Kitchn Love Letters

I’m a Bit of a Mustard Connoisseur and This Is My New Favorite Jar

published May 25, 2021
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If there’s one aspect of my life that I feel most confident in, it’s my ability to source the most perfect mustard for any occasion. Fun fact: I earned the nickname Joey Bologna as a kid because of my obsession with deli meats paired with this delightfully tangy, oft-yellow condiment.

After sampling many hundreds of jars and bottles over the span of my lifetime thus far, one would think that no mustard varietal would surprise me — and nothing really had. Until I was formally introduced to Terrapin Farms’ dill pickle mustard.

Credit: Joey Skladany

After first trying it at a Publix deli during my last trip home to sunny Florida, I knew I needed more. This bold spread is sharp, salty, herbaceous — pretty much everything you could want in a mustard and then some. It also boasts actual dill pickle relish and bits of dill weed throughout, making it truly pickle-y (for lack of a better term) rather than an artificially flavored disaster. 

Six empty jars later, I even pinned this as a favorite on Amazon, thus making it a permanent staple in the highly coveted pantry space in my tiny studio apartment. (That’s a pretty big dill, if you ask me.)

Sandwich-stacking is an art form that requires a harmonious balance of toppings, flavors, and textures. I love the fact that this mustard can take the place of a bulky row of pickles. This mustard provides that coveted briny taste, infused in a spread that you were already going to put on your bread in the first place! (Ingenious, right?)

As a self-proclaimed mustard connoisseur, I understand that investing in dips and sauces (especially one that costs $8.20 for 8 ounces) is an extremely personal decision. But if you’re someone who wishes to zhush up some of the boring meals in your weekly repertoire (oh, and you love pickles), then this is the jar for you. 

Note: While it doesn’t rival the infamy of mayonnaise, I understand that mustard is polarizing to some. While my palate simply can’t relate, I feel strongly that this innovative twist on a condiment classic can convince even the staunchest of mustard despisers to pile it high on their favorite burger or brat. Taste it and see for yourself!

What’s your go-to mustard?