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Taste all the Mustard Flavors Under the Sun in Düsseldorf

Where: Bergerstraße 29, Dusseldorf, Germany
May 25, 2010 at 3:40 PM | by | ()

It's a beautiful day for a bratwurst, smothered in sauerkraut and onions and a generous slathering of mustard. It's just too bad that our fancy mustard is stuck in Germany, having been unable to ship it due to food shipping policies in the EU. Darn. Guess we'll just have to go back and get it.

You see, last week while we were strolling around Düsseldorf, we happened upon a little storefront in the old city, which called itself a "Senfmuseum," a museum of mustard. Run by the famous Düsseldorfer mustard brand Löwensenf (or Lion's mustard, if you translate it), the little shop peddles a huge range of mind-boggling mustard flavors, and lets you try them all before buying. We dare you to sample the Pepperoni-mustard!

For a jar of 100ml of mustard heaven at the Bergerstraße 29 shop, you'll fork over a very reasonable 1.75 Euro. We ended up cradling a gaggle of jars, including cassis mustard, balsamic vinegar mustard, cranberry mustard and fig marmalade. Other stand-out flavor options included white wine, honey-dill, coconut-curry, garlic and African banana.

Next time you're in Düsseldorf—because we know you're just dreaming about Düsseldorf—be sure to either check a bag on the flight back, so you can return with all your mustard, or learn from our mistakes and seriously limit yourself to only what will fit in your 3-1-1 liquids baggie.

Related Stories:
· Löwensenf Museum [Official site]
· Food Travel [Jaunted]

[All photos: Jaunted]

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