65.
But supermarkets all offer their own version of the English condiment, at a fraction of the price.
To celebrate National Mustard Day today, we’ve put them to the test. Hayley Minn gives her verdict for taste and rates them out of five.
Bramwells English Mustard, 45p, 200g, Aldi
AS I opened Aldi’s English mustard, I was hit with the smell of horseradish, which was a great sign.
But, while the flavour was quite nice – and the horseradish came through strongly – it tasted more like wasabi than mustard.
If anything, at 45p, it would be silly to not buy Aldi’s mustard in place of wasabi if you’re eating sushi.
Asda Hot English Mustard, 60p, 180g
ASDA has specified its mustard is hot – and they are not lying!
As I first tried it with some ham and bread, it didn’t seem to have much of a smell or taste.
But I soon got a big shock as it gave me a huge kick at the back of my throat.
It was too overpowering for me, but if you like your food as fiery as anything, this is worth a go.
Tesco English Mustard, 50p, 100g
THIS was by far and away the spiciest of all the ones I tried.
And I found the extreme heat way too much.
In fact, I got a huge kick up my nose, which I wasn’t expecting, and had to jump around the room and down a glass of water to make the pain go away.
I’m a fan of hot sauces, but this was too much.
Morrisons English Mustard, 60p, 185g
THIS is the one that definitely tastes most like Colman’s.
Although, at 60p for 185g as opposed to £1.65 for 170g, it’s less than a third of the price.
It had a really nice flavour and had a kick at the end – but wasn’t too spicy.
And when you can save so much money by buying own-brand, why wouldn’t you?
Colman’s English Mustard, £1.65, 170g
WITH it being the nation’s favourite, I had high hopes for Colman’s – and it did not disappoint.
It gave a nice kick to my ham sandwich, but wasn’t too spicy or overpowering.
But although the taste is great, the price tag is off-putting.
And when you can get mustard that’s just as good for much cheaper, there’s no contest.
Batts English Mustard, 40p, 180g, Lidl
AS one of the cheapest mustards on the market, I didn’t think I was going to be a fan of Lidl’s offering. But I loved it!
It has a really lovely horseradish flavour and just the right amount of spice to add to your chips.
It’s an absolute bonus that it happens to cost just 40p for 185g.
We have a winner here.
Flavour your food
IN my taste test, I paired the mustard with a ham sandwich, but it can add flavour to many different foods…
CHIPS: Salt, vinegar and ketchup may be the go-tos, but mustard is perfect for dipping your chips in.
HOT DOGS: Drizzle that sausage in ketchup and mustard for a great combo.
SALAD DRESSING: A touch of mustard with honey makes a classic dressing for your fresh green leaves.
ROASTS: You can rub your meat with mustard before you put it in the oven, or have it on the side to dip into after.
PASTA: A few spoonfuls of mustard will add acidity to a cream sauce.
CHEESE ON TOAST: Give the boring old cheese on toast a fiery kick by adding some mustard and a touch of Worcestershire sauce.
Source: The Sun