Mustard Makes Top Pick


Les Trois Petits Cochons was named the winner of the Cook’s Illustrated Dijon mustard taste test in the March/April 2015 issue. 10 Dijons were tested by the magazine best known for exhaustively tested foolproof recipes, objective cookware ratings and blind taste tests of popular ingredients, and Les Trois Petits Cochons Moutarde de Dijon was chosen as the winner.

Cook’s Illustrated testers noted the “high ratio of mustard seeds (it’s the only product we tasted to list them as the first ingredient)” and were impressed “with ‘nasal-clearing’ heat that ‘kicks in gradually’ and ‘builds’.” The only French-made competitor, it was described as “balanced, too, delivering just enough salt and ‘tangy,’ ‘bright’ flavor to even out its spiciness.”

“We’re proud and pleased that Cook’s Illustrated has chosen our mustard,” said Alain Sinturel, one of the founders of 3 Pigs. “Our classic, artisanal recipe is very close to those developed in France in the 1300s, and it’s stood the test of time. The highest quality mustard seeds, water, vinegar and salt are combined in just the right amounts to create a mustard that is smooth, bold and balanced with a long, slow heat.”

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