A Fancy Mustard Review

I went to a local market in Troy for Kewpie mayo, but they were sold out, so I sadly wandered the store looking for something else to buy. I came across these three flavors of mustard:

Three glass jars of mustard. They all have a Terrapin Ridge Farms label. The three flavors are raspberry wasabi mustard, pecan honey mustard, and peach honey mustard.

Athena ScalziI’d never heard of this brand before, but these mustards looked pretty quality, so I decided to grab all three flavors and give them a try.

Interestingly, all three of them were priced differently. One was $7.50, another was $8.00, and the last one was $8.50. I’m not sure why they were different to begin with, or why the difference was so small.

I enlisted the help of my parents, along with a bag of pretzels, to get the job done.

We started with the raspberry wasabi mustard:

A top down view of the inside of the raspberry wasabi mustard jar. It is filled with yellow mustard that has flecks of red and seeds throughout.

Before tasting it, I gave it a whiff, and it totally cleared my sinuses. I was worried it would taste as strong as it smells, but that wasn’t the case. It was bold without being too much, and my dad agreed the wasabi flavor was definitely present, but not overpowering. It had a kick, but wasn’t necessarily hot. I and my parents agreed we didn’t really detect any raspberry, but it was still pretty good. My dad said he would definitely put it on a sandwich, and gave it an 8/10. My mom said it was pretty solid, and gave it an 8/10, as well. I thought it was good, but I’m not the biggest fan of wasabi, so I gave it a 7/10.

Next up was the one I was most excited for, the pecan honey mustard:

A top down view of the inside of the pecan honey mustard jar. It's filled with thick brown mustard.

Unlike the previous flavor, which was mustard forward, this one was honey forward. It was sweet, thick, sticky, and totally yummy. Both of my parents said they wouldn’t put it on a sandwich, which makes sense since the label calls it a “glaze, cheese topper, and pretzel dip”. It was  perfect for the pretzels we had, but my dad and I got creative and spread a dollop onto a slice of provolone (it was the only cheese we had), and it was totally bangin’. My mom said this one just wasn’t her style, though, and gave it a 5/10. She didn’t care for it but didn’t hate it. My dad liked it more than she did, and gave it an 8.5/10. I totally loved it, and could honestly smash the whole thing if I wasn’t careful, and gave it a 9.5/10.

Last on the list was the peach honey mustard:

A top down view of the peach honey mustard jar. Its contents are an orangish, looser looking mustard, with some chunks throughout.

The first thing I noticed about this one was that it was a much looser consistency than the previous mustard, and slightly more so than the first mustard. Both my mom and dad made a point of mentioning how peach-forward this one was. My dad said it had an almost alcoholic sharpness, and that it doesn’t work on its own, but perhaps would be good as a glaze for something like chicken or a salad dressing. He settled on a score of 5.5/10. My mom said she’d like it on a sandwich, and gave it a 7/10. As for me, it reminded me of an overly mushy peach that you think “man, I need to eat that before it goes bad” and then as soon as you start eating it, you realize it’s already kind of not good anymore. So it’s a 6/10 from me. Not horrible, but definitely my least favorite.

After totaling up the averages, the first two got an overall score of 7.6/10, while the last one got a 6.1/10.

I was curious about what other flavors this brand had of mustards, and after visiting their website, I discovered they have more than mustards! They have jams, salad dressings, dips, and more! If I could try any of their other mustards, I’d try the smokey bacon maple mustard, the champagne garlic honey mustard, and the creamy garlic mustard.

All in all, I’m glad I tried out this brand, it was a fun little taste test with my parents.

Which one sounds the best to you? Have you tried this brand’s products before? Let me know in the comments, and have a great day!


19 Comments on “A Fancy Mustard Review”

  1. For some reason, the names are messing with me.

    It feels like it be ‘honey pecan mustard’ and “honey peach mustard,” not the way they named it.

    How so ever it’s named, the one with pecans is calling me.

  2. OMG 😳😃 I got a jar of their Ginger Wasabi sauce in a gift basket years ago but didn’t write the name down, and never saw it again!!! This is the company!!! I am totally ordering a case. It was the absolute best dressing for avocados EVER and really good for dipping egg rolls, summer rolls, dressing homemade sushi rolls. Just superb! Thank you for finding my unicorn!

  3. You can make your own kewpie mayo at home – I found this recipe the other week when I wanted to make some Japanese potato salad.

    2 cups of regular mayonnaise
    1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
    1/4 teaspoon dashi powder
    3 tablespoons rice vinegar
    1 teaspoon sugar

    I saw other recipes that skipped out the dashi powder – 1/4 tsp in 2 cups doesn’t seem like much.
    Good luck with whatever you are making!

  4. If you have not discovered it, the Mount Horeb Mustard Museum is both hilarious and yummy. The curator started a personal collection about 35 years ago and people started bringing him mustards from all over the world. Eventually he started selling curated sets. Look it up for some great humour.

  5. The first thing I thought when I saw the photo of the Peach Honey Mustard was that I’d like to try.glazing a ham with it. That might tame the mushy Peach element of the flavor. I’ll have to check that website out.

  6. steps
    #1: develop clever product
    #2: establish packaging and manufacturing with associated supply chain
    #3: walk into every store in fifty radius to chat with buyer (think: off-off-off-off-off-Broadway for new play to shake out the flaws and polish the timing)
    #4: having achieved minimal local sales now time to contact buyers for big chains
    #5: buy shelf slot at Walmart and/or Target (that’s not a typo)
    #6: having got your product upon the shelf now convince consumers to take it off the shelf
    #7: lather-rinse-repeat until you’re selling a truckload each week
    #8: Proctor & Gamble will offer to buy you out upon reaching ten truckloads each week

    Q: do you yourself anywhere in those steps? maybe organizing product demo’s via YT-TT-IG-FB-TW and packaging yourself as promoter of new products?

  7. fracking spellechecker…! should read…

    Q: do see you yourself anywhere in those steps? maybe organizing product demo’s via YT-TT-IG-FB-TW and packaging yourself as promoter of new products?

  8. As much as I like mustard, why does it get all the love? What about catsup? Only tomato ketchup on the store shelves these days when once there were so much more…

  9. Creamy garlic – to keep the sparkly vampire away
    I’d used the peach one on a whole chicken or even on baked breasts as a glaze. I can just see the look on my father in law’s face as he bites into it and spits it out and starts to whine that there is fruit on his meat. It’s a briefly happy moment for me followed by “Some people eat what’s put in front of them and are grateful for food.”.

  10. I’d totally do the wasabi mustard for sandwiches. I love a good, spicy mustard.

    And the honey pecan mustard would be perfect for the holidays poured over a log of goat cheese or cream cheese or as part of a charcuterie board.

    I think I’m going to check out the website and maybe order a couple of these!

  11. You may already do this, but if you ever get the chance, check out World Market. They used to be branded Cost Plus World Market, usually a white building with blue banding at the top. They have an amazing imported food section. I dropped over $100 on mostly chocolate and cookies when I was in Phoenix over the Labor Day holiday weekend.

    Kewpie Mayo: great for the outside layer of grilled cheese! I need to get some more.

    Question about the Wasabi mustard: does it contain actual wasabi or horseradish? It’s not easy finding real wasabi in the USA.

    I love good mustards, they can really liven up a sammich!

  12. The Hot Pepper Bacon Jam is a staple at our house. It’s not as spicy as it sounds and is really great on a meat/cheese board. I like it with brie, and my husband will put it on just about anything — including his cheeseburgers! (The regular. Not the habanero or the fruited versions.)

  13. Many years ago I stumbled across a key lime wasabi mustard from them…it was one of my favorite mustards until they stopped making it a few years ago. I’m a mustard fan in general, and I’m always pretty happy with whatever I get from Terrapin Ridge Farms, but I really miss that key lime wasabi variety.

  14. @mintwitch, I’m so glad I could help!

    @Wayne, the ingredients list says “Horseradish, Salt, Natural Flavoring, Wasabi”, but there’s a lot of stuff before and after that part.

  15. Nope, never heard of them.

    If I had to try one, it would be the wasabi for sure.

    I don’t know what that mayo is, but I don’t like the sound of it.

  16. I’m boring. I like plain old yellow ball park mustard. Or dijon in a salad dressing to emulsify. Wasabi I definitely do not like, and I’m mostly skeptical of sweet things in or on my food. Not a big sugar fan.

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