RED BANK: MUSTARD IN A STEIN? JAWOHL!

mustard 061214Alstertor Düsseldorf Style Mustard comes in a 250-mililiter beer stein.  (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

morsels medium“Crisp clean and sharp taste, this smooth German mustard is a classic.”

So says the website of – we kid you not – the National Mustard Museum (“Home to the World’s Largest Collection of Mustards and Mustard Memorabilia”) in Middleton, Wisconsin, about Alstertor Düsseldorf Style Mustard.

We found this appealing little curio of a condiment in neither Wisconsin nor Düsseldorf, but atop the meat case at Monmouth Meats in Red Bank.

Butcher Stew Goldstein, who’s been carrying the product for a couple of months, tells PieHole the mustard earned its place there the way everything on that stainless steel surface does: by winning over his taste buds.

“It’s mild, but it’s _______ flavorful,” says Goldstein, using an adjective that’s anything but mild. He also likes that this fluffy spread doesn’t give him heartburn.

The 250-milliliter (8.45-ounce) jar goes for $2.89. And when it’s empty, well, we think we can find another use for it that would pass muster (sorry!) in Düsseldorf.

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