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French Mustard

What kinds or brands will I find to bring home as a gift for my family? Any specific knockouts or "blah blahs" ?

Thank you

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The only Dijon mustard still made in Burgundy is Edmond Fallot, which has its sole factory in Beaune. This is my favorite. Amora and Maille are owned by Unilever and produce their mustard as far outside France as Eastern Europe. You can see the Fallot line on Amazon. It's the same as what we get here but much fresher, therefore more pungent. I don't know details on Pommery.

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So downhearted to learn that Maille is a Unilever product. Bloody hell.

Posted by
4062 posts

Perk up, Norma. Whatever the corporate entanglements, you can take pleasure in the fact that much of the "French" mustard you enjoy depends on seed from Alberta and Saskatchewan, the dominant world suppliers and only a couple of provinces away from you. http://albertaventure.com/2011/06/one-hot-commodity/

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And if you will be in Dijon, the Maille store is huge and easy to find.

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Norma, no I won't have the pleasure of going to Dijon this trip. Michael, thank you for the link. I'll be sure to check it out next week!

Any ideas other than an assortment of teas or mustard to bring home for my family?

Thank you,

WhateverLA

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7061 posts

I loved the store in Paris and took some mustards home from there for friends. It's in the shopping area around La Madeleine.

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Since you asked about other food items, when I'm in France I usually bring home some fois gras but just for me... If you are so inclined, I was advised by shop owners in France to buy it only in sealed tins, not those cute little glass jars with the fat on top because of US Customs requirements.

When I've purchased mustard in France in the past to bring home I've bought several small, assorted styles of the Maille mustard that I never see here even in our specialty stores.