“ Brand: Asda / Type: Sauces „
So I am not a very big mustard fan but there are times that I find myself wanting a bit of a bite to certain dishes. As a result, I thought I'd try this Smart Price English Mustard as a cheap alternative to the usual brands.
This mustard comes in a small glass bottle with a black lid and the usual smart price labelling while weighing in at 200 grams. This labelling includes the product name, nutritional information and the fact that no artificial colours, flavours or hydrogenated fat are added into the product while it is also suitable for vegetarians. The packaging does also have a tamper evident button on the top so you know if the product has been tampered with prior to opening.
As for taste, I've noticed that this mustard does have a slight mustardy tang to it but it's not as sharp as one would usually expect from an English mustard. Being one who isn't a massive mustard fan myself this isn't really a big problem for me, however some mustard aficionado's might have issues with this. The colour of the product tends toward a darker yellow with some flecks in it and I've established that about a quarter of a tea spoon is enough to for a sandwich.
Coming in at £0.25 a pop this is about as cheap as you will find mustard anywhere. I bought this in store however a quick search of the Asda website has shown that you can also buy it online.
I would have no problem purchasing this product again and feel that if you are looking for a basic product that will not bite into your budget, then you can't really go wrong with the Asda Smart Price English Mustard.
Please note that all pricing and packaging is correct as of time of publishing.
I love mustard and use quite alot of it in my cooking and sarnies, specially on beef and ham, even on some cheeses in a sarnie or roll, So when Asda Smartprice mustard caught my eye at 39 pence a jar i just had to try it, what with saving the pennies like most of us are doing at the moment Colemans mustard was next to the smartprice at almost a pound more expensive, So i thought this mustard will be next in line in my smartprice trials !
As per usual its the smartprice range so the jar is the usual no frills offering labelled plainly what the product is and information about ingredients etc on the back with the sell by date and recycling info on the back,
Looking at the jar the mustard itself has a lovely goldern yellow colour about it and had me looking forward to my next sarnie trying out this product.
At the moment asda are priding themselves that their smart price range contains no hydronated fats across the whole of the range, and this includes the mustard (so mr asda what was you not telling us for all these years that you feel the need to shout about it now hmmm ?).
I actually thought this was quite good mustard and was of reasonable quality, my only complaint being it was alot more runny than leading brands like colemans that tend to sit well on warm meats without turning into water,, unfortunatly with asda smart price mustard it just doesnt really work with warm food but spread in a sarnie on cold meats i thought it was fine, not mega mega hot as others but gave me that kick neither the less. For 39 pence i just couldnt grumble.
I would defo buy this product again but not if colemans was on special or on a rollback. its good but not that good
I love mustard! I love it on meat, (particularly on a ham or beef sandwich) and I like either English or French mustard. The other night had me moaning like hell when I made up a ham sarnie and a cup of tea and went to grab out my jar of mustard and it was empty. Cheers Liz (flatmate for that!). I ate my ham sandwich naked and didn't enjoy it one bit but next time I was in Asda I remembered I needed a jar and decided, as this was so cheap I'd give it a whirl considering how cheap it is compared to the usual Colemans I'd purchase anyway.
You get 200g of the mustard in a see-through glass jar and it has a black twist on/off lid to the top of it and on that lid there is a gold button that pops up to let you know if its ever been opened or tampered with and the best before date is clearly stamped on there to. Around the front and to the sides of the jar there is a green and white label and on that we are told that it is Asda 'Smart Price' English Mustard, the size is stated and we are told that it is free from artificial colours, flavours and hydrogenated fat. Other information on the sides of the jar includes ingredients (this is suitable for Vegetarians by the way), allergy advice is given, there is a nutritional chart shown and contact details for Asda are given. It's a cheap looking jar due to the green and white labelling but it is informative enough.
The mustard itself is bright yellow in colour, as is all good self respecting English mustards of course and its slightly glossy looking. I do find this to be a bit too gloopy and runny however it is smooth in texture and possesses a sort of hot smell to it.
I find this mustard to be tasty, rather hot, tangy due to a vinegar flavouring and it is well seasoned and with a natural sweetness to it, however put on warm/hot food this just goes to yellow flavoured water instantly! For me this is perfectly fine in flavour to spread on foods and of course to add to cooking but this isn't one I'd put on my dinner at all!
Flavour-wise theres nothing at all wrong with it to be fair and the smooth texture is perfect in many ways however this is too watery for my liking and really isn't anywhere as thick as it needs to be like Colemans is and for that reason this really is an economy looking purchase that I won't buy again as it isn't versatile enough for me and my foody needs!
Nutritional Information Per 100g:
of which saturates: 0.3g
Only available in Asda and in this one size (to the best of my knowledge) and costs 39p a jar.